Leslie Grossman

Leslie Grossman

Highest Rated: 56% Studio 666 (2022)

Lowest Rated: 16% Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Birthday: Oct 25, 1971

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

A lithe, long-haired blonde actress who made the most of her expressive eyes and smile, Leslie Grossman pushed down her desire to act through high school and college, instead choosing to focus on academic pursuits. Working behind the scenes in theater productions in high school, the California-raised Grossman was convinced to act in a production while attending Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and eventually appeared off-Broadway in that same play, a soap opera spoof entitled "Cereal!" which chronicled the ups and downs of a family of dry cereal tycoons with odd names. Grossman, who played a character called 90210, headed back west following this production, and went on to land a TV guest role in the UPN series "Guys Like Us" and a cameo in the feature "Can't Hardly Wait" in 1998. Like many of the performers cast on the comedy-drama teen series, Grossman was looking for her breakthrough and found it on "Popular" (The WB, 1999-2001) playing Mary Cherry, an ebullient and slightly odd rich girl with a smile that would seem sweet if one didn't know her wicked ways. Less concerned with maintaining the regulations of the holy order of popularity and more prone to self-promotion than co-villain Nicole, Mary Cherry pulled no punches on her way to the top, showing off her wealth with ridiculous displays and daring to even cross head cheerleader Brooke (Leslie Bibb). Unexplained flickers of humanity like her championing of Carmen (Sara Rue), an overweight but talented cheerleader candidate, made her all the more peculiar. Some of the character's eccentricities were explained when her mother Cherry Cherry (Delta Burke, in a recurring stint), a colorful oil baron landed in town. Grossman and Burke, both actresses who obviously enjoy their work, had great chemistry, and the storyline put the too frequently overlooked character of Mary and her formidably talented portrayer in the forefront.

Highest rated movies

Studio 666
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
56% 80% Studio 666 Unknown (Character) $2.2M 2022
16% 43% Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Pam (Character) $48.5M 2005

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 78% The Goldbergs Jane Bales (Guest Star) 2019-2020 2022
No Score Yet 4% Santa Inc. Cookie (Voice) 2021
77% 70% American Horror Story Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt (Character) 2017-2019 2021
97% 89% The Good Place Donna Shellstrop (Guest Star) 2017-2018
92% 56% black-ish Gwen (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 78% Speechless Heather (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 100% The Soul Man Megan (Guest Star) 2016
71% 58% Grandfathered Leslie (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 60% 2 Broke Girls Amy (Guest Star) 2015
85% 89% Modern Family Katie (Guest Star) 2014
22% 41% Sean Saves the World Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
10% 50% I Hate My Teenage Daughter Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
73% 67% Ben and Kate Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
31% 82% The Neighbors Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 73% Scandal Lisa (Guest Star) 2012
72% 49% Drop Dead Diva Kristin Mulraney (Guest Star) 2011
65% 25% Better With You Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Elise (Guest Star) 2011
71% 81% Dexter Laurel Mendell (Guest Star) 2010
16% 0% In the Motherhood Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
52% No Score Yet Trust Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
75% 82% Nip/Tuck Bliss Berger (Guest Star) 2003 2007-2008
50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 100% What I Like About You Lauren (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2003-2006
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Wendy Orr (Guest Star) 2003
60% 100% Popular Mary Cherry (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guys Like Us Unknown (Guest Star) 1998