Leslie Saint-Julien is an American actor and a published poet and writer. She was born & raised by Haitian parents in Flatbush Brooklyn, NY. Her formal performing arts training began at the age of six studying classical ballet and piano until she was seventeen. During her college years, she further went on to study and learn the techniques of Haitian Folklore and West-African dances.
Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. She has studied Acting for Film at the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts. Additionally, she has studied theater crafting, acting fundamentals & playwriting under the tutelage of Drs. Vivian G. Spencer, Gregory Wm. Branch and Baltimore actor, director & playwright Derrell G. Owens. Leslie is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Also a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), her poetry can be found on all music streaming platforms and everywhere popular books are sold.
On stage, she has performed both on and off-Broadway throughout New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, DC at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Turner Auditorium, The Chesapeake Arts Center and The Signature Theater on Broadway. Leslie is known for her performances in the roles of Phillis Wheatley, Arnetta Beverly, Zora Neal Hurston & Octavia Devereux.
On the screen, Saint-Julien debuted as Lauren in the screenplay Sunny (2018), written by Usman Taiwo and directed by Malachi E. Robinson. Saint-Julien has made other appearances in the role of Jazzy in urban short film Fresh Out (2020) written and directed by Mo Shines, in the silent short film By Your Side written and directed by Alice Bento and recently, she debuts in a lead role as Janae McCrae in the feature film Men Don't Cheat (2023) written and directed by Eric Hawkins.