Just being identified as an actress was not enough for Leslie Hope to establish herself as an author, director, and producer. She is widely known for her role as Teri Bauer in the successful television action-drama series 24 and has made a name for herself both in Hollywood and in the Canadian film and television industry. Since her debut role in the 1981 Canadian film “Ups and Downs”, Leslie has enjoyed success in her field and has managed to attract millions of fans who admire her work and follow with dedication every new step she takes.
The talented Canadian actress has starred in several films and television series including Knots Landing, Bruiser, Berrenger’s, Sword of Gideon, Early Edition, Blackout Effect, Chicago Hope, War, and Remembrance, and Paris, France. She has also starred in Line of Fire, Suits, The River, Slasher: Guilty Party, Never Back Down, NCIS, and Crimson Peak.
Aside from acting, Leslie has done a lot of production and directing work, the most notable of which is an award-winning documentary entitled What I See When I Close My Eyes and a short film entitled Gaykeith.
Leslie Hope: Biography
Leslie was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 6, 1965, the daughter of Frank and Ann Hope. Her only sibling is named Stephen. She completed her early education at St. Michael’s University School, a private boarding school in British Columbia.
As Leslie grew up, she cultivated her passion for acting. Her first movie role was in Ups and Downs, where she played Penelope; she was still in school when she got that role. She then played the role of Joanie in Love Streams, a role that earned her much praise from the critics. Leslie Hope played the role of Cammie Springer in the American soap opera Berrenger’s and Linda Martin in Knots Landing. She then played the Shoshana in the television movie Sword of Gideon and in 1986 the title character in The Education of Allison Tale.
The fast-rising actress was given a leading role as Stephanie Lawrence in the romantic comedy It Takes Two. She also appeared in Kansas, Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Golden Land” and “War and Memory” in which she played Madeleine Henry. Throughout her career, she played Lucy, the heroine in the comedy-drama Paris, France, 1993, but the film received mixed reviews and did very poorly at the box office. In 1998 Leslie starred as Jenny Hatcher in the film Shadow Builder. Although Leslie spent only one season in the series 24 as Teri Bauer, she is respected and loved for how much she gave the role.
Other notable features include roles in the adventure drama Summer of the Apes and in the television shows Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Human Cargo, Commander in Chief, and Runaway.
Movies and TV Shows
Leslie has appeared in dozens of films including Talk Radio, Men at Work, The Big Slice, True Confections, Doubleganger, Fun, Boozecan, The Dance Goes On, Cityscapes: Los Angeles, and Sweet Killing. You may also recognize her by the characters she embodies in Schemes, First Degree, Rowing Through, Bruiser, The Conspiracy of Fear, Water Damage, Shadow Builder, The Life Before This, The Spreading Ground, and Double Frame.
Leslie’s recent film acting achievements include roles in The Fix, Dragonfly, Formosa Betrayed, Never Back Down, Mindfield, Jesse Stone: Thin Ice, and Crimson Peak.
On television, Leslie Hope has starred in CBS Schoolbreak Special, Hunter, American Playhouse, Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story, Party of Five, Working Tra$h, Caught in the Act, The Avenging Angel, SeaQuest DSV, and Shadow-Ops, among others.
Her other notable television appearances include The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton, An Unexpected Love, The Incredible Woman Ritchie, and House. With credits like these, it is not surprising that Leslie Hope is a household name in Hollywood.
Celebrity Facts About the Canadian Actress
1. Leslie Hope was formerly married to the actor and writer Jamie Angell. Their union lasted from 1994 to 1996.
2. She has a son named MacKenzie, sired by her ex-husband Jamie.
3. The successful actress found love for a second time with Adam Kane, a director, producer, and cameraman. She married him in 2005, but the relationship ended in divorce 10 years later.
4. Between 1996 and 2001 she also appeared in Early Edition, Vengeance Unlimited, This Matter of Marriage, Restless Spirits, Judging Amy, The Outer Limits, Level 9, The District, Sanctuary, and Robocop: Primary Detectives.