Melanie Leishman

Melanie Leishman

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Melanie Leishman
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Born (1989-02-20) February 20, 1989 (age 28)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997 – Present

Melanie Leishman (born February 20, 1989) is a Canadian actress.

Career[edit]

Leishman began acting, singing, and dancing at the age of eight. Leishman was in her first play while attending The North York Montessori, in grade three, starring as Annie in the play Annie. She graduated grade 8 at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts. She attended Earl Haig Secondary School, and was in the Claude Watson Arts program. She also has a younger brother named Sam Pierce who used to attend an elementary school in Vancouver, Canada, but now attends North Toronto C.I in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Leishman’s first role was in the television series Darcy’s Wild Life, wherein she portrayed character Kathi Giraldi.

In 2009, the film Victoria Day was released with Leishman in a supporting role. The film was praised for being “expertly put together, the editing and framing so sturdy and right that the twin currents of the film flow over the viewer unimpeded”.[1] In 2010, Leishman co-starred with Maggie Castle and Jason Mewes in the Canadian television horror series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. The show was renewed for a second season, where she reprises her role as Hannah.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Debut Perky PA Short film
2009 Victoria Day Melanie
2010 Long Autumn, TheThe Long Autumn Ladeeda Short film
2012 Old Stock Patti
2012 Roomies Jenny Rhodes Short film
2014 Stage Fright Liz Silver
2014 Cliff and the Road, TheThe Cliff and the Road Ben’s Girlfriend (voice) Short film
2016 Below Her Mouth Claire Post-production
2016 Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End Hannah Williams Voice Role

2017

Softcore (Short) (post-production)
Lila

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004-06 Darcy’s Wild Life Kathi Giraldi Recurring role
2008 Never Cry Werewolf Angie Bremlock TV film
2008 True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet Emily TV film
2008 House Party Mandy Recurring role
2009 Pure Evil Samantha TV film
2009 Being Erica Fiona Watt “Shhh… Don’t Tell”
2010 Republic of Doyle Wiggs Dinner “He Sleeps with the Chips”
2010-12 Todd and the Book of Pure Evil Hannah B. Williams Main role
2011 Murdoch Mysteries Nancy Booth “Downstairs, Upstairs”
2011-12 Detentionaire Brandy Silver (voice) Main role
2013 Middle Age Rage Cass Bobeck TV film
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Sarah Harrison “The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold”
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