Melanie Leishman

Melanie Leishman (born February 20, 1989) 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. Leishman's first role was in the television series Darcy's Wild Life.[1]

Melanie Leishman
Leishman in 2006
Melanie Leishman

(1989-02-20) February 20, 1989
Years active1997–present

In 2009, the film Victoria Day was released with Leishman in a supporting role.[2] In 2010, Leishman co-starred 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.[3] Leishman shared a Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series with her cast for her work in the series.[4]

In 2016, she appeared in the film Below Her Mouth.[5] In 2018, she starred as the lead in the web series Kristal Clear,[6] for which she won the award for Best Actress at the HollyWeb Fest.[7]



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


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 Episode: "Shhh... Don't Tell"
2010 Republic of Doyle Wiggs Dinner Episode: "He Sleeps with the Chips"
2010-12 Todd and the Book of Pure Evil Hannah B. Williams Main role
2011 Murdoch Mysteries Nancy Booth Episode: "Downstairs, Upstairs"
2011-12 Detentionaire Brandy Silver (voice) Main role
2013 Middle Age Rage Cass Bobeck TV film
2013 Grojband Chipper (voice) Recurring Role
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Sarah Harrison Episode: "The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold"
2018 Kristal Clear Kristal Hasting / Kyle Hasting Web series
2019 PAW Patrol: Ready Race Rescue Riff Rockenbock TV film


  1. Watch Darcy's Wild Life online in Canada, retrieved 2020-12-17
  2. Anderson, John (January 27, 2009). "Victoria Day Review". Variety. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  3. King, Randall (2010-04-06). "Apr 2010: Dealing with the devil". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  4. "Gemini award winners announced". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  5. "Canadian drama Below Her Mouth may be first film with all-female crew". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  6. "MUST WATCH: We Love New Toronto Web Series Kristal Clear, Now Available on Prime Video". Shedoesthecity. 2018-08-13. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  7. "HollyWeb Festival - Web Series Festival - Previous Award Winners". hollywebfestival. Retrieved 2020-12-17.

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