"Rachel" redirects here. For the actress portraying Mitzeee Minniver, see Rachel Shenton, and for the barmaid, see Rachel Hardy.

Rachel Leskovac

Rachel leskovac

Character Portraying
Birth Place
Bradford, England
5 June 1976

Rachel Leskovac is a British actress. She was born on 5 June 1976, making her 40. She was born in Bradford, England. On Hollyoaks, plays Joanne Cardsley.

Early Life Edit

Leskovac attended St Joseph's Catholic College in Bradford and during her youth was a member of local theatre group Scala Kids. She later trained at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, graduating in 1998.

Career Edit

Leskovac received critical acclaim for her performance as the young Viv in the musical Spend Spend Spend and was nominated for the Best Actress in a Musical Olivier. She played serial killer nurse Kelly Yorke on Holby City. In 2003, she played Ciara Pickering in the fourth series of At Home with the Braithwaites. In 2006 she also starred in a TV movie called Losing Gemma for Granada TV.

In April 2008 Leskovac was signed up to play Natasha Blakeman, a hairdresser on ITV soap Coronation Street. She left the soap in 2010. In 2011 Leskovac starred in an episode of the Sky 1 sitcom Trollied as Leanne the deputy manager who was on maternity leave. In 2012, Leskovac played teacher Lara Heaton in the Channel 4 TV comedy drama series Shameless, and she played Karen, a beauty therapist, in an episode of the Jimmy McGovern drama series Accused. In 2013 she appeared in Last Tango in Halifax.

In 2014 she played Susie Nightingale in the second series of WPC 56. She also appeared in the 2014 crime drama Happy Valley as Julie, the wife of drug dealer-turned-kidnapper Ashley Cowgill.

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