July 11, 1971 |
Leisha Hailey (born July 11, 1971) is an American actress and musician most widely known for playing Alice Pieszecki in the Showtime Networks production The L Word. Hailey first came to the public's attention as a musician in the pop duo The Murmurs and has continued a music career as part of the band Uh Huh Her.
Born in the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan to American parents, Hailey grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska. At 17, she came out as a lesbian before moving to New York City to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
With her Academy classmate Heather Grody, she formed the pop duo The Murmurs in 1991. In the 1990s, they released several albums and toured on the Lilith Fair. In 2001, Hailey and Grody changed their name to Gush. The band split when Hailey began working for The L Word. In 2005, Hailey founded Marfa Records.
In September 2008, Showtime announced Hailey would star in The Farm, a "pilot presentation spinoff" of The L Word, to be written and produced by Ilene Chaiken, creator and executive producer of The L Word. It was announced in April 2009 that the show would not be picked up by Showtime.
Hailey has appeared in several Yoplait yogurt commercials as well as a BMW commercial. In April 2008, Hailey was named spokesperson for Olivia Cruises, a travel company which sells cruises and resort vacations marketed towards lesbian customers. She also stars in the psychological thriller Fertile Ground.
Openly a lesbian, Hailey dated k.d. lang for nearly five years until the relationship ended in 2001. In 2011, news of her relationship with Uh Huh Her bandmate Camila Grey became public after the two were ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight for arguing with a flight attendant who asked them to stop kissing.
|1996||All Over Me||Lucy|
|1998||Some Girl||The Murmurs|
|1999||Sleeping Beauties||Sno Blo Band|
|2002||The Snowflake Crusade||Marigold|
|2009||Make Up||Shelley Cabot|
|2010||Fertile Ground||Emily Weaver|
|1996||Boy Meets World||Corinna||1 episode|
|1997||Ellen||Woman in Gay Bar||1 episode|
|2004–2009||The L Word||Alice Pieszecki||70 episodes|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Allison Bradford||1 episode|
|Grey's Anatomy||Claire Solomon||1 episode|
|2007–2011||American Dad!||Lily (Voice)||4 episodes|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Hope Prentiss||1 episode|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dana Carlston||1 episode|
|2012||The New Normal||Victoria||1 episode|
|2014||Constantine||Lanni's wife||1 episode|
- Leisha Hailey
- Getting the word from Leisha Hailey | Features | Creative Loafing Tampa
- BYT Interview: UH HUH HER (feat. Leisha Hailey of The "L" Word) - BrightestYoungThings - DC
- L is for Leisha, a February 2004 interview by Dennis Hensley for The Advocate magazine, via Hensley's website
- News from the Marfa Records website
- Mr. Skin's Skincyclopedia: The A-to-Z Guide to Finding Your Favorite ... - Skin - Google Books
- L is for Leisha | Advocate.com
- "The Farm" at IMDb
- Leisha Hailey Cast in The L Wordpilot spinoff for Showtime from the Showtime website
- Showtime Doesn't Buy 'The Farm' - Roger Catlin | TV Eye
- Showtime passes on all pilot orders | Variety
- "Leisha Hailey Yoplait Commercial" at YouTube
- "Leisha Hailey BMW TV commercial" at YouTube
- Leisha Hailey Is the New Face of Olivia from Business Wire
- Two More After Dark Originals International Posters: Seconds Apart & Fertile Ground
- The AfterEllen Aesthetic: Making our own list of hotties from AfterEllen.com
- D'Zurilla, Christie (September 26, 2011). "Gay Actress & Girlfriend Escorted Off Plane". The Daily Beast.
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