Jennifer is originally from Hong Kong, is based in London, and speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.
She was choral scholar at the University of Cambridge, before going on to train at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Jennifer played Ophelia and Horatio (in rotation) in the world tour of Hamlet with Shakespeare’s Globe. The production visited 189 countries and received the International Award from The Stage Awards (2015) and the Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre from the UK Theatre Awards (2014). She also performed in the UK tour of Shore to Shore, and played the lead in Kiki’s Delivery Service at the Southwark Playhouse.
She recently finished playing the lead in Acceptance at the Hampstead Theatre.
Jennifer was most recently featured in Chimerica for Channel 4 and Years and Years for BBC1.
This year Jennifer will be making her feature film debut in Kat and the Band
Jennifer has been cast in Channel 4’s Chimerica, an adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood’s critically acclaimed play.
Reviews for Acceptance
- “As Angela, Leong is a nice mix of sympathy and insistence.” Whatsonstage.com
- “The issues and the manner in which they are explored, are genuinely fascinating and many viewers are likely to come out of the theatre considerably wiser than they were at the beginning of the evening, which initially builds to a scene of confrontation that has genuine power and perfectly showcases the acting talents of Jennifer Leong.” Theatreworld.com
Jennifer will be playing the lead role in Acceptance at the Hampstead Theatre from 2 March – 7 April
Jennifer Leong in 'Kiki's Delivery Service'
Jennifer Leong cast in the title role in Kiki’s Delivery Service at the Southwark Playhouse, directed by Kate Hewitt.
Reviews are in for From Shore To Shore
The reviews are in for From Shore To Shore, directed by David Tse and with Jennifer Leong playing Ying.
The press on Jennifer and the play:
- “There are strong supporting performances from Jennifer Leong, Paula So Man Siu, and Alan Wai.” Richard Horsman, The Culture Vulture.
- “The production is well thought out from start to finish” Four Stars, The Reviews Hub.