Prolific and very versatile, Rachelle Lefevre is an accomplished Canadian actress whose professionalism and very adaptable approach to acting has catapulted to immense stardom. Rachelle has been hailed for having a burning passion and the deep craving for making the best out of her career. She is also known for her ability to make her acting very believable. She has acted in several TV series and feature films and has won awards in recognition of her excellence onscreen.
As an actress, Rachelle Lefevre is now best known for portraying the vampire role of Victoria Sutherland in the Twilight Saga series which became very popular in the USA, Canada, and other nations around the world. She is also known for her work on Off the Map, a TV series in which she played Dr. Ryan Clark.
Rachelle Lefevre’s Bio
Rachelle Lefevre was born on the very 1st day of February in the year 1979. The actress was born and raised in Montreal which happens to be the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec. Her full birth name has been revealed to be Rachelle Marie Lefevre.
The actress was a quiet and shy girl while growing up but was very brilliant and had hopes of doing great things in Canada’s entertainment arena. Growing up, she attended the Centennial Academy, a private high school in Montreal. When she finished from there, she proceeded to attend Dawson College where she studied creative arts.
Rachelle’s love for acting began to burn very brightly while studying at Dawson College and when she eventually graduated, she went on to study theater at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts for two summers. After finishing from Walnut Hill School, she proceeded to begin a degree program in education and literature at McGill University. However, according to reports, she never bagged the degree as she was already acting at the time and was choked with work.
Rachelle Lefevre has since gone on to make a name for herself as an actress of high repute.
Her Movies and TV Shows
Rachelle Lefevre was discovered while she was working as a waitress in Montreal. At the time, one of her regular customers who happened to be a Canadian television producer, overheard Rachelle pouring out her heart, telling that she wanted to be an actress. This producer eventual reached out to Rachelle and helped her get her first audition.
After attending her first audition, Rachelle got a call back from the casting director after which she ended up landing her first TV role by being cast in Big Wolf on Campus, a Canadian series in 1999. The same year, she starred as Katrina Van Tassel in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a TV movie. In 2000, she scored the role of Kristy Carswell in Life in the Balance and then landed the role of Tuvia on Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, a biographical spy comedy film.
In 2003, she starred as Eloise in See Jane Date, a TV movie and as Georgia in Picking Up & Dropping Off, another TV movie. The next year, she appeared as Alice in Head in the Clouds before scoring the role of Holly in Noel, a Christmas-themed drama film.
Rachelle Lefevre got her big break in 2008 when she was cast as Victoria Sutherland in Twilight, an American romantic fantasy film. Twilight became very famous among movie fans and helped catapult Rachelle into bigger fame as an actress. The next year, in 2009, she reprised her role as Victoria Sutherland in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second film in the Twilight series. Her performance in the movie was so good that it earned her a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain.
The actress has starred in many other high-ranked movies and series after her successful work in the Twilight series. In 2010, she starred as Dr. Katy Nourse in Gimme Shelter, a TV movie and then appeared as Emily Miller in Casino Jack. In 2011, she scored the role of Dr. Kate Sykora in A Gifted Man, a TV series. The same year, she played Dr. Ryan Clark in Off the Map, another TV series.
2013 saw Rachelle play Julia Shumway in Under the Dome, she then starred as Shannon in Reclaim in 2014. In 2017, she portrayed Faye in Doomsday. She scored the role of Olivia Bloom in Mary Kills People, a TV series in 2018. The next year, she joined the cast of Proven Innocent, a TV series to play the role of Madeline Scott.
Family Facts About Rachelle Lefevre
The names of Rachelle Lefevre’s parents have remained quite elusive. However, we know that her father used to work as an English teacher and her mother is a psychologist. Even though Rachelle is apparently is a Canadian woman, it is noteworthy that she also has French, Irish and Jewish roots. This is because her father’s family is originally from France and Northern Ireland. Also, it has been reported that her maternal grandparents are Jewish. In fact, her stepfather is said to be a rabbi.
Rachelle has three sisters with whom she grew up in Montreal. The sisters are very fond of each other. The actress reportedly identifies as Jewish even though she was raised in a non-denominational household.
Lefevre is now a married woman. She is married to a chef identified as Chris Crary. The coupled got married in a secret local ceremony in North Carolina. They have a son together.