Leigh Zimmerman is a multi-talented actress, singer, and dancer whose career successfully spans stage, screen, and television.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Leigh's passion for show business began at the age of three when she
first professional dance lesson.
At the age of sixteen, she
won a scholarship to perform as a soloist with the Boston Ballet.
1991 was an influential year for Leigh
film debut in 'Home Alone II' with Macaulay Culkin and her
Broadway debut as an original cast member in the Tony Award-winning musical 'The Will Rogers Follies'.
After a successful run, Leigh
continued to play the role of Ziegfeld's Favourite on an extensive 27-week tour across the United States.
also was selected to perform highlights from the show at The Kennedy Centre
in Washington D.C. in a special tribute concert to the legendary lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
returned to Broadway in 1995 as Elaine in the long running hit musical 'Crazy For You' directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.
Later that year, Leigh
was asked to create the role of Go-To-Hell Kitty in the Tony award-winning Broadway revival of 'Chicago'.
Playing to packed houses, Leigh
enjoyed a successful two-and-a-half years with the show.
In early 1998, Leigh
modeled the latest Jockey Underwear for their national press campaign, which was kicked off by a 100-foot billboard overlooking Times Square.
Shortly thereafter, Leigh
appeared in several national commercials and print ads for the Victoria's Secret lingerie line, 'English Lace'.
In 2000, after appearing in five Tony Award-winning Broadway shows in her native America, Leigh
moved to England to make her West End debut playing the part of Elaine in 'The Seven Year Itch' with Daryl Hannah at the Queens Theatre.
In April 2001 Leigh
made a huge splash in the West End starring as Velma Kelly opposite Denise Van Outen in 'Chicago' for an unprecedented one-year contract.
During that time, Leigh
completed feature film work on Proof with Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins, Red Light Runners with Harvey Keitel, The Defender with Dolf Lundgren, and Submerged with Steven Seagal.
In 2004, Leigh was asked to play the role of Miriam in the controversial play, THREE ON A COUCH, by the Nobel Prize winning scientist, Carl Djerrassi and worked closely with him to shape the play for the legendary London fringe theatre, The Kings Head.
then starred as Leslie Peters in the television docudrama Small Pox: Silent Weapon for the FX Channel and as Tamsin Reed on BBC's Doctors.
Leigh was thrilled when she was asked to create the role of Ulla in London's West End Production of THE PRODUCERS, and her portrayal earned her an Olivier Award Nomination for Best Leading Actress in 2004.
run as Ulla in London from 2004-2006, Leigh
accepted leading roles in several more highly acclaimed film and television projects.
played the English double agent, Helen Harlow, alongside Brian Cox, in ITV's THE OUTSIDERS.
starred as the Scottish police sergeant, Sergeant Beesley
, in the BBC hit comedy FEEL THE FORCE.
also had a leading role as the American desperate housewife, Megan, in Ben Elton's comedy series BLESSED for the BBC
In 2006, Leigh
appeared in several high profile feature films.
portrayed Christine Snyder in UNITED 93 directed by Paul Greengrass for Universal and Working Title Films.
spoke fluent Spanish as the gothic siren, Irene, in the soon to be released Spanish Film, LA LUNA EN BOTELLA (Moon In A Bottle) for Ikiru Films
in Madrid and Barcelona.
also stars as the the California love guru, Candy Connor, in the upcoming British independent film, ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE for Carnaby Films
is proud to have British and American citizenship which allows her
to work all over the world.
In early 2007, Leigh
returned to the US when she
was asked to open the Las Vegas company of THE PRODUCERS, reprising her
role as Ulla.
has recently filmed a guest starring role on Numbers on CBS
which will air this fall.