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|Born||Leslie Erin Grossman
October 25, 1971
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||John Bronson (2000–present)|
Leslie Erin Grossman (born October 25, 1971) 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
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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.
In 1999, Grossman was cast in her first major role, playing supporting character Mary Cherry in The WB high school drama series Popular. She had auditioned for the roles of Sam McPherson and Nicole Julian on Popular before having the part of Mary Cherry written for her. 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.
On television, Grossman has appeared on Nip/Tuck, 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 and Ben and Kate.
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, and in Itty Bitty Titty Committee as Maude.
In 2000, Grossman married John Bronson. They have one child.
|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|
|2007||Itty Bitty Titty Committee||Maude|
|2007||What We Do Is Secret|
|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"|
|2003–2006||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||Ben and Kate||Nan||Episode: "Guitar Face"|
|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"|
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- EW Staff (June 30, 2000). "It List: TV". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
- Variety Staff (July 12, 1999). "Players". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
- The Futon Critic Staff (July 11, 2003). "Development Update: July 11". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
- Tim Stack (December 5, 2007). "Nip/Tuck recap: The boys try reality TV". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
- Hillary Busis (August 29, 2012). "'The New Normal' sneak peek: 5 takeaways". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
- Megan Angelo (January 2, 2013). "Where Are They Now: The Cast of the WB's Popular". Glamour. Retrieved 2016-01-12.