Leven Rambin

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Leven Rambin
Leven Rambin.jpg
Rambin in New York, January 16, 2008
Born Leven Alice Rambin
(1990-05-17) May 17, 1990 (age 24)
Houston, Texas, USA
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality American
Education Texas Tech University Independent School District
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 2004–present
Known for The Hunger Games
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
All My Children
Home town Houston, Texas

Leven Alice Rambin (born May 17, 1990)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for playing look-alike half-sisters Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton on All My Children (2004–2008) and her recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, One Tree Hill, Wizards of Waverly Place, and CSI: Miami. She appeared in the 2012 movie The Hunger Games, as the District 1 tribute Glimmer, and appeared as Clarisse La Rue in 2013's fantasy film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

Early life[edit]

Leven Alice Rambin was born in Houston, Texas to Joseph Howard Rambin III and the former Karen Stacy Guthrie, who founded Moody Rambin Estate.[2][3] She also has three siblings, her brother, Joseph Rambin, an older half-sister, Mary Rambin and an older half brother Jay Rambin. Rambin began performing in school plays and studied at the Houston School of Film and Theatre and at St. Francis Episcopal Day School where she starred in her first school play before moving to New York when she got her first major role on All My Children. While acting, she has also pursued her high school diploma through the Texas Tech University Independent School District.[4][5]

Career[edit]

2004-2009: Early works[edit]

Rambin started her career at age of 13, as a series regular on ABC's All My Children, playing the role of Lily Montgomery, the autistic daughter of Jackson Montgomery, played by Walt Willey. It was announced that Rambin had been cast in another role on All My Children, playing the street-smart but lovable older half sister of Lily Montgomery, Ava Benton, where the role only lasted for two consecutive years. Rambin was the only actress from All My Children to be nominated for the 33rd Annual Daytime Awards and 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. She was nominated for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her roles of Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton. She later appeared on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[6]

Rambin appeared on NBC's new series, Lipstick Jungle. Leven filmed a pilot presentation for the CW titled Austin Golden Hour, directed by Sanford Bookstaver. Leven made her feature film debut in Killer Film's independent picture, Gigantic. The film starred Paul Dano. Rambin joined the cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, playing the character Riley Dawson, a school friend and love interest of John Connor.[7] Rambin left the show after filming her last episode "Ourselves Alone".[citation needed]. Rambin landed a recurring role as Sloan Riley, the 18-year old-daughter of Dr. Mark Sloan on the medical-drama, Grey's Anatomy. Rambin briefly returned to All My Children, as Lily Montgomery on January 5, 2010 for the show's 40th Anniversary.[8]

2010-2012: Breakthrough[edit]

Rambin was cast as the daughter of Virginia Madsen and David James Elliott on the ABC television series, Scoundrels.[9] However, the series ended its eight-episode run on August 15, 2010, due to low ratings. Rambin appeared on the Disney Channel show, Wizards of Waverly Place, in the recurring role of Rosie, who is a Guardian Angel turned Angel of Darkness who seduced Justin to steal the Moral Compass; Rambin made her debut on the episode "Everything Rosie for Justin" and left the show after the episode "Wizards vs. Angels". Later, Rambin was cast in the recurring role of Chloe Hall, on the long-running CW series, One Tree Hill. Then later, Rambin was cast as Molly Sloan on the CBS crime-drama CSI: Miami.

It was announced that Lionsgate and director Gary Ross cast Rambin in her first major studio film, in the role of Glimmer, the cut-throat District 1 Tribute in the first film adaption of the popular book series called "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins.[10] In an interview with Seventeen, Rambin explained how she trained for the role, "I did a lot of sword training, which was really challenging. I also did a lot of boxing training and hand-to-hand combat. I just had to get in the mindset of someone who would want to do that every day! It was cool because I pushed myself physically and mentally. I couldn’t be vain about being sweating and smelling gross or worry about taking a hit or two.".[11] After the film's success, Rambin and the cast of The Hunger Games went on a The Hunger Games Convention Tour and also appeared in The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games.

Later, Further film roles include Chasing Mavericks, which is based on a real life story about a surfer called Jay Moriarty. In the film, Leven played the lead love interest called Kim Moriarty.[12] Rambin later starred in the music video for Green Day's "Stray Heart" which was officially released on November 7, 2012.

