Leslie Segar Biography
The entertainment sector is one of the fast-paced industries in society if not the fastest. It is easy to become famous in this sector but also easy for people to forget since society is always demanding new things to entertain them. Most people are guilty of forgetting past entertainers who made great impacts and paved the way for the current entertainers. Ask a Gen Z about Leslie Segar,52, and they will tell you they’ve never heard about her but the generation before knowing her as one of the biggest hip-hop influencers in the 90s and the pioneer of female hip-hop dancers. By herself, she was able to link together music, film, fashion, and sports. As much as she was great at many things, her true passion was dancing.
Leslie Segar Age and Spouse
Leslie Segar was born on 11th December 1971 in Jackson Heights, Queens. Much of her personal and family life is unavailable on the internet. Details of whether she is married or single are also not available. However, our observers have that Leslie is unmarried and without a child.
Leslie Segar Education and Dance Career
Leslie grew up an energetic girl and knew what she wanted at an early stage in life. Her passion for gymnastics had her studying physiology and sports medicine at Springfield College. Excelling well in academics and with the gymnastics team earned Leslie an opportunity to work with Sean Combs aka Diddy and Faith Evans as a personal trainer.
Working with the celebrities exposed Leslie to the world of music and entertainment. She started getting invited by music stars for video shoots and performances. Her amazing skills earned her fame with the media which coined her the name “Big Lez” because of her muscular body and athletic abilities.
Her fame as a dancer had Big Lez feature in films like A Miracle Before Christmas and popular music. She became known as the pioneer of female hip-hop dancers. Leslie danced for Remember the Time by Michael Jackson, I’m Every Woman by Whitney Houston, Real Love by Mar J Blige and You Remind Me by LL Cool J. Her choreography for Mary J Blidge earned a MTV Music Award nomination for best choreography.
Leslie Segar Work and TV Shows
When Queen Latifah debuted her TV Show Living Single she chose Leslie to serve as a dancer at the introduction of the show. Her fame in the music and film industry gravitated Leslie towards radio and TV and soon she began dominating radio and TV waves. The year 1994 was one of her biggest when her call to dance for a show turned out to be her best opportunity as a radio and TV personality.
Her history and knowledge of celebrities at that time earned Leslie a chance to serve as a co-host for Rap City. This opportunity blew her name across America. Leslie had the golden opportunity to interview Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G, Wyclef Jean, and Outkast for the first time.
Leslie Segar Influence
As an interviewer, she also had a chance to rub shoulders with current entertainers in music like Samuel L Jackson, Oprah, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, and Paul Greengrass. She also ran her company Bodiography Inc., which brought together her health and fitness program.
Currently, she is cementing her legacy in the music industry by creating a dance documentary, hip-hop docuseries, and her autobiography as well. Big Lez was featured in the Rap City Documentary 2023, which documents the evolution of hip-hop and entertainment through the years.
Leslie gets honored at international artists’ record release parties and presenter at BET. Another woman who graced the hip-hop industry at her time was Shari Bryant who worked her way up the corporate ladder to become the co-president of Roc Nation.
Leslie Segar Summary of Personal Details
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Dancer and Choreographer
Height: probably 5 feet and 10 inches
Net Worth: NA