Leslie Hope

Leslie Hope

Birth name: Leslie Ann Hope
Born: May 6, 1965
Age: 59
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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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

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.

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
It Takes Two Stephanie Lawrence
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
Sweet Killing Eva Bishop
Paris, France Lucy
1994 Boozecan Helen
1994 Fun Jane
1994 Schemes Laura Steele Video
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Katie
1995 First Degree Hadley Pyne Video
1996 Conspiracy of Fear, TheThe Conspiracy of Fear Jimmy Video
Rowing Through Kate Bordeleau
1998 Shadow Builder Jenny Hatcher
Summer of the Monkeys Sarah Lee
1999 Water Damage Arabella Bauer
Life Before This, TheThe Life Before This Alice
2000 Double Frame Special Agent Kate Olsen
Bruiser Rosemary Newley
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
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Sidney Greenstreet Television film
2012 Mindfield Maggie Short film
2015 Crimson Peak Mrs. McMichael, Alan's mother


Year Title Role Notes
1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special Linda (1 episode)
1985 Berrenger's Cammie Springer Main role (11 episodes)
Knots Landing Linda Martin Recurring role (6 episodes)
1986 Sword of Gideon Shoshana TV movie
1987 Hunter Julie Lawrence (1 episode)
1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Golden Land Dorrie TV movie
War and Remembrance Madeline Henry Miniseries
1989 American Playhouse Elizabeth Leopold (1 episode)
1990 Working Tra$h Susan Fahnestock TV movie
1993 Caught in the Act Rachel TV movie
1994 seaQuest DSV Marie Piccolo (1 episode)
Party of Five Meg Bennett (1 episode)
1995 Avenging Angel, TheThe Avenging Angel Liza Rigby TV movie
Shadow-Ops Paige TV movie
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story Claire Brown Miniseries
Early Edition Meredith Carson (2 episodes)
1998 Blackout Effect Karen TV movie
This Matter of Marriage Hallie Mitchell TV movie
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Kira Meru (1 episode)
Chicago Hope Vicki Slater (2 episodes)
1999 Vengeance Unlimited Mrs. Thomas (1 episode)
Restless Spirits Charlotte TV movie
Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Darcy Kipling 1 (episode)
2000 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Weatherman (1 episode)
Judging Amy Dr. Amanda Kubiak (1 episode)
Level 9 Grace Bishop / Gina Bartholomew (1 episode)
2001 RoboCop: Prime Directives Ann R. Key Miniseries
Sanctuary Kirby Fitzsimmons TV movie
District, TheThe District Special Agent Grace Curry (2 episodes)
Stolen Miracle Sgt. Jane McKinley TV movie
24 Teri Bauer Main role (24 episodes)
2003 Death and Life of Nancy Eaton, TheThe Death and Life of Nancy Eaton Sarah TV movie
An Unexpected Love Kate Mayer TV movie
Line of Fire Lisa Cohen Main role (13 episodes)
2004 Human Cargo Charlene Fischer Miniseries
Incredible Mrs. Ritchie, TheThe Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Joan TV movie
Meltdown Zoe Cox TV movie
Open Heart Host TV movie
H2O Sgt. Leah Collins Miniseries
2005 House Victoria Madsen (1 episode)
Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh Hour Marsha Segal / Moira Seagull (1 episode)
Hunt for Justice Camille Gilbert TV movie
Commander in Chief Melanie Blackston (4 episodes)
2006 Karol - The Pope, the Man Julia Ritter TV movie
Everwood Laurie Fields (3 episodes)
Runaway Lily Rader Recurring role (10 episodes)
2007 Eyes Nan Burgess (1 episode)
Don't Cry Now Bonnie TV movie
CSI: Miami Denise Partney (1 episode)
Everest '82 Michelle Winegate Miniseries
2008 Apostles, TheThe Apostles Dee Brinjak TV movie
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Terri Driver (2 episodes)
Private Practice Linda (1 episode)
Faux Baby Leslie / Dr. Greenfield (2 episodes)
Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Kristina Frye (4 episodes)
2009 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Sidney Greenstreet TV movie
Black Rain Carol Grey TV movie
2010 Seven Deadly Sins (series) Det. Sharon Geary (2 episodes)
Tangled Marlene TV movie
2011 Off the Map Bridget Clemmons (1 episode)
2012 River, TheThe River Tess Cole Main role (8 episodes)
Castle Gwenn Harwin (1 episode)
2013 Revolution President Foster Recurring Role
NCIS SECNAV Sarah Porter Recurring Role
2014 The Strain Joan Luss Recurring Role
Tyrant Lea Exley Recurring Role (6 episodes)
2015 Blue Bloods Anne Farrell - Reporter (2 episodes)
NCIS: New Orleans SECNAV Sarah Porter (1 episode)
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise Sidney Greenstreet TV movie
2016 Suits Anita Gibbs Recurring Role

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