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Dawn Olivieri

Actress, model and voice actress who has appeared in a number of television shows and feature films

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Dawn Olivieri Biography

Dawn Olivieri spent her formative years in the company of daydreams and farm animals, with little outside socialization. As a result, Olivieri found herself fostering a near feral intelligence that incorporated an instinctive literacy of the body and the language that it speaks. It was this off-the-beaten-path start to life that laid the groundwork for what was to become a journey filled with adventure, complications, and a powerful thirst for self-discovery. Failed attempts to conform at an early age encouraged Olivieri to embrace her exclusion, diving into the fantasy world of books and science fiction,

“There never really seemed to be a place where I fit aside from these stories that would consume my reality, I always had a very different perspective on everything around me.”

As with many artists, art in the form of music gave her a new found companionship. Learning first the Saxaphone, her instinctive enchantment with the unusual drew her to the bassoon, an instrument that, like Olivieri, was off the beaten path. Just as books and fantasy provided an escape from social isolation, music allowed Olivieri to immerse herself in another dimension. Her embodied form of expression led to a scholarship and first chair placement in the Pinellas Youth Symphony, as well as her first exposure to musical theatre.

It wasn’t until high school that Olivieri’s desire to push the boundaries began to open doors of darkness. Coupled with an intrigued awareness of her distinctive looks and a talent for renovating the truth, her love for adventure and excitement beckoned her to a new and dangerous world. She would run away from home, steal a car, experiment with acid, get arrested, hang around drug dealers, frequent raves, becoming more and more addicted the power she wielded in her blind quest for freedom. She was just seventeen…

In an attempt to focus her daughter’s energy towards something productive, Olivieri’s mother enlisted her in a model search that brought her to Milan to live. It was at this time that Olivieri learned to truly provide for herself, fully realizing her goal for independence while simultaneously having her first taste of another culture and the wealthy, glamorous life that seemed to lay itself at her feet with her newfound career. This only fueled her desire to explore even more of what the world had to offer.

Balancing the bare minimum to satisfy her college scholarship requirements, Olivieri moved to New York to model. She quickly found herself entangled in the first of many tumultuous relationships to come, with a known and wanted drug dealer. After fleeing the country, Olivieri’s boyfriend returned to the States, despite risk of imprisonment. Their relationship continued under high pressure but came to a crashing halt when they were surrounded by the DEA on the streets of New York and 18-year-old Olivieri was forced to literally walk away from the outlaw she loved without looking back.

“I seemed to pass through the undercover DEA like water as they filtered by me and separated him out. An indelibly surreal moment. Tears streamed down my face but in fear of pushing my luck, I never looked back…”

Olivieri took a trip to Miami with a friend in an effort to move on with her life and found herself yet again romantically entangled, this time with a professional con artist. Her fascination for the criminal mind took a dark turn when he turned his psychopathic behavior towards her. Submersed in a Miami seldom seen, she was held hostage by bodyguards in bedrooms when she refused to behave and fed lies and drugs to lose the scent of reality. Throughout the 8 month relationship, a psychological minefield gave Olivieri the most expertly bedeviled bout with the mentally ill anyone could ever experience. With an aversion to losing, she remained in the relationship on her own undercover operation to beat him at his own game. Researching the truth, understanding his motivations, using his techniques against him. A very dangerous decision but one that garnered strength and invaluable interpretations on behavior. Her suppressed desire for freedom eventually became intolerable and in desperation, she turned to the police to help her escape from his Machiavellian clutches.

“Being with a con-artist is like being trapped in a cyclone. It’s exciting until the vertigo sets in - then good luck finding the exit..”

While modeling opened a door flung wide to lavish lifestyles and decadent getaways to obscure destinations, the bare necessities for survival were far harder to come by. When she was not jet setting around the world to party with princes in Seychelles or Monarchs in Marrakech, Olivieri would crash on friends’ couches, all of her possessions packed away in one small storage unit.

Intuitively, Olivieri knew she needed a change. With an unfinished Pre-Med degree and an overdeveloped sense of people and the world around her, only a few options came to mind. Rejecting a temporary flirtation with the more ‘practical’ career of selling pre-construction condos, Olivieri choose to drive across the country in a technically “stolen” Mercedes instead. Olivieri made a harried trek out west and used a friend’s name to rent an apartment in the city of dreams.

She turned her ability to read people and learned skills of manipulation toward creating characters that reflected both her enigmatic nature and personal experiences of art and impropriety.

