Leslie has worked extensively both in front of and behind the camera and has many film and television credits, including CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, VEEP, House, Criminal Minds, The Kid, WACO, and Kihachi Okamoto’s award-winning film, East Meets West. She’s cast independent features, including The Mad Songs Of Fernanda Hussein, winner of the Rosa Luxembourg award, and coaches actors preparing for film and TV roles. Students include Maya Stojan (Castle, Agents of Shield); Rockmond Dunbar (Sons of Anarchy); Laurene Landon (Sky); Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild), Hank Harris (Pumpkin); Robert Wahlberg (The Departed); Michael Mantenuto (Miracle) and Elaine Hendrix (Anger Management).
She’s taught at the esteemed Second City Comedy school in Hollywood, The Film Workshops, Rockport, Maine, the Screen Actors Guild Conservatory in L.A., New England Film Academy, Sonoma Academy, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Boston Film and Video Foundation, Kevin Fennessey Casting, the American School in Paris, the Santa Fe School of Performing Arts, Santa Fe Preparatory School and the Rio Grande School.
At the suggestion of creators Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan, Leslie introduced The Artist’s Way, a course in unblocking and reconnecting with our innate creativity, to France and Italy, where it continues to support many artists and performers in the creative process.