MN Acting Studio
Leandra Ryan is now studying at MN Acting Studio! She has been in the Guest Star Bootcamp with Van Hansis since April 2020. www.mnactingstudio.com
Private Vocal Training
Leandra Ryan is now taking private, weekly singing lessons with vocal coach Kate Theis! They've been working together since January 2020. www.katetheis.net
Leandra Ryan booked the role of Med Tech on The Blacklist episode 702! Check it out on October 11 on NBC.
I Have No FRIENDS Podcast
Leandra Ryan has officially launched her new podcast! It's a comedic exploration of the sitcom Friends through the eyes of the modern millennial female. Check it out on your favorite podcast platform, and be sure to subscribe on iTunes! Enjoy!
WhoHaha Spring Creator Lab
Leandra Ryan is participating in the first-ever WhoHaha Spring Creator Lab! Leandra is developing and producing the pilot for her original podcast I Have No FRIENDS while receiving mentorship and resources from female-driven digital content studio WhoHaha. The podcast is a comedic exploration of the TV show Friends through the eyes of the modern-day millennial female. Stay tuned for updates!
The Commercial Class
Leandra Ryan just completed the Advanced Commercial Audition Technique class at The Commercial Class (Alyson Horn and Ross Lacy's studio)!
Cosmos and the City: The Sex and the City Podcast
Leandra Ryan was a guest on two episodes of the comedy podcast Cosmos and the City! Listen to Leandra's hot take on Sex and the City here.
Leandra Ryan just wrapped production on Words, a comedic film. In a world where our country is divided between people who want to ban curse words and people who don't, Leandra plays Marie, an uptight conservative who is a proud member of "The Movement".
Polish Film Festival Los Angeles
Leandra Ryan attended the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles with the film Connected. The film depicts a futuristic world where humans haven't spoken to each other in years. Instead they interact via computerized implants. Leandra plays a wife and mother who struggles with her son who wants to connect on a more human level.
ReelAbilities Film Festival
Leandra Ryan attended the ReelAbilities Film Festival with the film Wheelchair Wendy. This comedic film with a social message is acted out entirely by Barbie dolls. Leandra plays the voice of the popular but evil "Barbara" who casts Wheelchair Wendy aside just for being different.
Leandra Ryan is a performing member of the iO Comedy Network team Lapcat! Stay tuned for their hilarious videos!
Pussies Grab Back at Comedy Central Stage
Pussies Grab Back all-female sketch show is doing a one-hour special at Comedy Central Stage! This show will feature our favorite sketches from our successful two-year run at iO West (up until its closing). Come check it out for free on May 31, 2018 at 8 PM!
Jeff! at Comedy Central Stage
Leandra Ryan's iO West house sketch team Jeff! is doing a one-hour special at Comedy Central Stage! This show will feature our favorite sketches from past shows. Come check it out for free on March 28, 2018 at 8 PM!
Pussies Grab Back
Pussies Grab Back is an all-female sketch comedy show created by, co-produced by, and starring Leandra Ryan. Everyone involved with the making of this show (actors, writers, director, producers) is female! We perform every month on the main stage at iO West, so be sure to check it out!
Insecure on HBO
Leandra booked a Co-Star role on the upcoming comedic TV series Insecure on HBO. She plays the Yoga Instructor in Episode 108. Stay tuned for air date info! View on IMDB
Wild Geese Cagematch Champions
Leandra's improv team Wild Geese are the current reigning champions of the It's a Match cagematch hosted by Pumps. Catch the show every Monday at 11 PM on the main stage at iO West! www.facebook.com/WildGeeseImprov/
Character Showcase at iO West
Leandra performed in the Character Showcase on the main stage at iO West. She and several other talented performers / writers each got 5 solo minutes to perform original characters and impressions. So much fun!
Wild Geese Every Friday
Leandra's improv team Wild Geese has been given a regular weekly time slot in the Del Close Theater at iO West. You can check them out every Friday night at either 10 or 11 PM depending on the month. Visit www.facebook.com/WildGeeseImprov/ for the current schedule!
