Angelo Pagan is an American dancer, musician and actor, whose claim to fame is that she is married to actress Leah Remini, whose best-known work was the hit TV sitcom “The King of Queens”, and who caused controversy through her book and documentary about why she left the religion of Scientology.
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Early life and education
Angelo Pagan was born on May 16, 1968 in Puerto Rico and after a few years moved to The Bronx, New York City, NY, USA. His father of Austrian Jewish descent, a military veteran who served during the Korean War, raised him and his siblings namely Sandra, Sonny, Coco, Mark and Edward alone as their mother died when he was only six years old. used to be.
He graduated from a local high school in New York and received a bachelor’s degree from the City College of San Francisco in California.
Due to his good looks, Angelo was offered many commercials while still in college. He purposely went to California, not only to study, but also to pursue his acting dreams.
He started his career in music performing with the band “Salsa Caliente”. In 1988, he was offered a contract with Nasty Mix Records and opened his own record label, CC Music Factory. In 1995 he was again part of a band, “Conjunto La Amistad” with Johnny Polanco, and after three years he joined “Orquesta La Palabra”.
In 2001 he released his first solo album under Morrowland Records entitled “No Tengas Miedo”. In response to the perseverance of his loyal fans and family, he recorded a self-titled album in 2014, featuring Spanish and English songs that mainly contain salsa, big band and a bit of pop.
After appearing in commercials and pursuing his music career, he was able to make his television debut in 1989 with a minor role in “Midnight Caller”. A string of small roles in television films followed, including “Kiss Shot” (1989) starring Whoopi Goldberg and Dennis Franz; “Sleep, Baby, Sleep” (1995); and “Virus” (1995).
Finally, in 1998, Angelo got his debut role on the big screen in “Dance with Me”, starring Vanessa Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Chayanne.
After the film was shown, in 1999 he landed small roles in television series, including ‘Dharma & Greg’, an American comedy broadcast on ABC; “Martial Law”, an American-Canadian comedy series broadcast on CBS; and “Los Beltran”, a Spanish-language comedy series, broadcast on Telemundo, a Spanish network based in North America.
In 2001, he was in the much-hyped movie “Swordfish”, an action thriller starring John Travolta, Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman, directed by Dominic Sena. This film began his many guest appearances in television drama series, including “Almost a Woman” (2002), “Without Trace” (2005), and “Sister’s Keeper” (2007).
He also had recurring roles on popular shows such as “24” (2002) with Kiefer Sutherland, “Without a Trace” (2005) with Anthony LaPaglia, “Hawthorne” (2011) with Jada Pinkett-Smith and “The King of Queens”. (1999-2006) with Kevin James and Leah Remini.
He was last seen in the movie “Stan the Man”, released in January 2020 before the global quarantine of the Covid19 pandemic. His latest project, “Welcome to Paradise”, is still in post-production status.
His wife had a string of four documentaries/reality TV shows he was a part of, in front of and behind the camera – “Inside Out: Leah Remini” (2003), “Inside Out: The Baby Special” (2004), ” Leah Remini: It’s All Relative” (2014-2015) and “20/20: Troublemaker” (2015).
These series focused primarily on their relationship as a couple, as parents, and with their time inside and outside the religion of Scientology.
Angelo married American actress and writer Leah Remini on July 19, 2003 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The couple met at ‘El Floridita’, a Cuban nightclub in Hollywood, and it was love at first sight. He already had three sonsnamely Angelo Jr., Nicolas and Alex from previous relationships, before having a daughter with Leah, born in 2004, and naming her Sophia Bella Pagan.
The family currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Who is Leah Remini?
Leah Marie Remini was born on June 15, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York City, to American-Italian George Remini, an entrepreneur, and Austrian-Jewish Vicki Marshall, a teacher.
She has an older sister, Nicole, and a younger brother, Michael, and they, along with her half-sisters, namely Shannon, Stephanie, Elizabeth and Christine, grew up in Bensonhurst, which is popularly considered Brooklyn’s Little Italy. Her parents divorced when she was very young.
She grew up in a Catholic family, but when she was nine years old, her mother entered the Church of Scientology and brought everyone in the family with her. She grew up living and breathing the ideals and philosophies of the Church of Scientology. She became a staunch defender against anyone who criticized her church.
Her acting career began with a small role on the television series “Head of Class” (1988), becoming part of a series of short-lived comedy sitcoms, such as “Living Dolls,” a spin-off of the popular sitcom, “Who’s the Boss” (1989) and “Man in the Family” (1991).
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Leah continued to appear in comedy series, with recurring roles such as “Saved by the Bell” (1991), “Cheer” (1991-93) and “Evening Shade” (1993). She became a regular on “Fired Up,” which ran for two seasons from 1997 to 1998.
She then accepted a role in the comedy sitcom “The King of Queens” with Kevin James, which became her ticket to fame. It lasted from December 2006 to May 2017, spanning nine seasons with 207 episodes.
Leah also tried other forms of entertainment; in 2010, she co-hosted a talk show titled “The Talk” along with other TV personalities including Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Sheryl Underwood, but only stayed on the show for one season for 135 episodes. Her love of dancing led her to compete as a celebrity contestant in the 17e season (2013) of “Dancing with the Stars”, a weekly dance competition; she was eliminated on the 8e week.
She returned to the show as a guest co-host in Season 19 (2014) and Season 21 (2015), and as a guest judge in Season 28 (2019).
Leah became controversial when she and her mother left the Church of Scientology in 2013. She spoke about her life as a Scientologist and exposed many of the dubious activities of her former church. It became big news, as she was the biggest star to leave Scientology. In an interview with Vanity Fair she said that it is her hope that “…we will shed light on information that will make the world aware of what is really going on, and encourage others to speak up so that the abuses can be ended forever.” She wrote the book “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology” in 2015. She once again embraced the Catholic religion to help her move on with her life.
Angelo and Leah decided to make a reality TV series about her entitled “Leah Remini: It’s All Relative,” which features Leah’s family, including her mother, stepfather, and siblings. It premiered in July 2014 and lasted for two seasons.
She went on to make guest appearances on TV on several shows and even reunited with Kevin James in ‘Kevin Can Wait’, a sitcom comedy in 2018. Initially, she appeared as a guest in the season finale and became a regular in season two.
Her latest project was a documentary series, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” featuring Mike Rinder, a former Senior Executive in the Church of Scientology. It premiered in 2016 and lasted for three seasons. The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series or Special for its first season.
Interesting facts and rumors
- To refute Angelo’s wife’s accusations about the questionable practices of her former church, the church has established several websites to post humiliating stories and videos about the actress and her family.
- His wife once called him a serial impostor, but she never elaborated on it, and their marriage seems to be going well, if we are to believe both of their Instagram posts. He would often post nice things about his wife.
- Angelo co-owns and co-operates a restaurant, “Vivian’s Millennium Café,” along with his wife’s stepfather, George Marshall.
- He and Leah are good friends with Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, and keep in touch and party together even when the other couple is no longer together.
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Angelo is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 65 kg. He is of Latino descent, has a physically fit body, has salt and pepper hair and brown eyes.
authoritative sources Angelo estimated net worth at over $5 million, and his wife reportedly over $23 million as of June 2020.
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