Leslie Hoffman

Leslie Hoffman

stunts, actress, additional crew

Leslie Hoffman was born on Jan 21, 1955 in USA. Leslie Hoffman's big-screen debut came with Two-Minute Warning directed by Larry Peerce in 1976. Leslie Hoffman is known for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, Chevy Chase stars as Clark and Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen. The upcoming new movie Leslie Hoffman plays is Dead Above Ground which will be released on Sep 08, 2002.

Leslie grew up in the beautiful Adirondack Hamlet of Saranac Lake (population 5000) in Upstate New York. The Town is famous for being the original site of the National Vaudeville Artists Lodge which later was renamed the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital. As a child, she used to play at the William Morris Playground. Little wonder, she knew that someday she too would be an entertainer.Leslie took gymnastic and ballet classes and was performing on stage by the age of four. Later, she attended acting classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Herbert Berghof Studios in New York City. This is when she discovered acting to be too slow for her, action was what she desired and that meant becoming a stuntwoman.In the mid 70s, she discovered Paul Stader's gym in Santa Monica, California. There, Leslie practiced high falls, fights, fencing, etc. Less than two years later, she was able to join SAG on her first union job Un tueur dans la foule (1976) and has supported herself ever since. She was the first "voted in" member of the "Society of Professional Stuntwomen". During this time, she worked on such shows as La croisière s'amuse (1977), L'île fantastique (1977), 1941 (1979) and M.A.S.H. (1972).The 80s, Leslie was the first Stuntwoman elected to the Board of Directors of SAG, the AFTRA Local Board and AFTRA National Board. She was the National Chairwoman of the Stunt & Safety Committee and the Co-Chair of the Young Performers Committee. She was sent to Sacramento to testify in possible changes to the Child Labor Laws after the "Twilight Zone" incident. Leslie was the first Stuntwoman to join Women In Film. She was Doris Roberts regular stunt double on Les enquêtes de Remington Steele (1982), as well as working on shows like Chips (1977), Les Griffes de la nuit (1984) and Y a-t-il un pilote dans l'avion? (1980). During the 90s, she continues to work as a stuntwoman and stunt coordinator. She has coordinated projects such as the ABC Afterschool Special, "Me and My Hormones". This was Melissa Gilbert's directorial debut and starred Robin Strasser and Marion Ross with Brianne Murphy as the AC.In the 90s, she was a member of the Stuntwomen's Association. She worked regularly on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995). This also included being an assistant stunt coordinator for Dennis Madalone, the Stunt Coordinator of both "Star Trek" shows. She was also Roxann Dawson's "Torres" regular double on "Voyager".Leslie gives back to the Industry by giving seminars on safety to various unions, film organizations and film colleges. Along with Brianne Murphy ASC, she did a seminar in cinematography at the Native American Film Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the AFTRA-SAG Young Performers Handbook, she wrote the chapter on safety. She has been interviewed extensively on the radio and in published articles. In the 1996 book, "Burns, Falls and Crashes", written by David Jon Wiener, you will find Chapter 13 is dedicated to her work.Her stunts are widely recognized such as her doubling Queen Elizabeth II going down the banquet table in Y a-t-il un flic pour sauver la reine? (1988). Last year, she worked on Wes Craven's Scream 2 (1997). Recently, she finished working on Universal's feature Mystery Men (1999).Leslie has been invited to Special Events for these movies she appeared in: "Nightmare on Elm Street" An event honoring Wendie Jo Sperber at the screening of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and "1941".

  • Birthday

    Jan 21, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    Saranac Lake, New York, USA
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