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Leigh-Allyn Baker

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Leigh-Allyn Baker
Leigh-Allyn Baker February 2015.jpg
Baker at the premiere for Bad Hair Day, February 2015
Born (1972-03-13) March 13, 1972 (age 43)[1][2]
Murray, Kentucky, U.S.[3]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present
Agent CESD Talent (voice-over)[4]
Spouse(s) Keith Kauffman (2005–present)
Children 2[2]

Leigh-Allyn Baker (born March 13, 1972) is an American actress. She had recurring roles as Hannah Webster on Charmed, as Ellen on 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, 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 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.

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, 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.[5][6] 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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Baker lived in Murray, Kentucky. She is married to an entertainment executive, Keith James Kauffman.[8] They have two sons, Griffin, born in 2009, and Baker James, born in 2012.[2]



List of appearances and roles in feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Shrunken Heads Mitzi
1995 Leprechaun 3 Waitress
1997 Inner Shadow Gaika
Swing Blade Lauranne
Breast Men Implant Removal Patient
1999 A Wake in Providence Connie
2000 Very Mean Men Mary
2004 The Crux Woman Hanging from the Rope


List of appearances in television series and specials
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Almost Perfect Gina Episode: "A Midseason Night's *** Comedy"
1996 The Last Frontier Joy Garfield Episodes: "Babes in Joyland" and "Single White Pest"
1997 Fired Up Janet Episode: "Truth and Consequences"
1998–2006 Will & Grace Ellen Recurring role, 19 episodes
1998–99 Charmed Hannah Webster Episodes: "I've Got You Under My Skin," "The Wedding From Hell," "The Truth is Out There... And it Hurts," "The Witch is Back," and "Wicca Envy"
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"
2005 Boston Legal Frannie Huber Episode: "Tortured Souls"
2006 House Claire Episode: "Euphoria: Part 2"
2006 The King of Queens Jessica Episode: "Affair Trade"
2007 In Case of Emergency Maureen Episodes: "Let Go, Let Golf," "Your Goose is Cooked," "The Good, Bad and the Mob," "Disorder in the Court," and "The Picture"
2007 My Name is Earl Nicole Moses Episode: "Harassed a Reporter"
2008–09 Hannah Montana Mickey Episodes: "He Ain't a Hottie, He's My Brother" and "Welcome to the Bungle"
2008 12 Miles of Bad Road Marilyn Hartsong Appeared in all six episodes
2010–14 Good Luck Charlie Amy Duncan Main role; Disney Channel Original Series
2011 So Random! Herself Episode: "Leigh Allyn Baker and Mia Talerico"
2011 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas Amy Duncan Disney Channel Original Movie
2014 Dog With a Blog Cheri Episode: "Who's Training Who?"
2015 Bad Hair Day Liz Morgan Disney Channel Original Movie; also executive producer[9]
List of voice performances in television series and specials
Year Title Role Notes
2006 American Dad! Margie Episode: "It's Good to Be the Queen"
2007–11 Back at the Barnyard Abby, Etta, others
2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Bella Bon Bueno, Woman Episode: "Whispers and Coups/Brush with Danger"
2014–present 7D, TheThe 7D Queen Delightful, Snazzy Shazam [10][11]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
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 [12]
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[13]


  1. ^ Baker thanks Disney Channel's tweet wishing her a Happy Birthday. Leigh-Allyn Baker on Twitter. March 13, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Leigh-Allyn Baker Welcomes Son Baker James – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies -". 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Disney Channel Bios – Leigh-Allyn Baker". Retrieved March 17, 2015. Born and raised in Murray, Kentucky 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister. "[WATCH] 'Bad Hair Day': Laura Marano's First Disney Channel Original Movie — Clip – Variety". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Variety Staff. "'Bad Hair Day': Laura Marano, Leigh-Allyn Baker to Star in Disney Channel Original Movie". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2015-02-02). "Laura Marano & Leigh-Allyn Baker Preview Disney Movie 'Bad Hair Day' (Exclusive Clip)". Variety. 
  8. ^ Tracked, Mommy. (2010-04-16) "Interview with Leigh-Allyn Baker. Retrieved on 2013-01-29.
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "'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). 
  11. ^ "Cat on a Hot Grim Roof". The 7D. Episode 17b. Closing credits. 
  12. ^ "Gears of War 2 Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  13. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 

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