Leslie Bibb father died when she was 3. Later she and her mother, along with her three older sisters, moved to Richmond, where Leslie attended an all-girls Catholic high school, St. Gertrude's.
In 1990, The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Elite Agency held a nationwide modeling search; Leslie's mother took photos of her then 16-year-old daughter and sent them in. Although Leslie wasn't impressed with the photos, the judges, John Casablanca, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Iman were, and they picked her as the winner.
After finishing her junior year, Leslie Bibb flew to New York
City and signed a contract with Elite. She modeled over the
summer, and went on a trip to Japan. She returned home for her
senior year and graduated in 1992, then decided to forgo a
full-time modeling career to attend the University of Virginia.
After a single semester, however, she dropped out and moved to
New York City. She attended the William Esper acting studio for
three years and took nine months off in which she did more
modeling in Europe. Her photographs have appeared in such
magazine as Maxim and FHM.
Leslie had her first film role in the comedy Private Parts (1997), which was followed by her first television series (where she replaced the departed Susan Walters as the female lead) in the second season of The Big Easy (1996) (based on the 1987 movie of the same name) on USA. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled just months later.
In 1999 Leslie Bibb appeared as the lead character on the WB Network television series Popular. The show was a success among teenagers, and led Leslie to more recognizable film roles such as The Skulls (2000) and See Spot Run (2001). More recently, she has appeared as intern Erin Harkins in ER, and was the star of the short-lived ABC series Line of Fire.
Leslie Bibb has been married to Rob Born since 2003.
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