Leclerc was recently seen guest-starring on CBS’ BIG BANG THEORY as a deaf friend of Penny’s who hits it off with Raj, which aired on October 6th to record #’s: http://www.tvline.com/2011/10/big-bang-theory-season-5-episode-4-leclerc/. Katie was also on a panel at the White House Anti-Bullying Summit in Washington DC with Tyler Blackburn (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) along with SEVENTEEN Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Ann Shoket, speaking about her own personal bullying stories along with Delete Digital Drama campaign work to stop cyber-bullying. Katie and her co-star were also special guests for this year’s MTV’s NYE in NYC.
Leclerc learned American Sign Language in high school, only to find out later at age 20 that she has Meniere’s disease: while she is not deaf, she is “hard of hearing” (an inner ear disorder affecting hearing and balance, characterized by episodes of vertigo and progressive hearing loss). Katie loves to cook (http://www.self.com/magazine/blogs/selfystars/2011/08/eat-like-a-star-switched-at-bi.html), hike, travel, camp, and spend time with her new puppy (who happens to be deaf!).