Leslie Hope

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Leslie Hope
Leslie Hope Comic-Con 2011.jpg
Leslie Ann Hope

OccupationActress, director
Years active1981–present
  • Jamie Angell
    (m. 1994; div. 1996)
  • (m. 2005; div. 2015)

Leslie Ann Hope is a Canadian actress and director, best known for her role as Teri Bauer on the Fox television series 24 and prosecutor Anita Gibbs on Suits.

Personal life[edit]

Hope was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Ann and Frank Hope. She has one brother named Stephen. She graduated from St. Michael's University School at Victoria, British Columbia in 1982. Hope was married to writer and actor Jamie Angell from 1994 to 1996, with whom she has a son named MacKenzie, and to cinematographer, producer, and director Adam Kane from 2005 to 2015.


Hope has appeared in many Canadian and American films and television series. Her first film role was in the Canadian film Ups and Downs, which was filmed in Victoria, in 1981.[1] In 1982, she worked as a crew member for, and had a bit part in, Love Streams.[2]

On television, in 1985, Hope portrayed Cammie Springer in Berrenger's.[3] In 1987, she played the role of Madeleine Henry in the TV miniseries War and Remembrance. In 1993, she starred in Paris, France, directed by Gerard Ciccoritti. She later played the role of Teri Bauer in the first season of 24 (2001–02).[4]

Hope starred in George A. Romero's film Bruiser. On television, she appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Kira Nerys' mother Kira Meru and in the Gemini Award-winning series Human Cargo.

In 2003–04, Hope portrayed agent Lisa Cohen on Line of Fire.[3]: 608  In 2005–06, she appeared as Attorney General of the United States Melanie Blackston in four episodes of Commander in Chief and, in the fall of 2006, played Lily Rader in the CW drama series, Runaway.[citation needed] In 2009, she played a detective on Seven Deadly Sins, a miniseries on Lifetime.[1]

In 2014, Hope played attorney Joan Luss, a surviving passenger of Regis Airlines Flight 753, on FX's The Strain. She also has recurring roles in the crime series NCIS as Secretary of the Navy Sarah Porter and in the legal drama Suits as prosecutor Anita Gibbs. She was also cast in the television crime drama The Mentalist as Kristina Frye, portraying the role of a psychic medium.



Year Title role Notes
1981 Ups and Downs Penelope
1984 Love Streams Joanie
1986 Education of Allison Allison Tate
1988 Kansas Lori Bayles
It Takes Two Stephanie Lawrence
Talk Radio Laura
1990 Men at Work Susan Wilkins
1991 The Big Slice Jenny Colter
True Confections Verna Miller
1992 The Dance Goes On Rick's Girl in LA
1993 Doppelganger Elizabeth
Sweet Killing Eva Bishop
Paris, France Lucy
1994 Boozecan Helen
Fun Jane
Schemes Laura Steele Video
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Katie
1995 First Degree Hadley Pyne Video
1996 The Conspiracy of Fear Jimmy
Rowing Through Kate Bordeleau
1998 Shadow Builder Jenny Hatcher
Summer of the Monkeys Sarah Lee
1999 Water Damage Arabella Bauer
The Life Before This Alice
2000 Double Frame Special Agent Kate Olsen
Bruiser Rosemary Newley
The Spreading Ground Leslie DeLongpre
2002 Dragonfly Charisse Darrow
2005 The Fix Leslie Short film
2008 Never Back Down Margot Tyler
2009 Formosa Betrayed Lisa Gilbert
2012 Mindfield Maggie Short film
2015 Crimson Peak Mrs. McMichael, Alan's mother
2019 Lie Exposed Melanie


