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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 February 1979Montreal, Québec, Canada
Birth NameRachelle Marie Lefevre
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rachelle Lefevre was born in Canada. While waiting tables, Lefevre was discovered by a Canadian film producer who, in turn, helped the aspiring actress land her first acting gig. Lefevre then moved to Los Angeles and earned a recurring role on the television show What About Brian (2006). When Lefevre was working at a Montreal sushi restaurant as a teen, a regular customer heard about her acting aspirations and put her in touch with a casting director. This eventually led to a role on a Canadian sitcom.

She appeared on several episodes of David E. Kelley's Boston Legal (2004), which led to a lead role in his 2008 U.S. adaptation of BBC hit Life on Mars (2008).

Her father's family is French, though Lefevre grew up speaking mostly English; she eventually moved to Los Angeles in 2004 due to a lack of English-speaking parts in Montreal.

Landed her biggest film role to date in Catherine Hardwicke's adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, the first in a series of popular teen novels about vampires.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mohamed_Ali

Trivia (7)

Rachelle left Big Wolf on Campus (1999) to pursue college, like her character.
Speaks both English and French, studied creative arts at Dawson College, studied Theater for two Summers at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts, and graduated in Education and Literature at McGill University.
Her father is an English teacher and her mother is a psychologist.
Last name pronounced "leu-fayvre".
Her stepfather is a rabbi.
Replaced actress Brittany Murphy, who left The Caller (2011) over "artistic differences" with the film's producers.
Her father's family is of French and Northern Irish descent. Her mother's family is Ashkenazi Jewish.

Personal Quotes (16)

I came from Canada, where it's freezing cold for seven months out of the year.
I am tone deaf.
I actually did not have a date to my prom. I ended up taking a friend.
Dating and getting attention from boys was something that came later to me.
I volunteer with School on Wheels in Los Angeles, and I also tutor with Koreh L.A.
I go to various boot camps 4-5 times a week, and I try to get some Pilates in there to thin and tone.
I drink tons of water. It always sounds like the lamest thing, but there's a reason you keep hearing this over and over again. It really works.
I can't play a character that I am judging.
My hair walks into a room before I do.
My awkward stage extended well into high school.
I'm obsessed with being human.
There is no substitute for a real location when you're trying to shoot the jungle. You can't just go anywhere. You've got to go where it's lush and green and there really is those mountain ranges, the trees and the ocean.
The thing I love about vampires that I find so fascinating is that, unlike other sci-fi creations, they aren't monsters from the get-go, they're human beings first... and so what kind of human you are would dictate what kind of vampire you would be.
Most actors will tell you that it takes a while to figure out what you want to be because we just want to do everything we see on TV and don't know that 'actor' is a job yet.
I feel like there's different kinds of evil and there's different kinds of villains, and as much as I would like to be dark and playing with knives... it's not me and it's not my look.
'Twilight''s got some avid - and rabid - fans.

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