Kim Raver

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Kim Raver
Kim Raver.jpg
Kim Raver in 2008
BornKimberly Jayne Raver
(1969-03-15) March 15, 1969 (age 44)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Manuel Boyer (2000–present)
ChildrenLuke Boyer
Leo Boyer
 
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Kim Raver
Kim Raver.jpg
Kim Raver in 2008
BornKimberly Jayne Raver
(1969-03-15) March 15, 1969 (age 44)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Manuel Boyer (2000–present)
ChildrenLuke Boyer
Leo Boyer

Kimberly Jayne "Kim" Raver (born March 15, 1969) is an American actress. She is best known for television roles as Kim Zambrano on Third Watch, Audrey Raines on 24 and Teddy Altman on Grey's Anatomy.

Career[edit]

Raver got her start as a child star in 1975 appearing on Sesame Street at age 6. She remained on the show for three years. She initially acted in commercials for Visa and Jeep when her adult career began. Her first prominent role was her Broadway debut in 1995 in the Philip Barry play "Holiday" in which she co-starred with Laura Linney and Tony Goldwyn. She also appeared in the feature film City Hall with Al Pacino. She also co-starred with John Spencer (of NBC's The West Wing) and David Schwimmer in "The Glimmer Brothers", a production of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, written by Warren Leight. After her time on Third Watch, she was cast as Audrey Raines in the popular television series 24, and was a series regular for two seasons.

During the Fall 2006 television season, Raver starred in the ABC television series The Nine. Although the show received outstanding critical reviews, it did not take off in the Nielsen ratings, and was therefore cancelled. She reprised her role in 24's season 6 as Audrey Raines. The character was in a catatonic state at the end of the season.

The 1997 TV movie Soul Mates, starring Raver, is shown by market researchers at Television Preview.[citation needed] Raver joined Season 6 of Grey's Anatomy in a recurring role as Dr. Teddy Altman, a cardiothoracic surgeon brought in by Dr. Owen Hunt, who served with her in Iraq. She made her on-screen debut on November 12. It was announced on January 4, 2010 that Raver had become a series regular on the show.[1] On May 18, 2012, Grey's Anatomy creator, Shonda Rhimes, announced that Raver had decided to leave Grey's Anatomy after three seasons, "I know this season’s finale had some surprises for viewers and the exit of Kim Raver was one of the big ones. But Kim’s series option was up and she was ready to give Teddy Altman a much-needed vacation. It’s been a pleasure working with someone as talented and funny and kind as Kim; everyone is going to miss her terribly. I like to imagine that Teddy is still out there in the Grey’s Anatomy universe, running Army Medical Command and building a new life."[2] When the news of her departure was released, Raver wrote on her Twitter, "I've had one of the best times of my creative career working on Grey's with Shonda, Betsy and the best cast on Television," she wrote, adding: "I feel fortunate and grateful to have worked with such an amazing team at GA [Grey's Anatomy]. [I] am going to miss everyone!! And to the GA [Grey's Anatomy] fans, you guys rock! I am sure S9 [season nine] will be great![3]

Personal[edit]

Raver was raised in New York City by her mother, Tina Raver, and her stepfather, Chris Meltesen. She has a sister, Cybele Raver, as well as three half sisters, Nadja Raver, Grace Raver, Aimée Raver, and two half brothers, Jacob Raver, and William Raver. A fine arts graduate of Boston University, Raver continues to study theater in New York with teacher and mentor Wynn Handman. She is fluent in French and German, a language that she learned as a child from her German-born mother.

Together with her husband Manuel Boyer she has two sons, Luke West Boyer (b. 2002) and Leo Kipling Boyer (b. October 9, 2007). Leo Kipling was born in New York City where Raver was performing in Lipstick Jungle.[4] Raver returned to work on the show only a few weeks after giving birth.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Martin & OrloffKashia
2004Mind the GapVicki Walters
2005Keep Your DistanceSusan Dailey
2006Night at the MuseumErica Daley
2007PrisonerRenee

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1975-1978Sesame StreetKimTV series
1994Menendez: A Killing in Beverly HillsLindaTV film
1995C.P.W.Deanne LandersEpisodes: "Stephanie and the Wolves", "Chess Moves", "The Best, False Friend"
1996Law & OrderWendy KarmelEpisode: "Homesick"
1997Soul MatesDr. Joanna KincadeTV film
1997Practice, TheThe PracticeVictoria KeenanEpisode: "Reasonable Doubts"
1997Spin CityJeannieEpisode: "My Life is a Soap Opera"
1998TrinityClarissa McCallisterEpisodes: "Pilot", "In a Yellow Wood", "No Secrets"
1999-2005Third WatchKim ZambranoMain role (111 episodes)
2002ERFDNY Paramedic Kim ZambranoEpisode: "Brothers and Sisters"
2004-200724Audrey RainesMain role (53 episodes)
2005Haunting SarahErica Rose / Heather RoseTV film
2006-2007Nine, TheThe NineKathryn HaleMain role (13 episodes)
2008-2009Lipstick JungleNico ReillyMain role (20 episodes)
2009Inside the BoxSamantha HathawayTV pilot
2009-2012Grey's AnatomyDr. Teddy AltmanRegular role (61 episodes)
2010Bond of SilenceKaty McIntoshTV film
2012Secret Lives of Wives, TheThe Secret Lives of WivesMichelleTV film
2012-2013RevolutionJulia NevilleRecurring role (5 episodes)
2013NCIS: Los AngelesSpecial Agent Paris SummerskillEpisodes: "Red: Part 1 & 2"
201424: Live Another DayAudrey RainesEpisode: "Day 1"

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