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Leslie Ann Silva (born April 21,[1] 1968 in Schenectady, New York, US[1]) is an American actress who has had long running television roles in Odyssey 5, Providence and Shades of Blue.

Leslie Silva
Born Leslie Ann Silva
(1968-04-21) April 21, 1968 (age 50)
Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Education UConn (BFA 1989), Juilliard (MFA 1995)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present

Silva graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BFA in dramatic arts (1989).[2] She then attended the Juilliard School[1] (1991–1995) where she earned a MFA in drama.[3]

She began her professional acting career in 1995 in an off-Broadway production of Macbeth in Washington, D.C..


Year Title Role Notes
1996 New York Undercover (TV series) EMT episode: "Sympathy for the Devil"
1997 Fools Rush In Divorce Papers Process Server
1997 The Cosby Show (TV series) episode: "Shall We Dance?"
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV series) Sister Dyanne Attwood 2 episodes
1999 Providence (TV series) Dr. Helen Reynolds 18 episodes
2000 ER (TV series) Sonya Bassett episode: "Viable Options"
2000 The '70s (TV movie) Yolanda
2000 Girlfriends (TV series) Toni unaired pilot
2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV series) Caitlin Reese episode: "Hinkytown"
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Younger Willetta
2002–2003 Odyssey 5 (TV series) Sarah Forbes 19 episodes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) The Nanny episode: "Lucky Strike"
2003 The Agency (TV series) FBI Special Agent Shelton 4 episodes
2004 Cold Case (TV series) Sarah Tucker episode: "The Letter"
2005 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV series) Danica Erickson episode: "Daedalus"
2006 CSI: Miami (TV series) Felicia Hill episode: "Deviant"
2008 Reversion Eva
2007–2010 Numb3rs (TV series) M.E. Ridenhour 9 episodes
2011 Nurse Jackie (TV series) Receptionist episode: "Rat Falls"
2012 Person of Interest (TV series) Nurse Abbott episode: "Baby Blue"
2013 The Good Wife (TV Series) Elizabeth episode: "Whack-a-Mole"
2016–present Shades of Blue Gail Baker 19 episodes
2018 The Looming Tower (TV Series) Deb Fletcher 2 episodes


  1. ^ a b c Cutler, Jacqueline (September 15, 2002). "Checking In With Leslie Silva". Zap2it. Free Lance-Star. 
  2. ^ "Commencement Program: Leslie Ann Silva" (PDF). University of Connecticut. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Leslie Silva". LinkedIn. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 

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