However, a dark cloud still hung about her and the ghost of her recent past continued to haunt her. Unclear of her path and without steady ground to support the weight of what seemed like so many past lives, Olivieri began to return to the joys of her childhood, seeking comfort and validation in the things that had once made her happy so long ago. Embracing her love for music, poetry, and even the quirkiness of her youth, Olivieri was able to overcome the walls that had shrouded her true self for so many years and truly seize both the world and herself with an open grasp.

In turn, the world seemed to embrace her back as she landed job after job, claiming role after role at breakneck speed, each one more notable than the last.

In 2009, Olivieri gave life to “Lydia” the tattooed temptress, on the final season of NBC’s “Heroes.” The series put her on the map as a star on the rise, appearing in 16 episodes of the show. Following “Heroes,” Olivieri had a 5 episode run on the fan obsessed Vampire Diaries in which she played a much loved “Andie Star”, a news reporter that became entangled in the grips of a very sexy vampire, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).

In addition to currently working on “House of Lies” for Showtime, Olivieri has been cast as “Annie” in Kathrine Hardwicke’s (Red Riding Hood, Twilight) new thriller “PLUSH” playing a rock-n-roll music manager alongside Emily Browning (Sleeping Beauty, Sucker Punch). Dawn has also recently filmed a lead role in the independent feature SUPREMACY, opposite Danny Glover, and Joe Anderson. The feature, based on a true story, follows a recently paroled white supremacist who, after killing a police officer, takes an African-American family hostage.

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. Raw honesty that comes from embracing her true self has become one of Olivieri’s characteristic traits both in life and on camera, and in turn, she is quickly becoming a master at embracing the worlds of the characters she plays.

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  • How do I book Dawn Olivieri to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Dawn Olivieri for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Dawn Olivieri, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Dawn Olivieri or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Dawn Olivieri

    Speaking fees for Dawn Olivieri, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dawn Olivieri are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dawn Olivieri, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dawn Olivieri speak about?

    Dawn Olivieri is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Art, Culture, Entertainers, Entertainment, Television Personalities, Television Stars.
  • Where does Dawn Olivieri travel from?

    Dawn Olivieri generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dawn Olivieri’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dawn Olivieri for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dawn Olivieri for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dawn Olivieri or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Dawn Olivieri Biography

Dawn Olivieri spent her formative years in the company of daydreams and farm animals, with little outside socialization. As a result, Olivieri found herself fostering a near feral intelligence that incorporated an instinctive literacy of the body and the language that it speaks. It was this off-the-beaten-path start to life that laid the groundwork for what was to become a journey filled with adventure, complications, and a powerful thirst for self-discovery. Failed attempts to conform at an early age encouraged Olivieri to embrace her exclusion, diving into the fantasy world of books and science fiction,

“There never really seemed to be a place where I fit aside from these stories that would consume my reality, I always had a very different perspective on everything around me.”

As with many artists, art in the form of music gave her a new found companionship. Learning first the Saxaphone, her instinctive enchantment with the unusual drew her to the bassoon, an instrument that, like Olivieri, was off the beaten path. Just as books and fantasy provided an escape from social isolation, music allowed Olivieri to immerse herself in another dimension. Her embodied form of expression led to a scholarship and first chair placement in the Pinellas Youth Symphony, as well as her first exposure to musical theatre.

It wasn’t until high school that Olivieri’s desire to push the boundaries began to open doors of darkness. Coupled with an intrigued awareness of her distinctive looks and a talent for renovating the truth, her love for adventure and excitement beckoned her to a new and dangerous world. She would run away from home, steal a car, experiment with acid, get arrested, hang around drug dealers, frequent raves, becoming more and more addicted the power she wielded in her blind quest for freedom. She was just seventeen…

In an attempt to focus her daughter’s energy towards something productive, Olivieri’s mother enlisted her in a model search that brought her to Milan to live. It was at this time that Olivieri learned to truly provide for herself, fully realizing her goal for independence while simultaneously having her first taste of another culture and the wealthy, glamorous life that seemed to lay itself at her feet with her newfound career. This only fueled her desire to explore even more of what the world had to offer.

Balancing the bare minimum to satisfy her college scholarship requirements, Olivieri moved to New York to model. She quickly found herself entangled in the first of many tumultuous relationships to come, with a known and wanted drug dealer. After fleeing the country, Olivieri’s boyfriend returned to the States, despite risk of imprisonment. Their relationship continued under high pressure but came to a crashing halt when they were surrounded by the DEA on the streets of New York and 18-year-old Olivieri was forced to literally walk away from the outlaw she loved without looking back.

