(written from a Production point of view)
Leslie Frances Neale is the actress who portrayed Ensign Nagel in the Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode "Peak Performance" in 1989. Neale is probably best remembered for her role as Robert Picardo's attacked technician in the horror comedy sequel Gremlins II: The New Batch in 1990 which also featured fellow Trek performers John Glover, Dick Miller, Keye Luke, Ron Fassler, Time Winters, Jerry Goldsmith, Kenneth Tobey, Raymond Cruz, Henry Gibson, Frank Welker, and Kirk R. Thatcher.
Beside her appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Neale was also featured in episodes of Beauty and the Beast (1987, with Ron Perlman, Edward Albert, Robin Gammell, Louis Giambalvo, Jeanette Miller, Tom Morga, Charlie Picerni, Branscombe Richmond, and Herta Ware), Father Dowling Mysteries (1989, with Jennifer Edwards and Charles Lucia), Heartbeat (1989, with Deborah Van Valkenburgh and Kate Mulgrew), My Two Dads (1989, with Chad Allen), Dallas (1990, with Matthew Faison, Bruce Gray, and Joshua Harris), Seinfeld (1991, with Jason Alexander and Tony Plana), Viper (1994, with David Cowgill, Scott Lincoln, and John Neville), and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996, with Scott Bakula, Louis Giambalvo, and Mark Humphrey).
Among her film work are the drama Clean and Sober (1988, with Dakin Matthews), the television comedy Double Your Pleasure (1989, with Earl Boen, Shay Garner, and J.D. Hall), the television western Desperado: Badlands Justice (1989, with John Rhys-Davies, James B. Sikking, Robert O'Reilly, Gregory Sierra, Edward Wiley, and Time Winters), the comedy sequel Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992, with Ron Canada, Gregory Sierra, John Paragon, Kenneth Tobey, and Alex Daniels), the television drama See Jane Run (1995, with Katy Boyer, Cliff Potts, Tiffany Taubman, Frank Novak, Steve Kelso, and Leslie Ackerman), the television thriller Twilight Man (1996, with Dean Stockwell, Joel Polis, Georgann Johnson, and Trampas Thompson), the horror comedy Uncle Sam (1997, with Christopher Ogden, Mark Chadwick, and Chris Durand), and the mystery thriller Shadow of Doubt (1998, with Tony Plana, Granville Ames, Pancho Demmings, Richard Penn, D. Elliot Woods, and Benjamin Lum).
In 2004 she directed the documentary Juvies which was executive produced and voiced by actor Mark Wahlberg. She received a nomination for Best Documentary from the International Documentary Association and earned a Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.