Leslie-Anne Huff is an American actress who portrays Rayna Cruz in the seventh season of The Vampire Diaries and the third season of The Originals.


Early life

Huff was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She was born to an American father of English descent and a Filipino mother.


She attended the University of California, Berkeley. She was highly involved with the Filipino community and co-produced the yearly Pilipino Cultural Night show.


In 2005, Huff co-founded the non-profit Kamay at Puso (which means "Hand and Heart" in Tagalog).

In 2010, she appeared in a charity performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Aratani Theater of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles, along with Lea Salonga, Tia Carrere, and Tamlyn Tomita.


Her career began in 2006 with a role in the television series CSI:NY. She has made guest appearances in several television series, including roles in NCIS, Bones, Days of Our Lives, Chuck, Greek, and The Suite Life on Deck.

In 2008, she was cast to star in the film Strawberry Cliff, opposite Hong Kong singer Eason Chan.

In 2009, she starred in Disney Channel first original web series, Mackenzie Falls, a stand-alone spin-off of Sonny with a Chance.

In 2011, she was cast in the film Cowgirls n' Angels, starring James Cromwell, Bailee Madison, Jackson Rathbone, Madison Burge, and Kathleen Rose Perkins.

In 2013, she was cast in Dakota's Summer, the sequel to Cowgirls n' Angels, opposite Keith Carradine, Emily Bett Rickards, and Spencer Boldman.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 CSI: NY Felicia Badman Guest role
"All Access" (season 2: episode 21)
2008 Invincible Dupli-Kate Animated TV series
(season 1: episode 16)
(season 1: episode 18)
2009 Frozen Kiss Jeanette
2009 Days of Our Lives Michelle (episode 10,995)
(episode 11,031)
2009 The Odd Squad Minivan Mom Short series
2009 10 Things I Hate About You Jonelle Guest role
"Don't Give Up" (season 1: episode 5)
"Fight for Your Right" (season 1: episode 9)
2009 The Suite Life on Deck Reina Guest role
"Kitchen Casanova" (season 2: episode 4)
2009 Greek Whitney Guest role
"High and Dry" (season 3: episode 4)
2010 Mardi Gras Girl #2
2010 Prominare Layla Short film
2010 Chuck Bartender Guest role
"Chuck Versus the Nacho Sampler" (season 3: episode 6)
2010 Miami Medical Candy Striper Guest role
"Like a Hurricane" (season 1: episode 9)
2010 Sonny with a Chance Penelope Guest role
"The Legend of Candy Face" (season 2: episode 6)
"Sonny with a Secret" (season 2: episode 12)
2010 Pair of Kings Aerosol Guest role
"A Mermaid's Tail" (season 1: episode 4)
2010 NCIS Hillary Lange Guest role
"Broken Arrow" (season 8: episode 7)
"Enemies Foreign" (season 8: episode 8)
2011 Strawberry Cliff Kate
2011 Bones Raina Erickson Guest role
"The Bikini in the Soup" (season 6: episode 14)
2011 The Protector Liz Arnold / Beth Darby Guest role
"Bangs" (season 1: episode 8)
2011 Supah Ninjas Melanie Guest role
"Snakeskin" (season 1: episode 15)
2012 Cowgirls 'n Angels Madison Released on October 2, 2012
2014 Cowgirls 'n Angels Madison Released on 2014
2016 The Vampire Diaries Rayna Cruz Recurring role
2016 The Originals Rayna Cruz Guest role
"A Streetcar Named Desire" (season 3: episode 14)


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