LEESA ROWLAND’s charisma has led to success as an author, actress, and animal advocate. The daughter of an artist and college professor, Leesa grew up in Austin, Texas where she studied broadcast journalism and later became a classically trained actress at the world-renowned Stella Adler Studio in Los Angeles.
Beyond her extensive career and credits as a film and television actress, she is also well-known for her work as a philanthropist and animal rights activist. A vegan dedicated to healthy eating, she has been active with the national non-profit organization Last Chance for Animals since 1989 and is the president of the New York non-profit group Animal Ashram, which she founded in 2013.
Leesa is a predominate figure on the New York City and Hamptons charity circuit and is supportive of children, victims of domestic violence, and animal causes. She is the author of The Charisma Factor. For more information, visit leesarowland.net. and thecharismafactor.com.