Leila is a British-born actress currently based in London, United Kingdom. Although she spent most of her teenage years in the UK, Leila spent her childhood moving between Hong Kong and London...
Leila is a British-born actress currently based in London, United Kingdom. Although she spent most of her teenage years in the UK, Leila spent her childhood moving between Hong Kong and London. She is fluent in both English and Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin) and enjoys travelling and working internationally.
Her love for acting began to blossom at the age of 7 when she played the role of a “Royal Child” at the Anna Scher Theatre for their “The King & I” production in 1999, which turned into a true passion at the age of 10 when she played the lead role of “Snow White” in a school play. As a child she trained at the Anna Scher Theatre in Islington, London for a number of years where she studied singing, dancing and acting. Funnily enough she only went there to “hang out with my friends” as an after school activity.
At a very young age she kept herself busy with many extracurricular activities due to her constant travels and being so “bloody energetic”. From taking Tae Kwon Do and earning herself a 1st Dan Brown Belt in the process, to taking violin lessons. Despite the focus on pursuing her dream she maintained high academic standards.
At the age of 16 Leila took her GSCE in Drama, gaining an A* for her portrayal “of a young refugee trying to escape her hard past and evil father”. She also took her AS-Level in Drama before she began her formal acting training at Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead, where she studied all elements of the performing arts. She also trained and is a member of the prestigious National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.
Leila has continuously work professionally and appeared in a variety of TV and film productions including BBC drama “Holby City”, Vertigo Heights “Random 11”, and the latest Universal Studios 3D feature “47 Ronin” as well as various shorts and other feature length films.