Leslie Hope (born May 6, 1965 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in Canadian and American movies and television series. She graduated from St. Michael's University School at Victoria, British Columbia, in 1982.Her first movie role was in the Canadian movie Ups and Downs, in 1981, which was filmed in Victoria. In 1993, she starred in the erotic drama Paris, France, which was directed by Gerard Ciccoritti.She later played the role of Teri Bauer during the first season of the television show 24, from 2001 to 2002. She also appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Kira Nerys' mother Kira Meru, and in the Gemini Award-winning Human Cargo. Leslie guest starred on House in 2005 as Victoria Madsen.In 2005/2006, she appeared as Attorney General of the United States Melanie Blackston in five episodes of Commander in Chief and, in the Fall of 2006, played Lily Rader in the now-cancelled CW drama series Runaway. She appeared in the CBC miniseries Everest '82 during the Fall of 2007.Leslie was Co-Artistic Director, along with Charlie Stratton, of the Los Angeles-based theater company The Wilton Project.