Caroline Dhavernas Biography
Birth Name: Caroline Dhavernas
Dedicated to her craft with natural talent to boot, Caroline Dhavernas established herself as an actress who excelled in a variety of genres. She was born on May 15, 1978 in Montréal, Québec, Canada to actors Sébastien Dhavernas and Michèle Deslauriers. Fluent in English, Dhavernas began dubbing for television commercials at age eight before guest starring on shows like "Zap" (1993-96), "Réseaux" (1998), and "Le polock" (1999). In 2001, Dhavernas starred as the title subject in "Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story," about the first person to swim across Lake Ontario, followed by a lead role in "Edge of Madness" (2002), as a young woman who believes that she killed her abusive husband. Dhavernas also made inroads on American television, most notably on "Wonderfalls" (Fox, 2004), a quirky comedy about Jaye Tyler, an underachiever who works at a gift shop, much to the consternation of her affluent family. She unwillingly becomes a humanitarian after she starts hearing the voices of the inanimate objects in the store, urging her to help people. Despite the show's critical reviews, the network canceled it after only four airings. Dhavernas appeared in many films like "These Girls" (2005), "Niagara Motel" (2006), and "Breach" (2007)," and gave a memorable performance in "Surviving My Mother" (2007). After a string of guest starring roles, she scored a lead part on "Off the Map" (ABC, 2011), as a doctor hoping for a fresh start in a remote South American village. After the end of that short-lived series, Dhavernas reteamed with "Wonderfalls" creator Bryan Fuller for the series "Hannibal" (NBC 2013- ), a prequel to Thomas Harris's books about serial killer Hannibal Lecter, on which she played profiler Dr. Alana Bloom.