Versatility and drive were the keys to Emmanuelle Vaugier's long-lasting and successful career as a character actress. Born on June 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada of French ancestry, Vaugier always wanted to become an actress, and as a young girl, dreamt of playing the lead in the musical "Annie" (1982). She launched her career as a model before landing featured roles in countless made-for-TV movies like "The Halfback of Notre Dame" (Hallmark, 1996) and "The Beach Boys: An American Family" (ABC, 2000). Vaugier also guest starred on such programs as the supernatural drama "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006) as a gypsy doctor, the crime drama "Veronica Mars" (UPN, 2004-06, 2006-07), and on the short-lived series "North Shore" (Fox, 2004-05). Vaugier's career continued gaining momentum with recurring roles on "Smallville" (The WB, 2001-06; The CW, 2006-11), as Lex Luthor's love interest, and on "One Tree Hill" (The WB, 2003-06; The CW, 2006-12), as the loyal girlfriend of Bryan Greenberg. Vaugier further padded her résumé with appearances in films like the romantic comedy "40 Days and 40 Nights" (2002) and "Secondhand Lions" (2003). Beginning in 2005, Vaugier gained mainstream appeal with a recurring role on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003-15), as a ballet teacher and the fiancée of Charlie Sheen's playboy Charlie Harper. After many years of being typecast as eye candy, Vaugier flexed her acting muscles as a detective on the hit procedural "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004-13) and on the action-drama "Covert Affairs" (USA Network, 2010-14), as a feisty blogger.
By Candy Cuenco