Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses television, film and music, Merit Leighton is quickly making a name for herself with buzz-worthy roles. The vibrant, multitalented actress stars as “Hannah”, Alexa and Katie’s sweet though slightly absentminded best friend in the Netflix Emmy nominated comedy “Alexa & Katie,” created by “Hannah Montana” writer Heather Wordham. Merit voices Frosta in the Netflix hit animated show “She-ra and The Princesses Of Power” from Dreamworks, created by Noelle Stevenson. Leighton was the voice of "Lucinda The Witch" on Disney's Emmy winning hit show "Sofia The First.”
Merit is also an award-winning filmmaker winning many awards for the animated short “Planeman,” which she co-created. KawaiiHappii her Youtube channel, has over 70 episodes and she is a "Nintendo Brand Ambassador," vlogging from exclusive Nintendo events. As a professional singer, she has sung back-up for recording artist Halsey on the Platinum single "New Americana" has two tracks on the “Sofia The First Album” for Disney and the honor of performing with a 50 piece orchestra, on the "SPIKE Video Game Awards" 
In her downtime, Merit enjoys dancing, K-pop, Anime, video games and, watching old movies. She loves Japanese culture and is in her third year of learning to speak Japanese. Leighton has a special place in her heart for charity work and is proud to serve as a Celebrity Youth Ambassador for “The Jonathon Foundation.”