An actress and author from Rockport and Austin, Texas. She was raised along the Texas Gulf Coast where she learned strong family values and reliance on self-motivation. Her acting career includes both television and full length movie productions. In 2015 she authored a book entitled Discovering the It Factor Within You. In 2013 she founded a not-for-profit organization known as “Animal Ashram” which is dedicated to education and raising awareness about the plight of abused and mistreated animals of all kinds. Ms. Rowland is a devout vegan, animal activist and spokesperson for animal rights.
Leesa Rowland is an actress and animal advocate who went from the family ranch in Texas to the bright lights in Hollywood and New York. After earning her broadcast journalism degree at Texas Tech, Leesa went to Los Angeles to study acting at the Stella Adler Studios. She has had a successful career in acting, and has a vast cult following for her roles. She is primarily known for her role as Victoria in Troma Entertainment's "Class of Nuke 'Em High," parts 2 and 3, Starz Channel's "Return to Nuke 'Em High" and as Phyllis in Travis Campbell's thriller "Slaughter Daughter."
Leesa is a people person; she enjoys identifying one's prime assets and attributes. As a result, she is now sharing her wisdom to help others discover their inner stars in her new book Discovering the It Factor within You. She invites readers on a compelling journey through her past and her contemplative path to self-discovery.
In addition to her professional work, Leesa's proudest accomplishment is being the founder and president of the nonprofit organization, Animal Ashram, an animal welfare group located in New York City. Leesa is also active on the New York City charity circuit and is predominantly supportive of children, victims of domestic violence and animal causes. She has studied method acting, yoga, spirituality, charisma, Buddhism, and metaphysics for over twenty years.