March 13, 1972 [2 ]
Murray, Kentucky, U.S. [3 ]
Actress, director, voice artist
CESD Talent (voice-over)
Spouse(s) Keith Kauffman (2005–present)
Leigh-Allyn Baker (born March 13, 1972) is an American actress, director and voice artist. She had recurring roles as Hannah Webster on , as Charmed Ellen on , and a starring role as the matriarch Will & Grace Amy Duncan on the Disney Channel sitcom . She also provided the voice of Abby on the Good Luck Charlie Nickelodeon animated series . Back at the Barnyard
Baker has done voice work in video games for the
and Star Trek and guest starred in television shows such as X-Men , That '70s Show , Early Edition and among other series. She also starred in the short-lived 1996 sitcom Yes, Dear , and voiced Lu Zhi in the 2010 game The Last Frontier 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 and as Charmed Ellen, the long-time friend of Grace Adler ( Debra Messing) on , which she played since the show began in 1998 through to its last season in 2006. She is also known for providing the voice of Abby in the Will & Grace Nickelodeon animated series . Back at the Barnyard
In late 2008, Baker appeared on several episodes of
playing Mickey, a morning show host. She starred as Hannah Montana Amy Duncan, the matriarch of the Duncan family on the Disney Channel original sitcom, , which ran from 2010-2014. Good Luck Charlie
Baker has also made an appearance, along with her co-star
Mia Talerico, on the sketch comedy show, So Random!
In 2015, she starred in the
Disney Channel Original Movie, , 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 Bad Hair Day Laura Marano. [5 ] In an interview with [6 ] , 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. Variety [7 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Baker lived in
Murray, Kentucky. She is married to an entertainment executive, Keith James Kauffman. They have two sons, Griffin, born in 2009, and Baker James, born in 2012. [8 ] [2 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Video games [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c "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
^ 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
^ Tracked, Mommy. (2010-04-16) "Interview with Leigh-Allyn Baker. Shine.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-29.
^ 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).
^ " Cat on a Hot Grim Roof". The 7D. Episode 17b. Closing credits.
^ "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.
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