Leslie Hope

Active - 1981 - 2015  |   Born - May 6, 1965 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  |   Genres - Thriller, Drama, Crime, Comedy, Mystery

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Biography

Lead actress, onscreen from the late '80s.

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  • As a teen, planned on becoming an attorney.
  • Had never acted before being cast in Ups & Downs when it was shot at her prep school in 1981.
  • Director John Cassavetes wrote a part for her in Love Streams; after filming her scenes, she stayed and worked on his crew for three months.
  • Cofounded and ran a Los Angeles theater company known as the Wilton Project.
  • Was inspired to shoot the documentary What I See When I Close My Eyes (2008) for Friends-International after visiting Cambodia.
  • Wrote and directed the Internet short GAYKEITH along with several promotional videos.
  • Enjoys traveling to exotic locales in her spare time and once lived with a tribe in the Ecuadorian rainforest.