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Overview (3)

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Birth NameHeidi Hudson Leick
Height 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Heidi Hudson Leick, upon graduating high school, got a modeling gig in Japan; this was perfect because she loves traveling and modeling. When she returned to New York, her dream was to be an international model and then go into acting. One day, she quit modeling while in France, and pursued a TV career. After several episodes of Melrose Place (1992) and several TV movies, Hudson's big break in television came auditioning for her signature role of "Callisto" on Xena: Warrior Princess (1995). The casting people told her the part was that of a warrior queen, which she thought was great. Her audition consisted of doing a kick and throwing a chakram; having intimidated the crew, she got the part. Hudson attends Xena conventions as a guest of honor. She said her celebrity status surprises even her: when she had a birthday, several hundred fans sent her email messages. Her presence touches so many other people. She loves traveling, going on yoga retreats and climbing mountains. Hudson said at a convention, "I really want to thank all the people who have been supportive of me. It is so appreciated."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: kdhaisch@aol.com

Heidi Hudson Leick was born in Ohio where she lived for a short period of time before moving to Rochester, New York. It was here where she developed her passion for acting. This led her to the Neighborhood Playhouse Acting School in New York City, which boasts of such alumni as Gregory Peck, Grace Kelly and Diane Keaton.

Hudson started her career as a model. This enabled her to experience another one of her passions, travel. Despite the many international adventures modeling allowed, Hudson decided to concentrate on an acting career. Her big break came in 1995 when she obtained a starring role in an Aaron Spelling production. Hudson really left an impression with this legendary TV producer, and he went on to use her in many of his projects including Melrose Place (1992).

Hudson is best known for her captivating role on Xena: Warrior Princess (1995). Here, her incomparable portrayal of a warrior queen with nothing but revenge on her mind has left a mark on all who have had the pleasure of watching her. Hudson describes this experience as being very therapeutic and relished the opportunity to play such an enraged character. However, don't worry, she has also been known to play an angel on a few occasions. Hudson has also appeared on two of the highest-rated TV shows, Law & Order (1990) and, most recently, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). When Hudson is not acting or hiking through Nepal, she concentrates on her yoga practice. She has helped to launch Healing Heart Yoga Center Inc. It is here where Hudson touches the lives of all who have the privilege of her yoga teachings.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: marina tamar

Trade Mark (1)

The Callisto scream!

Trivia (7)

Once read for the role of "Seven of Nine" on Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
Ranked #15 on Wizard magazine's 'Sexiest Women on TV' list (March 2008).
Studied Kung Fu for her role as "Callisto" on Xena: Warrior Princess (1995).
She runs 'Healing Hearts Yoga, Inc.' in Los Angeles, California.
Good friends with Melinda Clarke. Worked together on Xena: Warrior Princess: A Necessary Evil (1997).
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Seeking role in a TV show. [March 2011]
Currently lives in Los Angeles and is a practicing yoga instructor. She runs Healing Heart Yoga, Inc. and they hold retreats a few times a year. In May 2004, they are going to Scotland. [2004]

Personal Quotes (2)

I love doing Callisto [in Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)]. It's therapy. I mean, wouldn't you love it, if you got to scream and yell and you got to fight people and you got a sword and no one yelled at you? . . . No, I didn't study . . . It's just from the inside.
I've had a lot of crazy things happen in my life. In high school, from age 15 to 18, I was saddled with the unfortunate nickname of "Junk", which doesn't do a lot for one's self-esteem. The older boys came up with that name to describe the way I dressed, the way I looked, the way I was to them. I was new at my school, having just moved there--so I guess that meant I was fair game . . . I wanted to dress it up and look sexy, but, at that time, I didn't know anything about sex. I knew nothing about a man's body. I barely knew anything about my own body back then, much less anyone else's . . . The boys called me names to break me down, which they did. They never knew it--I wouldn't cry or let on that it was really killing me--but in fact, it hurt in ways I can never fully express. I couldn't let them know I was afraid. And I was. Absolutely terrified. Even so, I was never the type to hide when I felt afraid. I would walk right down the middle of the hall with my head held high. It screwed up a lot of the ways I felt about sex in general--dress or appear provocative, you were trash or junk because of it. It was a three-year horrifying experience. A lot like the film Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), except I was persecuted for looking sexy instead of geeky.

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