American-born actress, singer and voice artist, Leslie Easterbrook has numerous television and film credits to her name, particularly in the comedy genre. She came into the limelight in 1980 when she portrayed a guest character Rhonda on the hit sitcom Laverne & Shirley. This notable guest role officially launched her acting career as she has gone on to star in a countless number of television shows ever since. Easterbrook also has several film credits to her name including the Police Academy comedy film series in which she portrayed the character, Debbie Callahan.
Leslie Easterbrook: Biography, Age
Leslie Eileen Easterbrook was born in Los Angeles, California on the 29th of July 1949. She was adopted before her first birthday and was raised in rural Arcadia, Nebraska by her adoptive parents. She attended Kearney High School and following her graduation in 1967, she attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.
It is unclear when Easterbrook actually commenced her acting career, however, she is known to have recorded her first major success on season 6 of the hit sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1980) in which she portrayed the character, Rhonda Lee. Following this breakout role, the multitalented star sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XVII (1983) and this opened a whole new chapter in her blossoming career as she got featured in several Broadway musicals.
Also in the early 1980s, Easterbrook got her career-defining role as Sgt. Debbie Callahan in the comedy film Police Academy (1984). The movie was a massive box-office hit and it gave rise to a longrunning film series which has spawned at least 6 sequels. However, none of the sequels was ever as commercially successful as the first film.
The talented actress appeared in all the installments of the Police Academy franchise except the second film in the series as Sgt./Lt./Capt. Debbie Callahan. In addition to the first film, she maintained her role in Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986), Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987), Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988), Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) and Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow (1994). The actress recorded a song for the soundtrack of the 7th installment of the series, in addition to her starring role in the film.
While she continued to make waves on the big screen, Leslie Easterbrook featured in several hit TV series of the 1980s and 1990s including Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Hunter, Baywatch, and The Dukes of Hazzard. This ageless actress has featured in a string of horror movies starting from the mid-2000s and they include The Devil’s Rejects (2005), Halloween (2007), House (2008) and The Afflicted (2010). More recently, her voice-over works have been featured in several productions especially animations and she equally appeared in the sports biopic Greater (2016).
Net Worth of the Actress
The net worth of Leslie Easterbrook is pegged at an estimated $1.5 million. It is pretty obvious that this multitalented actress has amassed such an enviable amount of wealth through her longrunning acting career and some other businesses. For several decades, this Hollywood star has been active in all spheres of acting; television, film and stage and there appears to be no slowing down for her in the near future. She is a well-known philanthropist and she offers her support to several children’s charities.
Easterbrook’s parents were both academicians. Her mother, Helen Easterbrook, was an English lecturer at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). Her father, Carl Easterbrook, was a music professor and he is credited to have written the Nebraska Navy Song.
Family Life: Is She Married? Who Is Her Spouse?
Leslie Easterbrook is married to TV producer and writer Dan Wilcox. He is best known for serving as a producer on the hit war comedy series M*A*S*H (1981-1983). Strangely, there are not many details in the media regarding the marital union between these two but they are widely believed to be man and wife.
Prior to her current union, Easterbrook was married to fellow actor Victor Holchak for about 9 years. They tied the knot in 1979 and the union ended in divorce in 1988.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Leslie Easterbrook is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall. This Police Academy star was well known for her voluptuous figure and her platinum blonde hair during her heyday. Her physique has changed slightly over the years but the gorgeous actress continues to maintain her trademark blonde hair.