Kenzle, Leila 1960(?)–

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KENZLE, Leila 1960(?)–


Born July 16, 1960 (some sources cite 1961), in Patchogue, Long Island, NY; daughter of Kurt (in electrical supply sales) and Lee (an antiques dealer) Kenzle; married Neil Monaco (an acting coach, writer, and director), April 26, 1994. Education: Rutgers University, B.F.A., 1984. Avocational Interests: Yoga, hiking, antique shopping.


Agent—Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010; Karen Forman, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069; (voice work) William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Ted Schachter, Schachter Entertainment, 1157 South Beverly Dr., Second Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90035.


Actress and producer. Appeared in "The More You Know," a series of public service announcements broadcast on NBC. Hotel telephone operator. Volunteer for multiple sclerosis charities.

Awards, Honors:

Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 1997 and 1998, both for Mad about You; several awards, including South Carolina Worldfest Charleston Award and Houston Annual Worldfest Award, both best short film, for Bigger Fish.


Television Appearances; Series:

Fran Devanow, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1992–98.

Kate DiResta, DiResta, UPN, 1998–99.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The Charmer, Independent Television, c. 1987, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1988.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jessie Frank, All She Ever Wanted (also known as Mother's Day and The Ties That Bind), ABC, 1996.

Arlene, Breast Men, HBO, 1997.

Amy, "Dogomatic" (also known as "Dogmatic"), The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 17th Annual All New Circus of the Stars and Side Show, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Second girl, "Theo's Women," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1989.

First student, "The Guilty Party," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990.

Prostitute, "A Passing Inspection," Over My Dead Body, CBS, 1990.

Tamara, "Blanche Delivers," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1990.

Debra Kirshner–Kleckner, "Someday My Prince Will Gum," Princesses, CBS, 1991.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1994.

Fran Devanow, "The One with the Two Parts: Parts 1 & 2," Friends, NBC, 1995.

Lena, "For the Boys," Something Wilder, NBC, 1995.

Guest, The Jon Stewart Show, MTV, 1995.

Marsha McArthur, "The Murder Trade," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996.

Voice of Janeane, "Ebony Baby," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

Herself, Pictionary, syndicated, 1997.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, c. 1997.

Naomi Demble, "The Reunion Show," The Nanny, CBS, 1998.

Fran, "The Final Frontier," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1999.

Voice of Arctic hare, "Show Me the Bunny," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of Bobri, "You Otter Know," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Tammy Bomgarden, "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Die," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2000.

Leigh, "Angels Anonymous," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001.

Attorney, "The Paper Chase," Felicity, The WB, 2002.

Mrs. McKinney, "Looking for Quarters," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Herself, Kitty Bartholomew: You're Home, Home & Garden Television, 2004.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including Happy Hour, USA Network; Instant Comedy with the Groundlings (multiple episodes), FX Channel; and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (also known as Politically Incorrect), Comedy Central and ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Gina DeSalvo, The World according to Straw, Fox, 1990.

Debra Kirshner–Kleckner, Princesses, CBS, 1991.

Julia, "Love and the Internet," Love American Style, ABC, 1999.

Film Appearances:

Marcia, Other People's Money (also known as Riqueza ajena), Warner Bros., 1991.

Bigger Fish (short film), Second Hand Smoke, 1996.

First woman, Enemies of Laughter, Outrider Pictures, 2000.

Ann Greenway, White Oleander (also known as Weisser Oleander), Warner Bros., 2002.

Julie Thomas, The Hot Chick, Buena Vista, 2002.

Alice York, Identity, Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003.

Film Producer:

Bigger Fish (short film), Second Hand Smoke, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

Madeline Monroe, Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, Washington Square Church and Carmelita's, then Theatre at St. John's Church, later Vinnie Black's Coliseum, all New York City, 1988–89, then in Los Angeles, 1989.



People Weekly, December 11, 1995, pp. 107–108.

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