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

For a long time, she devoted her free time to painting and dancing, from classical ballet to jazz dance, from pointe to tap dance.
From very early on, she knew she was going to dedicate her mind and heart to the arts and so, after graduating high school in natural sciences, she packed her bags and moved to London where she attended the University of the Arts at London College of Fashion for a foundation diploma in arts and design.
During this year of exploration, she dipped her toes into what later became her great passion: acting. She fell in love with literature all over again. A notion of exploring other human beings and their existence, downfalls and highs, and through this, getting to know herself.
In 2008, she made the move to New York, USA to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and study the craft of acting. After graduating from their 2 year conservatory program, Leila has worked extensively in film and theatre both in the US and in Europe.
Some film credits include Dead Man Talking (P. Ridremont), Hannah Arendt (M. Von Trotta) or Journey to the End of an Identity (F. Markiewicz) which premiered at the Venice Art Biennale in Italy in 2015.
Leila has appeared on stage in ‘Dunkel lockende Welt’ (Théâtre des Casemates), ‘Ein Kind unserer Zeit’ (CAPE), Visions (Independent Little Lies / Théâtre National de Luxembourg), Carmencita! (Philharmonie Luxembourg) amongst other plays.

In the season 2016/’17, she can be seen in ‘Brooklyn Boy Made Good’ at the Théâtre des Capucins in Luxembourg, a staged reading of Artur Miller’s work and excerpts from the playwright’s autobiography, open letters and interviews. More information can be found here: http://www.theatres.lu/SAISON+2016_2017/Théâtre_Théâtre+musical/_60+BROOKLYN+BOY+MADE+GOOD-p-20001792.html

Furthermore, she will act in ‘Miroirs Troubles / Dunkle Spiegel’ at the Théâtre des Capucins. Find more information over here: http://www.theatres.lu/SAISON+2016_2017/Théâtre_Théâtre+musical/_64+MIROIRS+TROUBLES+%7C+DUNKLE+SPIEGEL-p-20001800.html

Amongst other film and theatre projects planned this season, Leila has taken over the cycle of ‘Loopino’ at the ‘Philharmonie de Luxembourg’. To Leila, this project calls for a travel back in time to her earliest and fondest childhood memories. An exploration of the vivid and limitless imagination of children which should never ever get lost or forgotten as an adult.

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

Leila is currently based in Paris, France.

Stay in the loop by checking out her page on Facebook or IMDb. Alternatively,  head over here: Actors.lu.

For updates on her visual mind and her paintings, head over here Facebook.

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