18 Facts About Leslye Headland


Leslye Headland is known for the play and 2012 film Bachelorette and 2015 film Sleeping with Other People.


Leslye Headland co-created the Netflix series Russian Doll, along with Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler.


Leslye Headland received her BFA in drama from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2002.


Leslye Headland has written a neo-noir style play The Layover which received mixed reviews in 2016.


Leslye Headland got her first job in the television industry in 2010 as a staff writer on the FX series Terriers.


Leslye Headland wrote and directed the 2012 film version of her play Bachelorette, which was her debut as a feature film director.


In 2015, Leslye Headland directed Sleeping with Other People based on her own script, which starred Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie.


Leslye Headland has directed episodes of the television series Heathers and two consecutive episodes of the 2016 Starz TV series Blunt Talk, starring Patrick Stewart.


Leslye Headland has directed episodes for SMILF and Black Monday.


Leslye Headland directed four episodes and co-wrote three episodes of Russian Doll, which she co-created for Netflix with Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler.


Russian Doll is the first television series that Leslye Headland co-created, and she was the last of the three women to come on board for the project.


Leslye Headland was hired by Netflix to direct the upcoming film Tell Me Everything, a thriller about marriage based on the young adult novel of the same name.


Leslye Headland is set to executive produce and direct a film based on the novel American Huckster: How Chuck Blazer Got Rich from-and Sold Out-the Most Powerful Cabal in World Sports for HBO Films starring Will Ferrell.


Leslye Headland is additionally anticipated to executive produce and direct the first episode of the upcoming Fox series Sisters.


Leslye Headland has alluded to being involved in a second season of Russian Doll, though no details on the season have been confirmed.


On May 4,2020, it was officially announced that Leslye Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for her own Star Wars series for Disney+, entitled The Acolyte, which takes place during the final days of the High Republic.


Leslye Headland was brought up in a strict religious home and grew up watching the Marx Brothers and MGM musicals.


Leslye Headland identifies as a lesbian and married actress Rebecca Henderson in September 2016.