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Leisha Hailey

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Leisha Hailey (born July 11, 1971) is an American actress and musician most widely known for playing Alice Pieszecki in the Showtime Networks production The L Word. Hailey first came to the public’s attention as a musician in the pop duo The Murmurs and has continued a music career as part of the band Uh Huh Her.

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Music
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.
In 2001, Hailey and Grody changed their name to Gush. The band split when Hailey began working for The L Word. In 2005, Hailey founded Marfa Records.

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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.
Hailey also co-wrote the Shakira hit song “Don’t Bother” for her 2007 hit album Oral Fixation Vol. 2.
Acting

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Hailey’s first major role was in the 1997 movie All Over Me, and around this time, she played a struggling musician on an episode of Boy Meets World.[citation needed] Since 2003, she has starred as Alice Pieszecki, a bisexual journalist, on The L Word.
In September 2008, Showtime announced Hailey would star in a “pilot presentation spinoff” The Farm 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.

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Hailey has appeared in several Yoplait yogurt commercials as 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.

Film
Year Film Role
1996 All Over Me Lucy
1998 Some Girl The Murmurs
1999 Sleeping Beauties Sno Blo Band
2002 The Snowflake Crusade Marigold
2007 La Cucina Shelly
2009 Make Up Shelley Cabot
2010 “Fertile Ground” Emily Weaver
Television
Year Title Role
1996 Boy Meets World Corinna
1997 Ellen Woman in Gay Bar
2004–2009 The L Word Alice Pieszecki
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Allison Bradford
Grey’s Anatomy Claire Solomon
2007–2010 American Dad! Lily (Voice)
2009 Maneater Harriet
2010 “Drop Dead Diva” Hope Prentiss
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dana Carlston