Jul. 11th, 1971
Leisha Hailey's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Hailey first came to the public's attention as a musician in the pop duo The Murmurs and has continued a music career as part of the band Uh Huh Her.
Born in Okinawa, Japan to American parents, Hailey grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska and attended Bellevue West High School.citation needed] At 17, she came out as a lesbian before moving to New York City to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
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 band split when Hailey began working for The L Word. In 2005, Hailey founded Marfa Records.
In July 2007, Uh Huh Her, an electropop duo consisting of Hailey and Camila Grey, released an EP entitled I See Red; over a year later they released their first album Common Reaction. Hailey also co-wrote the Shakira hit song "Don't Bother" for her 2005 hit album Oral Fixation Vol. 2.
Hailey's first major role was in the 1997 movie All Over Me, and around this time, she played a struggling musician on an episode of Boy Meets World.citation needed] From 2003 to 2009, she starred as Alice Pieszecki, a bisexual journalist, on The L Word. In September 2008, Showtime announced Hailey would star in a "pilot presentation spinoff" The Farm 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's award winning indie film La Cucina premiered on Showtime in December 2009, where she plays a straight pregnant newlywed.
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.
- Is a vegetarian.
- Member of singing duo The Murmurs, now Gush.
- Started her own record label, Marfa Records.
- Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York).
- Was an extra (sitting in the coffee shop) in 'Ellen DeGeneres' (qv)' coming out episode of _"Ellen" (1994)_ (qv) .
- Was romantically involved with singer 'k.d. lang' (qv) in the early 1990s.
- Played leading role in school play "Oliver" and attended Bellevue West High School in Nebraska.
- Voted #1 in the AfterEllen.com Hot 100 list 2007.