A Memphis, Tennessee native, Leigh Anne was raised by her devout Christian mother and tough-as-nails U.S. Marshall father, a JFK appointee who served the administration in its efforts to racially integrate schools in the Deep South. She attended Briarcrest Christian School and went on to graduate from the University of Mississippi, “Ole Miss,” with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. There Leigh Anne met Sean Tuohy, her husband of 27 years. The Tuohys are the proud parents of daughter Collins and sons Michael Oher and Sean Jr.
The Tuohy family is actively involved in many civic and faith-based organizations, including Grace Evangelical Church of which they are founding members. The Tuohy family’s life was chronicled in Lewis’ New York Times #1 bestseller The Blind Side which went on to become a record-breaking Hollywood blockbuster that earned more than $200 million at the box office and the first sports film in history to have a number-one opening weekend.