|Full Name Leah Simpson|
Spouse Bruce Kalish
Years active 1979–1998
Education Pacific Oaks College
|Name Leah Ayres|
Children Mackenzie Austin Kalish
|Born May 28, 1957 (age 58) (1957-05-28) Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
Other names Leah Ayres Hendrix; Leah Kalish
Occupation Film, television actress
Movies and TV shows Bloodsport, The Burning, The Bradys, Eddie Macon's Run, The Player
Similar People Donald Gibb, Frank Dux, Bolo Yeung, Newt Arnold, Norman Burton
The burning 1981 bonus feature clip with leah ayres
- The burning 1981 bonus feature clip with leah ayres
- The Burning Leah Ayres talks about being surprised on set
- Early years
- Later years
- Personal life
The Burning - Leah Ayres talks about being surprised on set
Ayres' first major role was as Valerie Bryson on the daytime serial The Edge of Night in the early 1980s. In 1984, she starred in Velvet, an ABC/Aaron Spelling television movie opposite Sheree J. Wilson, Shari Belafonte and Mary Margaret Humes. In primetime, she co-starred as Linda Bowman on the abbreviated third season of ABC's 9 to 5. She also played Jill Schrader on the HBO original comedy 1st & Ten in 1986-87.
In 1990 she replaced Maureen McCormick for the role of Marcia Brady on the short lived series The Bradys. She also made guest appearances on such series as Hotel, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Married... with Children and Who's the Boss?. In 1995, she had a recurring role as Tara Flynn on three episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger.
She is now known as Leah Kalish and was the Program Director for Yoga Ed. in Los Angeles. She is also the co-creator of the Yoga Kit for Kids and Games for Life, a book of games and visualizations for children. She also wrote and stars in Living Arts/Gaiam’s Yoga Fitness for Kids videos. She is now the creator of Yoga Playgrounds and developing children's television programs.
Ayres and her husband, TV screenwriter and producer Bruce Kalish, have a son, Mackenzie Austin Kalish, who was born on June 21, 1993.