As an actor

Year Title Role Notes
1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special Linda Episode: "All the Kids Do It"
1985 Berrenger's Cammie Springer Main
Knots Landing Linda Martin Recurring
1986 Sword of Gideon Shoshana TV movie
1987 Hunter Julie Lawrence Episode: "Requiem for Sergeant McCall"
1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Golden Land Dorrie TV movie
War and Remembrance Madeline Henry Miniseries
1989 American Playhouse Elizabeth Leopold Episode: "Ask Me Again"
1990 Working Tra$h Susan Fahnestock TV movie
1993 Caught in the Act Rachel
1994 SeaQuest 2032 Marie Piccolo Episode: "Vapors"
Party of Five Meg Bennett Episode: "Grownups"
1995 The Avenging Angel Liza Rigby TV movie
Shadow-Ops Paige
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story Claire Brown Miniseries
Early Edition Meredith Carson Episodes: "The Paper" & "His Girl Thursday"
1998 Blackout Effect Karen TV movie
This Matter of Marriage Hallie Mitchell
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Kira Meru Episode: "Wrongs Darker than Death or Night"
Chicago Hope Vicki Slater Episodes: "The Ties That Bind" & "Playing Through"
1999 Vengeance Unlimited Mrs. Thomas Episode: "Legalese"
Restless Spirits Charlotte TV movie
The Outer Limits Darcy Kipling Episode: "Alien Radio"
2000 Weatherman Episode: "Zig Zag"
Judging Amy Dr. Amanda Kubiak Episode: "Drawing the Line"
Level 9 Grace Bishop aka Gina Bartholomew Episode: "Mail Call"
2001 RoboCop: Prime Directives Ann R. Key Miniseries
Sanctuary Kirby Fitzsimmons Television film
The District Special Agent Grace Curry Episodes: "Fools Russian: Part 1" & "Fools Russian: Part 2"
Stolen Miracle Sgt. Jane McKinley TV movie
24 Teri Bauer Main role
2003 The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton Sarah TV movie
An Unexpected Love Kate Mayer
Line of Fire Lisa Cohen Main
2004 Human Cargo Charlene Fischer Miniseries
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Joan TV movie
Meltdown Zoe Cox
Open Heart Host
H2O Sgt. Leah Collins Miniseries
2005 House Victoria Madsen Episode: "Histories"
The Eleventh Hour Marsha Segal / Moira Seagull Episode: "The Miracle Worker"
Hunt for Justice [de] Camille Gilbert TV movie
2005-2006 Commander in Chief Melanie Blackston Episodes: "Pilot", "First Strike", "First... Do No Harm" & "The Price You Pay"
2006 Karol - The Pope, the Man Julia Ritter TV movie
Everwood Laurie Fields Episodes: "Ghosts", "Lost and Found" & " You're a Good Man, Andy Brown"
Runaway Lily Rader Recurring
2007 Eyes Nan Burgess Episode: "Karma"
Don't Cry Now Bonnie TV movie
CSI: Miami Denise Partney Episode: "Permanent Vacation"
Everest '82 Michelle Winegate Miniseries
2008 The Apostles Dee Brinjak TV movie
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Terri Driver Episodes: "Neighborhood Watch" & "Last Rites"
Private Practice Linda Episode: "Nothing to Talk About"
Faux Baby Leslie / Dr. Greenfield Episodes: "Birth of a Faux" & "Valley of the Fauxs"
2008-2010 The Mentalist Kristina Frye Episodes: "Seeing Red", "Red Letter", "Red Sky in the Morning" & "The Blood on His Hands"
2009 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Sidney Greenstreet TV movie
Black Rain Carol Grey
2010 Seven Deadly Sins Det. Sharon Geary Episodes: " Episode #1.1" & " Episode #1.2"
Tangled Marlene TV movie
2011 Off the Map Bridget Clemmons Episode: "There's Nothing to Fix"
2012 The River Tess Cole Main role
Castle Gwenn Harwin Episode: "Secret Santa"
2013 Revolution President Foster Recurring
2013–2016 NCIS SECNAV Sarah Porter
2014 The Strain Joan Luss
Tyrant Lea Exley
2015 Blue Bloods Anne Farrell Episodes: "Through the Looking Glass" & "Payback"
NCIS: New Orleans SECNAV Sarah Porter Episode: "Touched by the Sun"
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise Sidney Greenstreet TV movie
2016 Murdoch Mysteries Elizabeth Cummersworth Episode: "Unlucky in Love"
2016–2017 Suits Anita Gibbs Recurring
2017 Slasher: Guilty Party Judith Berry Main
2018 Station 19 Battalion Chief Frankel Episodes: "Invisible to Me", "Contain the Flame" & "Stronger Together"
2019 Lie Exposed Melanie TV Movie

As a director

Year Title Notes
2008 What I See When I Close My Eyes Documentary short
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride TV movie
2009 My Neighbor's Secret TV movie
2010 Gaykeith Video short
2011-2019 Murdoch Mysteries 8 episodes: "Dial M for Murdoch", "Colour Blinded", "Hades Hath No Fury", "Master Lovecraft", "Crabtree a la Carte", "The Great White Moose", "Secrets and Lies", "Pirates of the Great Lakes"
2012 Merry In-Laws TV movie
Buried Treasure Short
2013 Christmas on the Bayou TV movie
2016 Aftermath 2 episodes: "Now That We Talk of Dying", "Where the Dead Men Lost Their Bones"
2017 Ghost Wars 2 episodes: "The Curse of Copperhead Road", "The Ghost in the Machine"
Frankie Drake Mysteries Episode: "Whisper Sisters"
2018-2021 Van Helsing 4 episodes: "Hunted Down", "Christ Pose", "State of the Union", "Graveyard Smash"
2019-2020 The Order 4 episodes: "Homecoming, Part One", "Homecoming, Part Two", "Free Radicals, Part 1", "Free Radicals, Part 2"
2019-2021 Lost in Space 3 episodes: "Echoes", "Stuck", "Contingencies on Contingencies"
2019-2022 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 3 episodes: "Counselor, It's Chinatown", "Dance, Lies and Videotape", "Sorry If It Got Weird for You"
2020 Emergence Episode: "15 Years"
2021 Gratified Short
2021-2022 Snowpiercer 5 episodes: "Keep Hope Alive", "Many Miles from Snowpiercer", "Bound by One Track", "Born to Bleed", "Setting Itself Right"
2022 NCIS: Hawai'i Episode: "Monster"
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Episode: "Ghosts of Illyria"
Devil in Ohio 2 episodes: "Alight", "My Love and I" (post-production)


  1. ^ a b Reid, Michael D. (September 15, 2009). "Hope visits old haunts". Times Colonist. Canada, British Columbia, Victoria. p. C 9. Retrieved February 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Leslie Hope is in-demand actress". The Daily Spectrum. Utah, Saint George. United Press International. August 3, 1988. p. 10. Retrieved February 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  4. ^ Armstrong, Mark (July 13, 2002). "24's Teri Bauer: Dead or Alive?". E! Online. Retrieved March 22, 2017.

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