Leah Knauer

SAG-AFTRA Eligible/Non-Union

 

HEIGHT: 5’6”
HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Blue

 

TELEVISION

Jimmy Kimmel Live!                                           Co-Star                                   Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Fair Game                                                            Recurring Co-Star                DirecTV

Corporate                                                            Co-Star                                  Comedy Central

Not Safe with Nikki Glaser                                Co-Star                                  Comedy Central

Roast in Peace                                                    Self/Comedian                     Mi Productions

Walk of Shame Shuttle                                      Principle                                VH1

 

FILM

The Perfect Year (Short)                                    Lead                                       +1 Pictures/48 Hour Film Fest

It Also Follows (Short)                                        Principle                                +1 Pictures/48 Hour Film Fest

What Should Have Happened                         Supporting                            ROAR Network (LMU)
Life As A Lion 2.0                                                Supporting                           ROAR Network (LMU)
Texting and Driving PSA                                    Supporting                           Jar Films
Best Friends                                                        Lead                                      New York Film Academy



NEW MEDIA

Girlfriend Guy                                                      Recurring Guest Star           Kenan Heppe Productions

Am I Doing This Right?                                        Principle                                BuzzFeed

War on All Hallow's Eve                                      Principle                                Funny or Die

"Hunger Games" MockingJay Parody               Lead                                       BigHeads/HISHE

Struggles of Being A Sleepwalker                      Lead                                       BuzzFeed

Mom's First Date                                                  Lead                                       BuzzFeed

If Bridesmaids Were Honest                               Principle                                BuzzFeed

Break-Ups                                                              Principle                                Mandatory.com

Do-Overs                                                                Supporting                           BuzzFeed

If Women Catcalled Men                                     Principle                                BuzzFeed

He's An Ass                                                            Principle                                Kenan Heppe Productions

Three Generations                                               Principle                                The Chicago Muse

YPK: Deathbed                                                      Principle                                Youth Pastor Kevin

One Sided Argument web-series                       Lead                                       One Sided Argument

Rules of Instagramming Food                            Principle                                Instacurity

2-Night Max: Abbey & Russell                            Principle                                2-Night Max

Love Actually Spoof                                              Lead                                      PostHollywood.com

My Boy                                                                    Lead                                      Recycled Babies

Serious Side                                                           Supporting                           Funny or Die/Recycle Babies



HOSTING

Downtown Santa Monica Expo Promo              Host                                      DTSM/DTLA

I Love Who? (On-the-Street Piece)                      Host                                      Tonight It's Live

Throwback                                                              Recurring Co-Host             ClevverTV

Dirty Laundry                                                         Recurring Co-Host             ClevverTV

Cheat Day                                                               Recurring Co-Host             ClevverTV

Off the Top: Live Int'l Improv show                    Co-Host                                EpicLloyd/YouTube

Rachel's Notebook: Fashion Live Chat              Guest Co-Host                     Spreechat

 

STAND-UP COMEDY/IMPROV/SKETCH

House team "Wichita" at Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA

House team "The 400 Cat" at Improv Space in Westwood, CA

Two-woman team, "Not Related"

Vegas Improv Festival - "Wichita" - 10/1/15-10/3 - Las Vegas, NV

San Francisco SketchFest Comedy Festival - "Not Related" improv - 1/23/15 & 1/24/15 - San Francisco, CA

Selected to perform at iO Stand-Up Industry Showcase at iO West

Red Rocks Improv Festival - "Wichita" improv - 9/21/14 - Cedar City, UT

Eagle Rock Comedy Festival - Stand-up - 12/6/12 - Eagle Rock, CA

Improv Actor in "Theater Macabre" at LA Haunted Hayride - every Thurs-Sun in October 2014

Improv Actor in Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - various dates and locations

Performs stand-up at Flapper's, The Comedy Store, Westside Comedy Theater, Improv, & more
Selected to go to Semi-Finals in M.I. Westside Comedy Theater’s Stand-up Shodown
Performs improv at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, iO West, Improv Space, and Westside Comedy Theater

 

COMMERCIAL
List Available Upon Request

 

MODELING​

Bridal shoot

Walked runway at LA Fashion Week Fall 2013

E!/Kellogg's promo for Live At The Red Carpet

 

THEATER
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show        Various roles                      Various locations on ongoing dates

The Unwanted                                                    Emma                                  University of Colorado Theater
Grease                                                                  Jan (Pink Lady)                   Great Valley Theater
Sleepy Hollow                                                     Johanna, Ensemble           Great Valley Theater  

WRITING

"Fair Game"                                                         Staff Writer                        DirecTV

"The C-Word": Sexual Assault Prevention      Head Writer                       Westside Comedy Theater

@Break Twitter                                                   Joke Writer                         DEFY Media

CONAN                                                                Monologue intern             TBS

TRAINING
Anthony Meindl Acting Studio
John Rosenfeld Acting Studio

Scott Sedita Acting Studio
• Nuts & Bolts w/ Patrick Munoz
• One-day Intensive Sitcom Comedy Acting w/ Scott Sedita & Tony Rago
• On-camera Cold Reading for Drama w/ Deborah Quayle
• Audition Technique, Levels One & Two w/ Scott Sedita & Deborah Quayle
• On-camera Sitcom Class w/ Tony Rago

ActNOW Casting Director workshops w/ Kellie Gesell Roy, Aimee Musil, Cecelia Pleva
Improv at Upright Citizens Brigade: Completed program & accepted into Advanced Study

Improv at iO West: Levels 1 -  5
Pretty Funny Women Stand-Up Comedy Class w/ Lisa Sundstedt
Intro to Stand-Up Comedy at Westside Comedy Theater w/ Ed Galvez
ACTeen July Academy (NYC) w/ Rita Litton
New York Film Academy: 4 Week Acting for Film – Los Angeles, CA
New York Film Academy: 1 Week Acting for Film – New York City, NY

John Robert Powers Acting & Modeling School - Philadelphia, PA
Voice lessons at Malvern School of Music in Malvern, PA

SPECIAL SKILLS
Wiggle nose – Cross eyes (both or just one) – Heidi Montag facial impersonation – Singing (Soprano/Alto) -
Cheerleading - Yoga – Piano –Skiing - Tennis – Fashion – Stand-up comedy – Dancing (freestyle/nightclub) - Pole dancing -
Valid passport - Eagles/Phillies fan - Valid driver's license