"A flirtatious blonde bombshell..."
- Broadway World
After traveling the entire USA as a military brat, Haleigh Ciel followed her yellow brick road to New York City and NYU: Tisch School of the Arts.
While at NYU, she studied the Art of Acting at Stella Adler Studio, Shakespeare at The Royal Academy Dramatic Art in London, dance at DUOC Universidad de Chile, and explored Chinese arts in Beijing and Shanghai. She graduated from NYU with honors, a hunger to experience the world, and a strong foundation in the performing arts.
Since then, she has appeared as the lead in various independent films, music videos, and commercials. She has also gained extensive improv experience at Upright Citizens Brigade and has created characters for several TV shows and immersive theatrical performances including Playing with Fire directed by John Gould Rubin and Marat Sade at Theater 54. She also originated the role of Billie Burke for Speakeasy Dollhouse’s production of Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic and was noted for her performance in the New York Times and TheaterMania. In her most recent immersive performance in The Bloody Beginning was praised on Broadway World.
You can currently catch her as the "blonde in the front row" in the pilot/first episode of the Critic's Choice & Golden Globe award winning Amazon original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
When she is not on stage or in front of the camera, Haleigh continues her love affair with storytelling as a self-taught filmmaker & editor. She spent a month in Taipei as a guest host and content creator for TLC Discovery's travel show, Fun Taiwan. Just recently, she hosted and filmed 2017 New York Comic Con as well as the Largest Dog Costume Parade in the World for the Essential Phone. Furthermore, she has a passion for capturing fantasy costume and vintage culture and you can check out what she is producing here.
“Armed with my new identity, I am greeted by a flirtatious blonde bombshell (Haleigh Ciel). In her green silk and lace dress hanging provocatively over her dancer’s body, she evokes Laura Dern in the 1991 Robert Duvall film, Rambling Rose. Wearing a bright pink dress on an oppressively hot summer night not conducive to black velvet, I apologize for my attire, better suited to a country club summer party than a speakeasy. Not missing a beat, she says with an air of mischief, “Tomato’s always in season, doll!”" — VICTORIA ORDIN, BROADWAY WORLD
“There I was with silent film star Billie Burke (the ghostly Haleigh Ciel), sitting on a pink cushion inside a giant chandelier suspended high above the Liberty Theatre. “Let’s make him jealous,” she whispered in my ear, gesturing toward the box occupied by her husband, the legendary impresario Florenz Ziegfeld (Russell Farhang). Suddenly, she planted a big kiss on my cheek. Distracted by multiple showgirls, he didn’t seem to mind. Or was it that he saw me, light in my red velvet loafers, as no threat to his virile dominance of the Midnight Frolic?” — ZACHARY STEWART, THEATER MANIA
“It was kismet,” said Haleigh Ciel, who with Ms. Moskowitz had rushed to the club office to examine its archive (and who is playing Billie Burke at the Liberty). “Nobody we knew had ever heard of the club. But we spent hours there, going through the archives and talking to Laurie.” — TONY PERROTTET, THE NEW YORK TIMES
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