NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.
Born in Barbados, raised in London and Singapore, Leinad discovered a passion for acting at a very early age whilst studying theatre as part of the International Baccalaureate program, taking on roles like John Proctor in The Crucible, Mau in Nation, and Macduff in Macbeth.
Upon graduating from United World College in Singapore, Leinad relocated to Australia, where he was accepted to the University of Melbourne to study commerce, however after some deliberation and with the support of his family, he decided to follow his true passion by applying to NIDA.
Equally at home on screen as on stage, Leinad has been part of triple j Unearthed music video shoots and was cast as lead actor on an international advertising campaign for Taco Bell/Xbox, which premiered during the 2020 NBA finals, MBL World Series and in cinemas across America.
Leinad is excited about a career in the industry and having the opportunity to continue learning and improving his craft.
Written and directed by Matt Zeremes