True Blood’s Dawn Olivieri on House of Lies

February 6, 2012

Alcide’s Sister Nude with Don Cheadle:

Dawn Olivieri on House of LiesDawn Olivieri, who plays Alcide Herveaux’s sister Janice on HBO’s True Blood, can add another TV appearance to her name, playing Monica Talbot on Showtime’s House of Lies. Olivieri describes Monica as “narcissistic, manipulative” and will do just about anything in order to get what she wants. In the first few moments of the pilot episode, Olivieri is lying in bed with ex-husband Marty Kaan, played by Don Cheadle.

On taking off her clothes:

“You don’t wanna be taking your clothes off for any old show. But House of Lies covets that quick wit, that truth, those in-your-face situations… if you’re gonna be naked, it might as well be for a show like this.”

On sharing scenes with Don Cheadle:

“[He is] accommodating, compassionate, open and a genius in subtlety and nuance.”

Be sure to check out Olivieri on House of Lies Sundays at 10 pm on Showtime.

Source Credits: TV Fanatic


Dawn Olivieri Lands New Role on Showtime Series

August 19, 2011

Olivieri to Star in House of Lies:

Dawn Olivieri as Janice Herveaux S3 Ep4House of Lies, a new Showtime series will star Don Cheadle and Dawn Olivieri, who has previously appeared on Season 3 of True Blood as Janice Herveaux (Alcide‘s sister). Olivieri will play Cheadle’s ex-wife, Monica, who pops pills, is “smart and crazy”, and runs a high rated consulting firm. The show will also feature Kristin Bell and Donis Leonard Jr. as Cheadle’s gay son. Olivieri is not only known for her True Blood role, but also for her part on The Vampire Diaries as Andy. The actress says the show will premiere in January. Olivieri didn’t know a lot of details about the show, because she was backpacking in India “and didn’t want her character on her mind while there.”

Does this sound like a good idea for a series? Will you watch the new show? Leave us your thoughts in the section below.

Sources: Hollywood Reporter – 5 Things to Know About ‘House of Lies’ – ‘The Vampire Diaries’s’ Dawn Olivieri to Star in ‘House of Lies’ on Showtime

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True Blood Alum Dawn Olivieri to Star in New Comedy Series

January 23, 2011

Dawn Olivieri Cast in a Comedy Series Pilot

Dawn Olivieri Dawn Olivieri (Janice Herveaux) is set to star opposite Don Cheadle in Showtimes new comedy series pilot  House of Lies. According to the series is:

“Based on the book by Martin Kihn, centers on Marty (Cheadle), a self-loathing highly successful management consultant from a top-tier firm who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.”

Dawn will be playing his crazy ex-wife Monica who runs the #1 competing firm against Marty’s.  This sounds like it sure to be an excellent show.  No word on the air date but keep your eyes open.

Source:– “Showtime’s Comedy Pilot Starring Don Cheadle Finds A Lead”

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True Blood’s Janice Herveaux to Appear in Vampire Diaries

December 8, 2010

Olivieri Lands Guest-Starring Role:

Dawn Olivieri

Dawn Olivieri, who played Alcide’s sister, Janice Herveaux in season three of True Blood, episode ‘Nine Crimes’, recently tweeted about an upcoming new role.

Olivieri said in a recent Twitter message:

@itsDAWNolivieri: Vampire Diaries…my new character ‘Andie Star’… you are not going to want to miss this one…

Olivieri, who has also appeared in series like ‘Heroes‘, ‘Cold Case‘, and ‘Entourage‘ to name just a few, will be playing the character of ‘Andie Star‘ in The Vampire Diaries. Olivieri’s character is a Mystic Falls local newscaster who will, according to Olivieri, ‘be spicing things up’ on the supernatural series. No word as yet on how long Olivieri’s guest stint may last.

Will you be tuning in to see Dawn in a role that sounds very different from Janice? Let us know in the comments!

Source: The Televixen – True Blood/Heroes Actor Cast on TVD

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VIDEO: Dawn Oliveri Teases Her Issue of Denim Magazine

August 18, 2010

Dawn Oliveri, who we know as Alcide Herveaux‘s older sister Janice on True Blood, will be featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Denim Magazine. In order to promote the magazine, she made this little teaser video. Enjoy!

DenimMag Summer 2010 issue with Dawn Olivieri from Mike Van Cleven on Vimeo.


Getting to Know True Blood’s Dawn Olivieri

June 28, 2010

Although we won’t be meeting her character, Janice Herveaux, until the upcoming Season 3 episode “9 Crimes,” True Blood fans might want to get acquainted with Dawn Olivieri, the fascinating actress who plays her. In an interview with UMM, Dawn shared how she came into acting, and what’s next for her.

Dawn describes herself as something of a gypsy. She has moved around a lot and would probably still be traveling the world if she weren’t pursuing a career in acting. She ascribes to the kind of lifestyle in which “you go wherever and don’t have a lot with you, but you’re happy.”

Her first big role was as Lydia in the most recent chapter of NBC’s Heroes. Previously, she had been working as a model and not having much success with it. Heroes helped her gain confidence, and Dawn says the experience was “a dream and scary at the same time because it was my first role like that. Being someone who doesn’t come from theater, I had to work it out on my own.”

On True Blood, she will be playing Alcide’s sister, Janice. Fans of Charlaine Harris‘ books may know what to expect, but Dawn didn’t want to give many details about her character.

In addition to True Blood, Dawn has several feature films coming out this year: a romantic comedy called Boy Toy; Drop Dead Gorgeous; and Dozers, which she describes as a “fun, campy sci-fi thriller.”

