Leah Vandenberg

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Leah Vandenberg is a Sri Lankan-Australian theatre, television and film actor. She played Anne Cassidy in the TV comedy series Stupid, Stupid Man, and has many other TV and theatre credits to her name, as well as a few films, she has been a presenter in the long-running series for young children on ABC TV, Play School, since 2000.

Early life and education[edit]

Vandenberg was born in New Zealand to a Sri Lankan father, who had grown up in Fiji, and a white mother,[1] she studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating in 1993.[2]


On stage, Vandenberg has performed in Grace (Melbourne Theatre Company); Criminology (Arena Theatre Company); The Country (B Sharp @ Belvoir Street); The Perfumed Garden; The Taming of the Shrew; A Clockwork Orange; and Love and Understanding.[2]

She received a 2007 ASTRA nomination of "Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female" for her role as Anne in Stupid Stupid Man (series 1 & 2).[2]


Vandenberg has appeared in a wide range of genres in TV series as well as a few feature films, including:[3]

Year Title Type Episodes Role
Blue Heelers TV series 2 Helene Lee
1996 G.P. TV series 12 Dr. Yasmin Richards
1998 Never Tell Me Never TV Film N/A Physiotherapist
Wildside TV series 7 Samira Nassar
1999 Strange Planet Film N/A Sarah
1999 Erskineville Kings Film N/A Lanny
2000– Play School TV series 250+ Leah
2000 The Games TV series 1 Leah
Grass Roots TV series 4 Meera
2002 Short Cuts TV series 1 Psychologist
2002 BootLeg TV mini-series 4 Wendy
MDA TV series 2 Dr. Jane Bowen
2003 Kath & Kim TV series 1 Shop Girl
2004 The Brush-Off TV Film 1 Claire Sutton
2005 JewBoy Film 1 Sarita
Stupid, Stupid Man TV series 16 Anne Cassidy
2008 East of Everything TV series 3 Lara
2008 Family Footsteps TV series 4 Narrator
2009 Snake Tales TV series 13 Miranda Sailendra
2010 Sleuth 101 Game Show 2 Annie/Jessica
2010 Tangle TV series 2 Elle Rosenthal
2016 The Wrong Girl TV series 8 Meredith
2017, 2019 The Letdown TV series 13 Martha
2019 The Hunting TV mini-series 4 Ravneet


  1. ^ Hassall, Greg (10 March 2008). "She'll be white, mate". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Agony Aunts: The aunts: Leah Vandenberg". ABC TV. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. ^ *Leah Vandenberg on IMDb

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