2013-present: Upcoming projects[edit]

Rambin had a lead role in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, playing Clarisse La Rue, a hot-tempered, arrogant, large, and strong demigod (also the lead counselor of the Ares Cabin 5) and Percy's rival throughout the story.[13] In an interview with comingsoon.net, Rambin explained her casting and her time as a brunette, "Yeah, I was really lucky that Thor was able to see me as a brunette with this blonde hair. That's not typically the first thing that comes to mind when you look at me, I don't think. But when I put on that wig – luckily they didn't dye my hair – and change my physicality a lot... Nothing against brunettes – I still felt beautiful. But I felt a lot less inhibited, and I felt down to be a little more brash and powerful and strong. I kind of hid behind all this brown hair, and it gave me the power and confidence to verbally rip this one over here. [Laughs.]".[14] Her portrayal as Clarisse was met with mostly positive reviews.

Later, Rambin had been cast as Daisy in the upcoming romantic comedy, Two Night Stand, which is set to premiere in 2014. Rambin will also appear in the comedy drama, Walter as Kendall, the main love-interest of the title character. Rambin will also appear in 7 Minutes, as Kate. She was cast as Natalie in The Tomorrow People, who will appear in the final three episodes of its season.


She has been dating True Blood actor Jim Parrack since the spring of 2014. The two became engaged in August 2014.[15]

Rambin is a fashion enthusiast and has written several editorials on New York Fashion Week for Paper Magazine and Page Six Magazine. Rambin is very passionate about Autism research and awareness as well as the humane treatment of animals.[16] Rambin is also involved with Surf for Life, an organization that creates educational and cultural development projects in coastal communities around the world.[16]

Filmography[edit]

List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Gigantic Missy Thaxton
2010 Babe Sarah Short film
Case 219 Carla Evans
2012 The Hunger Games Glimmer
The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games Herself/Glimmer Documentary
Chasing Mavericks Kim Moriarity
2013 Isolated Ambassador for Peace
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Clarisse La Rue
2014 Two Night Stand Daisy Completed
Seven Minutes Kate Post-production
Walter Kendall Post-production
List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2010 All My Children Lily Montgomery & Ava Benton Main cast;162 episodes
Nominated—Outstanding Female Newcomer
Nominated—Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
2006 The Book of Daniel Caroline Paxton Main cast;4 episodes
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Reagan Michaels Episode: "Responsible"
2008 Lipstick Jungle Chloe Jamison Episode: "Chapter Four: Bombay Highway"
Austin Golden Hour Annie TV film
2008–2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Riley Dawson Recurring cast;10 episodes
2009–2010 Grey's Anatomy Sloan Riley Recurring role;5 episodes
2010 Good Morning Rabbit Dumbleshe Episode: "National Hamburger Day"
Private Practice Sloan Riley Episode: "Another Second Chance"
Scoundrels Heather West Main cast;8 episodes
2011 Wizards of Waverly Place Rosie Recurring role;3 episodes
CSI: Miami Molly Sloan Recurring role;4 episodes
One Tree Hill Chloe Hall Recurring role;3 episodes
2014 The Tomorrow People Natalie Recurring role, scheduled for 3 episodes.

Music Videos[edit]

Song Year Artist Director Reference(s)
"Stray Heart" 2012 Green Day Robert Schober N/A

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Work Result
2005 19th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Female Newcomer Lily Montgomery Nominated
2006 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton
2007 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VD2Z-5JR
  2. ^ http://www.chron.com/entertainment/article/Houston-teen-has-recurring-role-on-All-My-1557197.php
  3. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/native-houstonian-will-be-featured-on-conan-obrien-tonight-to-discuss-new-movie-percy-jackson-sea-of-monsters-218597151.html
  4. ^ Usigan, Ysolt. "Cyber School Halls of Fame". KRQE. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Leven Rambin: 'I'm not too young to wed'". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  6. ^ "Leven Rambin Biography". buddyTV. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ Mitovich, Matt (2008-06-18). "TV's Terminator Sets Sights on Soap Starlet". Today’s News: Our Take (TV Guide). Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  8. ^ Barr, Riegel, Rambin and La Rue Return for AMC 40th Anniversary, By Luke Kerr on November 11, 2009, Daytime Confidential
  9. ^ Scoop: McSteamy's daughter joins 'Scoundrels', by Michael Ausiello, February 22, 2010, Entertainment Weekly
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike (April 19, 2011). "'Hunger Games' Sets Leven Rambin For Glimmer Role". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 22, 2011. 
  11. ^ "The Hunger Games star Leven Rambin reveals juicy movie scoop!". Seventeen. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Mixing business with pleasure: Buff Gerard Butler larks around with pretty co-star Leven Rambin on set of new surfing movie". Daily Mail (London). 15 October 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "A Chat with the Demigods of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.people.com/article/jim-parrack-leven-rambin-engaged
  16. ^ a b "Leven Rambin Biography". Leven Rambin. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 

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