's career as an actor is characterized by its versatility and diversity, portraying roles as varied as the devilishly revenge-obsessed Mrs. Ganush in Drag Me to Hell, to a concentration camp survivor in The Young and the Restless and an adult film director in Nip/Tuck. Raver's work on television, stage, screen and CD continues to reveal her ability to inhabit surprising and challenging characters. Raver's varied guest-starring credits include the hit television shows Eli Stone, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Weeds, Malcolm in the Middle, Cold Case, NYPD Blue, ER and The Practice.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles to further pursue film and television roles, Raver conquered the New York, Chicago and regional stages. Her notable credits include The Seagull at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles; The Women at San Diego Repertory Theatre; I Am a Camera and The Dybbuk at The National Jewish Theater; and A View From the Bridge, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Long Day's Journey Into Night at the Hedgerow Theatre in Philadelphia. Raver's role as Mari Rothka in The Drama Coach at the Shop Theatre Company in Los Angeles earned her both an LA Weekly Theater Award and a Drama-Logue Award.
Raver is also a sought-after voice artist, whose voice will be familiar to audio book listeners. Raver has appeared on the audio editions of such classics as Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence and Kate Douglas Wiggin's Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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