TERI POLO (Pam Focker), a talented actress with beauty to match, is now firmly
established as a presence in motion pictures and television. She recently
co-starred in the feature film The Hole, directed by Joe Dante, and has a
recurring role on the NBC series Law & Order: Los Angeles.
In addition to her portrayal of Pam in Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers,
Polo has co-starred in Domestic Disturbance, opposite John Travolta and Vince
Vaughn; Beyond Borders, opposite Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen; and the suspense
thriller The Unsaid, opposite Andy Garcia. Her other feature film credits
include roles in Born to Ride, with John Stamos; Mystery Date, opposite Ethan
Hawke; Aspen Extreme, with Peter Berg; Golden Gate, opposite Matt Dillon; and
The House of the Spirits, alongside Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons.
Originally from Dover, Delaware, Polo began her performing career as a dancer.
By the age of 13, she was attending the School of American Ballet in New York.
The summer before her senior year, she was signed to a modeling contract, which
led to a role as Kristin on the ABC daytime drama Loving. She made her
prime-time debut in the dramatic series TV 101. Television audiences remember
her as Michelle Schodowski Capra, the doctor's wife who was determined to master
the strange surroundings (and even stranger characters) of Cicely, Alaska, in
She also starred in the NBC miniseries The Storm, the comedy series I'm With Her
and Jason Katims and David E. Kelley's The Wedding Bells. Her other television
credits include Hallmark's telefilm Second String, with Jon Voight, Love is a
Four Letter Word and the television movie Straight From the Heart. She was
nominated for an Emmy Award for her role on The West Wing, opposite Jimmy Smits.
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