Leveridge was born in New York City and attended N.Y.H.S. of Performing Arts and Hofstra University. She debuted off Broadway in Edward Bond's "Saved", directed by Alan Schneider. Her TV debut came in 1970 as Tango on _"Edge of Night" (1956)_, and her Broadway debut was as "Hadass" in I.B. Singer's Yentl, directed by Robert Kalfin, for which she was nominated for a N.Y. Drama Desk Award.