Stephanie Leonidas had her career beginnings in the late 1990s. Her acting career became more prolific in the 2000s. During this period, she guest-starred on the TV shows Down to Earth and Holby City. She next starred as Della Wells in the television series Night and Day. After acting in the 2004 movie Yes, she gained attention for her role in the movie MirrorMask. At the same time, she had roles in the films Feast of the Goat and Crusade in Jeans. She also played Mina Murray in the TV movie Dracula. In the 2010s, she starred in the TV movie Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend. Her role as Irisa Nyira in the American series Defiance gained her further fame. Some of her latest roles were in American Gothic, Killjoys, and Snatch. She’s also appeared in the films How to Stop Being a Loser, uwantme2killhim?, and Tomorrow.
The 33-year-old actress stays in shape by living a healthy lifestyle. Aside from eating healthy, she also works out regularly. When she can’t find the time to hit the gym, she makes it up by being active at home or when she’s shooting. Because she’s an actress, she gets to have an on-the-go lifestyle, which means that she’s always moving around. She finds this another form of exercising. Stephanie also revealed that her role in Defiance got her more exposed to physical training. Talking about her preparation for the role, she said:
“The stunt team were great on Defiance. They were there, every day. Anytime we had some time off, in between takes, I would be with them and they would go through a routine with me that we’d be shooting in a few weeks, or just do some knife practice. We started off with tennis balls, at first, and then worked our way up. I would just throw stuff to get used to how I would stand, and they taught me how to use the knives safely. It’s been great. One stunt guy did actually bleed when I hit him on the head. It was very real. But, I had a great time with those guys. I was thrown into the deep end, straight away. I also managed to have some martial arts training while I was there, which I loved.”