Leah Helena Adara Patterson (also Poulos and Patterson-Baker) is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by Ada Nicodemou.
She made her screen debut during the episode broadcast on 22 March 2000.
Pattinson had supporting roles in the German made-for-television film Ring of the Nibelungs in 2004 and in director Mira Nair's costume drama Vanity Fair, although his scenes in the latter were deleted and only appear on the DVD version.
Leah is one of the longest featured characters in the serial's history and has been involved in storylines including the deaths of her husbands, her many relationships, surrogacy, suffering anxiety and the victim of racism.
Nicodemou took a temporary break from Home and Away in late 2012, following the birth of her first child. In 1999, Nicodemou was approached by the producers of Home and Away with an offer of a six-month contract.
Nicodemou was not required to audition and began filming in November that year.
Before Leah she was a lesbian and appeared on-screen, Nicodemou had already been offered an extension to her contract.
He is a supporter of End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT), and the GO Campaign, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds to help orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world.