Rachelle Lefevre

Rachelle Marie Lefevre, a Canadian actress, was born February 1, 1979. She starred on the television series Big Wolf on Campus, as well as recurring roles on What About Brian, Boston Legal, Swingtown, and Swingtown. In the Twilight films, she played the role of Victoria the vampire. She starred in the ABC medical drama Off the Map (2011), followed by the CBS series Under the Dome (2013)-2015).

Early life

Lefevre was a Montreal native, Quebec. Her parents were an English teacher father, and a psychologist mom. Her maternal grandparents are Jewish and her father is from Northern Ireland and France. Her stepfather is a Rabbi. Lefevre was born in a non-denominational family and is Jewish. She is the youngest of three siblings and can speak French and English, although she was raised mostly in English. Lefevre was educated at Centennial Academy, an independent high school. She then studied creative arts at Dawson College. After two summers of theater at Walnut Hill School, Natick, Massachusetts, Lefevre began her McGill University education and literature degree.

Early career in acting

As a waitress at Westmount’s sushi bar, Lefevre told a regular customer that she wanted to become an actress. Lefevre was given her first audition by the producer for Student Bodies. Because she didn’t have a headshot, she submitted a Polaroid photo. Although she didn’t get the part, she was contacted by the casting director. She offered Stacey Hanson a role on the Canadian television series Big Wolf on Campus.

In 2002, Lefevre was a part of the film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind directed by George Clooney. In 2003, she was a part of the romantic comedy Hatley High. She starred as Etta in Calgary’s TV movie The Legend of Butch and Sundance. Lefevre made her way to West Hollywood in California in 2004 and appeared in the films Noel (directed by Chazz Palminteri) and Head in the Clouds (also starring Cruz and Charlize theron). Lefevre, who plays a doctor, filmed The River King, a mystery-thriller in Halifax, in April 2004. Lefevre began to star in the CBS summer thriller Under the Dome in June 2013. It was based on Stephen King’s 2009 bestseller of the same title. Lefevre was part of an ensemble cast. The series was shot in Wilmington, North Carolina and lasted three seasons. It ended in September 2015.

Global’s critically-acclaimed original TV series Mary Kills People, Season 2 premiered in January 2018 and Lefevre joined it. Caroline Dhavernas plays Mary in the series. Lefevre portrays Olivia, the sister of a Season 1 victim who tries to blackmail Mary.

In 2019, she was the main role of Madeline Scott on Fox’s legal drama Proven Innocent. After one season, the show was cancelled.

Charity work and personal life

Lefevre gave $100 to Susan G. Komen For The Cure in 2009 for every 10,000 people that followed her on Twitter. In August 2009, she launched an eBay auction to raise money for School On Wheels, a charity that provides tutoring services for homeless children in Southern California. Lefevre sold Twilight cast members’ t-shirts, as well as other merchandise. Lefevre is an active supporter for Best Friends Animal Society. In November 2009, she appeared in a public service advertisement on behalf of the organization, encouraging the public to adopt their next pet. Lefevre is socialist. In 2016, she voted for Senator Bernie Sanders as President.

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