The Australian-born daughter of Greek parents, Leah is a girl with a big heart and an even bigger gob. Jeremy Paxman wouldn't
be able to get a word in edgeways when Leah and Colleen are having a gas. However, she's a good listener as well as a motormouth
and will always provide a shoulder to lean on.
And boy, has she needed that shoulder herself. Leah's big fat Greek
marriage to Vinnie turned from fairytale to farce; her hubby died in jail after being sent down for a crime his father committed,
leaving accomplished chef Leah with a lot on her plate. Her on-off relationship with brawn-before-brain man Jesse has hardly
lowered her blood pressure.
Proud of her heritage and devoted to her family, Leah is passionate about life and will
cry at the smallest injustice. And thanks to the recent drama concerning VJ's cochlear implant, plus all the trauma of becoming
a surrogate mother to Sally and Flynn, you can bet that Kleenex sales have skyrocketed in her part of town.
Patterson is played by Ada Nicodemou
Ada, born on May 14th, 1977, was born and raised
Ada had the same phases as any other kid. However, she always wanted to be famous and successful in whatever
Her first break in television was at the tender age of thirteen, when she appeared on Home and Away as an
extra. At fifteen, Ada auditioned for Heartbreak High and was offered a twelve-week stint. This turned into a three-year role
After a two-year break studying tourism, Ada returned to television in 1999 and took up the role of Fiona
in Breakers. She also had a cameo role in the film The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves. Eventually, however, she returned to
Home and Away.
Ada lives at home with her family and in her spare time enjoys dancing and keeping fit by enjoying the
great outdoors and walking everywhere.