Who is Elyse Levesque?
Elyse Marie Levesque was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on 10 September 1985 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds Canadian nationality. She is an actress who might still be known best for her portrayal of Chloe Armstrong in the science fiction drama series “Stargate Universe” created by Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright, and which starred Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira and Brian J. Smith. It follows a group of people stuck on an ancient spaceship as they try to return to Earth billions of light years from them. The series aired from 2009 to 2011 and won nine awards, while it was nominated for 29 others including three Primetime Emmys.
Early life and education
Elyse was raised in Regina alongside her siblings by their parents, but she hasn’t talked about her family as she prefers to keep them away from the media’s attention.
She became interested in acting after turning 11, and launched her career in 1997 after playing various characters in the children’s series “Incredible Story Studio”, which was quite popular as it won one award and was nominated for eight others. In 2002, she portrayed Dr. Maxine Rich in six episodes of the adventure science fiction series “2030 CE”.
Elyse attended a local high school, at which she was physically active as she played various sports, and was noticed by a modelling scout who si her gn her up tofirst modelling contract.
Upon matriculating in 2003, Elyse spent two years travelling around the world while working as a model, visiting countries such as Taiwan and Japan in Asia, and France, Spain and Italy in Europe. After returning to Canada, she moved to Vancouver in British Columbia, attended college, and obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting.
Roles in TV series
After her role in “2030 CE”, Elyse appear in single episodes of various series, such as the horror “Masters of Horror”, the family drama “Renegadepress.com”, and the action adventure drama “Flash Gordon: A Modern Space Opera”.
She gained recognition in 2009 after being cast to play two characters in the short science fiction mini-series “SGU Stargate Universe Kino”, which is about the people on the ancient starship as they share their thoughts and observations.
The year 2014 saw her play Genevieve in the fantasy horror “The Originals” created by Julie Plec, and which starred Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt; it follows a family of over 1,000 year-old vampires who want to take back the city which they built and punish those who hurt them. It was nominated for 13 awards, including a Primetime Emmy.
From 2013 to 2015, Elyse portrayed Maryellen Sherman, one of the lead characters in the romantic drama “Cedar Cove”, which follows the Municipal Court Judge Olivia Lockhart living in Cedar Cove. The following years saw Elyse appear in only an episode or two of several series, such as the drama “Containment”, the mystery crime drama “Motive” and the thriller drama “Notorious”.
Her first ‘real’ lead role came in 2016, when she played Daisy Channing in the crime thriller drama “Shoot the Messenger”, which follows the young journalist Daisy who is working on her first murder case.
The following year saw her appear in six episodes of the action science fiction drama “Orphan Black”, which was a hit winning 68 awards while it was nominated for almost 100 others, including a Golden Globe.
Three of Elyse’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2018 episode “Stories” of the drama “The Good Doctor”, the 2019 episode “Pilgrim” of the horror thriller “Into the Dark”, and three 2020 episodes of the crime comedy “Private Eyes”.
Roles in movies
Elyse made her debut film appearance in 2003, when she played Camp Leader in the drama “Betrayed” and then went on to play supporting roles in various movies such as the 2005 thriller “The Lost Angel”, the 2006 drama “Family in Hiding”, and the 2007 comedy fantasy “The Wedding Wish”.
In 2008, Elyse was Emily in the action adventure family film “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, which starred Ricky Schroder and Victoria Pratt, and the following year saw her as Teresa Johnson in the drama “Christmas Crash”. In 2013, Elyse played Rourke in the action science fiction “Sons of Liberty”, but which received poor reviews and failed to attract a lot of attention. Two years later she starred as Lily Horowitz in the comedy “Spare Change” which also starred Lissa Lauria and Curt Mega, and follows two friends who pretend to be homeless to get money from people.
The year 2019 saw her play Charity in the horror mystery “Ready or Not”, which starred Samara Weaving, Adam Brody and Mark O’Brien, and follows a wedding during which the bride is forced to take part in a dangerous game. The film was a hit as it won three awards and was nominated for 20 others.
Elyse’s most recent roles in movies have been in two 2020 movies “The Big Ugly” and “The Corruption of Divine Providence”, and she’s now been cast to appear in three upcoming movies: “The Darker the Lake”, “Mesmerized” and “Sugar”.
Awards and nominations
Elyse has been nominated for only one award: the 2018 Union of British Columbia Performers Award for Best Actress in “Orphan Black”.
Love life and husband
Elyse is more or less secretive when it comes to her love life, but it’s known that she has been in a relationship with Maximilien Seweryn since February 2018.
Maximilien was born in France to his Polish father Andrzej Seweryn who is an actor and a film director, and his Lebanese mother Mireille Maalouf who is an actress.
He launched his acting career in 2002 during his teenage years, and has appeared in around 13 movies and TV series – a couple of his most notable performances have been in the 2017 action adventure film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”, the 2018 action series “Fearless”, and the 2019 thriller “Berlin Station”.
Elyse hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated, so as of January 2021, she is in a relationship with Maximilien Seweryn, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Elyse likes to travel, and prefers to spend her time in nature, especially in national parks, rather than in overcrowded cities. She has recently been to the Slot Canyons in Utah, and has shared many pictures taken from it onto her Instagram account.
Elyse if a supporter of the LGBT community, and is also supporting the organization Black Lives Matter.
She has used her fame to encourage people to vote claiming that every person’s vote counts.
Elyse if a dog-lover, and her pet dog Earl can be seen featured in a couple of her Instagram pictures.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma Watson, while a couple of her favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Titanic” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”.
Age, measurements and net worth
Elyse’s age is 35. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.77m), she weighs around 130lbs (58kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-24-33.
As of January 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.