Leila Arcieri

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Leila Arcieri
Born Leila Carmelita Arcieri
(1973-12-18) December 18, 1973 (age 42)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 1997–present

Leila Carmelita Arcieri (born December 18, 1973) is an American actress and model. She was Miss San Francisco in the 1997 Miss California pageant and has appeared in many films such as XXX, Wild Things 2 and Daddy Day Care.

Early life[edit]

Arcieri was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of an Italian American father and African-American mother, Anita Van Buyten.[1] Arcieri spent the better part of her childhood in Sebastopol, located in California's wine and redwood country. Upon graduating from high school, she moved to San Francisco, where she dabbled with both graphic design and photography before becoming a make-up artist.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Arcieri was crowned Miss San Francisco in 1997, and soon after she began appearing in both commercials (including 1-800-COLLECT and Starburst) and music videos with the likes of Boyz II Men, Montell Jordan, and Q-Tip. Such work eventually brought her to the attention of writer-producer Timothy Stack, who cast her in the role of Jamaica St. Croix in his new series, Son of the Beach, a parody of Baywatch. That same year Leila was selected as the Coors Lite Beer 2000 spokesmodel.

In 2005, she was voted #65 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Foolish Marissa
1999 Beverly Hood Pam Washington
2000 Hot Boyz Tia
2001 Higher Ed Lisa
2002 XXX Jordan King
2003 Daddy Day Care Kelli
2003 Double Blade Lee Short film
2004 Wild Things 2 Maya King Direct to video
2005 A Perfect Fit Sarah
2005 The Final Chapter: The Death of Xander Cage Jordan King Short film
2005 King's Ransom Kim Baker
2008 Death Toll Detective Bathgate
2009 Love N' Dancing Danielle
2009 Divas Karen
2009 Buffalo Bushido Sadie Lynn Miller
2010 Supreme Champion Kaya Direct to video

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Rescue 77 N/A Episode: "Pilot"
2000–02 Son of the Beach Jamaica St. Croix Main cast, 42 episodes
2000 Cousin Skeeter Tasty Episode: "The Feminine Ms. Skeet"
2004 Jeremiah Crystal Episode: "The Face in the Mirror"
2004–05 Kevin Hill Monroe McManus 5 episodes
2005 CSI: NY Darcy Sullivan Episode: "City of the Dolls"
2006 One on One Lila Episode: "Fame and the Older Woman"
2006 Las Vegas Ava Episode: "Like a Virgin"
2006 Mammoth Agent Powers Television film
2006 CSI: Miami Nikki Beck Episode: "Shock"
2009 Brothers Gloria Episode: "Girls, Girls, Girls"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Her grandfather, Dr. James McClain, was a Tuskegee Airman who died on October 1, 2012. 10 hottest couples | Ebony | Find Articles at BNET.com

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