Leslie Segrete

TV Actor

Leslie Segrete (pronounced /sɛˈɡrɛtiː/ se-GRET-ee; born February 28, 1975) is an American designer, seamstress, carpenter, and television personality. She is best known for her work on the TLC show While You Were Out, which concluded a four-year run in 2006, She also appeared as a designer on Trading Spaces and Ugliest House on the Block. Segrete was born in Bethpage, New York. She grew up interested in working with her hands, as her father was an architect and her mother a sewer and crafter. She studied set design at Hofstra University and graduated with a degree from the French Culinary Institute. She began her career as a stagehand and food arranger for Good Morning America and as art designer for the Ricki Lake Show. She was the head set designer for the Oxygen Network when she joined the cast of While You Were Out after hearing from a friend that TLC was looking for a female carpenter to "fill in" on the show. Segrete currently writes monthly columns for two magazines, do! and House Beautiful She also co-hosts (with Tom Kraeutler) a syndicated call-in radio show on home improvement called "The Money Pit" which in 2007 was broadcast on 220 stations nationwide. In September,  ( Wikipedia article )


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Hofstra University

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