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Baker at the premiere for Bad Hair Day, February 2015
March 13, 1972|
Murray, Kentucky, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, voice artist|
|Agent||CESD Talent (voice-over)|
|Spouse(s)||Keith Kauffman (m. 2004)|
Leigh-Allyn Baker (born March 13, 1972) is an American actress and voice artist. She had recurring roles on Charmed and Will & Grace, and a starring role as the matriarch Amy Duncan on the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie. She also provided the voice of Abby on the Nickelodeon animated series Back at the Barnyard.
Baker has done voice work in video games for the Star Trek and X-Men and guest starred in television shows such as That '70s Show, Early Edition, Yes, Dear and among other series. She also starred in the short-lived 1996 sitcom The Last Frontier and voiced Lu Zhi in the 2010 game Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer.
Baker is also known to television audiences for her recurring roles as Hannah Webster in the first season of Charmed and as Ellen, the long-time friend of Grace Adler (Debra Messing) on Will & Grace, a role she played since the show began in 1998 through to its last season in 2006 (and again in 2018, in the show's revival). She is also known for providing the voice of Abby in the Nickelodeon animated series Back at the Barnyard.
In late 2008, Baker appeared on several episodes of Hannah Montana playing Mickey, a morning show host. She starred as Amy Duncan, the matriarch of the Duncan family on the Disney Channel original sitcom, Good Luck Charlie, which ran from 2010–2014.
In 2015, she starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Bad Hair Day, which she also produced. She plays Liz Morgan, a "down on her luck" cop who must get a priceless necklace by teaming up with high school senior, played by Laura Marano. In an interview with Variety, Baker said, "I wanted to executive produce because I wanted to see what it was like to build and fulfill a vision from the ground up, and since this was Disney Channel's first movie with an adult lead, I wanted that role to be protected and I wanted the movie to have my creative stamp on it." She also liked that she got to work on the Disney movie because it taps into her family unit fanbase. In 2016, she starred in the faith-based Christmas film, Wish for Christmas.
|1996||Almost Perfect||Gina||Episode: "A Midseason Night's *** Comedy"|
|1996||The Last Frontier||Joy Garfield||Episodes: "Babes in Joyland", "Single White Pest"|
|1997||Fired Up||Janet||Episode: "Truth and Consequences"|
|1998–2006, 2017-present||Will & Grace||Ellen||Recurring role|
|1998–1999||Charmed||Hannah Webster||Recurring role|
|1999||Family Law||Laurie Carrigalo||Episode: "Damages"|
|2000||Early Edition||Kate O'Rourke||Episode: "Luck o' the Irish"|
|2001||The Geena Davis Show||Miss Susie||Episode: "Car Wash"|
|2002||Yes, Dear||Stacey||Episode: "Johnny Ampleseed"|
|2003||That 70s Show||Officer Debbie||Episode: "Hey Hey What Can I Do?"|
|2005||Las Vegas||Charlene||Episode: "When You Got To Go, You Go To Go"|
|Boston Legal||Frannie Huber||Episode: "Tortured Souls"|
|2006||House||Claire||Episode: "Euphoria: Part 2"|
|The King of Queens||Jessica||Episode: "Affair Trade"|
|2007||In Case of Emergency||Maureen||Recurring role|
|My Name is Earl||Nicole Moses||Episode: "Harassed a Reporter"|||
|2008–2009||Hannah Montana||Mickey||2 episodes|
|2008||12 Miles of Bad Road||Marilyn Hartsong||Main role|
|2010–2014||Good Luck Charlie||Amy Duncan||Main role|
|2011||So Random!||Herself||Episode: "Leigh Allyn Baker and Mia Talerico"|
|2014||Dog with a Blog||Cheri||Episode: "Who's Training Who?"|
|2017||Battle of the Network Stars||Herself||1 episode|
Feature films and television film
|Breast Men||Implant Removal Patient|
|1999||A Wake in Providence||Connie|
|2000||Very Mean Men||Mary|
|2004||The Crux||Woman Hanging from the Rope||Short film|
|2011||Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!||Amy Duncan||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2015||Bad Hair Day||Liz Morgan||Disney Channel Original Movie; also executive producer|||
