Leigh Anne Tuohy Biography
(Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer)
Birthday: August 9, 1960 (Leo)
Born In: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Leigh Anne Tuohy is an American interior designer, entrepreneur and writer, who became a motivational speaker following her rise to fame. She is best known as the adoptive mother of American football offensive tackle, Michael Oher. The 2006 book by Michael Lewis, 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game', touches upon their extraordinary story, which was later brought to big screen in the 2009 biographical sports drama, 'The Blind Side'. The movie was immensely popular and was nominated for Best Picture at the 2010 Academy Awards. Following the success of the film, she started to appear on TV shows and various events, sharing her experience and motivating everyone to bring in positive change to other people's lives. In 2010, she appeared on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' as an interior designer and co-authored the motivational book, 'In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving', with her husband, Sean Tuohy. The same year she received an honorary doctorate from Christian Brothers University. She released another book in 2012, 'Making it Happen: Just Turn Around'. She and her husband are the owners of a massive fast-food restaurant chain that includes franchises for Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Pizza Hut.