in Lafayette, Louisiana - due west of New Orleans
in the heart of Cajun Country - Leigh never dreamed that big-budget feature films
were in her future. On the road less traveled, she eventually found her calling.
On her journey, Leigh built an impressive list
of credits. She is most proud of her work in the
opening scenes of The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner
and Ashton Kutcher. She plays a drowning woman saved by Coast Guard hero, Ben Randall, played
Having earned the reputation as the go-to girl
for the most dangerous stunts on film, such as performing 90 foot high falls in both Charlie's
Angels movies doubling Lucy Liu, Leigh is also recognized for her ability to handle the most
physically demanding acting roles.
Among Leigh's earliest credits are GI Jane and Bad Boys, where she doubled Demi Moore and Tea Leoni, respectively. GI Jane was brutally demanding,
but Leigh jokes that shaving her head was the
scariest thing she's ever done for work.
The funniest, however, was doubling Jennifer Tung,
the one-breasted "Whoa" in the wacky movie, Kung-Pow:
Enter the Fist. "Off camera, everyone tried to
grab my prosthetic breast!" she laughs.
In stark contrast to her rugged apparence in GI
Jane, her first job on camera was as a sports
model for Ralph Lauren Sportswear posing on a trampoline
for World-renowned fashion photographer, Bruce Weber. At the time, she didn't even know
who Bruce Weber was. Once she figured it out, she realized what a privilege it was for her.
Since then, Leigh has worked on numerous notable
productions such as Mighty Joe Young, Charlie's
Angels I & II, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, episodes
of CSI, Cold Case and Crossing Jordan. She has
also appeared in several national television commercials,
including a currently airing Toyota Prius spot.
These days you are more likely to find Leigh behind the camera as a film's Stunt Coordinator. Upon returning home to Louisiana in late 2009, Leigh hit the ground running having coordinated stunts for four films in a row before the year's end.
Little did anyone know that Leigh's sports training
would lead her to performing in Hollywood movies.
Both of her parents were school teachers, so it's
no wonder that she excelled in school, succeeded
in sports, and developed a love for the arts.
Her father taught at the University of Southwestern
Louisiana (now University of Louisiana) where he pioneered the sport of trampoline. He was her
first trampoline coach and gave her the fearlessness she needed to shine. The first acrobatic
move he taught her was to balance on one foot in his hand. She was still in diapers.
Leigh's successful athletic career featured several
National and World Trampoline Titles. She holds
a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records for
winning the most US National Championships for
On the path to L.A., Leigh got a Masters Degree,
taught Jr. High School special education and worked
briefly on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. before
finding her new passion.
In L.A. Leigh's career carries on. She continues
to work in entertainment in one capacity or another.