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Overview (4)

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Birth NameChristianne Carafano
Nickname Leeta
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chase Masterson is best known for 5 years as Leeta on Star Trek DS9 and has the title role of the Doctor Who Big Finish audio spin-off VIENNA, currently in Season Four. Fans of CW's The Flash know her as Sherry.

Mel Brooks cast Chase in her first role in Robin Hood: Men in Tights; Chase's list of film leads and TV Guest Stars includes starring with Mark Hamill in Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, starring opposite Bruce Campbell in SyFy's Terminal Invasion, hosting Sunday Night at the Movies with Ryan Seacrest, hosting on SyFy, playing opposite Jerry O'Connell in Sliders, General Hospital, the Emmy-winning episode of ER, and a lead in the critically acclaimed film noir, Yesterday Was a Lie, released by eOne.

Chase began working in theatre when she was five; favorite lead roles include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Cabaret, Bye, Bye, Birdie, Anything Goes, The Fantasticks, The Boyfriend, Quilters, The Stingiest Man in Town, The Relapse, Murderers Anonymous, Apostrophe 68 and Woyzeck.

Chase is a vocal recording artist, singing worldwide; her jazz lineage includes being produced and mentored by Dave Pell, known as the founder of West Coast jazz, who was mentored by Dizzie Gillespie and Charlier Parker.

Chase has been listed in AOL's "10 Sexiest Aliens on TV," Screen Rant's "15 Most Stunning Aliens in Star Trek," Femme Fatales' "50 Sexiest," Film Fetish's "Hot Leading Ladies of Film," and UGO's "Top 25 TV Hotties, and the Schlubs They Inexplicably Love."

In 2013, Chase founded the Pop Culture Hero Coalition, the 1st 501c3 organization to use stories from TV and film to rise against bullying, misogyny, LGBTQIA-bullying, racism, and cyberbullying. The Coalition's psychologists do life-saving work in schools and pop culture cons; Chase serves on the Advisory Board for the United Nations Association for her work in this field.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Management

Trade Mark (3)

Lisp, breathless voice
Large brown eyes
Voluptuous figure

Trivia (15)

Grew up in West Haven, Connecticut.
Received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts for theatre (acting) from the University of Texas at Austin.
Spent 8 years as a professional dancer, and is a member of the improvisational group "The Groundlings".
Is good friends with actor Jonathan Del Arco, who recommended Chase to audition for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He felt that she would make a good Bajoran alien.
Playmates Toys released a 4.5-inch Star Trek action figure in the likeness of her character, Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
Is good friends with Lolita Fatjo. Fatjo's first name was the inspiration for that of Masterson's character, Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
Sued Matchmaker.com after an unknown person using a computer in Berlin, Germany, posted a profile of her containing her personal contact information on Matchmaker without her knowledge or consent. The trial court dismissed her case on the basis that she is a public figure. On August 13, 2003, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's dismissal.
Along with fellow Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) co-stars Aron Eisenberg, Max Grodénchik and the late Cecily Adams, she was part of the popular comedy sketch "Ferengi Family Hour" that frequented Star Trek conventions.
Was a national spokesperson for NordicTrack. On her first day on the set of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), actor Avery Brooks recognized her from the commercials.
Originally auditioned for the role of Jake Sisko's Bajoran girlfriend Mardah on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). She was one of two actresses up for the role, but lost out because she was considered rather too sexy. The role of Leeta, a Dabo girl, was written with her in mind, but she still had to audition for the role.
Was named Best Feature Film Producer of 2008 by the LA Femme Film Festival for her work as producer of the film noir Yesterday Was a Lie (2008).
Best known by the public (and by many sci-fi fans) for her recurring role as the sexy casino girl Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
Attended the closing of Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on September 1, 2008.
Co-founded the Popular Culture Hero Coalition, a nonprofit organization speaking out against "bullying, racism, misogyny, cyber-bullying, LGBT-bullying, and other forms of hate" (2013).
On the episode The Flash: The Nuclear Man (2015), she appeared as the hypersexual current resident of Barry Allen's family's former home.

Personal Quotes (3)

Acting is such a powerful profession, and a humbling one at the same time.
[on the hopeful future of Star Trek] I think that Star Trek has a really, really neat message. The whole infinite diversity in infinite combinations is something that's very attractive to all of us. And it's something that I wish the world would grasp onto as beautifully as the Star Trek fans have.
[on the closing of Star Trek: The Experience] You've seen the wall of all the letters, and just the heart that's here. You know, I think that the world needs Star Trek as much as it ever has, or maybe even more these days. And I think that the fans being able to come and celebrate that and be together, it's been just really lovely, and it's sad to see it go.

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