Les married Julie Chen, a TV personality of CBS' “The Early Show” and “Big Brother” fame, on December 23, 2004. Les currently resides in the hills above Brentwood, California.Former Actor Leslie Moonves made his debut as an actor after graduating from Bucknell University.Trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, he performed in various plays and also landed guest spots in such TV series as “Cannon,” “Gemini Man” (both 1976) and “The Six Million Dollar Man” (1977) as well as a bit part in a 1980 TV film starring Billy Crystal called “Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb” before deciding to become a stage producer in Los Angeles and on Broadway.
In addition, he nabbed a Sherrill Corwin Award from the American Jewish Committee, an honor given to prominent leaders in the entertainment and communication industry.
Thanks to his work on CBS, Moonves has been selected before as Entertainment Weekly's “Most Powerful Man in Hollywood” and Variety's “Showman of the Year” and is the recipient of a Career Achievement Award from the Casting Society of America.
Les Leslie Moonves was born on October 6, 1949, in New York, New York.
He spent his childhood in Valley Stream, New York, where he attended and graduated from Valley Stream Central High School.
After high school, he enrolled at Bucknell University and later studied acting under the guidance of Sanford Meisner at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.
On December 17, 1978, Les, as he is known by family and close friends, married Nancy Weisenfield, but they divorced in December 2004.They share three kids, Adam, Michael and Sara Moonves.Background: American broadcast network executive Leslie Moonves is the president and chief executive officer of the CBS Corporation.Prior to this, he was the co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom, Inc.(2004-2005), on the CBS board of directors (1999), the president and chief executive officer of CBS Television (1998), the president of CBS Entertainment (1995), president of Warner Bros.Television (1993) and president of Lorimar Television (1989-1993).He also emerged as an actor during the mid to late 1970s.