|Birth name||Christianne Carafano|
|Born||(1963-02-26) February 26, 1963
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
|Labels||La-La Land, Helicon Arts Cooperative|
Chase Masterson was born Christianne Carafano in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As her father was in the Army, she grew up in several places, among them West Haven, Connecticut and three years in Germany. Her family settled in El Paso, Texas when she was in the sixth grade. Masterson graduated from the University of Texas.
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 and an Internet-based radio talk show for the website The Fandom in 2004-2005.
Since 2010, Masterson has reprised her role as Leeta from Deep Space Nine, both in hologram form and in her “mirror universe” guise, in Cryptic Studios’ Star Trek Online. 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.
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.
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.
In 2013, Masterson, who experienced bullying herself while in school, 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.”
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, and the “Favorite Science Fiction Actress on Television” in a TV Guide reader’s poll. 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.”
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. Metrosplash.com, an online dating service, formerly Matchmaker.com, on which the man had created a fictitious dating profile that contained Masterson’s home address, telephone number, four photographs of her, and a description of her that characterized her as licentious. As a result, she received a series of unwanted communications, including obscene telephone calls. When the matter was brought to the attention of Matchmaker.com, that service refused to remove the profile. Masterson then sued Matchmaker.com for defamation, invasion of privacy, misappropriation of the right of publicity and negligence. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against Masterson, deciding the man who created the profile was responsible for it, and not Matchmaker.com. The court cited Communications Decency Act, which states that “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
|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)|
|1993||Robin Hood: Men in Tights||Giggling Court Lady|
|1998||Sometimes They Come Back… for More||Major Callie O’Grady|
|2000||The Specials||Moira Murphy|
|2001||Lightning: Fire from the Sky||Anna|
|2002||Terminal Invasion||Cathy Garrett|
|2004||Comic Book: The Movie||Herself|
|2005||Take Out||Nicole Blu|
|2007||Through Your Eyes||Herself|
|2008||Yesterday Was a Lie||Singer|
|2008||Star Trek: Of Gods and Men||Xela|
|2011||The Truth Is Out There||Herself|
|2013||The Search for Simon||The Publisher|
|2014||Unbelievable!!!!!||Captain Connie Garrison|
|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|
|2012||Doctor Who: The Shadow Heart||Vienna Salvatori|
|2012||Doctor Who: Night of the Stormcrow||Peggy Brooks|