Leah was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Los Angeles with her mother and sisters at the age of 13. At the beginning of her working life, while pursuing her acting career, Leah had a variety of jobs, such as waitressing, selling car insurance, and as a telemarketer for a solar heating company. Leah got her first speaking line as an actress on an episode of “Head of the Class”, and landed her first starring role shortly thereafter in the TV series Living Dolls, from there she went on to guest star on shows such as Friends, Cheers, and NYPD Blue, she has continued to enjoy success ever since.
After two seasons as co-star in the prime time NBC comedy, “Fired Up”, Leah landed a starring role in the hit CBS comedy series, “The King of Queens”. While enjoying the success of the King Of Queens, Leah also landed a role in the highly successful movie, “Old School” as well as guest starring on the critically acclaimed “Fat Actress”. The King Of Queens had a very successful nine year run completing its final season in 2007, and it is now enjoying huge success in the syndication market.
Leah has a child, Sofia, of 3 years old, and lives in Los Angeles with her singer/actor husband, Angelo Pagan.
Aside from family, Leah’s greatest joy in life is the philanthropic work she does with various charities, ranging from the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, bringing real help and hope to the rescue workers of September 11th in her home state to the Los Angeles based grass roots Police Activities League, affording after school opportunities to children who would otherwise be without a place to enjoy after school activities to her own forming foundation to bring alternative solutions to the education system that has failed children and parents alike by labeling them rather than educating them.
Leah’s first segue into production was a partnership with her Production Company, Just Some Chicks Productions and VH-1 co-producing the “Inside Out” Wedding and Baby Specials, one of the single most successful specials the Network had seen to date, Early in 2007 Leah and her Production Partner, Melinda Brownstone, co-produced a series of webisodes for the Suave/Sprint brands under the In The Motherhood banner. The series was highly successful, with over 5 million viewers visiting the site. Leah continues to create future entertainment properties for herself as an actress as well as a Producer, developing both scripted and non-scripted projects for Television, Film and the Internet.
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Web Series Filmography: In The Motherhood (Kim)