Leslie Hope stars in "The River" on ABC as Tess Cole.

A native of Nova Scotia, Leslie Hope got into the acting profession on a lark. She was attending school in Victoria, British Columbia, hoping she would later make it to Harvard Law School, when her school was used as a film location for Paul Almond's film "Ups and Downs." She was hired to play the lead role and, deciding to rebel, she shifted focus and pursued an acting career, rather than law.

Accompanying the film to the American Film Market, she was introduced to the famed indie filmmaker John Cassavetes, who wrote a starring role for her in his film "Love Streams." After finishing his film, she stayed in Los Angeles and worked in various capacities on Cassavetes' crew.

Hope's extensive film credits include Oliver Stone's "Talk Radio," "Kansas" opposite Matt Dillon, "Men at Work," opposite Charlie Sheen, "Dragon Fly" with Kevin Costner, "Spreading Ground" with Dennis Hopper, "True Confections" and "The Life Before This." 

Hope's early television credits include roles in "Berrenger's" and "Knots Landing." She has been seen in a number of telefilms including "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie," "An Unexpected Love," "Stolen Miracle," "RoboCop: Prime Directives," "Sanctuary," and "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice" with Tom Selleck. In 2004 she played Charlene Fischer in the award-winning miniseries "Human Cargo" and then starred as Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in the Emmy-nominated ABC crime drama "Line of Fire," opposite Donnie Wahlberg. She also starred opposite Donnie Wahlberg in the CW series "Runaway" and has had recurring roles on many shows, including "The Mentalist," "Commander in Chief," "Everwood," "The District," "Off the Map," and "Chicago Hope." She is perhaps best known to TV audiences as Teri Bauer, opposite Kiefer Sutherland, on the first season of the FOX series "24," which was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Hope has expanded her talents beyond acting to directing, writing and producing. In 2007, she directed her first television movie for Lifetime, the charming romantic comedy "A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride." She was hired back for a second Lifetime movie, the thriller "A Neighbor's Secret," starring Nicholas Brendon and Chandra West. She is currently in production with "The Merry In-Laws" in Calgary. She also executive produced the Lifetime telefilm "The Bling Ring," based on a true-story and directed an episode of "The Murdoch Mysteries" for City TV and Shaftesbury Films. She is attached to direct the feature "Blood Wish," and the psychological thriller "Snow Man," based on Carolyn Chute's novel. Leslie will also direct the pilot for "Extreme Medicine," the docu-reality series she co-created.

After traveling to Cambodia in 2003, she was inspired to make a short documentary, directing and producing the award-winning "What I See When I Close My Eyes," which focuses on the lives of children from the Mith Samlanh/FRIENDS Training Center and the aftermath of a devastating war. Passionate about seeing the world, Hope has traveled to such far flung places as Iceland, Peru and the Amazon Jungle, where she lived with the Hourani tribe.

Most recently, Hope inserted her own brand of humor into writing and directing the outrageous short comedy film "GayKeith," which is based on the true story by Scott Edgecombe — Scott's been living the LA loser life: no job, no girlfriend, a lot of cereal & too much internet porn. On a particularly lonely Christmas Eve, Scott decides the answer to all his problems may lie in North Hollywood — his name is Keith and he's willing to wear pantyhose if Scott comes over. The raucous and hilarious short has garnered several awards at various comedy and short film festivals around the world.
Hope lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who is also a film and TV director.

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Age: 52 years old
Birthday: May 6, 1965
Height: 5' 7 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Leslie Ann Hope
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Husband: Jamie Angell (1994 - 1996, divorced, 1 child)

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