Dubbed a “warrior princess” by author Michael Lewis in his best-selling book The Blind Side, Leigh Anne is the inspirational matriarch of the Tuohy family. She graduated from Ole Miss and while there met her husband, Sean Tuohy. Both were ambitious college students: Leigh Anne was a cheerleader and an active member of her sorority, Kappa Delta and Sean became a record-breaking SEC basketball champion (and still holds that record today!). They are the proud parents of daughter, Collins, and sons, Michael Oher and Sean, Jr. Leigh Anne and Sean have been married over 40 years
Leigh Anne is a motivational speaker and an interior designer by trade. Her work has been featured on numerous TV shows including HGTV, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Designing on a Dime, and Family Addition in addition has been in countless publications. She has designed for clients from athletes such as Peyton Manning, Scottie Pippen and Isaac Bruce to CEOs, Universities, commercial establishments and residential clients. She is a New York Times best-selling author of In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving. Another book authored by Leigh Anne, Turn Around, is a five-day-per-week devotional that uses scripture as a springboard to reconsider what it means to give sacrificially, generously, and immediately. After The Blind Side was released the response was overwhelming and as a result Sean and Leigh Anne established their charity, The Making it Happen Foundation, which promotes awareness, provides hope, and improves standards of living for all the children fighting to survive in the invisible cracks in society.
She makes appearances on various broadcasts in the national media, including Fox and Friends, Good Morning America, 20/20, The Today Show, Sean Hannity, CNN, Huffington Post Live and HLN, to name a few. Leigh Anne is a sought after motivational speaker represented by GTN, a United Talent Agency Company.
Through all of their projects, Leigh Anne and her family continue their mission to uplift, inspire hope, promote kindness, ignite generosity, and make it happen for those that are valued so incorrectly but are so deserving, but most importantly the overlooked and underserved youth. They truly believe that everyone has the ability to make a difference.