Teri Polo was born on the 1st June 1969 in Dover, Delaware, as Theresa Elizabeth Polo. Her mom, Jane Polo, is a housewife, and her dad, Vincent Polo, works as an engineer for audio equipment. Polo began attending ballet lessons at age 5. By 13 years old, Polo started attending the prestigious ‘American Ballet School’ in New York City. The American beauty had become a ballerina on the ‘Delaware Regional Ballet’ by 15. She spent a total of 13 years studying the art of ballet. Polo started attending Dover High School and even won a modeling competition conducted by ‘Seventeen’ Magazine sometime during her freshman year. Soon, Teri dropped out of school and relocated to New York to pursue her career as an actor while expanding her reach as a model. She also entered into a contract with the modeling agency ‘Elite”s femme tier.
In 1988, Teri Polo first appeared on the TV screens of American audiences, with the ‘CBS’ Network program ‘TV 101.’ In the show, Teri played the character of ‘Amanda Hampton.’ The series got abruptly got canceled following 13 episodes because of poor ratings and other scandals. Two years would pass, we would later see her in the ‘NBC’ miniseries ‘The Opera Phantom’ Polo characterized ‘Christine Daaé.’ She got cast according to the vision of the production director. Her character, ‘Christine’ got depicted as an individual that is in love with ‘The Phantom’ and is also an aspiring singer. Polo played her role perfectly and won the hearts of many. Sometime in the 1990s, Polo starred in a handful of movies like ‘Passed Away,’ ‘Mystery Date,’ and ‘The House of the Spirits.’ A decade later, Teri got chosen to star in the lead part of ‘Pam Byrnes’ in the comedy film ‘Meet the Parents.’ The film tells the story of a male health worker trying to make a good impression on his lover’s family.