Who is Leah Jeffries?
American child actress Leah Sava Jeffries was born under the zodiac sign Libra, on 25 September 2009 in Detroit, Michigan USA. She has seven acting credits and is perhaps known best for portraying Norah Samuels in the 2022 action adventure movie “Beast”, directed by Baltasar Kormakur, and which starred Liyabuya Gongo, Martin Munro and Daniel Hadebe. It follows a father and his two daughters as they’re being hunted by a lion – the movie was nominated for two awards.
Leah’s today highly active in the film industry, and is currently shooting for new episodes of the action adventure family series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”.
Early life and education
Leah and her older brother Floyd Jeffries, who’s today also an actor and model, were raised in Detroit by their father Floyd S. Jeffries Jr. and mother Leah Jeffries; it’s believed that Leah’s parents are both talent agents, but this remains unconfirmed.
She was scouted at a very early age and began working as a model aged four, appearing in a commercial for the beauty brand Carol’s Daughter. Leah was five when cast to appear in her first TV series, playing Lola in six episodes (2015-2016) of the popular musical series “Empire”, which Danny Strong and Lee Daniels created, and which aired from 2015 through 2020. It starred Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett and Taraji P. Henson, and follows a man who has to choose who will inherit his multi-million dollar company; the series won 30 of the 136 awards for which it was nominated.
Leah attended a school in the Novi Community School District; she completed her elementary education in 2023 and then moved to Los Angeles, California to work on her acting career. It’s widely believed that Leah’s today being homeschooled.
Roles in movies
Leah’s film debut was playing Fiona in the 2018 drama “Faith Under Fire”, which Vondie Curtis-Hall directed, and which starred Yaya DaCosta, Trevor Morgan and Toni Braxton. It follows Antoinette Tuff who’s already made a plan to kill herself, while she now has to save her peers at high school from a deranged killer; the film won one of its two award nominations.
In 2019, Leah played Monique in the family drama “PawParazzi”, directed by Ari Novak, and which starred Jay Mohr, Russell Bradley Fenton and Sara Fletcher; it follows the life of a fast rising Hollywood starlet London Bridges.
Leah’s only other film role has been portraying Daisy in the 2022 romantic family comedy “Something from Tiffany’s”, directed by Daryl Wein, and which starred Ray Nicholson, Kendrick Sampson and Zoey Deutch; it follows a woman who’s found someone else’s engagement ring, while it’s now led her to the love of her life.
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Roles in TV series
Leah portrayed Erica, Brandi and Lisa in all 11 episodes of the comedy “Rel”, created by Josh Rabinowitz, Lil Rel Howery and Kevin Barnett, and which starred Jordan L. Jones, Jessica ‘Jess Hilarious’ Moore and Lil Rel Howery. It follows a comedian as he’s trying to ‘fix’ his life now that his marriage has fallen apart, and the series was nominated for two awards.
Leah’s only other TV series role has been playing one of the lead characters Annabeth Chase in three episodes of the 2023 action family adventure “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Rick Riordan, and which also stars Walker Scobell and Aryan Simhadri. It follows Demigod Percy Jackson as he’s trying to prevent a war between the Olympian gods, and the series has been nominated for two awards.
Leah sang the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in the 2015 episode “The Lyon’s Roar” of the series “Empire”.
The year 2022 saw her make her first talk-show guest appearance in “Today”, and she then went on to appear in “IMDb on the Scene – Interviews”, “IMDb on the Scene” and “Access Hollywood”. Most recently, in 2023, she appeared in an episode of both “Good Morning America Weekend Edition” and “Made in Hollywood”.
Love life and relationships
Leah’s yet to talk about the boys whom she’s perhaps dated and while most of her fans think that the popular actress is still too young for dating, there are also those who claim otherwise.
Some of Leah’s fans believe that she’s today dating a mysterious actor whom she met on the set of the series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, as some have claimed to have seen the two spending time together on multiple occasions, however, this hasn’t been confirmed.
Leah seems to be single as of January 2024.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Leah seems to like the attention which she’s receiving from her more than 400,000 Instagram followers; she’s posted more than 900 pictures and videos onto the network, most of these depicting her during her everyday life, whether she’s showing off her afro hair and colorful clothes, spending time with her friends or shooting for her movies and TV series.
Leah’s fallen in love with travelling; her acting career’s already taken her to a couple of US states and European countries; her favorite city to travel to is Miami, Florida.
Leah likes to listen to hip hop music the most, and one of her favorite singers is Nicki Minaj.
She’s highly sociable and has numerous friends, most of whom she’s featured in her Instagram pictures and TikTok videos.
One of Leah’s favorite actresses is Marsai Martin, and a couple of her favorite movies and TV series are “Fantasy Football”, “Black-ish” and “Little”.
Age, height and net worth
Leah’s age is 14. She’s 4ft 8ins (1.42m) tall, weighs around 80lbs (35kgs), and has brown eyes and long black hair.
Leah’s net worth’s already been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of January 2024.