Leanne Moore attended school in the Port Arthur School District and graduated with honors in 1971 from Thomas Jefferson High School. After graduation, she moved to
Austin and attended the University of Texas, majoring in
Accounting. She received a Bachelors of Business Admin-
istration in 1975 and also received her CPA certificate.
Her first job out of college was with Ernst and Ernst,
at that time one of the Big 8 CPA firms. Realizing she had
different aspirations, she moved to Los Angeles and lived
with her cousin, actress Mary Kay Place. Leanne used her
accounting degree to work as a production accountant
on feature films, such as Diner, Into the Night,
Children of a Lesser God and all three of the Back to
the Future films.
She then moved into production for Steven Spielberg’s
company and began producing television movies,
earning several Ace Cable awards, including the Humanitas Prize for Best Television Movie for The Water Engine. Leanne also produced television movies for TNT, two of which were nominated for Emmys, The Heidi Chronicles, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Pirates of Silicon Valley. Leanne produced the miniseries Supernova in Cape Town, South Africa for the Hallmark Channel, starring Luke Perry and Peter Fonda, which to date is one of the highest watched mini-series for Hallmark.
Leanne next moved into television series production and she co-produced several pilots, including The Sarah Connor Chronicles for the Fox Network. She also co-produced the television series Zoey 101 for Nickelodeon” and Side Order of Life for Lifetime. Recently, she co-produced the pilot and the first season of the hit CBS series, The Mentalist, starring Simon Baker. Since 2011 she has continued to work in television, notably on the shows Enlightened, Southland, and Matador.
Born in Port Arthur, Texas