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Who is Leah Sava Jeffries? Age and career of Percy Jackson star

Bruno Cooke May 6, 2022
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Young actress Leah Sava Jeffries is joining Walker Scobell and Aryan Simhadri on the cast of Disney+ series Percy Jackson And The Olympians – what do we know about her age and career to date, and what movies has she been in?

What is Leah Sava Jeffries’ age, and is this her first TV role?

According to Famous Birthdays, which catalogues the dates of birth of notable people, Leah Sava Jeffries’ age, as of May 2022, is 12.

Born 25 September 2009, she’ll turn 13 later this year. And by that time, she’ll likely be in production in Vancouver for Percy Jackson And The Olympians.

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She may be young, but Leah Jeffries’ role as Annabeth Chase in Disney+’s Percy Jackson adaptation is far from her first TV role

Jeffries has been in the business since 2015, when she would have been just five or six years old. Her first role was Lola in TV series Empire; she appeared in six episodes between 2015 and 2016.

What else has she been in?

Among Leah Sava Jeffries’ screen credits are TV movie Faith Under Fire (2018), in which she played Fiona; Rel (2018-19), in which she played Brandi, Erica and Lisa in a total of 11 episodes; and PawParazzi (2019).

She’s currently filming Something From Tiffany’s, a family comedy directed by Daryl Wein (Breaking Upwards). Beast, starring Idris Elba and Sharlto Copley, and featuring Leah Jeffries as Norah Samuels, is slated for release on 19 August 2022.

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Jeffries has almost 100K followers on Instagram, 10K on Twitter, and posts videos regularly to her TikTok followers.

Leah is from Detroit, Michigan. Her brother Floyd Jeffries III is also an actor.

Who does Leah Sava Jeffries play in Percy Jackson And The Olympians?

20th Television recently cast Leah Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri to play Percy’s friends Annabeth and Grover in upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson And The Olympians

The series tells the story of a 12-year-old demigod (Percy, played by Walker Scobell) coming to terms with his divine powers while facing accusations that he stole Zeus’ master thunderbolt. 

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Annabeth Chase is the daughter of Greek goddess Athena, a brilliant strategist and a loyal friend. She trains Percy to survive in the world of gods and demigods, and in return he helps her connect with humanity.

Walker Scobell’s age is 13 (born 6 January 2009), and Aryan Simhadri just turned 16 – he was born 6 May 2006 – meaning Leah Sava Jeffries is the youngest of the trio.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or