Leslie studied acting at William Esper Acting Studio in New York for three years.
In 1988, Fourteen year old Leslie and her family moved to Richmond, VA.
Leslie first big break came in Howard Stern's movie Private Parts in 1997.
Leslie was one of 38 girls in her graduating class at Saint Gertrude High School.
In 2000, Leslie was nominated for a Teen Choice Award "TV - Choice Actress" for her role on the TV series Popular (1999).
Leslie was ranked No.51 in Maxim's Hot 100 List of 2008.
Leslie was once the "dimwit model" for a Lee Jeans commercial which ran the slogan, "Lee Jeans will make you look like a model, just don't think like one."
Leslie has appeared in stage productions by the Imau! Theatre Company.
Her breakout role on television is considered to be her being cast as Brooke McQueen in the WB 1999 teen dramedy Popular.
As a teen, she appeared in layouts and advertisements for teen fashion magazines such as YM and Seventeen.
Leslie was a member of her high school dance team.
In 2000, Leslie was No.1 on Gear Magazine's "Most Likely to Succeed" list.
While surfing in September 2000, Leslie got into a surfing accident that almost cut off her right ear and required 20 stitches on her wrist.
In 2001, Leslie appeared as Miss July on Maxim Magazine's Uncut 15-Month Calendar and was featured on the month of August on FHM's calendar.
Leslie attended an all-girls Catholic high school in Richmond, Virginia named St. Gertrude High School and attended one semester at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Leslie listens to the sounds of crickets and white noise in her headphones to relax while on set.
Leslie was the Maid of Honor in her sister's wedding in October 2007.
In 2001, Leslie won the Young Hollywood Award for being the Exciting New Female Face.
Leslie has three older sisters: Kim, Bev, and Trish.
Leslie's nicknames include The Bibbster and Lulu.
Leslie is 5'8" (1.73 m) tall. She has green eyes.
She volunteers on Sundays doing theater workshops with juvenile delinquents through a group called, "The Unusual Suspects."
Leslie is a natural brunette. She dyed her hair blonde for the role of Brooke McQueen on Popular, but let her hair go back to its natural color for one episode. She then dyed it dark brown when she was filming ER.
She was married to Rob Born from 22nd November 2003 to 7th December 2004.
When she was 16 years old, Leslie won a model search on The Oprah Winfrey Show. This opened the door of opportunity for her in the world of modeling and eventually, acting. For this, she is most grateful to Oprah Winfrey.
Leslie's hobbies include hiking, biking, and collecting antiques. Her favorite sports are tennis, swimming, and boxing.
Leslie has two dogs named Jack and Harley. Jack was rescued by her from a dog shelter in New York City.
As of 2006 she resides in Los Angeles, California.
Leslie Bibb: (on her nickname for Kristin Chenoweth) I call her Snackpack! You can check her in the overhead.
Leslie Bibb: (on her nude Allure photo shoot) Everybody's naked there, and I don't mind. But I'm like a cat with a feather anytime I see a boob job,... ...I can't look away.
Leslie Bibb: (about being from the south) Yeah, I grew up, not in a Highland Park (Texas) South but in a small country town in Virginia. My dad died when I was 3, and I was raised by my mom. She was always the bravest person I knew. That's what I love about Southern women. They've got a lot of gumption...
Leslie Bibb: People get DUIs, people get in fights with their boyfriends, it happens, life happens, but it's about being accountable for your actions. I don't know. I'm just not that girl, I don't go to clubs. I'm a pretty normal girl.
Leslie Bibb: (before auditioning for "Popular") I called...my managers and said, 'Look, I'm not going in for this thing. I'm too sick, I feel like crap, and I don't have a bra on.'
Leslie Bibb: (on playing a mother in "See Spot Run") When I told my mom... she started laughing. She's like, 'Oh yeah, that'll be good. You don't have any maternal instinct.' I was like, 'Shut up, I have a dog!'
Leslie Bibb: (on the current state of her career; in a 2008 interview) I got nothing but gratitude right now. I really get into these moments. I'm not cool about it. I'm, like, 'Wow, I'm really lucky.'
Leslie Bibb: (on her chemistry with "Iron Man" co-star Robert Downey Jr.) Robert and I just have a natural sort of chemistry with each other that's really lovely. I love him... He is one of the finest actors we have out there. And he is nice... and he's funny, and he's a goofball.
Leslie Bibb: (on liking her character Christine Everhart in "Iron Man") I like flawed characters. That's what I loved with Christine because yes, she's a journalist, and yes, she's very black-and-white, and yes, she's very passionate, and yes, she has a sense of right and wrong, and she wants to get the good story.
Leslie Bibb: I never think, Oh, I'm so beautiful. To me, feeling happy is more important.
Leslie Bibb: I do have body-image issues, just like everyone else. I mean, I wish I had bigger boobs. And I hate my butt. I want an onion butt - you know, a butt that'll bring tears to your eyes?
Leslie Bibb: I felt like the big geek in high school. And I still feel like a big geek.
Leslie Bibb: I hate being a blonde.