Leslie Grossman

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Leslie Grossman
Born Leslie Erin Grossman
(1971-10-25) October 25, 1971 (age 44)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) John Bronson (2000–present)
Children 1

Leslie Erin Grossman (born October 25, 1971[1][2]) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Mary Cherry on The WB television drama Popular and as Lauren on The WB comedy What I Like About You.

Early life and education[edit]

Grossman was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. As a youth, she was a cast member on Kids Incorporated. She attended Crossroads School, where she directed plays. She started acting in her senior year at Sarah Lawrence College.

Career[edit]

In 1999, Grossman was cast in her first major role, playing supporting character Mary Cherry in The WB high school drama series Popular.[3] She had auditioned for the roles of Sam McPherson and Nicole Julian on Popular before having the part of Mary Cherry written for her.[citation needed] After Popular, Grossman joined the cast of The WB comedy What I Like About You in its second season, playing Val's co-worker and best friend, Lauren.[4]

On television, Grossman has appeared on Nip/Tuck,[5] Charmed and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, amongst other television series. In 2011 she guest starred on ABC Family's Melissa and Joey, and in 2012 she appeared on The New Normal[6] and Ben and Kate.[7]

On film, Grossman appeared in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous in 2005. She appeared in two movies in 2006, Running with Scissors in an uncredited role,[citation needed] and in Itty Bitty Titty Committee as Maude.

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, Grossman married John Bronson. They have one child.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Opposite of Sex, TheThe Opposite of Sex Girl Student
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Ready to Have Sex's Friend
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Pam
2006 Running with Scissors Sue Uncredited[citation needed]
2007 Itty Bitty Titty Committee Maude
2007 What We Do Is Secret
2009 Spring Breakdown Hooker
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Guys Like Us Amy Episode: "Pilot"
1999–2001 Popular Mary Cherry Main role; 43 episodes
2000 Girl Band Mindy TV movie
2002 Any Day Now Mildred Harrison Episode: "Let the Games Begin"
2002 Charmed Phoebe's Assistant Episode: "Witch Way Now?"
2003 Nip/Tuck Bliss Berger Episode: "Megan O'Hara"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Wendy Orr Episode: "One Hit Wonder"
2003–2005 What I Like About You Lauren Recurring role (season 1); main role (seasons 2–4); 66 episodes
2006 Jake Effect, TheThe Jake Effect Kimmy Ponder Main role; 6 episodes
2006 Help Me Help You Kendra Episode: "The Sheriff"
2007 What News? Misti Lake TV movie
2007 Up All Night Erika TV movie
2007 Notes from the Underbelly Deena Episode: "Not Without My Noodles"
2007–2008 Nip/Tuck Bliss Berger Episodes: "Damien Sands", "Lulu Grandiron"
2008 Grey's Anatomy Lauren Hammer Episode: "In the Midnight Hour"
2009 Trust Me Julie Finn Episode: "Promises, Promises"
2009 In the Motherhood Maggie Episodes: "Vacation", "Bully"
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Darlene Tharp Recurring role; 6 episodes
2010 Gentlemen's League, TheThe Gentlemen's League Leslie TV series
2010 Dexter Laurel Mendell Episode: "Hop a Freighter"
2011 Hot in Cleveland Elise Episode: "I Love Lucci: Part One"
2011 Outsourced Marcy Donovan Episode: "Charlie Curries a Favor from Todd"
2011 Better with You Francine Episode: "Better Without a Job"
2011 Melissa & Joey Emily Episode: "The Mel Word"
2011 Drop Dead Diva Kristin Mulraney Episode: "You Bet Your Life"
2012 The New Normal Melissa Episode: Pilot
2012 Scandal Lisa 3 episodes
2012 Ben and Kate Nan Episode: "Guitar Face"
2013 Whitney Michelle Episode: "Snapped"
2013 Major Crimes Claire Hunter Episode: "Poster Boy"
2014 Sean Saves the World Susan Episode: "Sean The Fabulous"
2014 Modern Family Katie Episode: "Three Dinners"
2015 Barely Famous Herself Episode: "Not a Booty Call"
2015 2 Broke Girls Amy Episode: "And the Gym and Juice"
2015 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Robin Episodes: " Go Hollywood, Parts 1 & 2"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandi Bierly (October 25, 2007). "Happy Birthday, Leslie Grossman!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  2. ^ EW Staff (June 30, 2000). "It List: TV". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  3. ^ Variety Staff (July 12, 1999). "Players". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  4. ^ The Futon Critic Staff (July 11, 2003). "Development Update: July 11". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  5. ^ Tim Stack (December 5, 2007). "Nip/Tuck recap: The boys try reality TV". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  6. ^ Hillary Busis (August 29, 2012). "'The New Normal' sneak peek: 5 takeaways". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  7. ^ Megan Angelo (January 2, 2013). "Where Are They Now: The Cast of the WB's Popular". Glamour. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 

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