-Leisha Hailey born in Okinawa, Japan, on 11 July 1971, holds American nationality
-Actress and musician, best known for her portrayal of Alcie Pieszecki in the romantic drama series “The L Word”
-Previously dated Heather Grody, Kathryn Dawn Lang, Nina Garduno and Camila Grey
-Graduated from American Academy of Dramatic Arts with a Bachelor's degree in acting in 1992
-Produced the documentary film “Raising Teens”, co-founded the duo Uh Huh Her, founder of Marfa Records, net worth of over $4 million
Who is Leisha Hailey?
Leisha Hailey was born in Okinawa, Japan, on 11 July 1971 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is an actress and a musician, perhaps known best for her portrayal of Alcie Pieszecki in the romantic drama series “The L Word”, created by Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken and Kathy Greenberg, and which also starred Jennifer Beals and Laurel Holloman. It follows the lives of several lesbians in Los Angeles, California, as well as their friends and family who might or might not support them. It aired from 2004 to 2009 and won five awards, while it was nominated for 24 others, including a Primetime Emmy.
Leisha reprised her role in “The L Word: Generation Q” in 2019.
Is she in a relationship with her girlfriend?
Leisha’s first relationship that the public knows about was with Heather Grody, a famous singer who was a member of the group The Murmurs from 1991 to 1998. They dated sometime in the early ‘90s, but split after around two years.
In 1996, Leisha began seeing Kathryn Dawn Lang, a Canadian country and pop singer, and an actress who has won several Grammy and Juno Awards for her singing skills. The two dated for around five years before splitting ways for unknown reasons.
In 2004, she dated the entrepreneur Nina Garduno, and they remained together for six years before breaking up.
The year 2011 saw Leisha meet American musician Camila Grey, and they started dating not long after that.
The two went on their first trip together in 2011, but were removed from a Southwest Airlines flight because they wouldn’t stop kissing even after the flight attendant asked them to several times. In 2016, the two split for unknown reasons.
Leisha hasn’t spoken about any other girls she has perhaps dated, so as of January 2021, she is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Early life and education
Leisha was raised in Bellevue, Nebraska USA, as she was born to American parents in the military, however, nothing more about them is known, as they prefer to stay away from the media’s attention.
She attended a local high school at which she was physically active, playing soccer for the school’s team and running track.
Upon matriculating in 1988, Leisha opened up to her family and friends about being a lesbian, and moved to New York City, enrolling at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in acting in 1992.
Roles in TV series
Leisha made her debut TV series appearance in the 1996 episode “Shallow Boy” of the critically acclaimed family comedy “Boy Meets World”, which starred Ben Savage and Rider Strong, and follows a teenager with two siblings who grows up testing his theories about life. The series was nominated for 23 awards, winning six.
Leisha then appeared in single episodes of several series, until her first notable performance in the animated comedy “American Dad!”, but actually voicing various characters in five episodes.
It follows a CIA Agent as he keeps the US safe and takes care of his family at the same time. In 2016, she was cast to portray Maureen O’Grady in the crime drama “Bosch”, created by Eric Ellis Overmyer, and which starred Titus Welliver, Amy Aquino and Jamie Hector. It follows a Los Angeles Police Department detective trying to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy.
Three of Leisha’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2016 episode “Landslide” of the drama “Code Black”, a 2017 episode of the romantic comedy “Strangers”, and in the same year two episodes of the comedy “Silicon Valley”.
Roles in movies
Leisha made her debut film appearance in 1997, when cast to portray Lucy in the romantic comedy “All Over Me”, written by Sylvia Sichel, directed by Alex Sichel, and which starred Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff and Cole Hauser.
It follows two best friends – Ellen and Claude – whose lives are changed after the death of someone very close to them. The movie was nominated for seven awards, winning two.
Leisha went on to appear in a couple of short films – the 1999 “Sleeping Beauties” and the 2001 “Size ‘Em Up” – then in 2002 starred alongside Scot McKenzie in the comedy “The Snowflake Crusade”, written and directed by Megan Holley. The year 2009 saw her portray a supporting character in the drama “The Farm”, and in 2011, she played Emily Weaver, the lead character in the horror “Fertile Ground”, written and directed by Adam Gierasch, and which also starred Gale Harold and Chelcie Ros. It follows Emily and Nate as they visit Nate’s ancestral home, now inhabited by ghosts and spirits.
Three of Leisha’s most recent roles in movies have been in the drama “Love Is All You Need?”, thehorror thriller drama “Quarries” both in 2016, and the 2017 horror comedy “Dead Ant”.
Leisha has three producing credits – in 2005 she produced the documentary film “Raising Teens”, and in 2006 the episode “I Have Gay Parents” of the documentary series “True Life”. In 2019 and 2020, she produced eight episodes of the series “The L Word: Generation Q”.
She composed the music for the 1997 romantic crime film “All Over Me”, and has been credited with writing seven songs for TV series such as “Beavis and Butt-Head”, “Privileged” and “Some Girl”. She also performed the song “Tomorrow” in the episode “Shallow Boy” of the series “Boy Meets World”.
Leisha appeared in the documentary film “Totally Gayer” in 2004, and has been invited to appear in various talk-shows, such as “Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett” and “Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s”.
Hobbies and other interests
Leisha is also a musician who started her career as half of the duo The Murmurs, with her now ex-girlfriend Heather Grody. They got together in 1991, and went on to release several albums before changing the duo’s name to Gush in 2001. They eventually disbanded, and in July 2007, Leisha and another ex-girlfriend, Camila Grey founded the duo Uh Huh Her, and released their debut extended play (EP) “I See Red”. Leisha is also the founder of Marfa Records.
She is interested in politics, and voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, while she also urged all Americans to vote regardless of for whom. She has a tattoo of colored stars on her right bicep.
Leisha likes all kinds of art, and her favorite is painting. She has been to various museums and art galleries around Los Angeles.
Her favorite actors and actresses are Eddie Murphy, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and a couple of Leisha’s favorite movies are “Meet Dave”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Maleficent”.
Height, tattoo and net worth
Leisha’s age is 49. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).
As of January 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $4 million.