From showing off his hilarious improv skills on stage to portraying a stern lawyer on-screen, actor, comedian and writer Leonard Robinson is proving that from comedy to drama, he can do it all.

This year, Leonard will reprise his starring role as Taurean Jackson in the fifth and final season of HBO's award-winning comedy series "Insecure." Created by and starring Issa Rae, "Insecure" follows two modern-day Black women, Issa and Molly (Yvonne Orji), and the awkward experiences they face as adults. Introduced in the third season, Leonard quickly became a fan favorite as Taurean, Molly's coworker. "Insecure" has garnered a plethora of award nods since it debuted in 2016, including a Peabody Award in the Entertainment category (2016), TCA Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy (2020), multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series (2020), and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (2021).

Additional on-screen credits for Leonard include "Life of Crime" alongside Jennifer Aniston, CBS's long-running procedural dramas "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles," truTV's "Adam Ruins Everything," and CBS's "Young Sheldon." He was also an original cast member on MTV's sketch and improv series "Wild 'N Out" opposite Randall Park and Katt Williams.

Born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, Leonard first knew he wanted to become an actor when he saw John John on "Sesame Street." While a career in the arts seemed out of reach, he went on to train in wrestling and Judo throughout high school. It wasn't until he attended Howard University for his BBA that he took his first acting class. As a wrestling state champion and a black belt in Judo, Leonard eventually transferred his skills and discipline in sports to his lucrative acting career. Upon graduating with a degree in Management Information Systems, Leonard appeared in theaters nationwide including "The Exonerated" at The Culture Project (Off-Broadway), Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Fringe Festival, and Studio Theatre in Washington, DC. He later studied improv at the world-famous Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre and IO West and was a participant in the NBC Stand-Up for Diversity.

As a writer, Leonard developed the treatment for Lil Jon and LMFAO's "Drink" music video, which has over 7 million views on YouTube alone. In 2019, Leonard was selected to participate in the prestigious CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase as part of their first writer's room. Today, Leonard is a main company member at The Groundlings where he writes, directs, and performs. He is also a regular at The World Famous Comedy Store, and has performed his stand- up abroad throughout the U.K.

He currently resides in the Los Angeles area.

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