Leonel Antonio Severino was born the third of four children to Ana T. Severino, in Salem, Massachusetts, on December 18, 1989. He was raised in Lynn Massachusetts by his mother and stepfather, Alexander Jimenez. He then relocated to Providence, Rhode Island where he quickly developed a reputation on the art scene as a Krump dancer, earning himself the nickname of "Witness."
Despite his success as a dancer, Leonel was fully enveloped by his true passion in life - acting - at the age of 10 while watching The Wachowski Siblings' groundbreaking film "The Matrix." However, his family did not share the same enthusiasm regarding his new found love. Determined to realize his dream, Leonel dove headfirst into all things film; he taught himself how to create visual effects watching YouTube videos and reading any literature he could find about the craft of acting. After years of molding and preparing himself, a motivated and hungry Leonel was ready to take Hollywood by storm and attended casting calls all around the United States: from Rhode Island to California to New York and Philadelphia. His passion knew no boundaries.
All of Leonel's hard work finally paid off when he landed his first role in the film "Bleed For This" and the rest is history.