Lesley-Ann Brandt is a South African actress.
Brandt's first significant acting role was in the New Zealand television series Diplomatic Immunity. As well as her lead role in Diplomatic Immunity, Brandt has appeared in guest roles on the New Zealand hospital based soap opera series Shortland Street and This Is Not My Life, a science fiction series set in the 2020s in the fictional town of Waimoana.
She originally auditioned for the role of Sura in Spartacus: Blood and Sand but the casting director suggested to audition for the role of Naevia instead. Her role as the slave girl Naevia in the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand led to a part in the Spartacus prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Lesley starred in the New Zealand coming of age feature film The Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell about the victim of a kart racing accident filmed in Howick, a suburb of East Auckland.
Brandt was featured in the film InSight in which she plays a nurse called Valerie Khoury. In May 2010 Brandt guest starred on Legend of the Seeker, another Rob Tapert/Sam Raimi produced show which was filmed in New Zealand (2009). She appeared in the Season 2 season finale Episode 22 "Tears" in the role of Sister Thea.
In 2011 she guest appeared in TNT's Memphis Beat, which was soon followed by a lead role (she played Cassie) in Syfy's highest rated original feature for 2011 Zombie Apocalypse starring opposite Ving Rhames and Taryn Manning, the feature film Drift starring opposite Sam Worthington and Xavier Samuel and Duke starring CSI: NY star Carmine Giovinazzo.
Brandt is now permanently based in Los Angeles.
Lesley starred in the Lifetime post-apocalyptic series The Lottery. Lesley will play the role of "Lamia" in the TNT series "The Librarians." She can currently be seen playing the role of "Larissa Diaz" aka "Copperhead" on the FOX TV series "Gotham."