Phyllis Montana LeBlanc is an American actress and New Orleans native. She plays Desiree in Treme. She guest stars in the first, second, and third seasons. She has been active since 2006; her film industry break through came when she appeared in the Hurricane Katrina documentary When the Levees Brokes, directed by Spike Lee. Since appearing in Treme she has had acting roles in The Paperboy (2012) and Lee's film Oldboy (2012).
Self, in Spike Lee's HBO follow-up documentary; "If God Is Willing And the Creek Don't Rise." Wrote and recites poem of the same name.
James Brown Bio-pic, "GET ON UP." She plays "Mrs. Byrd." The mother to Nelson Ellis's "Bobby Byrd" (True Blood's "Lafayette."
Published Author of "Not Just The Levees Broke." Simon and Schuster. Foreword by Spike Lee.