A Canadian/French actress, Caroline Dhavernas (generally pronounced “Daverna” for English speaking audience but originally pronounced “Davernaus” (aus like house) is probably most known by American audiences as Jaye Tyler in the short-lived television series “Wonderfalls “ (2004, Fox).
Before, Dhavernas jazzed up the screen with her presence in such remarkable features as Lost and Delirious (2001), Out Cold (2001) and Edge Of Madness (2002). She also has appeared in many Canadian television programs, including the award-winning television film Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story (2001). Her more recent and upcoming projects include Canadian-made movies Niagara Motel (2005), These Girls (2005) and La Belle bête (2006), the international film Comme tout le monde/ Mr. Average (2006) and Hollywood-produced pictures Hollywoodland (2006, with Ben Affleck) and Breach (2007, opposite Ryan Phillippes).
Childhood and Family:
In Montréal, Québec, Canada, Caroline Dhavernas was born on May 15, 1978. She is the daughter of the Quebecois performers Michèle Deslauriers and Sébastien Dhavernas. As a child, Caroline began her professional career as a dubber for several TV projects. By age 12, she had added film acting to her endeavors.
Caroline Dhavernas got her start on television series at age 8, dubbing such shows as “Babar,” “La Championne” and “Mont-Royal.” Four years later, this vigorous girl got her first major acting break with a part in the movie Comme Un Voleur. She followed it up with roles in such series as “Marilyn” (1991), “Zap” (1993), “Urgence” (1996), “Lobby” (1997), “Réseaux” (1998) and “Polock, Le” (1999), as well as on films like Cap Tourmente (1993), Running Home (1999) and Île de sable, L’ (1999).
Dhavernas then was seen as Stéphanie in the series “Tag” (2000), Kara in the romance-drama film Lost and Delirious (2001) and Marilyn Bell in the Gemini-winning for Best Picture Editing, Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story (2001, TV). Following her good portrayal of the swimmer in the latter, the Canadian beauty made the move to American production with a supporting part in the comedy/sport movie Out Cold (2001), starring Jason London and Lee Majors. In 2002, she teamed up with Brendan Fehr and Paul Johansson in Anne Wheeler’s drama Edge of Madness and costarred with Patricia Clarkson in the Toronto-screened The Baroness and the Pig. The same year, Dhavernas guest starred in an episode of “Law & Order,” appearing as Alicia Milford.
After playing Passion Hockmeister in an international film by Peter Greenaway, The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story (2003), premiered at Cannes Film Festival and starring JJ Field, and having a feature role in the French-language comedy Nez rouge (2003), Dhavernas received her American breakthrough when she was cast in the starring role of Jaye Tyler, an employee in a Niagara Falls gift shop named “Wonderfalls Gift Emporium,” in the Fox series “Wonderfalls” in early 2004. Sadly, the sharp and clever show was axed after a mere four episodes.
Returning to Canadian productions after the hasty cancellation of Wonderfalls, Dhavernas starred in the very entertaining These Girls (2005), opposite David Boreanaz, and the George F. Walker-written, Gary Yates-helmed Niagara Motel (2005), portraying Loretta, a young waitress who ran off from Montreal after many boyfriends gone terrible. Recently, Dhavernas tested the waters of international circuit again in the comedy-romance Comme tout le monde/ Mr. Average (2006), starring opposite Khalid Maadour.
The pretty performer is scheduled to play the role of Kit Holliday in Allen Coulter’s Hollywoodland (2006). It tells the story of the decease of actor George Reeves (played by Ben Affleck). Among her costars are Robin Tunney, Diane Lane, Adrien Brody and Molly Parker. Additionally, she will be cast as Isabelle-Marie, the outrageous sister of a gorgeous but mindless youth Patrice (played by Marc-André Grondin) in La Belle bête (2006) and appear as Juliana O’Neill in the crime-thriller Breach (2007), opposite Gary Cole, Ryan Phillippes, Aaron Abrams and Tom Barnett.