Top Story! Weekly
Leandra has been making occasional guest appearances in the cast of popular weekly sketch show Top Story! Weekly. Every Sunday at 8 PM on the main stage at iO West, Top Story! Weekly presents brand new sketch comedy based on the news of the previous week. Check out ioimprov.com/west/shows/top-story-weekly/ for more info!
Box Wine Sketch Cagematch Champions
Leandra's iO West house sketch team Box Wine recently became the eternal champions of the last ever Sketch Cagematch on the main stage at iO West! You can see them perform every third Sunday of the month at 8 PM in the Del Close Theater. ioimprov.com/west/shows/box-wine/
4th Annual Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festival
Both of Leandra's sketch comedy teams, Bitch Please and Box Wine, performed in the 4th Annual Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festival at iO West! Bitch Please's video Halloween House screened on the Main Stage as part of the Video Short Competition. Bitch Please also performed a live show in the Del Close Theater where they debuted some brand new sketches. Box Wine did a live show made up of their favorite sketches in the Loft. So much comedy, so little time to breathe in between! ioimprov.com/west
iO West Lottery Show
Leandra was chosen to perform in the Lottery show at iO West for her second term! The Lottery is a short term improv team made up of randomly selected iO West students who perform alongside veteran iO West alumni players. You can catch Leandra in the Lottery show on the Main Stage at iO West on March 2, March 23, March 30, and April 6 at 7:30 PM. See you there! ioimprov.com/west
iO West Graduation
Leandra has officially completed the entire improv program at iO West. But don't worry, you can still catch her graduating class in their 7-week show run! Leandra's class team Wild Geese perform two original improv forms that they created together. You can check it out on the dates below! ioimprov.com/west
- February 23 at 6:30 PM (Main Stage, iO West)
- March 5 at 7 PM (Del Close Theater, iO West)
- March 19 at 7 PM (Del Close Theater, iO West)
- March 26 at 7 PM (Del Close Theater, iO West)
- April 2 at 7 PM (Del Close Theater, iO West)
- April 9 at 7 PM (Del Close Theater, iO West)
- April 16 at 6 PM (Main Stage, iO West)
Wave Part 3 Premiere at LA Skins Fest
Wave Part 3, a comedic film in which Leandra plays the role of Brandie, premiered at LA Skins Fest at Culver City Studios! Sponsored by Comcast/NBC Universal, CBS, and HBO (to name a few), LA Skins Fest features work by Native American filmmakers often centered on Native American themes and characters. It was such an honor to be a part of it! laskinsfest.com
Bitch Please Comedy on the iO West Main Stage
Leandra's sketch team Bitch Please performed two special live shows on the Main Stage at iO West on November 14 and 27, 2015. The shows featured Bitch Please partners Leandra Ryan and Samantha Clay with special guests Ken Cosby and David Kashi. Both shows were played to really great crowds, and everyone had a blast! www.youtube.com/user/bitchpleasecomedy
Box Wine Sketch Comedy
Leandra was placed on the new sketch team Box Wine, a house team at iO West. Leandra is an actor and writer on the team. Catch their shows the third Sunday of every month at 8 PM in the Del Close Theater at iO West! ioimprov.com/west/shows/box-wine/
Bitch Please Comedy LIVE! + Halloween Party
Towne Street Theater in association with Stella Adler Theater presents Bitch Please Comedy LIVE! Our first live sketch show at this venue was such a success, we just had to do it again! Bitch Please Comedy will be performing all brand new sketches you've never seen before, as well as screening episode 10 "Halloween House"! There will be Bitch Please merchandise available for purchase, which helps us make more funny videos for your viewing pleasure, as well as a donation-only bar! Tickets are $10. October 30, 2015 at 8 PM at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood. Since it's so close to Halloween, there will be a Halloween party with the cast after the show. Costumes are encouraged. See you there! www.youtube.com/user/bitchpleasecomedy
Bitch Please Comedy at Web Series Unplugged
Bitch Please Comedy is having the world premiere of episode 9 "Crazy Ex-Jewel" at the Web Series Unplugged screening event! Come see our next episode before it's released online and check out what's new from our fellow web series content creators. September 16, 2015 at El Cid in Los Angeles. 8 PM pre-show cocktail mixer & dinner party, 9 PM show. $10 cover, ages 21 and over. See you there! www.youtube.com/user/bitchpleasecomedy
Leandra Ryan completed the Audition/Pro voice-over workshop at The Voicecaster, taught by voice-over casting director Kelly Moscinski. www.voicecaster.com
Wave Part 3
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on Wave Part 3, a comedic short film that's part of a series. Leandra plays Brandie, an eccentric (and slightly creepy) drummer in an all-female punk rock band named Piss Jumpers. The film was directed by Ian Skorodin (Tushka) and produced by Barcid Productions.
