Lesley-Ann Brandt

Lesley-Ann Brandt

The actress is from South Africa.
Date of Birth: 02.12.1981
Country: South Africa

Biography of Leslie-Ann Brandt

Leslie-Ann Brandt is a South African actress who has gained recognition in Hollywood. She is known for her roles in American television series such as "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," and "Single Ladies," among others. Brandt has also appeared in films such as "Zombie Apocalypse," "InSight," "On the Crest," and "Duke."

Lesley-Ann Brandt

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Leslie-Ann Brandt comes from a family with Cape Coloured roots, a South African ethnic group. She is fluent in Afrikaans. In addition to acting, her interests include yoga, hockey, and baseball. Brandt competed in field hockey in her home country.

Lesley-Ann Brandt

In 1999, Leslie-Ann emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand, with her parents and younger brother. She initially worked in retail in Auckland before landing a job as an IT consultant in a Cape Town firm. Brandt also worked as a promotional model for the Austrian company Red Bull. After a brief modeling career, she appeared in several New Zealand commercials.

Lesley-Ann Brandt

In 2008, Brandt studied acting techniques, including the Meisner technique and improvisation, in Auckland. She had her first significant role in the New Zealand television series "Diplomatic Immunity." She was also invited to guest star in the soap opera "Shortland Street" and accepted a role in the science fiction series "This Is Not My Life."

Brandt originally auditioned for the role of Sura, Spartacus' wife, in the series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," but the casting director offered her the role of Naevia instead. She worked alongside actors such as John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, and Peter Mensah, as well as producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi. Her role as Naevia led to her appearance in the prequel series "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena."

In addition to her television work, Leslie-Ann Brandt starred in the New Zealand drama "The Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell," directed by Brendan Donovan. She also played the character Valerie Hurst, a nurse, in the American thriller "InSight" directed by Richard Gabai.

In May 2010, Brandt appeared in the fantasy series "Legend of the Seeker," produced by Rob Tapert and Peter Mensah. She played the role of Te A, the sister, in the final episode of the second season. Brandt also guest-starred in an episode of the series "CSI: NY."

Brandt chose not to renew her contract for the second season of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" in 2011, and the role of Naevia was taken over by Cynthia Addai-Robinson. After starring in the horror television film "Zombie Apocalypse," she joined the ensemble cast of films such as "A Beautiful Soul," "Duke," and "Drift" in 2012. In the Australian sports drama "Drift," Leslie-Ann Brandt worked with "Avatar" star Sam Worthington.

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