Dawn Olivieri Talks Getting Naked in House of Lies

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Dawn Olivieri briefly played Alcide’s sister on True Blood before moving on to another vampire series, The Vampire Diaries, and now she’s co-starring in Showtime’s new series, House of Lies. In the series, Dawn plays the crazy, pill-popping ex-wife of Don Cheadle’s character, Marty, who also happens to be his competition professionally.

 Ology caught up with the busy actress to talk about her new gig, not recognizing a big name star when he asked her out, and why she’s naked on TV so often.

So walk me through this: in the premiere, it takes us no time for us to see a LOT of Dawn Olivieri. So when you first auditioned, did you know that this was in your future?

Listen, since I started acting pretty much everybody wants me to be naked! I was so happy gettingThe Vampire Diaries on The CW knowing that all they could do to me was put me in that bra and underwear, which of course they did! It’s just my luck in life here, I work out too much, and therefore everybody that hires you wants you to take off your clothes! (Laughs)

(Read the full interview here…)

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  1. Cha

    January 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Omg she cleans up well! I kept trying to place her! That was a pretty good premiere I’m gonna stick with it for now. BTW Anna Camp aka Sarah Newlin was also in the premier looking just gorgeous… They both did a great job!

  2. Bethany

    January 12, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I could not for the life of me figure out who she was, but now I see it. Thanks! And I too saw that Good old Sarah Newlin was not only in the show, but getting busy with Don Cheadle’s (spelling, but you know who I mean) “wife” and Dawn’s flagrant nudity both felt like they payed homage to TB in a way. Are the writers of this show old writers from TB or something? I loved the show, and plan to watch it to bide my time until TB is back. But the feel of the show tells me that someone involved must be a crossover.