Leisha Hailey (born July 11, 1971) is an American actress and musician known for playing Alice Pieszecki in the Showtime Networks series The L Word and The L Word: Generation Q. Hailey first came to the public's attention as a musician in the pop duo The Murmurs and has continued her music career as part of the band Uh Huh Her.
With her Academy classmate Heather Grody, she formed the pop duo The Murmurs in 1991. In the 1990s, they released several albums and toured on the Lilith Fair. In 2001, Hailey and Grody changed their name to Gush. The group disbanded when Hailey was cast in The L Word. In 2005, Hailey founded Marfa Records.
From 2004 to 2009, she starred as Alice Pieszecki, a journalist, television, and radio show host, on The L Word. At the beginning of the series, Hailey's character identified as bisexual. By the end of the series, specifically in season 5, her character dated mostly women.
In September 2008, Showtime announced Hailey would star in The Farm, a "pilot presentation spinoff" of The L Word, to be written and produced by Ilene Chaiken, creator and executive producer of The L Word. It was announced in April 2009 that the show would not be picked up by Showtime.
Hailey has appeared in several Yoplait yogurt commercials as well as a BMW commercial. In April 2008, Hailey was named spokesperson for Olivia Cruises, a travel company which sells cruises and resort vacations marketed towards lesbian customers. She also stars in the psychological thriller Fertile Ground.
Hailey dated k.d. lang for nearly 5 years until breaking up in 2001. She also had a long-term relationship with Nina Garduno from 2004 to 2010. From 2011 to 2016, she was dating her bandmate Camila Grey. Their relationship first became public when the two were ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight for arguing with a flight attendant who asked them to stop kissing.
|1997||All Over Me||Lucy|
|1998||Some Girl||The Murmurs|
|1999||Sleeping Beauties||Sno Blo Band|
|2002||The Snowflake Crusade||Marigold|
|2009||Make Up||Shelley Cabot|
|2010||Fertile Ground||Emily Weaver|
|2016||Love Is All You Need?||Coach Jenkins|
|1996||Boy Meets World||Corinna||1 episode|
|1997||Ellen||Woman in Gay Bar||1 episode|
|2004–2009||The L Word||Alice Pieszecki||70 episodes|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Allison Bradford||1 episode|
|Grey's Anatomy||Claire Solomon||1 episode|
|2007–2011||American Dad!||Lily (Voice)||4 episodes|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Hope Prentiss||1 episode|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dana Carlston||1 episode|
|2012||The New Normal||Victoria||1 episode|
|2014||Constantine||Lanni's wife||1 episode|
|2015||Supernatural||Amelia Novak||1 episode|
|2015||Chasing Life||Juliet||1 episode|
|2016||Bosch||Maureen 'Mo' O'Grady||7 episodes|
|2016||Code Black||Natalie||1 episode|
|2017||Silicon Valley||Liz Tinsdale||2 episodes|
|2019||The L Word: Generation Q||Alice Pieszecki|
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- BYT Interview: UH HUH HER (feat. Leisha Hailey of The "L" Word), BrightestYoungThings.com; accessed March 6, 2016.
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- News from the Marfa Records website
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- "The Farm" at IMDb
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- Showtime passes on all pilot orders, Variety.com; accessed March 6, 2016.
- "Leisha Hailey Yoplait Commercial" at YouTube
- "Leisha Hailey BMW TV commercial" at YouTube
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- Two More After Dark Originals International Posters: Seconds Apart & Fertile Ground
- The AfterEllen Aesthetic: Making our own list of hotties, AfterEllen.com; accessed March 6, 2016.
- D'Zurilla, Christie (September 26, 2011). "Gay Actress & Girlfriend Escorted Off Plane". The Daily Beast.
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