Leslie Kendall Dye

Leslie Kendall Dye

www.lesliekendalldye.net
Actor and Dancer

New York City, New York

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About Leslie

Leslie Kendall Dye grew up in Los Angeles and began acting in film and television at 12, after debuting in the title role of Los Angeles Chamber Ballet's "The Little Prince" at 10. She was a series regular on Charlie Hoover, for Fox TV,starring Sam Kinison, and she played Lee Remick's daughter in a three part television miniseries for NBC called "Nutcracker, Money, Madness and Murder." She also guest starred on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Clueless," among other TV series.

She attended Columbia University in New York City, after attending Joffrey Ballet School each summer for a decade prior to college. After that, she attended The Neighborhood Playhouse and other theatre schools in NYC. She began work in theatre and film on the east coast following her education there. She starred as a femme fatale in a film noir comedy entitled "Body/Antibody" and played a mentally ill pregnant housewife who, in 1939, is sucked--literally--into an early model television in a short film called "Telegenic." She has done many other short films and has appeared on stage at Here, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theatre, and others.

She lives with her husband and daughter in NYC and has begun to write in addition to acting. She has written for Salon, The Washington Post, Vela Magazine, The Toast, Brain, Child, Word Riot,The Huffington Post, Role Reboot, The Reject Pile, Mamalode, Nanny Magazine, and book reviews for Off the Shelf, among others.

She still dances, although always in service of an acting role now, or, of course, at the ballet barre.

Unique traits: Ballet dancer and essayist.

Credits

  • Telegenic

    Telegenic (2010)
    Film by Kelly D. Lewis (Short and Drama) Actress

  • Body/Antibody

    Body/Antibody (2007)
    Film by Jordan Hoffman (Comedy and Drama) Actress Kip Polyard is an obsessive-compulsive shut-in whose antiseptic world is invaded by Celine, the beautiful seductress who moves in next door to Kip's rent-controlled Manhattan apartment. Kip and Celine begin a tentative love affair that turns passionate and then deadly, as Celine's secrets turn Kip's perfectly organized life upside-down. Written by Anonymous

  • Clueless

    Clueless (1998)
    Television by Amy Heckerling (Comedy) Actress A television series, based on the popular movie of the same name. Many of the actors from the movie appear in the television series, including Dionne, Mr. Hall, Miss Giest, Amber, and Murray. Written by Anonymous

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
    Television by Michael Piller (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actress The stable wormhole discovered by the Deep Space Nine crew is known to the Bajoran people as the Celestial Temple of their Prophets. Sisko, as discoverer of the wormhole and its inhabitants, is therefore the Emissary of Bajoran prophesy. The wormhole's other end is in the Gamma Quadrant, halfway around the galaxy from Bajor. That section of space is dominated by the malevolent Dominion. The Dominion is led by the Changelings, the race of shapeshifters to which Odo belongs. As of the beginning of the sixth season, Cardassia has joined the Dominion, and together they are waging war on the Federation and their Klingon allies. The war is quickly becoming the most costly war ever for the Federation, and the Deep Space Nine crew must fight to protect their way of life. Written by Matthew D. Wilson <mdw1900@rit.edu>

  • Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even

    Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992)
    Film by Joan Micklin Silver (Comedy) Actress Laura's parents divorced when she was eight. Now, at thirteen, she lives with her mother, her stepfather, two stepbrothers, a stepsister, and a half-brother. She used to visit her father, stepmother (third stepmother) and half-sister, but now *another* divorce is in the works, so Laura visits her father and his pregnant girlfriend -- who's only six years older than she is. Who should she feel loyalty to? And is it any wonder she wants to run away from home? Written by Susan C. Mitchell <susanm@indirect.com>

  • Charlie Hoover

    Charlie Hoover (1991)
    Television by Ian Gurvitz (Comedy) Actress

  • Beanpole

    Beanpole (1990)
    TV Movie by Linda Day (Comedy) Actress Failed TV-Pilot about attractive and popular Lillian Pinkerton and her insecurity about being 13 years old and taller than most girls her age, especially when she tries out for cheerleading. Gags revolving around her five foot-eight inch stature, and her attempts to deal with it were the basis for this sitcom. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

  • Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder

    Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987)
    Television (Drama and Thriller) Actress Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.

Education

  • Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater (New York, NY)

  • Columbia University

  • Stella Adler

  • The Joffrey Ballet School

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