Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Brandt is of East Indian, German, Dutch, and Spanish descent. She is a fluent Afrikaans speaker and lists yoga, hockey and baseball amongst her interests. In South Africa, she played competitive field hockey.\n', '
In 1999, Brandt immigrated to Auckland, New Zealand, with her parents and her younger brother. Brandt started work in retail sales in Auckland before securing work as an information technology recruitment consultant. She also worked as a promo-girl for Red Bull. Following some modelling work, she was cast in a number of New Zealand television advertisements. She studied acting and was trained in the Meisner technique in 2008.\n', '
Brandt\'s first significant acting role was in the New Zealand television series Diplomatic Immunity. Brandt has appeared in guest roles on the New Zealand hospital soap opera, Shortland Street, and This Is Not My Life, a science fiction series set in the 2020s in the fictional town of Waimoana.\n', '