Born in Hunan, China, Leo grew up in Ypsilanti, MI. Adopted and raised by two moms, he understood the importance of access to community, and community building. Leo's first film role as 'Ethan' in the feature film Adam, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance International Film Festival as well as OutFest and Stonewall 50, led to him stepping down from academics after his first year of graduate school. He was then cast in Showtime's highly acclaimed hit series The L Word: Generation Q, playing the series regular role of ‘Micah Lee’. Leo’s continues to channel his advocacy in media, and aims to center the stories of queer & trans communities of color.
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