Lee-Anne Summers is a South African actress best known for her role as triplets in the 2007 comedy feature film Big Fellas.
Born in Port Elizabeth and raised in Johannesburg, Lee-Anne started her acting career at age 5 when she was picked out of a crowd to star in a TV commercial for Disney World.
At St Andrews school in Johannesburg, Lee-Anne studied drama throughout high school and was involved in productions of Oliver, The Crucible, The Frog Prince and The Hitchhiker.
She was also a dancer for most of her early life and appeared on stage for the Free Flight Dance Company. Her dance career came to an early end when she fractured her back during training for the school diving team.
Before embarking on a professional acting career, Lee-Anne attended the University of Cape Town where she studied psychology. After graduating, she moved to New York to study acting full time at the New York Film Academy, where she scored top honours and starred in numerous short films.
She also appeared on stage in New York in Labute’s The Shape of Things, The Children’s Hour, Agnes of God and Proof.
Lee-Anne’s first role on returning to South Africa was in Darrell Roodt’s 2007 movie Prey, starring Bridget Moynahan and Peter Weller.
She went on to play the role of a neurologist in the docudrama To Be First and took on the task of playing triplets in the South African movie Big Fellas.
In 2007 she played the role of Anneke Keppel (aged 35) in the Dutch mini-series Stellenbosch.
In 2008 she appeared in the Bollywood movie Season’s Greetings.
She plays the role of an Airgun Assistant in the German made-for-TV movie Gesang der Wale, in 2009.
Her other acting credits include Passport, For a Moment, Born Again, Cave TV, Southern Gentleman, Wonderful Tonight and The Day of the Junkie.
In 2010 she played cameo roles in two soapies: e.tv's Rhythm City and M-Net's Binnelanders.