The oldest of five, born in SW Philly Leah filled her childhood w/rock n roll, soap diva Susan Lucci, Madonna and horror classics like Carrie. She was able to contain her passion for pop culture just long enough to graduate (magna cum laude) from WCU with degrees in Psych and Elem Ed. After spending the summer of 1999 on the road w/80’s rock icons Poison, Leah packed her Ford Probe to the roof, $200 in her pockets, no real plan for work or even housing, and headed to Hollywood.
Her first Los Angeles success was with the founding of BurstMusic.net, through which she produced and hosted hundreds of Rock n’ Roll Events and Charity Concerts.
With a wish and a prayer, she managed to get by and is now most notably known as a regular voice actor on Cartoon Network’s hilariously snarky “Robot Chicken”, having recorded over 30 character voices for the Emmy Award winning Cartoon, and for her work on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Deadwood”. Leah has appeared in many indie projects; film, tv, and web shows. As a member of SAG, Leah has had the honor of acting along-side such incredible actors as Ian McShane, Earl W. Brown, Christian Slater, Paula Malcomson,Brad Douriff and Seth Green. Leah is an an active volunteer for the non-profit SAG Foundation, as well as Tom Morello’s Axis of Justice. Leah gives her time and energy to many charitable causes.
An accomplished host; she has MC’d thousands of live events, from rock concerts, to childrens’ events, many produced by Cevoli. Leah was the only on-camera host backstage at the 75th anniversary of Sturgis Bike Rally garnering her on-camera interviews with members of legendary rock bands Guns N’ Roses and Alice in Chains.
A regular on the San Diego Comic Con panel ciruit, Leah was voted one of the Most Dangerous Women of Comic Con (2012) ; as well as one of the Top Ten Hotties on Robot Chicken. She is the founder of All Shapes and Sizes Welcome and Greenlight Your Passion Project.
When Leah is not acting, hosting, or speaking on panels, she is writing, and is currently a regular staff writer for http://www.MsInTheBiz.com
Leah has successfully transitioned into a bi-coastal career and lifestyle, and regularly works on both coasts, as well as teaching workshops for actors/hosts and musicians looking to transition into the Los Angeles market. Additionally, Leah is known as an expert in the crowdfunding industry and has been instrumental in raising over 4 million dollars for independent crowdfunding projects.
Currently, she is in post-production on multiple film projects including Remember The Sultana (Exec Produced by Sean Astin & Jim Michaels), and Nowhereland directed by Robin Bain.
Recent Panel Appearances
2016 – Hollyshorts- Micro-Budgets “Begging, Borrowing, Bartering” (Hollywood, CA)
2015 – Love Your Self – ENM Blogger Conference (Hollywood, CA)
2015 – Hollyshorts – Women In Film Panel – (Hollywood, CA)
2015- Mastering the Web – San Diego Comic Con
2015 – Greenlight Your Passion Project – San Diego Comic Con
2015 All shapes & Sizes Welcome – San Diego Comic Con
2015 – Ms In The Biz – The Hatchery- Ready, Set, Go (LA)
2015 – Digital Hollywood – Women’s Mini Fest (Marina Del Ray, CA)
2014 – Voice Over Actors Panel – North East Comic Con (Boston, MA)
2014- All Shapes & Sizes Welcome – Pop Stuff Expo (Ventura, CA)
2014- All Shapes & Sizes Welcome – Comikaze Expo (LA)
2013- All Shapes & Sizes Welcome- Comic Con (San Diego, CA)
2013- All Shapes & Sizes Welcome – Wonder Con (Anaheim, CA)
2013 The F Word Event – (Los Angeles, CA)
2012- The Most Dangerous Women of Comic Con- (San Diego, CA)
2012- Geek Girls Create- Wonder Con (Anaheim, CA)
2011- Geek Girls Create- Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo (LA)
2010- Indie Film Maker Panel- FreakShow Horror Festival (Orlando, FL)