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"I think virtually everybody on the Earth agrees we cast it pretty well with Hudson Leick"

R.J. Stewart, in an interview with Starlog 2000 Magazine
Hudson Leick
Hudson Leick
Hudson at a premiere in 2009
Birth Name Heidi Hudson Leick
Date of Birth May 9, 1969
Series Xena: Warrior Princess
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Role(s) Callisto
Liz Friedman
No. of Episodes (HTLJ) 5
No. of Episodes (XWP) 12
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Heidi Hudson Leick was born on May 9, 1969, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She is an American actress, voice actress and yoga instructor. She is best known for her portrayal of Xena's arch-nemesis Callisto in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

She has credits for shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Melrose Place. As a voice actor, she provided the voice for the main protagonist for the video game Primal. She also regularly appears at the Xena conventions.

In her spare time, Hudson runs her own Yoga class and business, Healing Hearts Inc..



Behind the ScenesEdit


Xena: Warrior PrincessEdit

  1. "Callisto" - Callisto
  2. "Return of Callisto" - Callisto
  3. "Intimate Stranger" - Callisto/Xena
  4. "Ten Little Warlords" - Xena
  5. "A Necessary Evil" - Callisto
  6. "Maternal Instincts" - Callisto
  7. "The Bitter Suite" - Callisto
  8. "Sacrifice I" - Callisto
  9. "Sacrifice II" - Callisto
  10. "The Ides of March" - Callisto
  11. "Fallen Angel" - Callisto
  12. "Seeds of Faith" - Callisto

Hercules the Legendary JourneysEdit

  1. "Surprise" - Callisto
  2. "Armageddon Now" - Callisto
  3. "Armageddon Now Part 2" - Callisto
  4. "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules" - Callisto/Liz Friedman
  5. "For Those of You Just Joining Us..." - Liz Friedman


  • Hudson is one of the few actors to have portrayed Xena in a body switching incident.