Caroline Dhavernas stars in "Hannibal" as Dr. Alana Bloom, a former psychology professor, FBI consultant and colleague of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). Dr. Bloom is also a former student of Hannibal Lecter and sometimes clashes with him over his unconventional treatments.
Dhavernas, a Montreal native, began her career at age 11. Most recently, Dhavernas starred in "Mars et Avril," a Canadian science fiction film directed by Martin Villeneuve and based on the novels by the same name.
In 2011, Dhavernas starred in the television series "Off the Map" from executive producer Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") and alongside Adrien Brody in the independent feature "Wrecked." The film was released by IFC in New York and Los Angeles on April 1, 2011.
In 2010, Dhavernas appeared in the supernatural thriller "Devil," a feature film produced by M. Night Shyamalan. Additionally, she appeared in Mandate Pictures' romantic comedy film, "The Switch" with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.
Also in 2010, Dhavernas starred as Vera Keller in "The Pacific." This epic 10-part miniseries event debuted on HBO and received an astounding eight Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.
In 2008, Dhavernas starred in the widely acclaimed Canadian feature "Passchendaele," which won the 2009 Genie Award for Best Motion Picture. Dhavernas also appeared in Universal Pictures' "Breach" in 2007 with Chris Cooper and Ryan Phillippe. In 2006, Dhavernas starred as Kit Holliday in the Focus Feature film "Hollywoodland" opposite Adrien Brody.
Her first feature film, "Comme un Voleur," was followed by "L'ile De Sable." Additional film credits include "Lost and Delirious," "Out Cold," "The Baroness and the Pig," starring opposite Patricia Clarkson, "Edge of Madness," "Surviving My Mother," "These Girls," "Niagara Motel" and "La Belle BÃªte." Additionally, Caroline co-starred in English director Peter Greenaway's "Tulse Luper Suitcases" which was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.
Dhavernas made her American television debut in 2004 in the critically acclaimed series "Wonderfalls." In the family dramedy, Dhavernas played the lead character, Jaye, who lived in a trailer, worked at a Niagara Falls gift shop and had a special gift that allowed her to hear non-living objects encouraging her to help different individuals in the community. Dhavernas also did her own French voice-over translations for the show. Prior to that, she also starred in Disney's "Out Cold" and the hit series "Law & Order."
Dhavernas is a two-time nominee of the GÃ©meaux Awards (Quebec's television awards), one for Best Interpretation in a Youth Series for "Zap" and the second for Best Supporting Role in "Tag." She was also nominated for a Genie Award (Canada's film awards) for Best Supporting Actress in "Niagra Motel" in 2007.
Dhavernas currently divides her time between Montreal and New York City.