Merit Leighton is a Youtuber, actress, voice-over artist, and singer.  Over the last few months, Leighton has quickly become one of the most versatile young Youtubers to hit new media with her show KawaiiHappii. She is currently working for Disney, guest starring as the speaking and singing voice of “Lucinda The Witch” on Disney’s hit show “Sofia The First.” Her track “Good Little Witch” is available on ITunes, Merit also lends her voice to the lead character of the show Sofia on apps, games, and toys. 

 

Merit’s a Youtuber capturing her viewers with her crazy adorable personality and #virtualhugs. On her channel KawaiiHappii, she has posted over 40 episodes since March of 2016, she’s a vlogger, gamer, and influencer. Most recently Leighton has become a “Nintendo Brand Ambassador,”  vlogging from exclusive Nintendo events.

 

Leighton’s acting credits include a series regular role in the pilot “The Nerd Posse” playing kawaii obsessed Sailor Greyson, she appears as young Natasha in the Channel101 #1 web series “Natasha.,” and has had a series regular roles in the new media series "40's and Failing,” as well as the new media pilot "Dad Dudes,” other roles include NBC's "The New Normal" and "The Pete Holmes Show" on TBS.  Aside from her work on TV & in New Media, she has simultaneously made her mark in the world of film starring as Doreen Portman in "A Tigers Tail" with Greg Grunberg and has also had roles in "The Lost Medallion”, "RA Resident Advisor" and "Monster Slayer" for USA Network, co-starring Alicia Goranson and Timm Sharp. Merit is set to play Gretchen in the upcoming indie feature “Gretchen’s Two Mom’s are Dead,” written and directed by Caskey Ebling.

 

Merit is also a professional singer, having most recently recorded at Capitol Records singing back-up for recording artist Halsey on the Platinum single "New Americana." Leighton had the honor of performing with a 50 piece orchestra, conducted by Lorne Balfe on the “SPIKE Video Game Awards” and as a session singer she has worked on many the projects "Saige Paints The Sky", "Despicable Me 2", “AnchorMan 2”, “The Healer”, ”The World Cup Song” and more.

 

Originally from Los Angeles, Merit began acting when she was five years old. Scouted by a manager from a picture on the internet Merit has been working ever since. In her down time, Leighton enjoys dancing, K-pop, Anime, video games and, watching old movies. She loves Japanese culture and is learning to speak Japanese.  Leighton has a big place in her heart for charity work and is a celebrity youth ambassador for The Jonathon Foundation , a non-profit organization that addresses the needs of children with educational, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Merit currently resides with her mom, dad, and sister Marlowe Peyton in Los Angeles. 


To see her ongoing work, behind the scenes and more... follow her on all social media @MeritLeighton