“I seemed to pass through the undercover DEA like water as they filtered by me and separated him out. An indelibly surreal moment. Tears streamed down my face but in fear of pushing my luck, I never looked back…”

Olivieri took a trip to Miami with a friend in an effort to move on with her life and found herself yet again romantically entangled, this time with a professional con artist. Her fascination for the criminal mind took a dark turn when he turned his psychopathic behavior towards her. Submersed in a Miami seldom seen, she was held hostage by bodyguards in bedrooms when she refused to behave and fed lies and drugs to lose the scent of reality. Throughout the 8 month relationship, a psychological minefield gave Olivieri the most expertly bedeviled bout with the mentally ill anyone could ever experience. With an aversion to losing, she remained in the relationship on her own undercover operation to beat him at his own game. Researching the truth, understanding his motivations, using his techniques against him. A very dangerous decision but one that garnered strength and invaluable interpretations on behavior. Her suppressed desire for freedom eventually became intolerable and in desperation, she turned to the police to help her escape from his Machiavellian clutches.

“Being with a con-artist is like being trapped in a cyclone. It’s exciting until the vertigo sets in - then good luck finding the exit..”

While modeling opened a door flung wide to lavish lifestyles and decadent getaways to obscure destinations, the bare necessities for survival were far harder to come by. When she was not jet setting around the world to party with princes in Seychelles or Monarchs in Marrakech, Olivieri would crash on friends’ couches, all of her possessions packed away in one small storage unit.

Intuitively, Olivieri knew she needed a change. With an unfinished Pre-Med degree and an overdeveloped sense of people and the world around her, only a few options came to mind. Rejecting a temporary flirtation with the more ‘practical’ career of selling pre-construction condos, Olivieri choose to drive across the country in a technically “stolen” Mercedes instead. Olivieri made a harried trek out west and used a friend’s name to rent an apartment in the city of dreams.

She turned her ability to read people and learned skills of manipulation toward creating characters that reflected both her enigmatic nature and personal experiences of art and impropriety.

However, a dark cloud still hung about her and the ghost of her recent past continued to haunt her. Unclear of her path and without steady ground to support the weight of what seemed like so many past lives, Olivieri began to return to the joys of her childhood, seeking comfort and validation in the things that had once made her happy so long ago. Embracing her love for music, poetry, and even the quirkiness of her youth, Olivieri was able to overcome the walls that had shrouded her true self for so many years and truly seize both the world and herself with an open grasp.

In turn, the world seemed to embrace her back as she landed job after job, claiming role after role at breakneck speed, each one more notable than the last.

In 2009, Olivieri gave life to “Lydia” the tattooed temptress, on the final season of NBC’s “Heroes.” The series put her on the map as a star on the rise, appearing in 16 episodes of the show. Following “Heroes,” Olivieri had a 5 episode run on the fan obsessed Vampire Diaries in which she played a much loved “Andie Star”, a news reporter that became entangled in the grips of a very sexy vampire, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).

In addition to currently working on “House of Lies” for Showtime, Olivieri has been cast as “Annie” in Kathrine Hardwicke’s (Red Riding Hood, Twilight) new thriller “PLUSH” playing a rock-n-roll music manager alongside Emily Browning (Sleeping Beauty, Sucker Punch). Dawn has also recently filmed a lead role in the independent feature SUPREMACY, opposite Danny Glover, and Joe Anderson. The feature, based on a true story, follows a recently paroled white supremacist who, after killing a police officer, takes an African-American family hostage.

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. Raw honesty that comes from embracing her true self has become one of Olivieri’s characteristic traits both in life and on camera, and in turn, she is quickly becoming a master at embracing the worlds of the characters she plays.

FAQs on booking Dawn Olivieri

  • How do I book Dawn Olivieri to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Dawn Olivieri for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Dawn Olivieri, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Dawn Olivieri or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Dawn Olivieri

    Speaking fees for Dawn Olivieri, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dawn Olivieri are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dawn Olivieri, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dawn Olivieri speak about?

    Dawn Olivieri is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Art, Culture, Entertainers, Entertainment, Television Personalities, Television Stars.
  • Where does Dawn Olivieri travel from?

    Dawn Olivieri generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dawn Olivieri’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dawn Olivieri for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dawn Olivieri for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dawn Olivieri or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Dawn Olivieri is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dawn Olivieri for your event is available upon request. Dawn Olivieri generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ashley Hinshaw, Willa Holland, Angie Harmon, Camilla Belle and Amber Valletta. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dawn Olivieri for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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