Leandie graduated Cum Laude at the University of Johannesburg in 2009 in Bcom Industrial Psychology where she also completed her Honors Cum Laude in Industrial Psychology end 2010. Leandie has been a registered Psychometrist since 2012.
Leandie was runner up in the reality show, Strictly Come Dancing Season 7 with partner, Brandon Eilers le Riche in 2014. Leandie can also be seen as presenter of the reality weight-loss program on KykNet, called SLANK, since 2016. Leandie is also the co-host of the live music program ‘Kom ons Jol’ on Kyknet.
Leandie is currently best-known for her role as ‘Ivanka Gouws” in the KykNet soap, Binnelanders. Other roles she is well-known for include “Mieke” in the renowned Afrikaans KykNet series, “Getroud met Rugby” and “Lea” in the drama “Vlug na Egipte” and “Terug na Egipte”.
Leandie can also be seen in various Afrikaans films such as “Meisies wat Fluit, Last Days of American Crime, Semi-Soet, Klein Karoo, Die Windpomp, Mooirivier, Strikdas, Hollywood in my huis, Vuil Wasgoed, Thys & Trix” and World-Renowned author Deon Meyer’s action movie “Jagveld” or the English version, “Hunting Emma”. Leandie’s acting representation is Artist Connection.
In 2015 Leandie won a Huisgenoot Tempo award for Best Actress in a drama / sitcom for her role as ‘Lea’ in the award winning drama series ‘Vlug Na Egipte’. In 2016 she won yet another Huisgenoot Tempo award for Best Actress in a Soap for her role as “Ivanka’ in the popular soap ‘Binnelanders’. Leandie was a Miss South-Africa Finale Judge in 2020 and was also awarded “GLAMOUR Woman of the year in the film industry” in 2018.
Leandie is an entrepreneur with an online store with her sister-in-law Michelle, called TO BE GIFT BOXES (@tobegiftboxes on Instagram). To Be Gift Boxes is an online gift store that delivers your gift box nationwide and there are options for any person or occasion www.tobegiftboxes.com
author & motivational speaker
Leandie published her first self help book in 2014 in both English ‘Comfortable In Your Own Skin‘, and Afrikaans ‘Gemaklik In Jou Eie Lyf’ and it has sold over 15 000 copies. In 2016 Leandie went on a nationwide tour where she performed her motivational talk #NoOneCanBeatYouAtBeingYou to more than 60 different audiences.