lisa leonard

Lisa Leonard is a Los Angeles based actress and producer who grew up in a small town called Centurion located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa.  At 16 years old she signed with an agent and began booking commercials while navigating her way through high-school and varsity sports.  She later studied for a B.A. Drama degree at the University of Pretoria with a focus in film making. Shortly after graduating she landed her first speaking role as the office associate 'Annie' in the action/crime independent film Slam-Bang which went on to win best first time feature film at the Irish International Film Festival.  Shortly after, she booked a national moral and ethical debate television talk show called 'Drawing the Line' alongside celebrity host Lebo Mashile airing on the South African Broadcast Corporation every Sunday for two years.  When Drawing the Line wrapped it's final season, Lisa set her sights on London where she further pursued a career as an actress and producer for two years booking commercial, print and film roles. She moved to the USA in 2012 and immediately attended scene study class at the Ivanna Chubbuck Studio in Melrose while gaining further Meisner technique training at the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio in Santa Monica. Leonard is best known for the ways in which she dissolves into her likable yet often deliciously flawed characters and her ability to switch between multiple accents for character driven stories. Notable South African Film Producer Anton Ernst states; "Lisa is a talent to watch. We've got a lot to look forward to from this actress as she proudly represents the emerging pool of South African actors making their mark in Hollywood". Leonard now devotes her time and talents to collaborating with some of USA's and South Africa's finest filmmakers.


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