Teri Polo is best known for her role as Robert De Niro's daughter, Pam Byrnes, in the "Meet the Parents" feature films. She recently starred in "The Little Fockers," the third installment of the movie franchise and completed production on the feature "Beyond" opposite Jon Voight, to be released this year. Polo has also recently filmed the Lifetime movie "Jayne's Story" and had a recent recurring role on "Law & Order: Los Angeles." She played the character of Casey Winters, wife of Detective Rex Winters, played by Skeet Ulrich. Polo is currently starring in the new ABC series "Man Up."
Polo's other recent credits include the feature film "The Hole," directed by Joe Dante, and the NBC miniseries "The Storm," both released in 2010. Polo's other film credits include "Beyond Borders" co-starring Angelina Jolie, the suspense thriller "The Unsaid" opposite Andy Garcia and "Domestic Disturbance" opposite John Travolta and Vince Vaughn. She co-starred opposite De Niro and Stiller in "Meet the Parents," for which she won a People's Choice Award, and its sequel "Meet the Fockers."
Originally from Dover, Delaware, Polo began her performing career as a dancer. By age 13, she was attending New York's School of Ballet. The summer before her senior year, she was signed to a modeling contract, which led to a role as Kristin on the daytime drama "Loving." Polo made her primetime debut in the dramatic series "TV 101." Television audiences may remember her as Michelle Capra, the doctor's wife who was determined to master the strange surroundings (and even stranger characters) in "Northern Exposure." She also starred in the comedy series "I'm with Her" as well as David E. Kelley's "The Wedding Bells." Other television credits include the original film "Second String" opposite Jon Voight and the Hallmark Channel Original Movie's "Straight from the Heart" and "Love Is a Four-Letter Word." She was nominated for an Emmy® Award for her role opposite Jimmy Smits on "The West Wing."
Polo currently lives in Manhattan Beach, California with her family.