Like her “The L Word” co-star Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey is also a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, graduating in 1991. Born in Nebraska 20 years prior, Leisha came out as a lesbian as a teenager and has made a career out of playing similar characters on the screen – most notably as bisexual journalist Alice on “The L Word.”
Leisha began her career appearing briefly on sitcoms such as “Boy Meets World” and “Ellen,” in which she’s an extra in Ellen’s coming out episode. By 2004, Leisha found not only steady work on the Showtime series “The L Word,” but also an avenue for greater exposure and an opportunity to develop her other talents. When not in front of cameras, Leisha is also a singer-songwriter, and fronts the band Uh Huh Her.
Leisha Hailey in "The L Word"
Leisha on the Web
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TV Guide: Leisha Hailey
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Brief bio of Leisha’s life and times.
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Uh Huh Her Fanpage
Fan site of Leisha’s band Uh Huh Her.
Leisha’s profile on AfterEllen.com features a lengthy study of Leisha’s career.
A chat with “The L Word” co-stars Leisha and Kate Moennig.
Leisha on the Screen
Leisha’s first screen appearance is in 1996 on the “Shallow Boy” episode of “Boy Meets World.” She’s Lucy in the lesbian teen film “All Over Me” a year later, part of the band The Murmurs in the 90s twenty-something movie “Some Girl,” another band member in the short “Sleeping Beauties,” Clea in “Size ‘Em Up,” and Marigold in “The Snowflake Crusade.” In 2004, Leisha landed the starring role of Alice on “The L Word.”
On named sexiest woman in the AfterEllen Hot 100:
“I have to say this really makes up for the time I was on the Homecoming Court in high school with my boyfriend (yes I had one) and he won and I didn't.”