Leggero was born March 26, 1974 in Rockford, Illinois and is of Italian and Swedish descent. She has stated that a DNA test revealed 6% Sub-Saharan African ancestry. Leggero was raised Roman Catholic but converted to Judaism as an adult.
Commenting on her childhood, she stated: "I would say [we were] lower-middle-class, but I feel like my mom would start crying if she heard that. But my dad was a used car dealer and my mother worked in a locksmith shop as the bookkeeper, and then they got divorced, and I do remember, like, nuns bringing us food—like big canned goods. And then, you know, we didn't really go on vacation–ever... I had so many jobs growing up: I mowed lawns; I worked at a grocery store; I had two newspaper routes; I worked at a catering place... I definitely hustled."
She began performing at age 10, in plays in Chicago. Leggero attended Rockford East High School, and worked at a grocery store as a teenager.
After graduating from high school, Leggero attended Illinois State University, where she studied for two years and spent a semester studying abroad in England. While at Illinois State, Leggero auditioned for the Stella Adler Conservatory in Chicago, and was accepted into the theater program. She then relocated to New York City to attend the conservatory, spending two years studying.
In 1996, Leggero moved to Sydney, Australia with her then-boyfriend, and lived there for a year before returning to New York to attend Hunter College, where she graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in Theater criticism. She relocated to Los Angeles shortly before the September 11 attacks.
Leggero shot an unaired pilot called The Strip for NBC, with Tom Lennon and Ben Garant from Reno 911!. Alongside Andy Kindler and Greg Giraldo, she was a judge on the 2010 season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, hosted by Craig Robinson. Leggero played Emma in NBC's 2011 sitcom Free Agents. From 2010 to January 2012, Leggero co-hosted The Lavender Hour podcast with comedian Duncan Trussell.
From 2010 to 2012, Leggero voiced the role of Callie Maggotbone on the animated series Ugly Americans. In 2012, she also appeared in six episodes of NBC's Are You There, Chelsea? as Nikki, who was Rick's (the bar manager's) ex-girlfriend. Leggero was featured in every first-season episode starting with the second episode, "Sloane's Ex."
Leggero also played the sex-obsessed Haley in the web series Burning Love, a spoof of the TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. In 2013, she appeared in an episode of the Drunk History television series on Comedy Central.
On September 2, 2013, Leggero participated in the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco as one of the Roasters; the following day, Brickleberry premiered in its second season. Leggero voiced the busty ranger Ethel in place of Kaitlin Olson, who was in the first season only.
Tubbin' with Tash debuted on October 2, 2013 on Leggero's YouTube channel. The premise of the show is Leggero interviewing guests while in a hot tub. In August 2015, she debuted her Comedy Central standup special, Live at Bimbo's (originally entitled Diamond Pussy), which she filmed in San Francisco.
In 2015, Leggero and Riki Lindhome created the Comedy Central series Another Period, which they also starred in together; the series premiered June 23, 2015, and was renewed for a second season, which premiered June 15, 2016. On May 23, 2016, it was renewed for a third season, which aired in 2018. In 2016 and 2017, Leggero and husband Moshe Kasher embarked on The Honeymoon Tour, in which they performed standup shows and provided humorous relationship advice throughout the United States.
From 2016 to 2048, she recurred on Dice as Carmen. She also voiced characters on American Dad!, BoJack Horseman and Justice League Action.
etween 2011 and 2012, Leggero dated comedian Duncan Trussell, with whom she co-hosted the podcast, The Lavender Hour. She married fellow comedian Moshe Kasher in 2015. During an October 3, 2017 interview with Stephen Colbert, Leggero announced that she and Kasher were expecting their first child. On February 24, 2018, Leggero announced the birth, via Instagram, of their child, a girl. They reside in Los Angeles, California.
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