Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Actress > H > Leisha Hailey

Profile of Leisha Hailey on Famous Like Me

Name: Leisha Hailey  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 11th July 1971
Place of Birth: Okinawa, Japan
Profession: Actress
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Publicity shot for The L Word

Leisha Hailey (born July 11, 1971) is a musician and actress.

She was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska. She came out as a lesbian as a teenager and moved to New York City where she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1991. She formed the rock duo The Murmurs 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, released several albums and toured with Lilith Fair. Their biggest album Blender included a collaboration with Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos; in addition, several of the songs were produced by k.d. lang, Hailey's significant other for several years. Hailey was also the inspiration for lang's 2000 album Invincible Summer.

By 2001 Hailey and Grody changed the name of their duo to Gush.

As an actress, she had a bit part in the 1997 coming out episode of Ellen which starred Ellen DeGeneres. She also appeared in the 1997 film All Over Me, and had a recurring role in television commercials for Yoplait. She made her television series debut on Showtime's The L Word.

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Leisha Hailey