Leisha Hailey is best known for her portrayal of Alice Pieszecki in Showtime’s drama series The L Word. She was born on 11th July 1971 in Japan to American parents, whereas she was raised in Bellevue, Nebraska.
The actress first came to the attention of the public in 1991 through The Murmurs, a pop music duo alongside fellow singer and academy classmate Heather Grody. In 2007, she became a part of an electropop duo Uh Huh Her with Camila Grey.
Hailey came out as a lesbian when she was 17 prior to joining the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Leisha Hailey’s Relationship Status and Dating History
Leisha is reportedly single at the moment. However, there’s no shortage of incidents in her dating life.
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Leisha Hailey with her former girlfriend, k.d. lang.
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The actress was in a relationship with k.d. lang (Kathryn Dawn Lang) for five years. The couple began dating in 1996 before deciding to part in 2001.
Speaking in an interview with Dennis Hensley in 2004, the actress wasn’t particularly comfortable talking about her break up with k.d. When asked if they’re still friends, Hailey responded with – “It’s a very private matter for me.”
Leisha added, she learned massively from her dating life with her former girlfriend. She admitted being sentimental about the whole thing and looked back on it with fond memories.
Nina Garduno (2004-2010)
Leisha Hailey and her partner Nina Garduno were in a relatively long-term relationship for six years. They began dating in 2004 before splitting in 2010. The actress has not shed much light on her relationship with Nina.
Camila Grey (2011-2016)
Leisha Hailey was in a relationship with her partner Camila Grey.
Hailey began dating her bandmate girlfriend, Camila Grey in 2011. However, their relationship was not public until an incident at Southwest Airlines, where the couple was ejected from the plane. They reportedly argued with the flight attendant, who wanted them to stop kissing. The pair subsequently released a joint statement that read:
In no way were our actions on Southwest Airlines excessive, inappropriate or vulgar … it was one, modest kiss. We are in the process of filing a formal complaint with the airline. We hope that when all is said and done a greater tolerance without prejudice will evolve.
The couple was together for five years before calling it quit in 2016.
What is Leisha Hailey’s Net Worth?
Leisha Hailey began her music career with Heather Grody after forming a pop duo called The Murmurs back in 1991. Throughout the 1990s, they released numerous albums and went on tours.
Leisha and Heather changed the name of their band to Gush in 2001. The group disbanded four years later after Hailey got cast in the Showtime series The L Word.
Hailey’s other music endeavors include her stint alongside Camila Grey in the electropop duo Uh Huh Her. They released their first album in 2008 called Common Reaction. Earlier in 2005, she co-wrote a hit song Don’t Bother from Shakira.
Check out: Uh Huh Her – Not A Love Song [Official Music Video]
Moving on to her acting career, Leisha made her TV debut in 1996. She played the role of a struggling musician in one of the episodes of the sitcom series Boy Meets World.
The actress’ most prominent breakthrough came in the mid-2000s when she landed the role of Alice Pieszecki in The L Word. She was scheduled to star in the spin-off The Farm before it was announced Showtime wouldn’t be picking up the series.
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As for the big screens, Hailey notably played the role of Shelly in the award-winning romantic drama film La Cucina (2007). Three years later, she featured as Emily Weaver in the horror movie Fertile Ground (2010). Her other notable movie credits include Quarries (2016) and Dead Ant (2017).
Leisha has mostly made cameo appearances in several series. One of the most noteworthy ones arrived in 2015 when she played the role of Amelia Novak for a single episode in the CW series Supernatural. Likewise, she featured in a couple of episodes of Silicon Valley (2017) as Liz Tinsdale. A year earlier, she portrayed Maureen ‘Mo’ O’Grady for seven episodes in the web series Bosch.
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Hailey is set to reprise her role as Alice Pieszecki in the sequel series The L Word: Generation Q (2019). The other cast includes Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas, Sepideh Moafi, and Stephanie Allynne.
Leisha Hailey’s net worth is estimated at $1 million.