Leisha Hailey

Leisha Hailey formed a pop duo called The Murmurs with Heather Grody in 1991, and the team released several albums throughout the decade and played at Lilith Fair. Though she was devoted to her music, Hailey had always ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1971 in Okinawa, JP

Filmography

Actor (8)

Chasing Life 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supernatural 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fertile Ground 2014 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

Boy Meets World 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The L Word 2003 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Something's Cooking 2006 (Movie)

Shelly (Actor)

Totally Gayer 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

All Over Me 1997 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)
Music (2)

The Kids Are All Right 2010 (Movie)

("Same High") (Song)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

("Smash") (Song)

Biography

Leisha Hailey formed a pop duo called The Murmurs with Heather Grody in 1991, and the team released several albums throughout the decade and played at Lilith Fair. Though she was devoted to her music, Hailey had always wanted to be an actress, and she played a would-be musician on an episode of the show "Boy Meets World" before performing on the big screen in the 1997 coming-of-age drama "All Over Me". Set in New York's City's "riot grrrl" punk-music scene, the gritty film followed a teenage girl who discovers her lesbian identity. Also in 1997, Hailey was on an episode of the television sitcom "Ellen", and the openly lesbian actress finally landed a really plum role when she joined the cast of Showtime's "The L Word" as bisexual journalist Alice Pieszecki, playing opposite Jennifer Beals and Pam Grier. Hailey has stayed loyal to music, too, and co-wrote the hit Shakira song "Don't Bother" in 2007 for the album "Oral Fixation Vol. 2."

Relationships

K D Lang Actor

Companion
Dated for nearly five years Broke up in 2001

Milestones

2010

Guest starred on Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva"

2009

Filmed a pilot for a spin-off series of "The L Word" titled "The Farm" in which her character Alice goes to prison; Showtime did not pick up the series

2004

Landed breakthrough role as bisexual journalist Alice Pieszecki on the Showtime drama series "The L Word"

1997

Landed a featured role in the drama feature "All Over Me"

1997

Played a bar patron during Ellen DeGeneres' "coming out" episode on "Ellen" (ABC)

1996

Made TV-acting debut on an episode of "Boy Meets World" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

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In Sept. 2011, Hailey claimed a Southwest Airlines flight attendant booted the actress and her girlfriend off their flight because they were kissing on the plane. Southwest issued a statement explaining multiple passengers complained about Hailey's excessive affectionate behavior with her companion.

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