A tight-bodied beauty whose comely figure no doubt played more than a passing role in building television's zany Son of the Beach a dedicated following, actress Leila Arcieri also possessed a killer comic timing that perfectly accentuated the show's anything goes air of anarchic comedy. A San Francisco native who was raised by a single mother in nearby Sebastopol, in her youth the shy youngster forced herself to join the cheerleading squad as a means of coming out of her rather durable social shell. Dabbling in modeling by the time she reached high school, Arcieri relocated to Los Angeles following graduation in order to pursue a career in graphic arts, photography, and makeup. Arcieri soon found herself the winner of the 1997 Miss San Francisco contest, and with her newfound confidence, the burgeoning actress would subsequently decide to pursue modeling and find frequent commercial work. When Son of the Beach writer/producer/star Timothy Stack was searching for an actress of both remarkable beauty and a great sense of humor, he knew that he had found his woman when he auditioned Arcieri. Though she had appeared in a few small roles before landing her Son of the Beach role, it was this role that would find Arcieri cast in such high-profile releases as XXX (2002) and Daddy Day Care (2003). Arcieri's mother was employed by Lucasfilm.