Actress Leah Gibson played the role of Party Girl #1 in the 2011 movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Gibson and her twin sister, Erin, grew up in Victoria, Canada. In her graduating year, Gibson transferred to a high school specializing in fine arts, where she performed in musical theatre stage productions while graduating at the top of her class. She went on to the University of Victoria where she studied psychology, but withdrew from university and moved to Vancouver to pursue film acting while working as a pole dance instructor. Her first lead role on a feature film was The Cycle (2009, starring Daryl Hannah). Other work has included blockbuster Watchmen (2009, starring Jackie Earle Haley), Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica (2010) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010).