Toronto - Ontario - Canada:
Melanie Leishman is a Canadian actress. 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 atCardinal 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". 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.