The Wolves at the Door
Leandra Ryan got a callback for a supporting role in the thriller feature film The Wolves at the Door. The film will be directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and produced by New Line Cinema.
Bitch Please Comedy LIVE!
Towne Street Theater in association with Stella Adler Theater presents Bitch Please Comedy LIVE! Don't miss the chance to witness Bitch Please Comedy's first ever live sketch show! Plus, you'll get to see the premiere of episode 5 "To Catch A Pervert - A Parody" before it's released online! There will be Bitch Please merchandise available for purchase, which helps Bitch Please make more funny videos for your viewing pleasure, as well as a donation only bar! Tickets are $10 for this one-time only show. April 18, 2015 at 8 PM at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood. See you there! www.youtube.com/user/bitchpleasecomedy
Bitch Please Comedy at LA Scripted Comedy Festival
Leandra Ryan's sketch web series Bitch Please Comedy has been accepted into the Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festival at iO West! Their video Wyatt & Wylatt will be competing in the Video Short Competition (5-30 minutes). Their screening is March 25, 2015 at 11 PM at the Del Close Theater at iO West. Come support, vote for Bitch Please, and see what their peers are creating! www.youtube.com/user/bitchpleasecomedy
Infernal Release Date
Leandra Ryan plays a role in the horror feature film Infernal which is set to release in select theaters and on VOD April 10, 2015. Check out this article about the film on Bloody Disgusting! | Watch the trailer.
iO West Lottery Show
Leandra Ryan was chosen to participate in the Lottery show at iO West! The Lottery is a temporary improv team comprised of one student from each class level at iO. The team performs four times together on the iO West Main Stage alongside alumni players. It was a really great experience!
Awkward High Five Cagematch Champions
Leandra Ryan's improv team Awkward High Five enjoyed a four-week run as the Student Cagematch champions at iO West!
Bitch Please Comedy
Leandra Ryan has founded the sketch comedy group Bitch Please Comedy. It's a group of three comedic actors who write, produce, and act in their web series Bitch Please. Every episode is a stand alone sketch that features the same core group of actors playing different original characters. Subscribe to their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/bitchpleasecomedy.
33 Films in 33 Days
Leandra Ryan is currently involved with a project called 33 Films in 33 Days. X33 Films and Waffle Dinosaur have come together to shoot 33 short films in 33 days, an ambitious and challenging endeavor to say the least! Leandra has already acted in at least 6 of the films, with more to come! Watch the Films
The Lonely Heart
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on The Lonely Heart, an intense dramatic short film. Leandra plays Vicki, a woman who falls in love with a con artist only to be dangerously heartbroken when he betrays her trust. The film was directed by Chaz Ahern and produced by Waffle Dinosaur. Watch the trailer | Watch the film.
Leandra Ryan is continuing to feed her obsession with improv comedy by taking classes at iO West! www.ioimprov.com/west.
2 Blondes, 1 Apartment
Leandra Ryan is in production on 2 Blondes, 1 Apartment, a new comedic web series premiering soon. Leandra plays the co-starring role of Quinn, a type A, neurotic control freak who hasn't been dealt the best cards in life. Stay tuned for teasers and more!
