Born in Guelph Ontario, raised in Lagos, Nigeria - West Africa. I obtained my BA degree in History (Lagos State University) and returned to Toronto, Canada in search of myself and dream of Acting.
I took acting classes with Sears & Switzer, New School of Drama, Ron Leach Acting Studio, Second City and the Tasha Smith Acting Workshop (TSAW - Atlanta). I studied screenplay writing and took film production courses at the George Brown College (Toronto).
I wrote, produced and directed my first film - a short film titled “You’re Beautiful” which includes the song and music video “Butterfly you’re Beautiful”. My film was screened at the Pan African Film Festival - Los Angeles, Commffest Global film Festival - Toronto, Kids First film festival (online film festival) and the Bronzelens Film Festival - Atlanta. I was also the story editor and assistant director for the short film thriller “Sophia’s Doll”.
I self published a reflection's Journal and I work in the Telecommunications industry as a Project manager while I pursue my filmmaking career. I continue to hone my filmmaking knowledge and skills as I am eager to learn as much as possible about this wonderful intriguing Entertainment Industry. I'm currently working on my first feature script/film; I plan to get it made 2015. I am married to a great man and we have two beautiful daughters.
Name: Lolade Leigh-Thompson
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter and Filmmaker