Kaitlyn Leeb is a popular Canadian actress, who starred in the “Heartland” series and could be seen in “Total Recall” and “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”. Kaitlyn is the mother of an almost-three-year-old daughter, and is expecting a second baby with her husband Ted Leeb.
Early Life and Family
Born Kaitlyn Wong 18 June 1988, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, she holds Canadian nationality, and her zodiac sign is Gemini. Kaitlyn was born into a family of Chinese and Irish descent. Her parents are very supportive and encourage Kaitlyn to achieve new goals in her acting career, even sometimes visiting her on the set. Her mother once played her on-screen mother, appearing as her mother in the episode of the series “Heartland”, in which Kaitlyn’s character, Cassandra, gets married, accompanying her to the wedding ceremony. Kaitlyn is a devoted Catholic. She has several siblings, among them her brother, Brandon.
Kaitlyn matriculated from her local high school in North York, Toronto, in 2005, and then enrolled at York University from which she graduated in 2009 with a BA in Psychology.
Kaitlyn started her career as a print and bikini model, and even won the Toronto CHIN Bikini Pageant in 2009. She’s worked with such companies and brands as FUZE fruit drinks, Virgin Mobile, and Dentyne Ice among others. Still having plenty of offers from model agencies, Kaitlyn nevertheless decided to try herself as an actress.
She debuted in the TV series “Beautiful People” in 2006, in a minor role as a girl in the episode “Black Diamonds, White Lies”. In 2009 she was cast as Valerie in “The Jazzman”, and then appeared as Clementine Cheerleder in the series “Blue Mountain State” (2010 – 2011). She also landed the role of Julie 2009 in a popular TV series “Aaron Stone”, appearing in the episode “Pack-Man”. From 2010 to 2012 Kaitlyn appeared in such series and movies as “Locked Down” (2010), “Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings” (2011) and “The L.A. Complex” (2012 – present). She also impressed her fans appearing as the Three-Breasted Woman in “Total Recall” (2012), sharing the screen with Golden Globe Awarded Colin Farrell, and the star of “Pearl Harbor”, Kate Beckinsale.
From 2012 to 2014 Kaitlyn landed more roles in various TV movies, including “Grave Halloween” and “The Hazing Secret”. She also played Danica in “Backpackers” (2013 – present), appeared as Amanda in “Bitten” (2014 – 2016), and as Elsa Tessier in “Republic of Doyle” (2010 – 2014). In 2014 she landed the roles of Laila in “Seed” (2013 – 2014) and Lily in “Rogue” (2013 – present). One of her first major roles was as Jennifer Doolittle in the “Degrassi” series, appearing in several episodes between 2012 and 2014. She then started getting more recurring roles in series, thus playing Keira in five episodes of “Single Ladies” (2011 – present), Camille Belcourt in seven episodes of “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” (2016 – 2019), and Susan in seven episodes of the series “Slasher”, though her fans were upset when her character was taken off after those appearances.
Her most significant work was that of Cassandra Lee O’Dell in “Heartland”. The series tells the story of the Flemings, the family who take care of their ranch with horses, showing their happy times and life challenges. Kaitlyn joined the cast in 2012, appearing in 17 episodes in total. The last episode Kaitlyn appeared in was entitled “Decision Time” (2017). Kaitlyn’s Cassandra was firstly introduced as Tyler Borden’s classmate, who attended the veterinarian school with him and eventually became a vet in the same clinic where Tyler works. Cassandra was very ambitious, and often acted like a know-it-all, but after Jeremy Hughes who, she was romantically involved with, sabotages Heartland, Cassandra is fired. Scott Cardinal, a vet with a troubled background, convinced Tyler to take Cassandra back to their clinic.
Kaitlyn’s character also developed a close relationship with Caleb O’Dell, whom she eventually married in the end of the tenth season. The series has very positive feedback from both – the audience and critics. The thirteenth season of the series started on 22 September 2019, and is set to run for 10 episodes.
Current and Future Projects
Even though she had to take a small break from filming due to her pregnancy and giving birth to her first child, Kaitlynn soon got back to work, and starred in the TV movie “Christmas with a Prince” (2018), landing the role of Dr. Tasha Mason. She also appeared in another Christmas story, entitled “Christmas with a View” (2018), playing the role of Clara Garrison. Among her future projects there is the sequel of “Christmas with a Prince” entitled “Christmas with a Prince – Becoming Royal”, upcoming in November 2019.
She also landed the role of Leah in the new Netflix series “Spinning Out”, the story of Kat Baker, the ice-skater who does her best to get back into competition after a bad fall.
Armstrong Acting Studios
Kaitlyn is the lector in Armstrong Acting Studios, a training studio for actors. She is an active member of the community and participated in various events, such as “Working Actor Panel”, telling the story of her success and fruitful collaboration with Armstrong Acting Studios, along with such actors as Carson Maccormac, Amalia Williamson and Amanda Arcuri. The professional actors chat with the young ones, encouraging them to develop their acting and drama skills, revealing their failures which taught them something useful, etc. Kaitlyn also co-operates with ActEd Online, a virtual drama training facility.
Charity and Volunteering
Kaitlyn is the Ambassador for Jake’s House Charity, the foundation and community which supports families with autism. Kaitlyn participates in various events and even employment mentoring, advocating people of all ages who live with autism. She has recently participated in the event held at Fox Harb’r Resort, spending the whole weekend with families, struggling with their autistic children or other relatives; the actress played golf with them, swam and simply chatted, supporting them on their hard way.
Kaitlyn also supports the LGBTQ2S community, and annually participates in the CIBC Run for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk with all the members of her family.
Personal Life, Husband Ted Leeb
Kaitlyn started dating her current husband Ted Leeb, an equity trader, in 2010. The couple shared a lot of mutual photos on their Instagram accounts, until Ted deleted his profile. Kaitlyn and Ted married in a private ceremony on 17 August 2013, and welcomed their first daughter named Avery Elizabeth in 2016. According to recent photos Kaitlyn posted on her Instagram, she is pregnant with their second child, though the couple hasn’t revealed the gender of their future baby yet. Kaitlyn spends a lot of time with her family – they often go travelling and visit various resorts; they especially like Bali and Sri Lanka.
Hobbies, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts
- Kaitlyn has a dog named Bodie.
- In her spare time she likes cycling, visits horse races, enjoys walking and even does aerial silks sometimes.
- She often eats out with her husband, attending mostly Mexican cafes, as Kaitlyn’s favorite dishes are tacos, nachos and guacamole.
- She also does surfing sometimes with her husband; they have recently visited Punta De Mita to spend some quality time at the beach, sunbathing and surfing.
- Among her favorite wines are whites and rosé, while her favorite cocktail is a white wine spritzer.
Appearance, Clothing Style
Kaitlyn has long dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She is 5ft 4ins (1.63 m) tall, and weighs around 120lbs (55kgs). As to her clothing style, she prefers maxi dresses or casual looks, while her favorite accessory is sunglasses with a golden chain.
Net Worth and Salary
As of 2019, Kaitlyn’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.2 million, while her income from modeling is reported to be over $70,000 per year.