Leah Remini shares exciting news- accepted into NYU
Last Modified: May 23, 2021
Leah Remini is working for a college degree!
The 50-year-old King of Queens alum shared on Thursday about her acceptance into New York University. She is set to take part in an associate’s program in liberal arts.
Besides the picture of her acceptance letter, Remini wrote on Instagram, “I am so excited, in tears, and wanted to share this with you guys. For someone like me, a person who desperately wanted a higher education and options in my life, coming from a cult and a family who didn’t value education, this is a very big day for me.”
Having been raised as a member of the Church of Scientology from childhood, Leah Remini added, “This didn’t come easy. This is one of the last chunks of my life that I am taking back for myself from Scientology. It took a lot for me to take this step, for fear that I was not smart enough, not worthy enough, not able to do the work that will be required, my age.”
She then went on to praise a special person in her life- John @iescentralmass for encouragement.
“You are an amazing man and anyone needing someone to cheer them on, to walk them through this (sometimes) intimidating process, who are scared to take this first step, should choose you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” she wrote to John.
The actress left the Church of Scientology in 2013. She released her memoir- Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology in 2015.
In 2016 she starred in Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, an Emmy-winning docuseries that featured personal accounts of those who have left the church. The show concluded after three seasons – in 2019.