Hi there. I'm Lesley with an -ey. Recently, I've been acting and studying film production in my adopted hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. I'm originally from Massachusetts.
ACTING: I entered college as a Theater & Dance major but then found poetry and had to make a choice. Since moving to Pittsburgh a few years ago, however, I've had the opportunity to return to acting and I love it.
WRITING: I studied creative writing and, as one of the "Etiquette Grrls," coauthored two humorous etiquette books aimed at clueless 20-somethings. For several years I wrote a syndicated column for Scripps-Howard News Service. I have contributed to Town & Country, , and I have talked about body odor on national TV with Kathie Lee and Hoda. And they didn't give me any wine! RUDE. But I digress. Currently I am focused on screenwriting and am developing scripts for two shorts and a feature-length film.
MISC.: I was part of the team that launched a major travel website. I still consult on web content development and enjoy mentoring early-stage web companies. I travel as much as I can with my husband and kids. I like British TV shows way more than I should. I collect old scientific and pseudoscientific memorabilia.
Unique traits: • This feels HORRID to write, but I am, technically, a stage mom. My daughter (age 10) also acts professionally. If anyone is looking to cast a mother and child who genuinely look alike, let me know. • I can pull off a variety of period looks. Also vampires. Yay natural deathly pallor. • I can do an authentic New England accent (e.g., NOT "pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd," though I can go SuperSouthie if needed)... handy if you need a professor/lawyer/other snooty type. :) • Other accents: British RP, Dutch, Southern drawl, New York, French.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Young Kit dreams of following in his Naval Pilot Father's footsteps. He dreams of flight, but everyone in his life laughs at his dreams. When his father returns from tour, he decides to do the impossible.
Theater by Rage of the Stage Players Van Helsing This was the world premiere of Bloody Hell, a play based on characters from Bram Stoker's Dracula. It was written and directed by James Michael Shoberg.
Film (short) by Cliffhanger Productions Tiffany
Film (short) by Midnight on Saturday Rita
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
Film by Indian Paintbrush Stand-in: Molly Shannon
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
Film by Indian Paintbrush Shiva Guest
My Date with Adam
Film (short) by Steeltown Entertainment Woman at Bar
Getting Away Together
Television by PBS / Pine Ridge Productions Travel Expert (recurring)
I Found You
Film by Sgambati Productions Alison
Film by Dave Rodkey Betty