Stephanie Leonidas (born 14 February 1984) is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Helena in the fantasy film MirrorMask and as Irisa on the American science fiction television series, Defiance.
On the Set of the film Crusade In Jeans
Saxonia / Dresden 2005
On the Set of Volker Schlöndorff's STRAJK. Katharina Thalbach comes from a particularly artistically oriented family. Her father Benno Besson was a director, her mother Sabine Thalbach was an actress. Her late husband Thomas Brasch was an author. Her daughter Anna (born 1973) and her granddaughter Nellie (born 1995) are also actresses, as are her half-brother Pierre Besson and her stepmother Ursula Karusseit.
Zübeyde has wrapped shooting in the feature film GIRLS OF THE SUN, about an all female Kurdish resistance battalion fighting to win back their town from extremists. Zübeyde plays opposite French actresses Emmanuelle Bercot & Golshifteh Farahani, in English and Kurdish languages. The film is produced by French Maneki Films & Wild Bunch directed by Eva Husson and is anticipated to premier later in 2018.
Meriel was last seen at Crazy Croq’s in Picadilly in the cabaret show,”The Unko Yuutso Women’s Cabaret” directed by Uri Roodner. She was also seen in the short PARALLEL LIVES at the Kansas Film Fest, USA and in the Rio Cinema in London. When Meriel is not acting she is writing. One of her first plays “Attic” will be performed this June and July at King’s Head Theatre London.
Meriel speaks German and English (BE) as native speaker.