I had the pleasure of being introduced to Leslie during a trip to the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) this past Valentine’s Day weekend through a mutual friend. That day we just clicked and we have been in constant contact ever since. What inspires me about Leslie is her drive, determination, willingness and her ability to not give up on her dreams.

Leslie began in this industry about 5 years ago. She began acting in the community theatre and from there she fell in love with the craft. Every person has a different excitement and a drive for this industry, for Leslie, it’s the possibilities. “Now more than ever, doors are being opened for all actors and more stories that reflect the honesty of human nature are being told.” While Leslie does focus on acting, she is multi-talented and loves to sing, dance and create art. She is also venturing into the world of fashion design as well. She began sketching designs at the young age of 8 and has rediscovered her passion for it just recently.

She gets her training the traditional and non-traditional way. She has participated in acting workshops in the DMV, as well as attended a Master Class with Kevin Spacey. Non-traditionally she attributes her acting experience as a great teacher and a great preparation tool for her next role.

Leslie just wrapped a run of Prince William Little Theatre’s Cabaret and she is preparing for her next role as “Teresa” in an original play by God’s Boo called True Worshippers. Outside of the theatre, she has some film projects coming up, and a Webisode series In Love with Lory that is still in production.

I look forward to seeing what else this amazing beauty is up to in 2016. Follow her on social media for more of her journey.

“I strongly and passionately believe in going towards your dreams. Do your best and God will take care of the rest.”
-Leslie Barnett


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