job: Ship's Captain
voiced by: Katey Sagal
Leela is the only person from her species that lives on earth. She was brought up in an orphanage and attended high school where she was a bit of an outcast for having oneeye and went dateless to her prom. She took up kick boxing and other similar sports to make up for the lack of friends. Whether she attended college is unknown.
She later got a job as a fate assignment officer and after a while met Fry while she was assigning a career to him. He convinced her to quit and she was then offered a job, along with Fry and Bender, on the Planet Express delivery crew where she impressed Professor Farnsworth enough for him to make her captain. She still has problems with men and often gets jealous of Amy's popularity among the opposite sex. She has a soft spot for Fry but is unsure of anything further than that, due to Fry's clumsy advances.
A versatile actress, Katey Sagal has entertained audiences in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles throughout her career. She can be seen in the independent film I’m Reed Fish and the tele-film 3 Wise Guys, and appeared as Helen on the television phenomenon Lost and Nancy Gilroy on The Shield.
In addition to her acting, Sagal devotes a significant portion of her time and retraced her steps to her first love: singing and songwriting. With the support of record label Valley Entertainment, she released her album, ROOM, in 2004. ROOM is the first record for Sagal since her 1994 debut, WELL. ROOM is a combination of original songs penned by Sagal including "Life Goes Round," "Daddy’s Girl" and "Wish I Were a Kid," and memorable classics like "Feel a Whole Lot Better" and "(For the Love of) Money." A critically acclaimed singer and songwriter who began performing at the age of five, Katey was a 'Harlette' with Bette Midler for three years as well as a background singer for Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, Etta James and Tanya Tucker.
Sagal gained national attention for her role as the outrageous Peg Bundy in the ground breaking, highly-rated, long-running series Married with Children, for which she earned three Golden Globe® and two American Comedy Award nominations.
Sagal also starred in the series 8 Simple Rules…, and voiced Leela, the beautiful one-eyed alien, in the hit animated series Futurama.
In her first job on television, Sagal joined Mary Tyler Moore on the series Mary. She has also starred in the television movies Smart House and Mr. Headmistress (both for Wonderful World of Disney), as well as Chance of a Lifetime, Trail of Tears and She Says She’s Innocent.
Sagal has also starred in the feature films Love Stinks, Mail Order, The Good Mother, and the 2000 Sundance Film Festival favorite Dropping Out.