Actress Caroline Dhavernas was born in Canada on May 15, 1978. In the US, she is primarily recognized for her work with Bryan Fuller. She portrayed Alana Bloom in the NBC psychological horror drama series Hannibal and Jaye Tyler in the Fox comedy-drama Wonderfalls.
In the ABC medical program Off the Map, she played Lily Brenner. She played the title role in the Canadian-produced, Canadian- and American-distributed medical drama/black comedy Mary Kills People from 2017 to 2019.
The daughter of Quebec actors Sébastien Dhavernas and Michèle Deslauriers, Dhavernas was born in Montreal, Quebec. Gabrielle Dhavernas, her sister, is a dubbing expert and a fellow actress. Since both actresses have very similar voice tones, Gabrielle was able to dub Caroline's voice. Her parents sent her to The Priory School, an English-speaking elementary school, so she began learning the language at a very young age.
At the age of 8, she started her career as a voice actress for television shows like Babar. She debuted as an actress in the 1990 film Comme un Voleur at the age of 12. She portrayed the bubbly magic wizard fairy Lucy in the children's musical home video The Magic Dragon Tales, which was released in 1990. She made her screen debut in 1992 as the brunette girl with dark hair who played with the horse in the popular children's book Black Beauty. She starred in the 1996 romantic comedy Summer's Colors as the enchanting blonde mermaid princess Summer Rose.
In the 1999 television movie Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story, Dhavernas played swimmer Marilyn Bell. In order to portray Bell, the first person to successfully swim Lake Ontario's 32 miles in 1954, effectively, she trained for two months with the Pointe-Claire Swim Club. A main role in Edge of Madness (2002) and supporting parts in Out Cold (2001) and Lost and Delirious (2001) are a few other significant movies. Additionally, she played a prominent character on Law & Order as a secretly gay adolescent who murdered her girlfriend in the episode "Girl Most Likely" (season 12, episode 17).
Wonderfalls, which made its broadcast premiere on US television in March 2004, starred Dhavernas as Jaye Tyler, the main character. Jaye, who comes from a wealthy family and is overeducated but underachieves, lives in a trailer park and works at a Niagara Falls gift shop called the Wonderfalls Gift Emporium. The idea of the show is that Jaye hears voices from inanimate things that implore her to assist others. The show has been compared to "Touched by an Angel on acid" by Dhavernas. The program was widely praised by critics, but Fox canceled it after just four episodes. Following the release of the DVD containing all 13 completed episodes, 20th Century Fox acknowledged the millions of fans who had signed an online petition in the hopes that Fox would renew the program. She recorded her own voiceovers for Wonderfalls' French translation. She and Katharine Isabelle costarred in the 2003 horror film A Tale of Two Sisters, which was based on the South Korean smash from 2001. She played Cerise in that film.
Since Wonderfalls was canceled, Dhavernas has continued to appear in 2004 Canadian films like These Girls and Niagara Motel. She portrayed Isabella Marie in The Beautiful Beast and its sequel, The Diary Of Isabella, in the early part of 2006. Isabella Marie had a life of love, tragedy, and ugliness while hinting at her family, ending up pregnant, and haunted by her dark revenge and luciferin of falling agony. She also acted as Nikki in the 2006 New Zealand picture Black Sheep, which was produced by Jonathan King and directed by Eli Roth. She also played Barbara in the 2006 drama Hollywoodland, which was about the death of actor George Reeves, and Juliana O'Neill, who played Eric O'Neill's wife on the 2007 drama Breach.
In addition, Dhavernas played the titular part in the Émile Gaudreault film Surviving My Mother (originally titled The Yellow Woman), which had its world premiere on August 28, 2007, at the Festival des films du monde in Montreal. Paul Gross' 2008 movie Passchendaele, which was based on the Passchendaele Battle and starring Dhavernas, was written and directed by Gross. As of 2009, Passchendaele, which is now the most expensive film in Canadian history, generated half of the box office earnings from anglophone films created in Canada.
I'm so grateful to have a role in such a great movie. It is about the Battle of Passchendaele, which was crucial for Canadians and played a significant role in our history. Being given the opportunity to experience a small portion of that history was very fantastic. a portion of our past.
Other projects include the well-known Quebec comedy Father and Guns (De pèreen flic) and The Cry of the Owl, a movie based on Patricia Highsmith's book of the same name. She portrayed Bethany in the love-action drama In Heat in 2009. She also had guest roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (where she played Maya in the episode "Love Sick") and the first and last episodes of the HBO miniseries The Pacific, which was created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. She portrayed Emily in the hit high school novel The Awakening in 2011, making a rare cameo.
She appeared in Martin Villeneuve's science fiction film Mars et Avril, which was based on the same-named graphic novels, in 2012.
She reunited with Wonderfalls creator Bryan Fuller when she was chosen to play Alana Bloom, the female lead in the 2013 television series Hannibal.
On January 25, 2017, Global debuted the Canadian black comedy-drama medical thriller Mary Kills People, in which Dhavernas appeared. On April 23 on the Lifetime U.S. basic cable network, the series had its American premiere. Season 2 premiered on January 3, 2018, on Global, and on March 13, on Lifetime. Six episodes made up each season on both Global and Lifetime. The third and final season of Lifetime was not shown when the network made its announcement in December 2018. In 2019, the series came to an end.
She also provided the narration for the Ubisoft video game Child of Light.
Following in the footsteps of her mother Michèle Deslauriers, who has been the voice of the Montreal Metro since 2003, Dhavernas was chosen to become the official voice announcer of the Réseau express métropolitain in November 2021, according to an announcement from CDPQ Infra.
ince 2016, Dhavernas has been dating actor Maxime Le Flaguais. She gave birth to their daughter, Françoise, in September 2018.
L'oreille de Joé
Sable Island (L'Île de Sable)
Lost and Delirious
Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story
Les moutons de Jacob
Edge of Madness
The Baroness and the Pig
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story
The Tulse Looper Suitcases: Antwerp
Red Nose (Nez rouge)
Keira St. George
Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
The Beautiful Beast (La Belle bête)
Nominated—Genie Award for Best Achievement in Music - Original Song
Surviving My Mother
The Cry of the Owl
Father and Guns
One Last Dance
Mars et Avril
Le vrai du faux
The Forbidden Room
Wild Run: The Legend (Chasse-Galerie: La Légende)
English and French-language narration
animated short film
Father and Guns 2
Hochelaga, Land of Souls
Les filles de Caleb
Rose Pronovost age 8–11
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
Episode: "The Golem"
Law & Order
Episode: "Girl Most Likely"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Episode: "Love Sick"
Off the Map
Mary Kills People
Child of Light
44 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth
May 15, 1978
USD $500 thousand approx
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
5 feet 5 inches (1.63 m)
52 kg (115 lbs)
In a relationship
Maxime Le Flaguais
No. of Children