Lesley-Ann Brandt (birth name) was born on 2 December 1981, in Cape Town, South Africa. Her nationality is South African and ethnicity mixed(East Indian, German, Dutch and Spanish). She has been an elder child of William Warren and Ann West. Her father William Warren was a cruise ship owner and mother was an artist. Brandt is the daughter of a cruise ship owner father and an artist mother, as their eldest out of two children. When she was 19 she moved to Auckland to New Zealand where she gained some interest in acting.

As a young girl, Brandt was very actively involved in sports like Hockey and Baseball. She was also a gracious dancer and practiced yoga with her mother to attain physical and spiritual fitness.

Not much is known about her educational history, although she is believed to have completed her Bachelor’s level studies. After she moved to Auckland, she worked in a retail store, primarily as a sales girl. She later got promoted to an IT recruitment consultant while she got a chance to work as a promotion girl in Red Bull. She slowly worked her way into TV advertisements in New Zealand. Side by side, she also studied acting at the Meisner technique, where she graduated in 2008.

Brandt is married with the actor Chris Payne Gilbert since 2015 and she gave birth to their first lovely son, named Kingston Payne Brandt-Gilbert in July 2017.