Leila is a Tunisian-American comedian, actor, improviser, and writer from the Washington D.C. area. After graduating from the William Esper Studio Two-Year professional training program, Leila has performed extensively on stage and screen at The People's Improv Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Flea Theater, NY Arab-American Comedy Festival (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012), College Humor, TruTV, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Current Harbor. Leila has created and performed four solo shows, This One Goes Out to All the Angry Bitches, Leticia's Fifth Birthday Party, Good Morning, Zitounia!, and How Did I Get in Here? The Beverly Blondell Story, the latter premiered at the SOLOCOM Festival of comedic solo works, and went on to enjoy a critically acclaimed run at the 2014 NY International Fringe Festival. As a writer, Leila has had work published on Reductress.com, and is a staff writer for web show The Box Show, a women's talk show with a feminist edge (www.youtube.com/TheBoxShow). After spending years working in the restaurant industry, Leila created and produced Eighty-Sixed, a comedic pilot about the creative types who make the NYC restaurant industry run.