Leslie Grossman

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Leslie Grossman
Born Leslie Erin Grossman
(1971-10-25) October 25, 1971 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) John Bronson (2000-present; 1 child)

Leslie Erin Grossman (born October 25, 1971) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Mary Cherry on the television series Popular and as Lauren in What I Like About You.

Early life and education[edit]

Grossman was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. As a youth, she was a cast member on Kids Incorporated. She attended Crossroads School, where she directed plays. She started acting in her senior year at Sarah Lawrence College.


Grossman had a regular role in What I Like About You, as Val's co-worker and best friend, Lauren, and appeared in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Nip/Tuck, Charmed and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, amongst other things. She appeared in two movies in 2006, Running with Scissors and Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Grossman also guest starred on Melissa and Joey. She auditioned for the roles of Sam McPherson and Nicole Julian on Popular before having the part of Mary Cherry written for her.

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, Grossman married John Bronson. They have one child.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Opposite of Sex, TheThe Opposite of Sex Girl Student
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Ready to Have Sex's Friend
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Pam
2006 Running with Scissors Sue (uncredited)
2007 Itty Bitty Titty Committee Maude
2007 What We Do Is Secret
2009 Spring Breakdown Hooker
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Guys Like Us Amy Episode: "Pilot"
1999–2001 Popular Mary Cherry 43 episodes
2000 Girl Band Mindy TV movie
2002 Any Day Now Mildred Harrison Episode: "Let the Games Begin"
2002 Charmed Phoebe's Assistant Episode: "Witch Way Now?"
2003 Nip/Tuck Bliss Berger Episode: "Megan O'Hara"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Wendy Orr Episode: "One Hit Wonder"
2003–2005 What I Like About You Lauren 66 episodes
2006 Jake Effect, TheThe Jake Effect Kimmy Ponder 6 episodes
2006 Help Me Help You Kendra Episode: "The Sheriff"
2007 What News? Misti Lake TV movie
2007 Up All Night Erika TV movie
2007 Notes from the Underbelly Deena Episode: "Not Without My Noodles"
2007 Nip/Tuck Bliss Berger Episode: "Damien Sands"
2008 Nip/Tuck Bliss Berger Episode: "Lulu Grandiron"
2008 Grey's Anatomy Lauren Hammer Episode: "In the Midnight Hour"
2009 Trust Me Julie Finn Episode: "Promises, Promises"
2009 In the Motherhood Maggie Episode: "Vacation"
Episode: "Bully"
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Darlene Tharp 6 episodes
2010 Gentlemen's League, TheThe Gentlemen's League Leslie TV series
2010 Dexter Laurel Mendell Episode: "Hop a Freighter"
2011 Hot in Cleveland Elise Episode: "I Love Lucci: Part One"
2011 Outsourced Marcy Donovan Episode: "Charlie Curries a Favor from Todd"
2011 Better with You Francine Episode: "Better Without a Job"
2011 Melissa & Joey Emily Episode: "The Mel Word"
2011 Scandal Lisa TV series, post-production
2011 Drop Dead Diva Kristin Mulraney Episode: "You Bet Your Life"
2012 The New Normal Melissa Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Whitney Michelle Episode: "Snapped"
2013 Major Crimes Claire Hunter Episode: "Poster Boy"
2014 Sean Saves the World Susan Episode: "Sean The Fabulous"
2014 Modern Family Katie Episode: "Three Dinners"

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