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Leslie Hope Biography

Birth Place:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated


  • Stephen Hope -- Brother
  • Adam Kane -- Ex-husband
  • Jamie Angell -- Ex-husband
  • Frank Hope -- Father
  • Ann Hope -- Mother
  • Mackenzie Angell -- Son