Birth Place: Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Though Lesley-Ann Brandt got her start in New Zealand-based productions, it didn't take long for her to get enough momentum going in her career to make the jump to American television. Born on December 2, 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa, Brandt became a New Zealander in 1999, moving to Auckland with her family. After working as a model and appearing in commercials, she made her first appearance on a TV show in 2007, popping up on Kiwi nighttime soap "Shortland Street." By 2009 she had her first featured role, on New Zealand sitcom "Diplomatic Immunity." Brandt's American debut came with her next role, playing Naevia on the historical drama series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" (Starz 2010-13). Brandt ended up reprising her Naevia role in 2011 on another Spartacus-based show, the miniseries "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" (Starz 2011). Subsequently, she appeared in the Syfy Channel horror film "Zombie Apocalypse" (2013). Three years later, she began her highest-profile role to date, playing a bounty-hunting demon named Mazikeen on the offbeat "Lucifer" (Fox 2016- ), a series blending horror, fantasy, comedy, and police procedural drama.