People

Leigh Halfpenny

born December 22nd, 1988

Stephen Leigh Halfpenny is a Welsh rugby union player who plays as a fullback or wing for the Scarlets. Halfpenny is the third highest points scorer for Wales after Neil Jenkins and Stephen Jones.

Leigh Matthews

born March 1st, 1952

Leigh Raymond Matthews is a former Australian rules footballer and coach. He played for Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and coached Collingwood and the Brisbane Lions in the VFL and renamed Australian Football League (AFL).

Leigh Taylor-Young

born January 25th, 1945

Leigh Taylor-Young is an American actress who has appeared on stage, screen, podcast, radio, and television. Her most well-known films include I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968), The Horsemen (1971), The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971), Soylent Green (1973), and Jagged Edge (1985). She won an Emmy for her role on the hit television series Picket Fences.

Leigh-Allyn Baker

born March 13th, 1972

Leigh-Allyn Baker (born March 13, 1972) is an American actress. She had recurring roles on Charmed and as Ellen on Will & Grace, and a starring role as the matriarch Amy Duncan on the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie. She also provided the voice of Abby on the computer-animated Nickelodeon series Back at the Barnyard.

Leighton Gage

born May 13th, 1942

Leighton David Gage was an American author of crime fiction best known for the Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations series of novels set in Brazil. He was inspired to write these novels after spending over 20 years living in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and being immersed in the Brazilian culture. Frequent subjects in his novels were problems that existed at the time in Brazil, problems that were foreign to the American culture.

Leighton Meester

born April 9th, 1986

Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress and singer. She is known for her starring role as Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, which ran from 2007 to 2012. She has also appeared in films such as Killer Movie (2008), Country Strong (2010), The Roommate (2011), Monte Carlo (2011), The Oranges (2011), The Judge (2014), The Weekend Away (2022), and EXmas (2023). She portrayed Angie D'Amato on the ABC sitcom Single Parents (2018–2020). Meester made her Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men (2014).

Leighton Vander Esch

born February 8th, 1996

Leighton Vander Esch (born February 8, 1996) is an American football middle linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boise State, and was drafted by the Cowboys in the first round of 2018 NFL Draft.

Leiji Matsumoto

born January 25th, 1938

Leiji Matsumoto was a Japanese manga artist, and creator of several anime and manga series. His widow Miyako Maki is also a manga artist.

Leila Arcieri

born December 18th, 1973

Leila Carmelita Arcieri (born December 18, 1973) is an American actress, model and businesswoman. She was Miss San Francisco in the 1997 Miss California pageant and has appeared in many films such as XXX, Wild Things 2 and Daddy Day Care. Arcieri is the founder and president of the natural sweetener brand STIR Sweetener. She played Jamaica St. Croix on Son of the Beach (2000–2002).

Leila Berg

died April 17th, 2012

Leila Berg was an English children's author, editor and play specialist. She was well known as a journalist and a writer on education and children's rights. Berg was a recipient of the Eleanor Farjeon Award.

Leila Denmark

born February 1st, 1898

Leila Alice Denmark was an American pediatrician in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the world's oldest practicing pediatrician until her retirement in May 2001 at the age of 103, after 73 years. She was a supercentenarian, living to the age of 114 years, 60 days.

Leila Diniz

born March 25th, 1945

Leila Roque Diniz was a Brazilian television, film and stage actress, whose liberal ideas and attitudes about sex had raised the discontent of both the feminists and the Brazilian military government of the 1960s.

Leila Forouhar

born February 23rd, 1959

Leila Forouhar (Persian: لیلا فروهر, Leilâ Foruhar) (born 23 February 1959) is an Iranian pop and classical singer. She was a child star, acting from the age of 3. She relocated to next door Turkey in 1986, then to Paris, before emigrating to Los Angeles in 1988.

Leila Hatami

born October 1st, 1972

Leila Hatami (Persian: لیلا حاتمی; born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She has received numerous accolades, including a Silver Bear, two Crystal Simorghs, two Hafez Awards, two Iran Cinema Celebration Awards and three Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association Awards. In 2012, the Government of France has awarded her the Legion of Honour.

Leila Khaled

born April 9th, 1943

Leila Khaled is a Palestinian refugee, former militant, and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Leila Lejeune

born March 16th, 1976

Leila Lejeune is a French handballer who plays for the French national team. She represented France at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Lejeune scored six goals in the match against Hungary.

