Joshua Leonard

D.O.B: Jun 17, 1975 |  Houston, Texas, USA

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A filmmaker, writer, and actor, Joshua Leonard has made an indelible mark on independent film and television throughout his career. He first came onto the scene in 1999 with lo-fi sensation The Blair Witch Project, perhaps one of the most talked about indie films of all time.

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A filmmaker, writer, and actor, Joshua Leonard has made an indelible mark on independent film and television throughout his career. He first came onto the scene in 1999 with lo-fi sensation The Blair Witch Project, perhaps one of the most talked about indie films of all time. As an actor, Leonard continues to work on projects that push the envelope, including 2009s Independent Spirit Award-winning Humpday, HBOs acclaimed series Hung, True Detective, and The Duplass Brothers Togetherness, in addition to roles in the films Higher Ground by Vera Farmiga and If I Stay by RJ Cutler. Leonards directorial debut, The Youth in Us premiered at Sundance in 2005; he followed that with the doc, Beautiful Losers. He made his narrative feature debut with The Lie (Sundance 2011), a devilish morality tale adapted from a story by acclaimed author, T.C. Boyle, which Leonard co-wrote, directed and starred in. He recently wrapped production on his sophomore feature as a director, Behold My Heart, starring Marisa Tomei and Timothy Olyphant, based on a script that he co-wrote. In addition, hes developing a one-hour television series for EPIX entitled Liberty, which he created and will EP alongside Cary Fukunaga.