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Overview (2)

Born in Okinawa, Japan
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Leisha Hailey was born on July 11, 1971 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for The L Word (2004), All Over Me (1997) and Fertile Ground (2011).

Trivia (14)

Member of singing duo The Murmurs, Gush and now 'Uh Huh Her' since 2007.
Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York).
Appeared in several television commercials for Yoplait Yogurt.
Played leading role in school play "Oliver" and attended Bellevue West High School in Nebraska.
Was an extra (sitting in the coffee shop) in Ellen DeGeneres' coming out episode of Ellen (1994) [1997].
Started her own record label, Marfa Records.
Voted #1 in the AfterEllen.com Hot 100 list 2007.
Best friends with The L Word (2004) cast mates Erin Daniels and Katherine Moennig. Leisha and Kate have both confirmed that they still see Erin regularly back home in Los Angeles.
Her favorite album is "Let It Be", by The Replacements.
Filming 3rd season of The L Word (2004) in Vancouver, Canada. [June 2005]
(summer 1999) part of Sarah McLachlan's "Lilith Fair" tour
Performing with her new band 'Uh Huh Her', which also includes band mate Camila Grey (aka "Camilla Grey"). [October 2007]
Was roommates with Mia Kirshner and Katherine Moennig while filming The L Word (2004). Kirshner, Hailey, and Moenning lived down the street from Jennifer Beals' house.

Personal Quotes (2)

It was just amazing to finally see yourself represented. That's why I carry so much pride about being on this show. I'm excited to be a part of it because I know how big it was for me.
People have this perception of a gay lifestyle - that it's so different, when really it's exactly the same. Problems at work. Problems at home. Jealousy. It runs the gamut. But I think maybe that's why this show is a hit: People identify with it, regardless. - On why The L Word (2004) has achieved crossover status by focusing less on "lesbian issues" per se.

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