Luuk van Leeuwen entered the television landscape in 2015 with his initial role on “Hip voor Nop,” hosting the segment “Beautyteam Boys Know It Best” (later “Hip voor Nop: By Boys”) for two seasons. His early success led to the role of Mees Maes in the well-known soap opera “Goede tijden, slechte tijden.” Additionally, van Leeuwen appeared in guest roles in series such as “Het Klokhuis” (2017) and “SpangaS” (2017).

In 2018, van Leeuwen’s film “Ikigai” won at the national finals of the Kunstbende Festival, marking a significant achievement in his career. The following year, he landed his first leading role in “Verborgen Verhalen.” Alongside his acting career, van Leeuwen has cultivated a notable presence on TikTok under the name AkaLuuk, attracting over 345,000 followers. His online popularity earned him a nomination for “Best Newcomer” at the 2022 Social Awards and for “Best Online Star” at the 2023 Zapp Awards, demonstrating his growing influence in both traditional and digital media spaces.