Leisha Hailey (born July 11, 1971) is an American actress and musician known for playing Alice Pieszecki in the Showtime Networks series The L Word . Hailey first came to the public's attention as a musician in the pop duo The Murmurs and has continued her music career as part of the band Uh Huh Her.
Alice Elisabeth Pieszecki is a fictional character on the Showtime television network series The L Word, shown nationally in the United States. She is played by American actress Leisha Hailey. Alice lives in Los Angeles, California, and mostly hangs out in West Hollywood. During the first seasons, she is often seen with her best friends, Shane McCutcheon and Dana Fairbanks. Further into the show, she befriends Helena Peabody, and has romantic relationships with various recurrent lead characters, most notably Dana Fairbanks and Tasha Williams. She was listed in AfterEllen.com's Top 50 Favorite Female TV Characters.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) is an American entertainment company that oversees the company's premium cable television channels, including its flagship service Showtime. It is a subsidiary of media conglomerate CBS Corporation.
The L Word is an American-Canadian co-production television drama series portraying the lives of a group of lesbians and their friends, connections, family, and lovers in the trendy Greater Los Angeles, California city of West Hollywood.
Born in the USCAR, Japan to American parents, Hailey grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska.
The United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, or "USCAR", was the government in Okinawa, Japan, after World War II from 1950 until 1972.
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.
Bellevue is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States and a southern suburb of Omaha. The population was 50,137 at the 2010 census. Bellevue is part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Originally settled in the 1830s, Bellevue was incorporated in 1855 and is the oldest continuous town in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Legislature has credited the town as being the second oldest settlement in Nebraska. It was once the seat of government in Nebraska.
At 17, she came out as a lesbian before moving to New York City to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a two-year performing arts conservatory, with two locations: 120 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, and at 1336 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. The Academy offers an associate degree in occupational studies, and teaches drama and related arts in the areas of theater, film, and television. Students also have the opportunity to audition for the third-year theater company. Students can usually transfer completed credits to a 4-year college or university to finish a bachelor's degree if they choose. Many well-known stars, from the past and the present, made their start at the academy.
With her Academy classmate Heather Grody, she formed the pop duo The Murmurs in 1991. In the 1990s, they released several albums and toured on the Lilith Fair.[ citation needed ] In 2001, Hailey and Grody changed their name to Gush. The group disbanded when Hailey was cast in The L Word. In 2005, Hailey founded Marfa Records.
The Murmurs were an American alternative pop music duo composed of singer-songwriters Leisha Hailey and Heather Grody. Some time after the duo went their separate ways, Hailey became one half of Uh Huh Her and Grody became a founding member of Redcar.
Lilith Fair was a concert tour and travelling music festival, founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan, Nettwerk Music Group's Dan Fraser and Terry McBride, and New York talent agent Marty Diamond. It took place during the summers of 1997 to 1999, and was revived in the summer of 2010. It consisted solely of female solo artists and female-led bands. In its initial three years, Lilith Fair raised over $10M for charity.
In July 2007, Uh Huh Her, an electropop duo consisting of Hailey and Camila Grey, released an EP entitled I See Red; over a year later they released their first album Common Reaction .
Uh Huh Her is an indie/rock/electropop band that was formed in January 2007. The band's name came from an album by artist PJ Harvey, titled Uh Huh Her. The band has mentioned several times changing their name to UHH, as opposed to the full "Uh Huh Her," believing the original name looks good in written form, but is awkward to pronounce. It is unclear at this time if the name change will be made official at any point.
Electropop is a music genre combining elements of electronic and pop genres. Usually, it is described as a variant of synth-pop with heavy emphasis on its electronic sound. The genre has seen a revival of popularity and major influence since the 2000s.
Camila Grey is a Los Angeles based musician currently performing in the duo Uh Huh Her and also the supergroup Summer Moon composed of Nikolai Fraiture, Stephen Perkins, and Noah Harmon. Grey was formerly the bassist and keyboardist for the band Mellowdrone. She has also worked with such artists as Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Big Black Delta, Tricky,Linda Perry,Kanye West, Melissa Auf der Maur, Hans Zimmer, Kelly Osbourne, and Adam Lambert.
Hailey also co-wrote the Shakira hit song "Don't Bother" for her 2005 hit album Oral Fixation Vol. 2 .
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Born and raised in Barranquilla, her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).
"Don't Bother" is a song performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her seventh studio album and second English-language album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2. The song was released on 4 October 2005, by Epic Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Shakira, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards and Scott Spock, and was produced by Shakira. "Don't Bother" is a rock-influenced song in which Shakira assures her former lover that she does not need his sympathy and can move on without him.
Hailey's television debut was in 1996 when she played a struggling musician on an episode of Boy Meets World .Her first major film role was in the 1997 movie All Over Me .
From 2004 to 2009, she starred as Alice Pieszecki, a journalist, television, and radio show host, on The L Word. At the beginning of the series, Hailey's character identified as bisexual. By the end of the series, specifically in season 5, her character dated mostly women.
In September 2008, Showtime announced Hailey would star in The Farm,a "pilot presentation spinoff" of The L Word, to be written and produced by Ilene Chaiken, creator and executive producer of The L Word. It was announced in April 2009 that the show would not be picked up by Showtime.
Hailey's award-winning indie film La Cucina premiered on Showtime in December 2009, where she plays a straight pregnant newlywed.
