|| Lenora is a native New Yorker. She earned a BFA in theatre from the University of Miami. Starring in many stage productions such as Emily in OUR TOWN, she originated the role of Bianca in LEAVE OF ABSENCE which became the first college production to perform at the New Dramatists Theatre in NYC. Fellow classmates co-star included actor Ray Liotta. After graduating, she moved back to NY and began acting professionally. Starting with commercials and theatre, she then caught a break starring in JAWS II. Eventually arriving in LA where she starred in her first of many tv episodics, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRARIE, ISLAND SON, COP ROCK, and most recently, ER and MEDIUM to name a few. Lenora has starred in several in TV movies such as FANTASIES, LIVING PROOF and HOBSON'S CHOICE. Lenora's range stretches from drama to comedy in such films as HOUSE II and WHEN A STRANGER CALLS and most recently, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC and KNIFEPOINT. She is currently recurring as Dr. Alana Chertoff in MISTRESSES for ABC. In addition, Lenora originated the role of Carol in the west coast premiere of NORTH OF PROVIDENCE at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Lenora is married to veteran film/tv writer Craig Heller and has 2 very cool children. Recently, on stage, she performed the true story of growing up with her single mom's 5 marriages and numerous boyfriends in a one woman show called ELI'S BIRTHDAY. In the show, Lenora played 29 characters. Lenora and Craig have co - written a screenplay based on this story called BEGINNING, and are in the process of producing it. Lenora is also producing the film SPILLVILLE, in collaboration with producer Vanessa Greene.