|Born||Heidi Hudson Leick
May 9, 1969
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Other names||Heidi Leick|
|Occupation||Actress, model, yoga instructor, intuitive counselor|
|Years active||1992–present (actor)
1996-present (yoga instructor, counselor)
Heidi Hudson Leick (born May 9, 1969) is an American actress, known for her role as villainess Callisto in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is a certified Yoga instructor and intuitive counselor at the Healing Heart Yoga Center.
Leick started her career as a model in Japan, but decided to concentrate on acting. She took courses in drama and diction to improve her voice. In 1992, she appeared in one episode of the series CBS Schoolbreak Special. The following year, Leick appeared in an episode of Law & Order. She played a small role as a "sexpot" in University Hospital as nurse Tracy Stone. In 1994, she appeared as the virtual reality designer Hannah in the television film Knight Rider 2010.
Leick's big break came in 1995 when she won a part on Melrose Place. Leick appeared in ten episodes of the series. After a couple of small roles in Hijacked:Flight 285 and Dangerous Cargo, the director Robert Tapert selected Leick for the role of Callisto on Xena: Warrior Princess. Leick also portrayed Callisto on three episodes of Xena companion TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and she portrayed screenwriter Liz Friedman in two Hercules episodes.
In 2000, Leick announced at a convention that she would not be in more episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess or Hercules: The Legendary Journeys because she was being offered more and different roles, and felt that she needed to play another character besides Callisto. Beginning in 1999, she appeared in the films Chill Factor, Hallowed Ground, Blood Type, Denial, and After the Game, and had roles in the series 7th Heaven, Touched by an Angel, and Safe Harbor. She performed in A.I. Assault, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Lords of Everquest, Tru Calling (in its pilot episode), the voice of Jen in the computer game Primal, Fastlane and Cold Heart.
In 2008, she finished the films One, Two, Many and Unconditional. She played the role of Coco DeVille in the Jackie Collins film Paris Connections, which was released in 2010. It was her final significant acting job.
According to the Healing Heart Yoga Center, Leick, as of 2009, had been studying yoga for over sixteen years and has taught for thirteen. She is a member of the California Yoga Teacher's Association, and part of the staff at the Healing Heart Yoga Center.
|1997||After the Game||Grace|
|2008||One, Two, Many||Darla|
|2010||Paris Connections||Coco De Ville|
|2011||All It Will Ever Be||Short film|
|2013||Mid Life Gangster|
|1992||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Stephanie||Episode: "Sexual Considerations"|
|1993||Law & Order||Kathy Rogers||Episode: "Black Tie"|
|1994||Knight Rider 2010||Hannah Tyrie||TV movie|
|1995||University Hospital||Tracy Stone||Regular role (9 episodes)|
|1995||Melrose Place||Shelly Hanson||Regular role (10 episodes)|
|1996||Hijacked: Flight 285||Shayna Loring||TV movie|
|1996-2000||Xena: Warrior Princess||Callisto||Recurring role (12 episodes)|
|1997||Touched by an Angel||Celeste||Episodes: "Angel of Death", "Labor of Love"|
|1997||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Callisto||Episode: "Surprise"|
|1998||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Callisto / Liz Friedman||Episodes: "Armageddon Now: Parts 1 & 2", "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules"|
|1998||7th Heaven||Ms. Hunter||Episode: "Homecoming"|
|1999||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Liz Friedman||Episode: "For Those of You Just Joining Us..."|
|1999||Safe Harbor||Delores||Episode: "One More Time: The Great Escape"|
|2003||Tru Calling||Rebecca Morgan||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dr. Jeri 'Buffy' Cohen||Episode: "Bite Me"|
|2006||A.I. Assault||Tiffany Smith||TV movie|
|2007||Hallowed Ground||Sarah Austin||Video|
|2007||Nip/Tuck||Fake Wendy||Episode: "Dr. Joshua Lee"|
|2008||Shark||Cindy Broyles||Episode: "Bar Fight" (scenes deleted)|
|2010||Law & Order: LA||Carly's Personal Shopper||Episode: "Playa Vista"|
|2003||Primal||Jennifer 'Jen' Tate||PlayStation 2|
|2003||Lords of Everquest||Lady Leisen||PC|
Notes and references
- "Hudson Leick (Instructor/Counselor)". Healing Heart Yoga Center. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
- Riggs, Thomas (2003). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television 51. Gale / Cengage Learning. p. 208. ISBN 0-7876-7094-4.
- "Hudson Leick". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
- McNeil, Alex (1996). Total television: the comprehensive guide to programming from 1948 to the present (4th ed.). Penguin Books. p. 879. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
- Sherman, Fraser A. (2000). Cyborgs, Santa Clause and Satan: Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Filmes Made for Television. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 108–109. ISBN 978-0-7864-4341-3.
- Terrace, Vincent (2002). Crime fighting heroes of television: over 10,000 facts from 151 shows, 1949–2001. McFarland. p. 78. ISBN 0-7864-1395-6.
- Staff (September 8, 1999). "Gooding brings heat to 'chill'". Reading Times. Retrieved December 22, 2009.
- Swindoll, Jeff (October 11, 2007). "DVD Review: Hallowed Ground". Monsters and Critics. WOTR Limited. Retrieved December 22, 2009.
- King, Geoff; Krzywinska, Tanya (2006). Tomb raiders and space invaders: videogame forms and contexts. I. B. Tauris. p. 53. ISBN 1-84511-108-7.
- Barnes, Jessica (January 17, 2008). "National Lampoon Has 'One, Two, Many'". Cinematical. Weblogs, Inc. Retrieved December 21, 2009.
- "2009 Playhouse West Film Festival Awards". Playhouse West Film Foundation. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
- "Blood Type (1999)". The New York Times. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
- Hudson Leick at the Internet Movie Database
- Hudson Leick's Healing Heart Yoga Center
- Dovlin, Rod (March 1997). "Warrior of the Soul: Hudson Leick Fights The Good Fight". Axcess magazine. Xenafan.com. Retrieved March 5, 2010.