Originally from Dallas, Texas, Leandra Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. During her college years, Leandra explored every aspect of the filmmaking process while continuing her acting endeavors outside of the university. She spent almost every summer in Los Angeles, studying film acting at New York Film Academy for a second term and interning at Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting and Catchphrase Entertainment. The only exception was her final college summer, when she chose to study French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in Paris, France, and explore Europe. Throughout her four years at UT, Leandra maintained her place on the Dean's List nearly every semester as well as her membership in the Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma honors society.
The day after graduating from UT, Leandra made her way to Los Angeles. This time, the move was permanent. She has since fallen in love with the art of comedy and is very active in the LA comedy scene. She produces and acts in the all-female sketch show Pussies Grab Back the second Sunday of every month at 10 PM at iO West. She is also a cast member on the iO West house sketch team Jeff!, which has shows the fourth Sunday of every month at 7:30 PM. Leandra also performs regularly in the cast of popular sketch show Top Story! Weekly at iO West. When she’s not doing sketch, you can catch her doing stand-up at major comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, Flappers Comedy Club, and wildly inappropriate children’s birthday parties.
With 30+ film and TV credits, Leandra has been blessed with some amazing opportunities. Her most notable credits include the comedy series Insecure (HBO) and the horror feature film Infernal (Netflix). Leandra is also co-creator of Bitch Please Comedy, a group of three comedic actors who wrote, produced, and acted in 17 hilarious online sketches. You can check out their web series at www.bitchpleasecomedy.com.
Leandra’s spirit animal is Britney Spears.