Leeza Gibbons

TV host, Producer
Attractive, flaxen-haired television personality Leeza Gibbons first came to national attention as a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" (syndicated, 1981- ), before going on to greater fame as a talk-show host in ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1957 in Hartsville, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (98)

Cybill 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1999, 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1999, 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Living Color 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1998, 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1999, 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Something So Right 1996 - 1997, 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Contestant

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1994 - 1997, 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1994 - 1998, 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

What Should You Do? 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Entertainment Tonight 1981 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Extra 1994 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Dancing With the Stars 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Test the Nation 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simple Life Reunion 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Man of the Year 2003 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Red Carpet: Oscars 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Feet Under 2002 (Tv Show)

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The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Geena Davis Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bless the Child 2000 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Leeza 1993 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Files: The Truth About Drugs 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Files: The Truth About Violence 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

iWON.com Annual $10 Million Giveaway 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Teen Files: Smoking: Truth or Dare? 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Teen Files: The Truth About Drinking 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Teen Files: The Truth About Hate 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Files: The Truth About Sex 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 14th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The 25th Daytime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Exclusively Leeza: Straight From the Heart 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Plugged In: A Parents' Guide to TV 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Candid Camera's 50th Anniversary 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Exclusively Leeza: Straight From the Heart 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Spotlight With Phyllis George (09/20/95) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to Christmas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Gets MADD 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Home 1987 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

John & Leeza 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 Miss USA Pageant 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Ninth Annual Soap Opera Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The 1992 Miss Universe Pageant 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

CBS Tournament of Roses Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

He Said, She Said 1991 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Hollywood's Welcome Home Desert Storm Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Soapdish 1991 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 1991 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 1991 Miss Universe Pageant 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Robocop 2 1990 (Movie)

Jesse Perkins (Actor)

The 1990 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 1990 Miss USA Pageant 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 1990 Miss Universe Pageant 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Golden Globe Awards Preview Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

George Schlatter's Funny People 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Robocop 1987 (Movie)

Jesse Perkins (Actor)

Maxie 1985 (Movie)

"Entertainment Tonight" Reporter (Actor)

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Growing Up Together (TV Show)

Actor

Where Are They Now? (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

The Michael Essany Show 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1999, 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Leeza 1993 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Intimate Portrait: John F. Kennedy, Jr. 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Attractive, flaxen-haired television personality Leeza Gibbons first came to national attention as a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" (syndicated, 1981- ), before going on to greater fame as a talk-show host in the 1990s. As the star and producer of the long-running, eponymous talk program, "Leeza" (syndicated, 1994-2000), Gibbons steered her show to three Daytime Emmy victories. Always under the radar - but never out of the public eye - Gibbons made a splashy return to prime time in Spring 2007 when she was announced as a celebrity contestant on the highly rated competitive reality show, "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ).

Relationships

Cammy

Sister

Steven Fenton

Husband
Engaged June 2010 after dating for two years Married April 20, 2011 on the rooftop of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA

Jean Gibbons

Mother
Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2002 and died in May 2008

Carlos Giboons

Father

Carlos Giboons

Brother

John Hicks

Husband
Married 1980 Divorced 1982

Stephen Meadows Actor

Husband
Married 1991 Divorced 2005

Nathan Meadows

Son
Born October 3, 1997 father, Stephen Meadows

Troy Meadows

Son
Born c. 1992 father, Stephen Meadows

Christopher Quinten Actor

Husband
Married 1989 Divorced 1991

Alexandra Quinten

Daughter
Born c. 1989 father, Christopher Quinten

EDUCATION

Irmo High School

Irmo , South Carolina

University of South Carolina

Columbia , South Carolina
Graduated magna cum laude; member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority

Milestones

2009

Published the book, Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss, which tells the story of Leeza's family's personal struggle with Alzheimer's disease after her mother's diagnosis

2007

Joined the ABC reality series, "Dancing with the Stars"

2003

Hosted the Lifetime reality series, "What Should You Do?"

2000

Returned to hosting duties, succeeding Maureen O'Boyle on "Extra" (Syndicated)

1999

Signed by E! Entertainment TV to produce and host documentaries on pop culture

1998

Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (May 7)

1994

Hosted and executive produced her own talk shoe, "Leeza" (NBC, 1994-1999; syndicated 1999-2000)

1993

With John Tesh, co-hosted the short-lived NBC talk show, "John & Leeza"

1991

Appeared as herself in the film, "Soapdish"

1990

Reprised role of Jesse Perkins in "Robocop 2"

1988

Hosted "Home" (ABC)

1988

Hosted "George Schlatter's Funny People" (NBC)

1987

Began providing Hollywood segments to "Good Morning, Australia"

1987

Played Jesse Perkins in "Robocop"

1985

Appeared as an "Entertainment Tonight" reporter in the film, "Maxie"

1984

Became a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" (Syndicated)

1983

Co-hosted CBS' "Two on the Town" in NYC

Started out as a news anchor for WLTR in Columbia, SC

Co-hosted "PM Magazine" in Dallas and Beaumont, TX

Formed Leeza Gibbons Enterprises (LGE)

Bonus Trivia

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Gibbons was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame and also received the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor given a civilian by the state.

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Gibbons has received the Congressional Horizon Award for her work on children's issues.

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In early 2000s, Gibbons launched her mineral makeup line Sheer Cover with Guthy-Renker.

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