|Birth name||Christianne Carafano|
February 26, 1963 |
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
|Labels||La-La Land, Helicon Arts Cooperative|
Chase Masterson (born Christianne Carafano on February 26, 1963) is an American actress and singer.
Born February 26, 1963, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Masterson's first major role came in 1994 as Ivy Lief on General Hospital. She then spent five years portraying the Bajoran Dabo girl Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1995 to 1999. Her prominent feature film roles include starring as a sultry singer in James Kerwin's sci-fi film noir Yesterday Was a Lie, which she also produced, and voicing Janice Em in the animated film Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Her television guest-starring roles include ER and Sliders; in the latter, her role was that of Kelly Welles, the sister of Wade Welles.
Masterson hosted an Entertainment Tonight-style news program for the Sci-Fi Channel in the 1990s called Sci-Fi Entertainment and an Internet-based radio talk show for the website The Fandom in 2004-2005.
In 2010, Masterson voiced the role of Leeta, as a hologram, in Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online. After Masterson appeared in two Doctor Who audio adventures from Big Finish Productions, it was announced on October 19, 2012, that she would star in her own spin-off series, Vienna, as "impossibly glamorous bounty hunter" Vienna Salvatori.
Masterson has released two commercial records: 2011's Yesterday Was a Lie and 2012's "Burned With Desire." In addition, she has released several independent jazz CDs: Thrill of the Chase, whose title is a play on her stage name, the follow-up EP AD ASTRA! (Latin for To the Stars!), the limited edition Crystal Anniversary: Songs from the Holosuite in honor of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's fifteenth anniversary, and the "greatest hits" compilation Jazz Cocktail.
Masterson was named Best Feature Film Producer of 2008 by the LA Femme Film Festival for her work as producer of the mystery/drama Yesterday Was a Lie.
In 2013, Masterson co-founded the Pop Culture Hero Coalition, a non-profit organization speaking out against "bullying, racism, misogyny, cyber-bullying, LGBT-bullying, and other forms of hate." 
In 2004, as a result of her genre work, Masterson was named one of the world's "50 Sexiest Women" by the men's magazine Femme Fatales, and the "Favorite Science Fiction Actress on Television" in a TV Guide reader's poll. In December 2009, AOL named her one of the "Ten Sexiest Aliens on TV", reporting that "Masterson is regularly voted the most popular guest at Star Trek conventions."
Following a series of stalking incidents instigated by a man in Berlin, Masterson – under her real name of Christianne Carafano – was the petitioner in Carafano v. Metrosplash.com, a controversial legal case in which the courts ruled against Masterson and expanded the definition of "interactive computer services" under the Communications Decency Act.
|1994||General Hospital||Ivy Lief|
|1995-1999||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Leeta (recurring character; 17 episodes)|
|1995||ER||Mrs. Phillips (1 episode)|
|Live Shot||Sheila Rydell (3 episodes)|
|1996||Sliders||Kelly Welles (1 episode)|
|1999||Acapulco H.E.A.T.||Gwen (1 episode)|
|2002||Presidio Med||Caroline Franklin (1 episode)|
|2015||The Flash||Sherry (1 episode)|
|1993||Robin Hood: Men in Tights||Giggling Court Lady|
|1998||Sometimes They Come Back... for More||Major Callie O’Grady|
|2000||The Specials||Moira Murphy|
|2001||Lightning: Fire from the Sky||Anna|
|2002||Terminal Invasion||Cathy Garrett|
|2004||Comic Book: The Movie||Herself|
|2005||Take Out||Nicole Blu|
|2007||Through Your Eyes||Herself|
|2008||Yesterday Was a Lie||Singer|
|2008||Star Trek: Of Gods and Men||Xela|
|2011||The Truth Is Out There||Herself|
|2013||The Search for Simon||The Publisher|
|2014||Unbelievable!!!!!||Captain Connie Garrison|
|2007||Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles||Janice|
|2009||Fist of the North Star: The Shin Saga||Mamiya|
|2009-2010||Starship Farragut – The Animated Episodes||Carmen Renata / Sheila Johnson / Medical Assistant|
|2010||Star Trek Online||Leeta|
|2011||Lun Lun the Flower Girl||Various Characters|
|Lun Lun the Flower Girl 2||Various Characters|
|2011||Fist of the North Star: The Ray Saga||Mamiya|
|Fist of the North Star: The Souther Saga||Mamiya|
|Fist of the North Star: The Toki Saga||Mamiya|
|2012||Doctor Who: The Shadow Heart ||Vienna Salvatori|
|2012||Doctor Who: Night of the Stormcrow ||Peggy Brooks|
- Riggs, Thomas (ed.) Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television vol. 93 Gale Group, July 1, 2009
- "About Chase". chasemasterson.com. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- "Chase Masterson Features In Star Trek Online". Star Trek Online. July 29, 2010.
- Big Finish Productions
- "2008 LA FEMME FILMMAKER AWARDS". "Filmmaker Winners 2012-2005". La Femme Film Festival. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- Wickline, Dan. "Chase Masterson Stands Up To Bullying And Hate – Brings Message To New Jersey Comic Expo" Bleeding Cool. November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
- "50 Sexiest Women of the Year". Femme Fatales. 12. January 2004.
- UT Austin guest lecturer biography Archived 2010-06-20 at the Wayback Machine.
- AOL Television
- Internet Law Library
- DOCTOR WHO: THE SHADOW HEART
- DOCTOR WHO: NIGHT OF THE STORMCROW
- Chase Masterson on IMDb
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