Rachelle Lefevre is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Heather on the television series What About Brian (2006-2007) and as the vampire Victoria in the first two films of the Twilight saga.
She also played the starring role of Ryan - a fearless, uninhibited and deeply spiritual doctor - in the medical drama series Off the Map, in 2010.
She also has a starring role as Julia Shumway, an investigative reporter who takes an interest in Barbie, in the science fiction horror television series Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King.
Lefevre had a breakthrough year in 2011 co-starring in three high-profile independent films: In Barney's Version, opposite Paul Giamatti, about a man who is altered by the three women he marries over the course of his life, Lefevre stars as Clara, the young, troubled feminist poet who becomes the first wife. The film also stars Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman and Rosumund Pike.
In Casino Jack, Lefevre stars opposite Kevin Spacey and Barry Pepper in the true story of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. In the film Lefevre plays 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.
And in the psychological thriller The Caller, opposite Stephen Moyer, Lefevre plays a woman who is trying to regain her strength after an abusive relationship and who is tormented by mysterious phone calls from the past.
In 2009 Lefevre starred in the record-breaking hit New Moon (the sequel to international blockbuster Twilight), reprising her Twilight role as Victoria, the ruthless, flame-haired vampire who is bent on revenge.
She made her film debut in George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and went on to star in the risqué comedy American Summer, opposite Matthew Lillard and Tom Arnold, and in the emotional drama Fugitive Pieces.
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Lefevre moved to Los Angeles when she landed the female lead in the FOX comedy series Life on a Stick.
Other television credits include the CBS series Swingtown, the CBC/BBC produced miniseries The Summit, as well as ABC's What About Brian and the legal drama The Deep End.
She also recurred on the critically acclaimed series Boston Legal as Jerry's love interest, Dana Strickland, a role David E. Kelley wrote specifically for her.
As an avid animal rights activist, Lefevre is the national spokesperson for the Best Friends Animal Society and their "Puppies Aren't Products" campaign that educates and encourages people to adopt and not shop for a pet.
She is also passionately involved with the literacy organisation School on Wheels and is an Ambassador for the Cure with The Susan G Komen Foundation.
Lefevre enjoys rock climbing, horseback riding and scuba diving, and fulfills her passion for traveling when she can. She resides in Los Angeles with her best friend and dog, Jack.