Leila's first name is pronounced "Lie-la."
Besides her TV show appearances, Leila worked in the following movies:
- Buffalo Bushido (2007) as Sadie Lynn Miller (as of Mar 2007, this movie is being filmed)
- Death Toll (2006) as Detective Bathgate (as of Nov 2006 in post-production)
- Mammoth (2006 - TV movie) as Agent Powers
- King's Ransom (2005) as Kim Baker
- Wild Things 2 (2004) as Maya King
- Double Blade (2003) as Lee
- Daddy Day Care (2003) as Kelli
- xXx (aKa Triple X)(2002) as Jordan King
- Higher Ed (2001) as Lisa
- Foolish (1999) as Marissa
- Beverly Hood (1999) as Pam Washington
- Hot Boyz (1999) as Tia
She appeared in the music videos of Boyz II Men and Q-Tip.
She did a commercial for Starburst.
Leila lived her childhood in the city Sebastopol, at California's wine and redwood country.
At the age of 22, she started a publishing business.
In 2002, she did a TV commercial for 1-800-COLLECT.
Did a TV commercial for Bud Light in 2002.
Played Montell Jordan's love interest in his music video "Get It On".
In the music video "Satisfy You" by Puff Daddy, she appears as one of his love interests.
In 2005, was number 65 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
During high school, she was very active, participating in several sports like swimming, volleyball, basketball, football, rock climbing, and kick boxing.
She was a cheerleader in Junior High School to help her overcome her shyness.
She was raised by her mother after her parents got divorced when she was 2.
Her mother was African-American and her father Italian.
While still in San Francisco, she had several jobs prior to becoming an actress. She was a graphic designer, a photography assistant, and a make-up artist.
In 2000, she was the spokesmodel for the Coors Lite Beer.
In 1997, she was Miss San Francisco.
She is 5' 4" (1.63 m)
(about what she likes in men)
Leila: I like men who know things about things. So it would be a bonus if he knew about wine.
Leila: I was a cheerleader in junior high. We used to fight all the time about routines.
(about why she considers Julia Roberts as a role model)
Leila: She's America's sweetheart, yet she hasn't had to become a sex symbol or use her body.
(about what represents a men sexy)
Leila: I find sexiness in personality, attitude and sense of humor, their intelligence and the way they treat other people.