Oluniké AdeliyiOluniké Adeliyi was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in St. Anne’s, Jamaica and Brampton, Canada. She got the acting bug at a very young age after being cast as the Artful Dodger in her middle school play Oliver Twist. She studied her craft at The Canadian Academy of Method Acting and continued her studies at the Professional Actors Lab working with one of Canada's well-known artistic directors, David Rotenberg. Oluniké currently studies at Lyric East in Toronto. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Oluniké has performed in theatres throughout Canada and the U.S., playing leading roles in Blue Window, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Children's Hour, Jitney and Michael Cristofer's The Shadow Box.
A multi-talented performer, she is also an accomplished dancer who has toured for major international recording artists including Shaggy, George Clinton and other renowned musicians.
Her other stage performances include The Marriage of Anansewa by Efua Sutherland, Wedding Band, by award winning playwright Alice Childress, where she starred as Julia Augustine and as Fatumata in How To Stay Sane in Paris written and directed by awardwinning director Omonike Akinyemi. In 2008, Oluniké returned to Toronto from New York to pursue her film and television career. This proved to be a smart move as within months she landed the series regular role of Leah Kerns in the second season of the highly rated television series, Flashpoint.
Olunike returns as Leah in the 5th and final season of Flashpoint. Her most recent film roles include Saw 3D (2010) and the recently released French Immersion for which she was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for best female performance in a feature film. She also appeared in Who is Simon Miller, which aired on NBC and will next be seen in the upcoming Three Days in Havana. Recent television appearances include Combat Hospital, Being Human and The Listener.
Leah KernsLeah Kerns left behind her career in firefighting to join Team One after the loss of Lou. Knowing she was replacing a much-loved team member, she worked hard to prove she belonged and soon found a place among them. She is a grounded, fearless, athletic addition to the Team, rounding out their skill set and making them stronger than ever.
Leah took a leave of absence when the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, striking her family and hometown. After helping with the emergency rescue efforts, she returns and seamlessly rejoins the Team, sharing their struggles and victories once again.