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Dawn Olivieri
Played by Dawn Olivieri

Dawn Olivieri could be described as honest and sincere, stunningly beautiful, and an actress with undeniable raw talent. Throughout 2009 and 2010, Olivieri starred in the farewell season of the award-winning NBC series HEROES, which gave her national and international recognition. She next appeared on the hit series TRUE BLOOD in the summer of 2010 and went on to play a recurring role in the hit CW series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, playing the love interest of Ian Somerhalder's character Damon Salvatore.
Additional television credits include guest roles on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, COLD CASE, ENTOURAGE, LAS VEGAS, KNIGHT RIDER, STARGATE: ATLANTIS, TRUST ME, and MY BOYS. On the film front, Olivieri was seen in PLUSH, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring opposite Emily Browning and Cam Gigandet. Olivieri played a single mother who gets romantically involved with a Mormon missionary in the independent film MISSIONARY.
She also starred in the upcoming independent films SUPREMACY, A CHANGE OF HEART, and TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, both slated for release in 2015. In her spare time, Olivieri stays true to her core, traveling and exploring the world, and is active in various charities that support green living, as well as charities that encourage peace and social justice in communities around the world.