Hailey has appeared in several Yoplait yogurt commercialsas well as a BMW commercial. In April 2008, Hailey was named spokesperson for Olivia Cruises, a travel company which sells cruises and resort vacations marketed towards lesbian customers. She also stars in the psychological thriller Fertile Ground.
In 2015, Hailey appeared in an episodeof long-running The CW show Supernatural as Amelia Novak, the estranged wife of Jimmy Novak (human vessel of the angel Castiel, played by Misha Collins.)
In 2007, Hailey was named the sexiest woman in the AfterEllen Hot 100 list compiled by AfterEllen.com.
Hailey dated k.d. lang for nearly 5 years until breaking up in 2001.She also had a long-term relationship with Nina Garduno from 2004 to 2010. From 2011 to 2016, she was dating her bandmate Camila Grey. Their relationship first became public when the two were ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight for arguing with a flight attendant who asked them to stop kissing.
|1997||All Over Me||Lucy|
|1998||Some Girl||The Murmurs|
|1999||Sleeping Beauties||Sno Blo Band|
|2002||The Snowflake Crusade||Marigold|
|2009||Make Up||Shelley Cabot|
|2010||Fertile Ground||Emily Weaver|
|2016||Love Is All You Need?||Coach Jenkins|
|1996||Boy Meets World||Corinna||1 episode|
|1997||Ellen||Woman in Gay Bar||1 episode|
|2004–2009||The L Word||Alice Pieszecki||70 episodes|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Allison Bradford||1 episode|
|Grey's Anatomy||Claire Solomon||1 episode|
|2007–2011||American Dad!||Lily (Voice)||4 episodes|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Hope Prentiss||1 episode|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dana Carlston||1 episode|
|2012||The New Normal||Victoria||1 episode|
|2014||Constantine||Lanni's wife||1 episode|
|2015||Supernatural||Amelia Novak||1 episode|
|2015||Chasing Life||Juliet||1 episode|
|2016||Bosch||Maureen 'Mo' O'Grady||7 episodes|
|2016||Code Black||Natalie||1 episode|
|2017||Silicon Valley||Liz Tinsdale||2 episodes|
Uh Huh Her is the sixth studio album by English alternative rock musician PJ Harvey. The album was written, recorded and produced over a two-year period by the singer-songwriter herself. She also played every instrument on the album with the exception of the final drum tracks, added by long-time collaborator Rob Ellis. It was released on 31 May 2004 in the United Kingdom, and 8 June 2004 in the United States.
All Over Me is a 1997 drama film directed by Alex Sichel and written by her sister, Sylvia Sichel. Alex Sichel received a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation to make a film about the riot grrrl music scene and then asked her sister to collaborate with her.
Daniela Sea is an American filmmaker, actress and musician. She rose to prominence through her role as Max Sweeney on Showtime's drama series The L Word.
Shane McCutcheon is a fictional character from the American Showtime television drama series The L Word, played by Katherine Moennig.
Alicia Warrington is an American drummer. She has played drums for Kate Nash, Kelly Osbourne, Lillix, Hannah Montana, Uh Huh Her, Gore Gore Girls, Dawn Robinson, The All-Girl Boys Choir, The Dollyrots, The Bruises, Tracy Chapman, Selena Gomez, Colton Dixon, Chris Rene and others. In December 2018, Alicia signed for American professional wrestling company WWE and started working for their NXT brand, as the host of the post-show. As of the April 25, 2019 episode of the NXT show on WWE Network, she is the show's ring announcer, replacing Kayla Braxton, who moved up to an interviewer position on SmackDown.
Sarah Warn is an American writer and the former editor of entertainment website AfterEllen.com.
Rose Rollins is an American actress. She is known for her role as Tasha Williams in the Showtime drama series, The L Word (2007-2009). In 2016, Rollins began starring as Valerie Anderson in the ABC crime drama series, The Catch.
Common Reaction is the debut album from Uh Huh Her, which was released on August 19, 2008 in the United States. This is an elextro/pop album that features Camila Grey's voice and Leisha Hailey's abilities on guitar and keyboard.
Amy Cook is an American musician and singer-songwriter living in Austin, Texas.
Fertile Ground is a 2011 horror film directed by Adam Gierasch. The film was released as part of the After Dark Originals line on January 28, 2011 and stars Leisha Hailey as a pregnant woman who finds herself subjected to several strange supernatural occurrences.
Nocturnes is the second studio album from Uh Huh Her, which was released on October 11, 2011 worldwide. The album had four singles and music video, "Another Case", "Disdain", "Wake To Sleep" and most recently, "Human Nature".
Future Souls is the third studio album from American girl band Uh Huh Her. Released on March 25, 2014 worldwide and shipped out March 24, the album features dance influences and an electropop background. Two singles off the album have been released: Innocence, on February 4, 2014, and "It's Chemical" on March 4, 2014.
I See Red is the debut extended play by indie band Uh Huh Her. I See Red was released on July 24. 2007, on Plaid Records.
Marie Lyn Bernard, known professionally as Riese Bernard, is an American writer and digital media executive. She is best known as the CEO and co-founder of the lesbian and queer women's interest website Autostraddle. Bernard received a 2017 GLAAD Media Award nomination for her article, “105 Trans Women On American TV: A History and Analysis”.
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