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Leigha Kingsley

The Spirit of Women Film

LEIGHA KINGSLEY is an actress, writer, producer and director in Los Angeles. She is originally from Kentucky which is where her fascination with women in the whiskey and bourbon industry began. As an actress, she has worked on films with Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Riley Keough, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Jason Sudeikis, and guest starred on shows including CRIMINAL MINDS. Most recently she co-starred in the film OYAKODON, which was directed by Emmy nominated and Critics Choice Award nominated director Roxy Shih.

Leigha began writing to help create stronger female roles and female driven stories. Leigha’s feature film and television scripts have been finalists for; SUNDANCE, HBO Project Greenlight, and the New York Television Festival. In 2021, Leigha was shortlisted with Breaking Through The Lens, partnered with CANNES FILM FESTIVAL as having one of the “top 20 projects in development” for her female driven thriller/horror film THE ABANDONED. In 2022, Leigha had consecutive success with Breaking Through The Lens and the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL for her documentary, THE SPIRIT OF WOMEN. In addition, she Co- Executive Produced the feature film THE NEIGHBOR, starring William Fichtner which was purchased by Starz. She currently has two television shows in development and has been featured in Forbes among other media outlets for her documentary, The Spirit of Women.

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Events featuring Leigha Kingsley
Events featuring Leigha Kingsley