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 46)[1][2]
Murray, Kentucky, U.S.[3]
Occupation Actress, voice artist
Years active 1994–present
Agent CESD Talent (voice-over)[4]
Spouse(s) Keith Kauffman (m. 2004)
Children 2[2]

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.

Career[edit]

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.

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] In 2016, she starred in the faith-based Christmas film, Wish for Christmas.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Baker is married to an entertainment executive, Keith James Kauffman.[9] They have two sons, Griffin, born in 2009, and Baker James, born in 2012.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Live-action filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

List of live-action acting appearances in television series
Year Title Role Notes Ref
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" [10]
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[edit]

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 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 [11]
2016 Little Savages Jackie
2016 Wish for Christmas Elizabeth MecLaren
2017 Take Two for Faith Vanessa
2017 Swiped Leah Singer

Voice-over filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

List of voice performances in television series and specials
Year Title Role Notes Ref
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 [12][13]
2017–2018 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Fiona Featherstone, Portia DeHound, Mrs. McBilly Episodes: "The Happiest Helpers Cruise" / "Lights! Camera! HELP!" / ""Safari, So Goody"

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 [14]
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[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Disney Channel Bios – Leigh-Allyn Baker". Disneyabcpress.com. 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 – via Twitter. 
  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. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Tracked, Mommy. (2010-04-16) "Interview with Leigh-Allyn Baker. Shine.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-29.
  10. ^ "My Name Is Earl". Retrieved 20 August 2018. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ "'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. 
  13. ^ "Cat on a Hot Grim Roof". The 7D. Episode 17b. 
  14. ^ "Gears of War 2 Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  15. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 

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