Chase Masterson

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Chase Masterson
Background information
Birth name Christianne Carafano
Born (1963-02-26) February 26, 1963 (age 55)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Genres Jazz, soundtrack, pop
Occupation(s) actress, singer, voice actress
Years active 1993–present
Labels La-La Land, Helicon Arts Cooperative

Chase Masterson (born Christianne Carafano on February 26, 1963[1]), is an American actress, singer and voice actress.



Born February 26, 1963 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Masterson's first major role came in 1994 as Ivy Lief on General Hospital. She then spent five years portraying the Bajoran Dabo girl Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1995 to 1999. Her prominent feature film roles include starring as a sultry singer in James Kerwin's sci-fi film noir Yesterday Was a Lie, which she also produced, and voicing "Janice Em" in the animated film Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Her television guest-starring roles include ER and Sliders; in the latter, her role was that of Kelly Welles, the sister of Wade Welles.

Masterson hosted an Entertainment Tonight-style news program for the Sci-Fi Channel in the 1990s called Sci-Fi Entertainment[2] and an Internet-based radio talk show for the website The Fandom in 2004-2005.

After Masterson appeared in two Doctor Who audio adventures from Big Finish Productions, it was announced on October 19, 2012 that she would star in her own spin-off series, Vienna, as "impossibly glamorous bounty hunter" Vienna Salvatori.[3]

In 2010, she voiced the role of Leeta, as a hologram, in Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online.[4]


Masterson has released two commercial records: 2011's Yesterday Was a Lie and 2012's "Burned With Desire." In addition, she has released several independent jazz CDs: Thrill of the Chase, whose title is a play on her stage name, the follow-up EP AD ASTRA! (Latin for To the Stars!), the limited edition Crystal Anniversary: Songs from the Holosuite in honor of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's fifteenth anniversary, and the "greatest hits" compilation Jazz Cocktail.

Film producer

Masterson was named Best Feature Film Producer of 2008 by the LA Femme Film Festival for her work as producer of the mystery/drama Yesterday Was a Lie.[5]


In 2013 Masterson co-founded the Pop Culture Hero Coalition, a non-profit organization speaking out against "bullying, racism, misogyny, cyber-bullying, LGBT-bullying, and other forms of hate." [6]


In 2004, as a result of her genre work, Masterson was named one of the world's "50 Sexiest Women" by the men's magazine Femme Fatales,[7] and the "Favorite Science Fiction Actress on Television" in a TV Guide reader's poll.[8] In December 2009, AOL named her one of the "Ten Sexiest Aliens on TV", reporting that "Masterson is regularly voted the most popular guest at Star Trek conventions."[9]

Legal issues

Following a series of stalking incidents instigated by a man in Berlin, Masterson – under her real name of Christianne Carafano – was the petitioner in Carafano v., a controversial legal case in which the courts ruled against Masterson and expanded the definition of "interactive computer services" under the Communications Decency Act.[10]



Year Title Role
1994 General Hospital Ivy Lief
1995-1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Leeta (recurring character; 17 episodes)
1995 ER Mrs. Phillips (1 episode)
Live Shot Sheila Rydell (3 episodes)
1996 Sliders Kelly Welles (1 episode)
1999 Acapulco H.E.A.T. Gwen (1 episode)
2002 Presidio Med Caroline Franklin (1 episode)
2015 The Flash Sherry (1 episode)
Year Title Role
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Giggling Court Lady
1995 Digital Man Susie
1997 Ballerina Finale Lori
1998 Sometimes They Come Back... for More Major Callie O’Grady
1999 Sammyville Miranda Clark
2000 The Specials Moira Murphy
2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky Anna
2002 Terminal Invasion Cathy Garrett
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Herself
Creature Unknown Kat
2005 Take Out Nicole Blu
2006 Manticore Ashley Pierce
Chastity Madam
2007 Through Your Eyes Herself
2008 Yesterday Was a Lie Singer
2011 The Truth Is Out There Herself
2013 The Search for Simon The Publisher
2013 R.U.R.: Genesis Sulla
2014 Unbelievable!!!!! Captain Connie Garrison
Voice Artist
Year Title Role
2007 Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Janice
2009 Fist of the North Star: The Shin Saga Mamiya
2009-2010 Starship Farragut – The Animated Episodes Carmen Renata / Sheila Johnson / Medical Assistant
2010 Star Trek Online Leeta
2011 Lun Lun the Flower Girl Various Characters
Lun Lun the Flower Girl 2 Various Characters
2011 Fist of the North Star: The Ray Saga Mamiya
Fist of the North Star: The Souther Saga Mamiya
Fist of the North Star: The Toki Saga Mamiya
2011 Starzinger Queen Lacet
2012 Doctor Who: The Shadow Heart [11] Vienna Salvatori
2012 Doctor Who: Night of the Stormcrow [12] Peggy Brooks
2013-2015 Vienna Vienna Salvatori

Source: [13]



  1. Riggs, Thomas (ed.) Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television vol. 93 Gale Group, July 1, 2009
  2. "About Chase". Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  3. Big Finish Productions
  4. "Chase Masterson Features In Star Trek Online". Star Trek Online. July 29, 2010.
  5. "2008 LA FEMME FILMMAKER AWARDS". "Filmmaker Winners 2012-2005". La Femme Film Festival. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  6. Wickline, Dan. "Chase Masterson Stands Up To Bullying And Hate – Brings Message To New Jersey Comic Expo" Bleeding Cool. November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  7. "50 Sexiest Women of the Year". Femme Fatales. 12. January 2004.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. UT Austin guest lecturer biography
  9. AOL Television
  10. Internet Law Library
  13. Chase Masterson at the Internet Movie Database

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