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  • Was drawn to acting early in life and appeared in numerous school plays.
  • Started modeling in New Zealand and landed jobs in commercials, while also working as an IT recruitment consultant.
  • Big break came in 2009 when she landed a lead role on the comedy series Diplomatic Immunity.
  • First U.S. role came in 2010 when she starred as Naevia on Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
  • Is an environmental and animal rights activist.
  • Is fluent in Afrikaans.


  • Charmaine Brandt — Mother

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  • Birth Name: Lesley-Ann Brandt
  • Birth Place: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Profession: Actor, Model

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