Nelson Leis

Nelson Leis

actor, producer, writer

Nelson Leis was born on Aug 29, 1974 in Canada. Nelson Leis's big-screen debut came with The Jim - Season 1 directed by Jon Morris in 2010, strarring Jim Maynes. Nelson Leis is known for Prey directed by Dan Trachtenberg, Amber Midthunder stars as Naru and Dakota Beavers as Taabe. The upcoming new tvshow Nelson Leis plays is The Last of Us - Season 1 which will be released on Jan 15, 2023.

Nelson Heino Leis is an actor and writer based in Vancouver, Canada.Nelson can be seen in Prey (2022), 20th Century Studios' Predator origin story. In 2023 he will be appearing in HBO's The Last of Us (2023) and FX's Shogun (2023), both highly anticipated series.Nelson was born in Kemptville, Ontario, to a French mother and Estonian father. When he was 3-years-old his family moved to Brownsville, Texas for a brief time, eventually returning to Canada and settling in Vancouver, British Columbia. The acting spark was ignited when Leis became involved in high school and community theater, eventually leading him to move to New York City and study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After theatre school he returned to Vancouver and spent a year as part of an education-based theatre tour aimed at high school kids, with the focus of creating awareness around sexual exploitation of youth. Nelson helped write this project, which continues to run in British Columbia schools more than 25 years later.As a writer, Leis co-created the web series The Jim (2010) which won multiple awards at the 2011 L.A. Web Fest, including Best Actor for Nelson, and resulted in him being brought to France for the inaugural Marseilles Web Fest. This was a meaningful event for Nelson as it took him to his mother's homeland for the first time. Most recently he co-wrote, produced and starred in the comedy A.T.A.C.K (2022).Nelson has worked alongside some of Hollywood's most recognizable talent: Kiernan Shipka in 3 seasons of Les Nouvelles Aventures de Sabrina (2018) as the terrifying Demon King Beelzebub; Kevin Bacon in Une famille en morceaux (2017) directed by Kyra Sedgwick; Steve Zahn in The Valley (2019); Rainn Wilson in Backstrom (2015); Freddy Highmore in Bates Motel (2013) and Joel Kinnamen in The Killing (2011).He has appeared on stage in Lobby Hero, The Toyer, Closer, Lone Star, Take Me Out, The Big Funk, Soldier's Heart and Almost, Maine.Nelson is a founding member of ARTery Collective, a theatre company in Vancouver, BC.Along with Nathalie Boltt and Vanessa Walsh, Nelson is a partner in Sheista Films.Leis and his partner Vanessa Walsh welcomed their first child, Stella, in July 2021.

  • Birthday

    Aug 29, 1974
  • Place of Birth

    Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
  • Also known

    Nelson Carter-Leis