Brianne Leary (Brianne Banigan Leary)
BiographyProvidence, Rhode Island, USA
Brianne Banigan Leary was born on July 28, 1957 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is an American actress and inventor. She co-hosted the Disney Channel's Second Season of Walt Disney World Inside Out with George Foreman and J.D. Roth. She also hosted Animal Planet's Petsburgh USA. She was a gymnastics champion in high school at Canyon Del Oro in Tucson, Arizona, USA, finishing in the top three at the State Championship in 1974. She went to Pima Junior College, also in Tucson, Arizona. She first appeared on television as a contestant on Match Game '76. Read more... excess of $9,000. She came back to the show three years later as a celebrity panelist, becoming the only person to appear on the show as both a contestant and a panelist. Brianne first appeared on television playing Lieutenant Nurse Susan Ames on the NBC series, "Baa Baa Black Sheep" (1976) in 1977 to 1978. She is best known as Officer Sindy Cahill in the second season of "CHiPs" (1977) from 1978 to 1979. Brianne made guest starring appearances on "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century", "The Fall Guy", "Simon & Simon", as Russian gymnast Tania in The Paper Chase episode "A case of Detente" in 1979, and 1st & Ten. She also made an appearance in a Battle of the Network Stars V in November 1978 and VI in May 1979. In 1996, she created a Canadian children's TV show "Stickin' Around" with Robin Steele. In early 2000, she was a co-anchor on WNYW New York's Good Day New York. In 2007, Leary received a patent for her "portable device for cleaning an animal's paw" product, Pet Plunger. Her mother was the Assistant City Editor for the Arizona Daily Star and she is the cousin of writer Timothy Leary.