Leslie Hope

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Leslie Hope
Leslie Hope Comic-Con 2011.jpg
Born Leslie Ann Hope
(1965-05-06) May 6, 1965 (age 50)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981–present
  • Jamie Angell
    (m. 1994; div. 1996)
  • Adam Kane
    (m. 2005; div. 2015)
Children 1

Leslie Ann Hope (born May 6, 1965) is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as Teri Bauer on the Fox television series 24.

Life and career[edit]

Hope was born on May 6, 1965 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.[1]

Hope has appeared in many Canadian and American films and television series. Her first film role was in the Canadian film Ups and Downs, in 1981, which was filmed in Victoria. 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).

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.

During 2005–2006, 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.

Currently, Hope plays 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 (TV series) as Secretary of the Navy, Sarah Porter and in the legal drama, Suits as prosecutor Anita Gibbs.



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


Year Title Role Notes
1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special Linda Episode: "All the Kids Do It"
1985 Berrenger's Cammie Springer Main role (11 episodes)
1985–1986 Knots Landing Linda Martin Recurring role (6 episodes)
1986 Sword of Gideon Shoshana TV film
1987 Hunter Julie Lawrence Episode: "Requiem for Sergeant McCall"
1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Golden Land Dorrie TV film
1988–1989 War and Remembrance Madeline Henry TV miniseries
1989 American Playhouse Elizabeth Leopold Episode: "Ask Me Again"
1990 Working Tra$h Susan Fahnestock TV film
1993 Caught in the Act Rachel TV film
1994 seaQuest DSV Marie Piccolo Episode: "Vapors"
1994 Party of Five Meg Bennett Episode: "Grownups"
1995 Avenging Angel, TheThe Avenging Angel Liza Rigby TV film
1995 Shadow-Ops Paige TV film
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story Claire Brown TV miniseries
1996 Early Edition Meredith Carson Episodes: "The Paper", "His Girl Thursday"
1998 Blackout Effect Karen TV film
1998 This Matter of Marriage Hallie Mitchell TV film
1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Kira Meru Episode: "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night"
1998 Chicago Hope Vicki Slater Episode: "The Ties That Bind"
1999 Chicago Hope Vicki Slater Episode: "Playing Through"
1999 Vengeance Unlimited Mrs. Thomas Episode: "Legalese"
1999 Restless Spirits Charlotte TV film
1999 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Darcy Kipling Episode: "Alien Radio"
2000 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Weatherman Episode: "Zig Zag"
2000 Judging Amy Dr. Amanda Kubiak Episode: "Drawing the Line"
2000 Level 9 Grace Bishop / Gina Bartholomew Episode: "Mail Call"
2001 RoboCop: Prime Directives Ann R. Key TV miniseries
2001 Sanctuary Kirby Fitzsimmons TV film
2001 District, TheThe District Special Agent Grace Curry Episodes: "Fools Russian: Parts 1 & 2"
2001 Stolen Miracle Sgt. Jane McKinley TV film
2001–2002 24 Teri Bauer Regular role (24 episodes)
2003 Death and Life of Nancy Eaton, TheThe Death and Life of Nancy Eaton Sarah TV film
2003 Unexpected Love, AnAn Unexpected Love Kate Mayer TV film
2003–2004 Line of Fire Lisa Cohen Main role (13 episodes)
2004 Human Cargo Charlene Fischer TV miniseries
2004 Incredible Mrs. Ritchie, TheThe Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Joan TV film
2004 Meltdown Zoe Cox TV film
2004 Open Heart Host TV film
2004 H2O Sgt. Leah Collins TV film
2005 House Victoria Madsen Episode: "Histories"
2005 Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh Hour Marsha Segal / Moira Seagull Episode: "The Miracle Worker"
2005 Hunt for Justice Camille Gilbert TV film
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 film
2006 Everwood Laurie Fields Episodes: "Lost and Found", "Ghosts", "You're a Good Man, Andy Brown"
2006–2008 Runaway Lily Rader Recurring role (10 episodes)
2007 Eyes Nan Burgess Episode: "Karma"
2007 Don't Cry Now Bonnie TV film
2007 CSI: Miami Denise Partney Episode: "Permanent Vacation"
2007 Everest '82 Michelle Winegate TV miniseries
2008 Apostles, TheThe Apostles Dee Brinjak TV film
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Terri Driver Episodes: "Neighborhood Watch", "Last Rites"
2008 Private Practice Linda Episode: "Nothing to Talk About"
2008 Faux Baby Leslie / Dr. Greenfield Episodes: "Birth of a Faux", "Valley of the Fauxs"
2008 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Kristina Frye Episode: "Seeing Red" (1x7)
2009 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Sidney Greenstreet TV film
2009 Black Rain Carol Grey TV film
2010 Seven Deadly Sins (series) Det. Sharon Geary Episodes: "1.1", "1.2"
2010 Tangled Marlene TV film
2008, 2010 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Kristina Frye Episodes: "Seeing Red" (1x07), "Red Letter" (2x22), "Red Sky in the Morning" (2x23), "The Blood on His Hands" (3x03)
2011 Off the Map Bridget Clemmons Episode: "There's Nothing to Fix"
2012 River, TheThe River Tess Cole Main role (8 episodes)
2012 Castle Gwenn Harwin Episode: "Secret Santa"
2013–2014 Revolution President Foster Recurring Role
2013–present NCIS SECNAV Sarah Porter Recurring Role
2014 The Strain Joan Luss Recurring Role
2014-2015 Tyrant Lea Exley Recurring Role (6 episodes)
2015 Blue Bloods Anne Farrell - Reporter Recurring Role (2 episodes)
2015 NCIS: New Orleans SECNAV Sarah Porter Episode: "Touched by the Sun"
2016 Suits Anita Gibbs Recurring Role


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