Leaning on her native Brooklyn accent and attitude, she landed an appearance on It marked the start of a career-defining run for the actress, who again mined her New York roots for the role of sharp-tongued Carrie Heffernan, the on-screen wife of James's delivery man character, Doug.Remini became a household name as she rode the high tide of the show, and she appeared in her first big film role, opposite Vince Vaughn in the comedy smash Alongside the likes of Tom Cruise, Leah Remini was one of the Church of Scientology's staunchest defenders throughout her career—that is, until she publicly broke with the organization in July 2013.
Throughout the show, she's in an on-and-off relationship with the Bombshell director/choreographer Derek Wills and finds herself constantly competing with Karen in many different situations, eventually losing the role of Marilyn to her for the Boston previews.
In the second season, she contemplates leaving show business, after Karen has her fired from Bombshell.
She initially reconciles with her husband Frank, but they decide to get a divorce early in the second season. the often sleazy director and choreographer of Bombshell (in Season 1), who will stop at nothing to make the show a success.
He has an on-and-off relationship with Bombshell star Ivy Lynn, though he has also shown interest in Karen Cartwright and had a physical relationship with Rebecca Duvall during the Boston preview before she left the show.
In Season 2, he quits Bombshell and becomes the director and choreographer of Hit List.
Katharine Mc Phee portrays Karen Cartwright, an ingenue from Iowa, who has a successful audition and becomes a serious contender for the role of Monroe in Bombshell.Megan Hilty portrays Ivy Lynn, a seasoned performer who, at the beginning of the series, is working in the ensemble of Heaven On Earth, a Broadway musical that Tom and Julia wrote.Ivy is favored by nearly everyone on board with the production to play Marilyn Monroe in Bombshell, but after the workshop flops, she is replaced by a big movie star.Tom, who is gay, briefly dates a Republican lawyer but later becomes attracted to Sam Strickland, a dancer in the ensemble of Bombshell.In Season 2, Tom and Sam break up and Tom becomes the director of Bombshell after Derek quits.The announcement pushed Remini back into the headlines, as she made the talk show rounds to explain her decision, in turn drawing a strong response from the Church to rebut her claims of abusive behavior., a documentary series that features the actress interviewing other former members of the Church.