’24’ Star Leslie Hope to Recur on CBS’s ‘Blue Bloods’ (Exclusive)

Actress also reprises her role as Lea Exley on the FX drama “Tyrant”

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Leslie Hope has been added to the cast of CBS’s “Blue Bloods,” TheWrap has learned.

The actress will recur on the Tom Selleck-helmed police drama as a “no-holds barred” investigative reporter named Anne Farrell on episodes set to air in April.

Anne is described as a tough professional. Seasoned, confident, smart, she reports on the death of a homeless man who was killed in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Faulting the police for the unchecked violence in the neighborhood, she also uncovers that the NYPD cameras in the neighborhood haven’t been working in months.

Hope is also set to reprise her role on FX’s “Tyrant,” where she plays Lea Exley.

Currently on Season 5, “Blue Bloods” stars Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Tony Terraciano and Andrew Terraciano as a family of New York City police officers. The Emmy-nominated series was created by Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green.

“Tyrant,” meanwhile, has been renewed for a 13-episode Season 2 and will premiere in summer 2015


Hope, best known for playing Kiefer Sutherland‘s onscreen wife on Fox’s “24,” has a multitude of TV credits, including FX’s “The Strain,” NBC’s “Revolution,” CBS’s “The Mentalist” and “NCIS,” among others.

She is also set to star opposite Selleck on the upcoming “Jesse Stone” movie on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries network, once again reprising her role as Sidney Greenstreet, an Internal Affairs Department investigator and possible love interest for Selleck.

She previously co-starred in the 2009 TV movie “Jesse Stone: Thin Ice.” The actress also recently completed production on Guillermo Del Toro’s supernatural thriller “Crimson Peak” for Legendary Pictures/Universal.

Domain Talent and manager Perry Zimel of Oscars Abrams Zimel & Associates represent Hope.