Date of Birth: 07/18/1971
Place of birth: Odessa
Born in Odessa, July 18, 1971.
In 1978 he studied at the Odessa school with Rostislav Hait, who became his colleague in the Quartet I.
In 1993 he graduated from the Faculty of Variety GITIS, then thin. leader was Vladimir Korovin. In the same year Chait introduced him to Alexander Demidov, by then an experienced actor and director Kamil Larin and Sergey Petreykovym. As a result, he formed a quartet I.
Lesch (so used to call it to friends and co-workers) in 2001 tried his hand as a writer, napisavspektakl "Radio Day".
The performance lasted 2 and a half hours, and liked the audience. In 2002 it was decided to write a sequel to the play - Election Day. At this time, the script wrote Leonid Baratz, Rostislav Chait and Sergei Petreykov.
The main characters in the "Day of the elections" were the same as in the "Day of Radio" - Alex (Baratz), Glory (Chait), Camille (Larin), Sasha (Demidov), Misha (Kozyrev), Max (Vitorgan) and Nonna (Grishaeva).
In 2007 and 2008 came the film adaptation of the famous comedy.
Since 1991 married to actress Anna Kasatkina (played by Anna in the movie "Radio Day"), has 2 daughters: the eldest - Elizabeth (born in 1994), the youngest - Eve (born in 2003).
* Leonid Baratz was named in honor of his great-grandfather, but parents initially wanted to call him Alex. And he still can not come to terms with his real name.
* With Anna Kasatkina he met while playing in one of the performances of GITIS.
* Leonid beautifully plays the piano and sings chanson.
* He acted in the role tap