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Leila was born in Luxembourg to an Algerian mother and Luxembourg-Italian father. Her childhood was spent traveling the world and drawing people she met, collecting things she saw, whether in memory or in her suitcase.

Leila is a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York (USA) and is a regular on European theatre stages as well as in front of the camera. In the UK, Leila was recently seen as Eva Schlesinger in the critically acclaimed production of Kindertransport by Diane Samuels, directed by Anne Simon. In France, Leila will be back on stage with Revolt. She said. Revolt again. (in French) by Alice Birch, directed by Sophie Langevin at Avignon OFF in 2019.

Never Grow Old directed by Ivan Kavanagh, in which Leila plays Elsa Edwards, is due to come out soon.

Parallel to this, she still devotes herself to the visual arts and is always busy painting, photographing or exploring her newly found interest in weaving.

Leila is based in Berlin, Germany.


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