Date of Birth 26 February 1975, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Lizzy Leigh was born Elizabeth Leigh Hinman to Rhea Elizabeth and Robert Lewis Hinman, Jr., where she came from a long line of modest folk artists and musicians. Her mother was a homemaker, who had talent singing, and her father, a business man with a passion for community theater.
Lizzy began her performing debut at age 3, where she fell in love with the stage dancing tap, ballet, jazz and drill, performing recitals, half time shows, parades and festivals. She started choreographing her own dance routines for performance and competition at the young age of 6.
By middle school, in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, she was choreographing dance routines for her cheerleading squad which continued through high school and she became a charter member and captain of her high school dance team at Kings high school. Her senior year she auditioned and was selected to perform at the half time show of the Citrus Bowl. During this time, Lizzy was also taking hip hop from Carmen Electra and was the lead singer/dancer for an all girls teen singing and dancing group which recorded and performed around Cincinnati, choreographed by Shane Sparks of SYTYCD, Americas Best Dance Crew and You Got Served.
Lizzy fell head over heels in love with acting at the tender age of 6, performing in school, church and community theater. Not having taken any acting classes, she was an avid observer of the lives and reactions of everyday people from young childhood and would gather roles and character development by tapping in to those experiences. She ended up landing multiple lead roles in standard and musical plays, using those methods. She has always viewed her passion for performing as merely a way of life and how she was wired. From her perspective the performing arts all go hand in hand.
Lizzy sang from the time she was a baby and her love of music was only magnified performing onstage. She had numerous lead vocal roles in school, choir, public performances and recordings and was even selected for a lead in an Italian opera at her University (where she wasn't even a music major). Lizzy is niece to the late great Herb Belkin, a music industry innovator.
In college she pursued the behind the scenes technical aspects of video and audio production where she earned a B.S. in Broadcast Communications, from John Brown University. She felt this would help her gain knowledge dissecting every aspect of production performance. While in college she was additionally involved with assistant directing and landed a broadcast internship at the Summer Olympic Games.
Lizzy has worked professionally as an actress, singer, model, dancer, videographer, (a/v engineer/editor), scriptwriter for commercials, production coordinator, director and producer. She broke in to the industry just recently to audition for her first feature film after finding out some of her favorite and most respected modern day actresses were involved. She feels honored to work with and learn from the plethora of talent (both cast and crew) on her very first film.
Lizzy is the niece to the late Herb Belkin, past Executive VP of ABC records among many other impressive titles, and music industry innovator and mogul. She became intrigued with the recording and performing arts industries at the tender age of 3, through observing his leadership and life work.
Lizzy Leigh is an actress known for NBC's "Chicago PD" (2014), Fox's "Empire" (2014), Act of Contrition (2014) and Carol (2015).
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