(July 11, 1971 - living) U.S.A.
Actress, musician, and producer
Leisha was born in Okinawa, Japan to Robert and Jane Hailey. She grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska and attended Bellevue West High School where she played the leading male role of "Oliver" in her school play. As a teenager , she came out as a lesbian before moving to New York City to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she graduated in 1991.
She formed the rock duo The Murmurs (changed to Gush in 2001) with her former classmate at the academy Heather Grody and played gigs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and East Village. During the 1990s the band moved to Los Angeles, they released 3 albums, as well as performing on several movie soundtrack and toured with Lilith Fair.
As an actress, she had a bit part in the 1997 coming out episode of Ellen which starred Ellen DeGeneres. She also had a recurring role in television commercials for Yoplait. Leisha's most known acting screen performance to date is playing Lucy in the 1997 film All Over Me in which she played a lesbian rock and roller. Right around this time she played a struggling musician on an episode of Boy Meets World.
Since 2004 she has starred as Alice Pieszecki, a bisexual journalist, on the The L Word. Some of her notable minor roles have been as an extra in an episode of Ellen and, since 2003, various Yoplait Yogurt commercials that still air as of 2008.
Leisha is a soccer player, "I was a soccer star. I was a goalscorer, but then I busted my knee out and my whole career ended.'" Hailey dated k.d. lang for some time. As of 2006, she is dating Nina Garduno. They are involved in the arts scene in Marfa, Texas.
In 2007, Leisha was named the sexiest woman in the AfterEllen Hot 100 list compiled by AfterEllen.com. On April 28, 2008, Leisha was named Olivia Cruises new spokesperson.
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