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Overview (1)

Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Leigh was raised in the heart of Cajun Country in a very active family who loved sports of all kinds. Her father, Jeff Hennessy, was the trampoline coach at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. He taught his children a variety of athletic activities such as water skiing, motocross, diving and the art of trampoline.

Leigh's love of trampoline took her all over the world representing the United States in countless international competitions. She earned multiple national and world championships during her career.

After receiving a Master's degree at UL and working on Capitol Hill as a staffer for Congressman James A. Hayes (D-LA), Leigh eventually translated her athletic career into a film career as a stunt woman and actress. Her first feature film was Bad Boys (1995) where she doubled 'Tea Leoni' diving out of a speeding car. Her big break came when she doubled 'Demi Moore' in G.I. Jane (1997) throughout the film doing an array of military-style stunts, as well as fight scenes with 'Viggo Mortensen'. She also had to shave her head to match Moore's.

In both Charlie's Angels (Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003))movies, Leigh doubled 'Lucy Liu' performing one of the highest falls for women in the business -- over 90 feet. In the first Charlie's Angels (2000) movie, she was part of the trio of extraordinary stunt women who performed the historic fall together. Unfortunately, the scenes were cut from the movies.

In 2007, Leigh was nominated for a World Stunt Award for her work in the opening scenes as a drowning victim in The Guardian (2006) with Kevin Costner.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: D. Balfour

Spouse (1)

Dr. Mark Robson (4 October 2008 - present)

Trivia (12)

Inducted in the World Acrobatics Society Legends Hall of Fame, 2005.
In the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the Most National Trampoline Championship titles for Women in the US and for the highest score in the World Trampoline Championships for the Women's Double Mini-tramp event (since broken).
Maternal Grandfather was Native American.
Husband's mother was an actress for UK theater and BBC radio and television: Diana Robson.
Husband once hosted coin shows for ShopNBC as "Dr. Mark.".
Member of the United Stuntwomen's Association.
Father was the US National Trampoline coach for over 2 decades.
Inductee in the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame, 2007. Father was inducted in 2005. They are the first ever father-daughter inductees in the USAG Hall of Fame.
First job in the film business was modeling for 'Bruce Weber' in a Ralph Lauren ad.
Doubled 'Jennifer Tung' in Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002), doing acrobatics with a heavy prosthetic of one large breast strapped to her chest.
Shaved her head to double 'Demi Moore' in G.I. Jane (1997).
Jumped off the 6th Street Bridge in Los Angeles in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003).

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