Robin McLeavy (born 19 June 1981) is an Australian actress.

Robin McLeavy
Born (1981-06-19) 19 June 1981 (age 38)
Years active2005–present

Early lifeEdit

McLeavy is from Sydney, Australia. She graduated from NIDA in 2004.


McLeavy starred as Lola Stone in the critically acclaimed Australian horror film, The Loved Ones. The film was screened at Toronto International Film Festival in 2009 and won the Audience Choice Award. In 2009, McLeavy played the role of Stella Kowalski opposite Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton in the Sydney Theatre Company production of A Streetcar Named Desire. The production was directed by Liv Ullmann and toured to the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. She received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performer. She appeared in four encore seasons of Holding the Man, an award-winning play by Tommy Murphy.[1]

She played Isabella in Benedict Andrews's production of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare at the Belvoir Theatre, Sydney, 5 – 25 July 2010.[2] She appeared as Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Benedict Andrews for the Belvoir Theatre Company in 2007, and for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Between 2011 and 2016 McLeavy played frontier tribal abductee survivor Eva Oates on the Western series Hell on Wheels.[3] This character, including physical likeness, was inspired by the real story of Olive Oatman.

She portrayed Nancy Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in 2012. In 2015, McLeavy took on the role the voice of Nutsy, a Koala in Blinky Bill the Movie alongside Ryan Kwanten, Rufus Sewell, David Wenham, Toni Collette, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto, and Barry Humphries on the Australian computer-animated adventure film based the book by Dorothy Wall; and she played Barbara Henning in Backtrack.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 48 Shades Jacq
2007 The Other Half Sarah short film
2009 The Loved Ones Lola "Princess" Stone
2010 After the Credits Lucy short film
2011 Roman's Ark Roman's Wife short film
The Super Awesome Featurette: A Runner's Perspective of the Loved Ones Herself
2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Nancy Lincoln
2015 Blinky Bill the Movie Nutsy voice
Backtrack Barbara Henning


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Last Man Standing Kellie Episode: "1.15"
2007 The Code
2011–2016 Hell on Wheels Eva 50 episodes
2013 The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting Various Characters 6 episodes
2014 Super Fun Night Lucinda Episode: "Lucindervention"
2019 Wu Assassins Maggie McCullough Recurring role


In 2012, McLeavy was nominated for the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Leading Actress for The Loved Ones, but the award went to Elizabeth Olsen for Silent House.


  1. ^ Sydney Stage Online – Holding The Man|Griffin Theatre; accessed 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Belvoir Theatre". Archived from the original on 28 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (23 March 2012). "'Hell on Wheels' Ups Robin McLeavy to Series Regular (Exclusive)", The Hollywood Reporter; retrieved 19 August 2013.

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