Teri Polo, Meet the Parents Star, Files for Bankruptcy: Report

Teri Polo
Meet the Parents actress Teri Polo, currently a lead on ABC Family's The Fosters, has filed for bankruptcy Valerie Macon/Getty Images

Meet the Parents star Teri Polo is facing some serious financial problems. The actress, 44, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, TMZ reported Tuesday, April 22.

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Polo's filing apparently claims she's nearly a million dollars in debt. She says in court documents that she owes roughly $772,000 in back taxes to the IRS, and more than $36,000 in credit card bills, according to TMZ.

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Best known as Ben Stiller's fiancee (and, in sequels, his wife) in the Meet the Parents trilogy, Polo had a recurring role on The West Wing from 2005 to 2006. She has also guest-starred on shows including Castle, Criminal Minds, and Law & Order: LA. Since 2013, she has played the lead in ABC Family's The Fosters.

A rep for the actress had no comment.

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