Leila Mackinlay

died April 13th, 1996

Leila Antoinette Sterling Mackinlay was a British writer of romance novels from 1930 to 1979 as Leila S. Mackinlay or Leila Mackinlay and also under the pseudonym Brenda Grey. Some of her novels are based on real people like Madame Vestris, Lola Montez or Jane Elizabeth Digby; she also wrote Musical Productions, a musical book. She was the daughter of the musician and writer Malcolm Sterling Mackinlay and granddaughter of the vocalist Antoinette Sterling.

Leila Otadi

born August 5th, 1983

Leila Otadi (Persian: لیلا اوتادی) is an Iranian actress.

Leila Pahlavi

born March 27th, 1970

Leila Pahlavi was a princess of Iran and the youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, and his third wife, Farah Pahlavi.

Leilani Jones Wilmore

born May 14th, 1957

Leilani Jones Wilmore (born May 14, 1957) is an American actress.

Leilani Latu

born February 5th, 1993

Leilani Latu is a Tonga international rugby league footballer who played as a prop most recently for the Warrington Wolves in the Super League.

Leilani Münter

born February 18th, 1974

Leilani Maaja Münter is an American former professional stock car racing driver and environmental activist. She last competed in the ARCA Menards Series, and previously drove in the Firestone Indy Lights, the development league of IndyCar.

Leisha Hailey

born July 11th, 1971

Leisha Hailey (born July 11, 1971) is an American actress and musician known for playing Alice Pieszecki in the Showtime Networks series The L Word and The L Word: Generation Q. Hailey first came to the public's attention as a musician in the pop duo The Murmurs and has continued her music career as part of the band Uh Huh Her. Currently, Hailey works as Alice in The L Word: Generation Q and hosts podcast PANTS with fellow L Word star and close friend, Kate Moennig.

Leka, Crown Prince of Albania

born April 5th, 1939

Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, was the only son of King Zog I and Queen Geraldine of Albania. He was called Crown Prince Skander at birth. Leka was the pretender to the Albanian throne and was referred to as King Leka I.

Lela Mevorah

born January 17th, 1898

Lela A. Mevorah was a Serbian librarian and head of the Central Medical Library at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine.

Lela Rochon

born April 17th, 1964

Lela Rochon Fuqua, is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Robin Stokes in the 1995 romantic drama film Waiting to Exhale. Rochon also had roles in the films Harlem Nights (1989), Boomerang (1992), The Chamber (1996), Gang Related (1997), Knock Off (1998), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), and Any Given Sunday (1999).

Leland D. Melvin

born February 15th, 1964

Leland Devon Melvin is an American engineer and a retired NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on STS-122, and as mission specialist 1 on STS-129. Melvin was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010.

Leland Irving

born April 11th, 1988

Leland Bruce Irving is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender, currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently playing for HC Lugano in the National League (NL). He was a first round selection of the Calgary Flames, 26th overall at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and played parts of two National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the team. He made his NHL debut on December 16, 2011, in a shootout loss to the Florida Panthers and won his first NHL game one week later in his second start, against the Vancouver Canucks.

Leland Palmer

born June 16th, 1945

Leland Palmer (born June 16, 1941 in Port Washington, New York) is an American actress, dancer, and singer who has appeared on stage, in motion pictures, and on television. She appeared on Broadway in Bajour (1964), A Joyful Noise (1966) Hello, Dolly! (1967 replacement Minnie Fay), Applause (1970 replacement), and Pippin (1972). Palmer received two Tony Award nominations: in 1967 for featured actress in a musical (Miss Jimmie in A Joyful Noise), and in 1973 for actress in a musical (Fastrada in Pippin).

Leland Stanford

born March 9th, 1824

Amasa Leland Stanford was an American attorney, industrialist, philanthropist, and Republican Party politician from California. He served as the 8th Governor of California from 1862 to 1863 and represented the state in the United States Senate from 1885 until his death in 1893. He and his wife Jane founded Stanford University, named after their late son.

Leland Stanford Jr.

died March 13th, 1884

Leland Stanford Jr., known as Leland DeWitt Stanford until he was nine, was the only son of American industrialist and politician Leland Stanford and his wife Jane. Following his death from typhoid at age 15, he became the namesake of Stanford University, which is officially called Leland Stanford Junior University.

Lele Pons

born June 25th, 1996

Eleonora Pons Maronese (born June 25, 1996), known professionally as Lele Pons, is a Venezuelan-American internet personality and YouTuber. She stars in The Secret Life of Lele Pons, a YouTube Original docuseries providing a look at her personal life, and hosts her own podcast on Spotify titled Best Kept Secrets with Lele Pons.
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