Leslie grew up in the beautiful Adirondack hamlet of Saranac Lake (population 5000) in Upstate New York. The town is famous for being the original site of the Will Roger's Memorial Hospital. As a child, she used to play at the William Morris Playground. Little wonder, she knew that someday she too would be an entertainer.

Leslie took gymnastic and ballet classes and was performing on stage by the age of four. Later, she attended acting classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Herbert Berghof Studios in New York City. This is when she discovered acting to be too slow for her, action was what she desired and that meant stunt-work.

In the mid 70's, she discovered Paul Stader's gym in Santa Monica, CA. There, Leslie practiced high falls, fights, fencing, etc. Less than two years later, she was able to join SAG on her first union job Two-Minute Warning (1976) and has supported herself ever since. She was the first "voted in" member of the "Society of Professional Stuntwomen". During this time, she worked on such shows as "The Love Boat" (1977), "Fantasy Island" (1978), 1941 (1979) and "M*A*S*H" (1972).

The 80's, Leslie was the first stunt-woman elected to the Board of Directors of SAG, the AFTRA Local Board and AFTRA National Boards. She also was the first stunt-woman to join Women In Film. She was Doris Roberts regular stunt double on "Remington Steele" (1982), as well as working on shows like "CHiPs" (1977), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Airplane! (1980). During the 90s, she continues to work as a stunt-woman and stunt coordinator. She has coordinated projects such as the ABC Afterschool Special, "Me and My Hormones". This was Melissa Gilbert's directorial debut and starred Robin Strasser and Marion Ross.

She was a member of the Stuntwomen's Association. Leslie still today gives back to the Industry by giving seminars on safety to various unions, film organizations and film colleges. Along with Brianne Murphy ASC, she did a seminar in cinematography at the Native American Film Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the AFTRA-SAG Young Performers Handbook, she wrote the chapter on safety. She has been interviewed extensively on the radio and in published articles. In the 1996 book, "Burns, Falls and Crashes", written by David Jon Wiener, you will find Chapter 13 is dedicated to her work. For the last three years, she has been the Chairwoman of the Women In Film's Stuntwomen's Committee.

Her stunts are widely recognized such as her doubling Queen Elizabeth II going down the banquet table in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988). She worked on Wes Craven's Scream 2 (1997) and on Universal's feature Mystery Men (1999).

In the 90's she worked regularly on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995). This also included being an assistant stunt coordinator for Dennis Madalone, the Stunt Coordinator of both "Star Trek" shows. She was also Roxann Dawson's "Torres" regular double on "Voyager".


 
STUNT AND ACTING CREDITS

Dead Above Ground (2002)

My Friend's Love Affair (2001)
Love Leprosy (2001)
Daybreak Berlin (2001) 
Father Xmas (2001)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
Never Land (2000)
Everything Put Together (2000)
Ophelia Learns to Swim (2000)
The Innocents Mission (2000)

Mystery Men (1999)
Safe Journey (1999) 

Mars (1998) (stunts)

Scream 2 (1997)
Bella Mafia (1997)
Convict 762 (1997)
Mulligans! (1997)

"ABC Afterschool Specials" (1996)
  - Me and My Hormones (1996)
For Life or Death (1996)

The Prophecy (1995) 
"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)
The Misery Brothers (1995)
"Deadly Games" (1995)

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)

"Melrose Place" (1992)

Christmas Vacation (1989)
All's Fair (1989)

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Alien Nation (1988)
Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988)

"Rags to Riches" (1987)

Deadly Friend (1986)
Stewardess School (1986)
Out of Bounds (1986)

Clue (1985)
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Inside Adam Swit (1985)
Polish Vampire in Burbank (1985)

Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Protocol (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

"The A-Team" (1983)

The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (1982)
"Remington Steele" (1982)
"Cassie & Co." (1982)
40 Days of Musa Dagh (1982)

"Strike Force" (1981)
"The Fall Guy" (1981)
Blow Out (1981)
"Private Benjamin" (1981)
The Munsters' Revenge (1981)
"Walking Tall" (1981)

Motel Hell (1980)
Die Laughing (1980)
Brave New World (1980)
Hero at Large (1980)

1941 (1979)
Meteor (1979)
"B.J. and the Bear" (1979)

The Fifth Floor (1978)
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
"Centennial" (1978)
Avalanche (1978)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
"Fantasy Island" (1978)

"The Love Boat" (1977)
"The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (1977)
 
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
"Charlie's Angels" (1976)
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976)
 
"M*A*S*H" (1972)