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Top 20 Jews In The Arts - Rachelle Lefevre

Barney's Version and Off The Map star, Rachelle Lefevre, sits down with ShalomLife.
By: Ashley Baylen
Published: April 19th, 2011 in Culture » Film » Interviews
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Over the next 20 days, ShalomLife will be presenting the Top 20 Jews In The Arts. One artist will be featured a day from various disciplines including visual arts, acting, writing, comedy, and music.

We sent the participating artists the same 30 questions with instructions to answer all, or just a few. Have fun learning about these fascinating individuals, and please check back daily to compare their answers. Enjoy!

Rachelle Lefevre

Rachelle Lefevre is heading for a breakthrough year after co-starring in three high-profile independent films.

Lefevre stars in the upcoming psychological thriller “The Caller” opposite Stephen Moyer. In “The Caller,” Lefevre’s character Mary Kee is a woman trying to regain her strength after an abusive relationship and becomes tormented by mysterious phone calls from the past. Sony pictures recently acquired the film for domestic distribution and it has been accepted into the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival.

Lefevre most recently appeared in “Barney’s Version” opposite Paul Giamatti. The film, adapted from the novel by acclaimed author Mordecai Richler, recounts the story of Barney (Giamatti), who is forever altered by the three women he marries over the course of his life. Lefevre starred as Clara, the young, troubled feminist poet who becomes his first wife. The film also starred Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman and Rosumund Pike. The Golden Globe nominated film also recently received 11 Genie Award nominations.

Lefevre also starred in the ATO Pictures’ drama “Casino Jack” opposite Kevin Spacey and Barry Pepper. Based on the true story of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, “Casino Jack” focused on what is largely considered to be the biggest scandal to hit Washington, D.C. since Watergate. Lefevre starred 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 starred Kelly Preston and Jon Lovitz.

Lefevre is currently on-location in New Mexico, as the star of the NBC civil-war drama pilot, “Reconstruction,” directed by Peter Horton.

Lefevre also stars in the new ABC series “Off the Map,” created by Shonda Rimes (“Grey’s Anatomy”).

In 2009, she appeared in the record-breaking hit “New Moon” (the sequel to international blockbuster “Twilight” and based on the second book in the best selling series by Stephanie Meyer). Lefevre reprised her “Twilight” role as Victoria, the ruthless, flame-haired vampire seeking revenge against Kristen Stewart’s heroine, Bella.

Lefevre’s made her film debut in George Clooney’s “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” Other film credits include the risqué comedy “American Summer” opposite Matthew Lillard and Tom Arnold and an emotional drama “Fugitive Pieces.” In “American Summer,” she starred as Laura, the straight talking escort who becomes a madam for the summer. In a very different turn, Lefevre starred in “Fugitive Pieces,” adapted from the internationally best-selling novel by Anne Michaels. In the film Lefevre plays Naomi, a young, spirited, Jewish wife whose marriage is severely impacted by wounds left after the Holocaust.

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