She is also in the early stages of developing her own sci-fi series. Dawn says she has the most fun playing the badass chick. To that end, she’s acquiring a set of skills to make herself ready for action–jiu jitsu training, a motorcycle license, and sword-fighting are some of her current projects.

She looks to Johnny Depp’s career as a model for her own–she’d like to establish herself in television for a few years and then be doing “really interesting, smart films.”

Dawn seems like a great actress to bring to life Janice Herveaux, with the fiery attitude of a protective sister. We will get to see for ourselves when “9 Crimes” airs on HBO, July 11th!

SOURCE: Urban Male Magazine

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Interview: Dawn Olivieri – “True Blood’s” New Werewolf

April 30, 2010

The role of Janice Herveaux goes to actress Dawn Olivieri as season three of HBO’s “True Blood” — starting June 13 — brings more supernatural beings into the open, with werewolf Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) and his sister making appearances.

According to an interview with Runway Fashion Magazine, Olivieri has a raw talent that has her rising in the industry with her portrayals of edgy, mysterious, strong female characters. Her credits include 10 television projects, including “How I Met Your Mother” and HBO‘s “Entourage.”  She appeared in the NBC series “Heroes” in its fourth season and did the voice of Pepper Potts in the animated series, “Avengers.”  This year she’s added at least three films to her resume, including “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “Dozers.”  And this summer, watch for Dawn‘s debut appearance as Janice in “True Blood‘s” fourth episode titled “9 Crimes.”

Now for some insight into this actress from her interview.

Olivieri said she’s had several special experiences as an actress that she considers achievements.  But rather than keep track of each one, she tries to stay humble and enjoy each moment she has in the profession she loves. She has not had formal acting training and although it comes naturally, Olivieri refers to herself as a sponge and continues to absorb and learn.

When asked what she does for fun, Olivieri responded that she loves the outdoors and travelling. She keeps fit with outdoor sports and activities, such as camping, hiking, some rock climbing and playing beach volleyball. She also enjoys painting, playing the guitar, photography and working with animals.

Several of the responses Olivieri gave to her interviewer were down to earth. Finding endless possibilities for the future, she has no real plans and she values her dreams, memories, challenges and everything else she has in her head. She lives in the moment and seems to truly enjoy her life.

With regard to advice for those trying to break into show business, Olivieri says to tap into what sets you apart from everyone else. In other words, be you.


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A Look at True Blood’s Dawn Olivieri

April 1, 2010

Dawn Olivieri has recently been cast to play the part of Janice Herveaux, sister to werewolf, Alcide Herveaux.  Runway Magazine recently sat down with the actress to learn a little bit more about her and her career.  We all know that Dawn is extremely beautiful and has a raw talent for her profession. She has appeared in over ten television projects including, CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother“, HBO’s “Entourage“, SyFy’s “Stargate: Atlantis”, and NBC’s “Knight Rider”, just to name a few. This past year Dawn took on the role of Lydia on season 4 of the acclaimed NBC “Heroes” series.
When asked what she liked about her profession, she simply answered,

“The endless possibilities”

She explains that her most memorable experiences come from working in the moment and being able to mark it up as an achievement is just a bonus!

To learn a little bit more about the actress, she was asked about her favorite thing in her closet, her favorite designer, some of her influences, and her favorite spot on Earth.

Dawn explains that her favorite thing in her closet are her black, beat up motorcycle boots.  She is super big into vintage clothing so her favorite designer is simply history and her influences are life in general.  She says she feels like she is a sponge, and her favorite spot on Earth is her head where she has her,

“dreams, memories, challenges, and everything in between”.

When asked what she does for fun, Dawn responded saying:

“I am an outside junkie, so anything involving fresh air, sign me up!”.

Dawn talks about how there are no limits to the possibilities that await her in the future. Well, for 2010 Dawn is already one busy girl. Besides filming for True Blood, she has several film projects on the calendar including the Hallmark film, “Xtra Credits”, a comedy called, “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, and a thriller, “Dozers”. Dawn’s advice to aspiring actors:

“Find what sets you apart. The real you. Truth comes from yourself first, and only then can you translate it into your work.”

We look forward to seeing Dawn‘s work on the upcoming season 3 of True Blood.

SOURCE: via Dawn Olivieri Facebook Page

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VIDEO: Dawn Olivieri Chats About True Blood

March 13, 2010

Interest in Bon Temps werewolf pack is growing and Dawn Olivieri was happy to talk about it.

On March 9th, Dawn sat down with LIVE! From the Future on and spoke with host Stuart Paap.

Dawn discussed her role on season 3 of True Blood. She’ll be playing the role of Alcide’s sister, Janice Herveaux, a “biker/beautician,” as Dawn described her. She has only shot one episode so far, but she’s booked for more throughout the season.

She talked about the various other roles she has had and during the interview she was forced to play a game with the host, but she seemed to have fun with it.

Can’t wait to meet these new characters once the third season begins!

Click here to watch the video interview which begins at the 27:05 mark.


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VIDEOS: Mariana Klaveno and Dawn Olivieri Attend Valentine Romance Oscar Suite

March 8, 2010

True Blood‘s Mariana Klaveno (vampire Lorena) and Dawn Olivieri (Janice Herveaux) recently attended the Second Annual Valentine Romance “Sneak Peek” Oscar Suite at Café La Boheme to donate their gently used and new shoes to The Ashe Foundation, a non-profit that delivers shoes to the homeless and African nations.

Mariana Klaveno at the 2nd Annual Valentine Romance “Sneak Peek” Oscar Suite.


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