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Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani


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Meet the Star: Leah Remini

For nine seasons, Leah Remini starred in the hit comedy series, The King of Queens. The show continues to enjoy huge success through daily syndication, airing in over 33 countries. Remini produced and starred in the one of the earliest and most successful comedic web series, In the Motherhood. She co-produced a series of webisodes for the Suave/Sprint brands under the In the Motherhood banner. The highly successful series drew over 5 million viewers to the site. In her first jump behind the camera, Remini co-produced the Inside Out: Leah Remini wedding and baby specials for VH1. On the big screen, Remini starred in Old School, alongside Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell. In 2010, Remini helped launch and was co-host of the first season of the daytime talk show, The Talk and recently starred in the ABC series Family Tools. A fixture on television since the age of 18, Remini has had memorable recurring roles on NYPD Blue, Friends, Saved by the Bell, Who’s the Boss?, Fired Up, Evening Shade, and Cheers. She landed her first starring role in the Who’s the Boss? spin-off series, Living Dolls opposite Halle Berry, and her first appearance on network television was on an episode of ABC’s Head of the Class. Remini got her start as an actress on HBO’s anthology series Vietnam War Story. Remini finds great joy in her philanthropic work with numerous and diverse military, women and children’s charities. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

Meet the Pro: Tony Dovolani

Born in Kosovo, professional ballroom dancer, instructor and judge Driton "Tony" Dovolani began folk dancing at age three. When he was 15, his entire family moved to the United States and Tony got the opportunity to attend the New England-based Fred Astaire Dance Academy. From that moment on, he knew he had found his passion.

Since that time, Tony has traveled the world and won several championships. Tony also had a featured role in the hit film Shall We Dance, and spent time coaching Jennifer Lopez.

Dovolani made his Dancing with the Stars debut in Season 2, when he was paired up with professional wrestler Stacy Keibler. And Tony was partnered with Melissa Rycroft in Season 8, where they came in third place.

Dovolani's fancy footwork and a second chance to dance with Melissa Rycroft in the All-Star season took him all the way to the finals, and the pair won the Mirror Ball Trophy!


• 2005 and 2006 World Rhythm Champion
• 2006 PBS American Ballroom Challenge Rhythm Champion
• 2006 Emerald Ball Open Professional American Rhythm Champion
• 2005 Ohio Star Ball American Rhythm Champion
• Current world and undefeated United States Open champion


• Wynonna Judd
• Melissa Rycroft (All Star Season Champion)
• Martina Navratilova
• Wendy Williams
• Audrina Patridge
• Kate Gosselin
• Kathy Ireland
• Melissa Rycroft
• Susan Lucci
• Marissa Jaret Winokur
• Jane Seymour
• Leeza Gibbons
• Stacy Keibler


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