|2016||Wish for Christmas||Elizabeth MecLaren|
|2017||Take Two for Faith||Vanessa|
|2006||American Dad!||Margie||Episode: "It's Good to Be the Queen"|
|2007–2011||Back at the Barnyard||Abby, Etta, others|
|2011||The Penguins of Madagascar||Bella Bon Bueno, Woman||Episode: "Whispers and Coups/Brush with Danger"|
|2011–2016||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Queen Coralie|
|2014–2016||The 7D||Queen Delightful, Snazzy Shazam|||
|2017–2018||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Fiona Featherstone, Portia DeHound, Mrs. McBilly||Episodes: "The Happiest Helpers Cruise" / "Lights! Camera! HELP!" / ""Safari, So Goody"|
|2000||Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force||Crewman Juliet Jurot|
|2002||Command & Conquer: Renegade||Dr. Sydney Mobius|
|2003||Star Trek: Elite Force II||Ensign Juliet Jurot|
|Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly||Miyako Sudo and others|
|2004||X-Men Legends||Jean Grey|
|EverQuest II||Merchant and others|
|2005||X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse||Jean Grey|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Laura Douglas/Caroline Higgins/Hanna Pritchard/Suzanne Stokes/Andrea Warren|
|2006||Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express||Countess Andrenyi and Mary Debenham|
|2007||God of War II||Lahkesis|
|Mass Effect||Additional voices|
|2008||The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft||Laura Hardy|
|2008||Gears of War 2||KR Pilot #2, COG Medic #1, Centaur Driver #1|||
|2009||G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra||Scarlett|
|Halo Wars||Additional voices|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Additional voices|
|2012||The Secret World||Madame Rogêt, additional voices|
|2013||Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||Additional voices|
- Leigh-Allyn Baker [@L_A_Baker] (March 13, 2015). "Baker thanks Disney Channel's tweet wishing her a Happy Birthday" (Tweet). Retrieved March 17, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "Leigh-Allyn Baker Welcomes Son Baker James – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- "Disney Channel Bios – Leigh-Allyn Baker". Disneyabcpress.com. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
Born and raised in Murray, Kentucky
- Leigh-Allyn Baker [@L_A_Baker] (July 29, 2015). "She's been my friend and voice over agent for over 20 years! I love you @CatheyLizzio @CESDTalent" (Tweet). Retrieved August 3, 2015 – via Twitter.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister. "[WATCH] 'Bad Hair Day': Laura Marano's First Disney Channel Original Movie — Clip – Variety". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
- Variety Staff. "'Bad Hair Day': Laura Marano, Leigh-Allyn Baker to Star in Disney Channel Original Movie". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
- Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2015-02-02). "Laura Marano & Leigh-Allyn Baker Preview Disney Movie 'Bad Hair Day' (Exclusive Clip)". Variety.
- Klett, Leah Marieann. "Good Luck Charlie' Actress Leigh-Allyn Baker on Heartwarming New PureFlix Film 'Wish for Christmas' (Interview)". www.gospelherald.com. The Gospel Herald. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
- Tracked, Mommy. (2010-04-16) "Interview with Leigh-Allyn Baker. Shine.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-29.
- "My Name Is Earl". Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- Bibel, Sara. "Original Movie 'Bad Hair Day' Starring Laura Marano & Leigh-Allyn Baker to Premiere Friday, February 13 on Disney Channel". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- "'The 7D' Report for July 7 Disney XD Premiere". Animation Magazine. April 25, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
DisneyChannelPR (April 3, 2014). "Kelly Osbourne joins the cast of Disney's The 7D, a contemporary, comedic take on the seven dwarfs, premiering this summer" (Press release). Archived from the original on December 17, 2014.
- "Cat on a Hot Grim Roof". The 7D. Episode 17b.
- "Gears of War 2 Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
- Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.