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, NY Arab-American Comedy Festival (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012), College Humor, TruTV, Numu Arts Collective, PEN World Voices Festival, The Claque, Fresh Ground Pepper, Munkytown Productions and Current Harbor. Leila has created and performed three solo shows, 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. A teacher and improviser at The People’s Improv Theater, Leila improvises with the house team, The Duke every Wednesday at 8.  As a writer, Leila has had work published on Reductress.com, and she is a staff writer for web show The Box, a women's talk show with a feminist edge. 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.