The Fosters – Stef Foster is a strong, attractive police officer, she is tough but kind, even if she’s not what would normally be described as “maternal”. A divorcee now in a happy lesbian relationship with Lena, her soul mate and very significant other, Stef is the biological mother of Brandon and the adoptive mother of two kids out of the foster system. A loving but stern disciplinarian, Stef has an agreement with Lena that they won’t foster any more kids until Brandon has left home. When Lena opens their home to the abused, defiant Callie, Stef is initially upset. But she soon realises that Callie is a broken girl who needs mending – and she and Lena may have no choice but to take her in.
Portrayed by Teri Polo.
Teri Polo is best known for her role as Robert De Niro’s daughter, Pam Byrnes, in the Meet the Parents theatricals. She can also be seen in the films Beyond, opposite Jon Voight, Beyond Borders co-starring Angelina Jolie, The Unsaid opposite Andy Garcia, and Domestic Disturbance opposite John Travolta and Vince Vaughn.