School of Ballet
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on School of Ballet, a comedic pilot created for the New York Television Festival. Leandra plays the role of Carrera Christians, a miserable woman in rural Montana who desperately needs something new to spice up her life. Check out the project website at www.balletcomedy.com.
Did You See?
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on Did You See?, a comedy sketch for Funny or Die. Leandra plays a girl who is so obsessed with viral videos and Buzzfeed posts that she is oblivious to what is actually going on in the world. Watch the full sketch here.
The Family Belle
Leandra Ryan got a callback for the lead role in the feature film The Family Belle!
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on Fireflies, a comedic short film. Leandra plays Destiny, a small town girl turned prostitute who never stopped looking for the one that got away. The film was directed by Pablo Secca (Donatella) and produced by The Anti-Gun Unit.
You Are Never Alone
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on You Are Never Alone, a horror feature film. Leandra plays Lexi Fornazio, a professional ballerina and best friend of the lead. The film was directed by Robert Mercado (Sleep to Dream Her) and produced by X33 Films.
Leandra Ryan completed the Intermediate Voice-Over class at The Voicecaster, taught by voice-over casting director Kelly Moscinski!
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on the comedy sketch Gold Diggers. Leandra plays Pamela, a superficial young woman with one goal in life: to become the next Real Housewife of Beverly Hills. Watch the sketch.
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on Infernal, a found footage horror feature film. Leandra plays Riley, an ex-sorority sister of the bride who has foreshadowing words of wisdom to share with the couple on their wedding day. This film was directed by Bryan Coyne (Utero), produced by American Original, and distributed by Uncork'd Entertainment. Watch the Trailer
Lesly Kahn & Company
Leandra Ryan is now training at Lesly Kahn & Company and will be taking the Comedy Intensive there in June 2013! www.leslykahn.com
Upright Citizens Brigade
Leandra Ryan completed Improv 401 at UCB, which means she graduated from their entire improv program! losangeles.ucbtheatre.com
Leandra Ryan joined a new performing improv team called Commonwealth! This is a group of up-and-coming improvisers that perform at least once a week at Neon Venus Art Theater in Los Angeles. Check back here or subscribe to Leandra's mailing list for information on upcoming shows! www.neonvenustheatre.com
Leandra Ryan joined a new performing improv team called Minibar! This is a group of UCB trained improvisers who perform regularly at various theaters in the Los Angeles area. Check back here or subscribe to Leandra's mailing list for information on upcoming shows!
Funny or Die
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on Agree To Disagree, a comedic short film produced for FunnyorDie.com! Leandra plays Marie, a sensible woman who comes home from a business trip to find her live-in boyfriend in bed with another woman. Check back here to watch the sketch once it's released!
Funny or Die
Leandra Ryan wrapped production on Mixed Babies (Call Me Maybe Parody) produced for FunnyorDie.com! This comedic music video is a spoof of the popular music video Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. Leandra plays Stacey, a woman who comes home from a date with her boyfriend, only to find an obsessive stalker waiting for him!
Funny or Die
Leandra wrapped production on Sex Intervention, a comedic short film produced for FunnyorDie.com! Leandra plays Lorelai, a vulnerable young woman who attends an intervention for her ex boyfriend who is a sex addict. Check back here to watch the sketch once it's released!
The short film Picture Time screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival 2012! In this dark comedy, Leandra plays the lead role of Jill, a disgruntled teenage girl at odds with her mother on Christmas.
View the festival page | Watch the film
Leandra auditioned for an Always commercial entirely in French!
The Set Up
Leandra wrapped production on the short film The Set Up, an ensemble comedy set in the 1960s! Leandra plays the role of Audrey, a bubbly, sophisticated woman who blissfully lives in her own little world.
Leandra joined the improv troupe Awkward Chaos, a group of comedic actors who perform totally improvised, monthly shows! Check back soon for show information!
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Leandra wrapped production on the short film Mr. Success! In this very dark comedy, Leandra plays the role of Meredith, a thrill seeker who never considers the consequences of her actions.
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WARNING: Contains violence, strong language, sexual references, and drug presence.