Strut Your Mutt with Rachelle Lefevre from Best Friends and A Gifted Man
Rachelle Lefevre, star of CBS's new TV series, A Gifted Man, joins us and talks about Strutting Your Mutt! Best Friends Animal Society presents their nationwide Strut Your Mutt involving 134 rescue organizations and almost 5,000 participants across the country with the goal of raising awareness and $500,000 for pet adoption. Rachelle will be strutting in NYC. Smiley and Megan will be in Jacksonville, FL. Find out what’s up with The Strut and how you can Strut for Mutts. Pawsome! And Rachelle tells us about her cool new TV series too. Super Pawsome!
Rachelle Lefevre was recently seen on the big screen in the international blockbuster hit “Twilight,” the feature based on the first book in the best selling series by Stephanie Meyer. In the film Lefevre is Victoria, the ruthless, flame-haired vampire hell bent on revenge against Kristen Stewart’s heroine, Bella. Lefevre will be reprising her role in the sequel, “New Moon” where Victoria continues her quest for vengeance. Lefevre most recently completed “Barney’s Version” opposite Paul Giamatti. The film, adapted from the novel by acclaimed author Mordecai Richler, recounts the story of Barney (Giamatti), and how he is forever altered by the three women he marries over the course of his life. Lefevre stars as Clara, the young, troubled feminist poet who becomes his first wife. The film also stars Dustin Hoffman, Mini Driver, Scott Speedman and Rosumund Pike. Lefevre also recently wrapped a supporting turn opposite Kevin Spacey and Barry Pepper in “Casino Jack” based on the true story of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, largely considered the biggest scandal to hit Washington, D.C. since Watergate. Lefevre stars as Emily Miller, Tom Delay’s former press secretary, jilted fiancée of Abramoff’s partner Michael Scanlon and widely believed to be the original FBI source on the scandal. The film also stars Kelly Preston and Jon Lovitz.
Rachelle Lefevre moved to Los Angeles when she landed the female lead in the FOX comedy series “Life on a Stick” in which she played Lily, a girl Lefevre describes as “a smart, free-spirited wild-card.” Lefevre has since gone on to enjoy a successful television career. On a five-episode arc on CBS’ summer hit “Swingtown” Lefevre played Melinda, an ambitious stock exchange runner fighting for a place in the male dominated 70’s workplace who eventually lure’s lead character Jack (Jack Davenport) away from his wife (Molly Parker). She also recurred on the critically acclaimed series “Boston Legal” as Jerry’s love interest Dana Strickland, a role David E. Kelly wrote specifically for her. This summer Lefevre can be seen starring in the CBC/BBC produced mini-series “The Summit,” a political thriller revolving around a terrorist threat at a G8 Summit. Lefevre stars as the Canadian Prime Minister’s (Bruce Greenwood) activist daughter, Leonie, who after an attack is exposed to the small pox virus and threatens the safety of everyone at the Summit. She also starred on the small screen as Heather, the self-assured stripper who wins Matt Davis’ heart on the second season of ABC’s “What About Brian.” Lefevre will next be seen in an arc on ABC’s new legal drama “The Deep End” as a paralegal torn between new associate Dylan (Matt Long) and law firm partner Cliff (Billy Zane).
On the big screen Rachelle Lefevre has enjoyed playing a diverse range of characters. In “The Pool Boys,” a Risky Business update from American Pie producer Warren Zide, she stars opposite Matthew Lillard and Tom Arnold as Laura, the straight talking escort who becomes a madam for the summer. In a very different turn Lefevre starred opposite Stephen Dillane and Rosamund Pike in “Fugitive Pieces,” adapted from the internationally best-selling novel by Anne Michaels, directed by Jeremy Podeswa (The Pacific) and produced by Robert Lantos (Eastern Promises). In the film Lefevre plays Naomi, a young, spirited, Jewish wife whose marriage is severely impacted by wounds left after the Holocaust.
Rachelle Lefevre is a passionately involved with the literacy organization “School on Wheels” and is an Ambassador for the Cure with “The Susan G Komen Foundation.” She greatly enjoys rock climbing, horseback riding, and scuba diving. When not working she often fulfills her great passion for traveling.