Born and raised in beautiful Charleston, SC, Leila proudly attributes her warm, genuine and kind nature to her Southern upbringing. Leila's dreams were a little too big to stay in her "Notebook" little town, taking her talents up north to Boston where she studied Theatre Arts and the English language. Leila may have moved out of the South, but that warm, genuine, and kind Southern essence lives at her core forever.
After living in Boston and NYC for 10+ years now, Leila now affectionately refers to herself as "The perfect blend of Sweet Southern Charm spiked with a double shot of tough, total female badass you dare not mess with."
Leila currently resides in NYC performing in TV, Film, Theatre, Commercials, Print, and Host work. When not performing, Leila enjoys running all up and down Central Park, Blasting Country Music, Walking a sweet UES Poochie, Cooking up a new Recipe, Hosting friends & family at her apartment, Binge watching "Friends" for goodness knows how many times, and spending time with her husband Greg.
"Leila was the consummate professional. Quick to reply, well prepared and engaged every moment of the shoot. Both the client and the production team found her to be an excellent choice for the filming. The final promotional video was a hit with partners and viewers. I would recommend Leila to anyone seeking a fantastic actor for their next project." -Desiree Sirard, Harvard Business School
"We used Leila for a product demo video, and will use her again. Not only is she an excellent actor, but what’s just as important is how hard she works to help the production crew get the shots they need. No diva ego here – Leila sees herself as part of the team, and that makes her invaluable on set."
-Catie Foertsch, Yes!MediaWorks