Dead & Breakfast
''I feel sort of lucky knowing exactly what I was getting into. Some years we'd have a great Christmas and get all kinds of cool presents, and there was just lots of activity and clearly lots of money in the house. Then the next year, Christmas would be like four presents and I'd be like, 'What happened? Did you get a film this year, Dad?'' Ever Carradine.
Born into a family of actors including dad Robert, uncles David and Keith, as well as grandfather John, Ever Carradine entered the show biz with TV appearances, notably as the ditzy Pepper (1997-1998) on ''Veronica's Closet'' and as Neve Campbell's rival, Rosalie (1998), on ''Party of Five.'' She played the sweet but insecure trophy wife Tiffany Porter on ABC drama series "Once and Again" (1999-2002) and portrayed president USA's press secretary/speech writer on ABC presidential administration and family drama series "Commander in Chief" (2005-2006). She reportedly will play a recurring role as an FBI agent on the upcoming seventh season of FOX hit action/drama/thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland, "24."
Meanwhile, the 5' 9" actress with green eyes and blond hair has appeared in the films "Foxfire" (1996), "Lost & Found" (1999), "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001), "Bubble Boy" (2001), "Life Without Dick" (2002), "My Boss's Daughter" (2003), "Dead & Breakfast" (2004), and "Constellation" (2005). She will act opposite Michele Hicks in the upcoming film "The Adventures of Beatle Boyin."
Childhood and Family:
A member of one of Hollywood’s most famous acting clans, Ever Dawn Carradine was born on August 6, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, to actor Robert Carradine and his wife Susan Snyder. Her grandfather is Daytime Emmy Award-winning character actor John Carradine and her uncles are famous actors David (of ''Kill Bill'' fame) and Keith Carradine (also an Academy Award-winning songwriter). She is also the cousin of model-turned-actress Martha Plimpton. Neighbor and actress Anne Lockhart (as Lieutenant Sheba on the late 1970s TV series "Battlestar Galactica") was Ever's babysitter for first five years of her life.
Ever initially studied anthropological and sociological for two years at the Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She later switched her major to theater and graduated in 1996, becoming the first in her famous family to earn a college degree. When she returned to Los Angeles, she began finding work in television although her father was against her becoming an actress.
On October 1, 2005, Ever Carradine married her present husband, Coby Brown. When not honing her craft, Ever enjoys horseback-riding, bowling, and playing Scrabble. She lives in Los Angeles.
Commander in Chief
Born into one of Hollywood's most prominent family, Ever Carradine first appeared on screen at age six playing an uncredited role in the Western film starring her father and uncles, "The Long Riders" (1980). She didn't return to the screen until 1996, shortly after her graduation from college. She marked her professional acting debut in that year with a guest spot in an episode of CBS mystery/medical/crime drama series "Diagnosis: Murder" and with a bit part as a girl in printshop in director Annette Haywood-Carter's film adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' novel, "Foxfire," starring Angelina Jolie.
In the following years, Carradine landed two recurring roles, as the earnest airhead, Pepper (1997-1998), on NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet," and as Neve Campbell's home wrecking rival, Rosalie (1998), on FOX dramatic TV series "Party of Five." She also co-starred with Mark Feuerstein on NBC short-lived sitcom "Conrad Bloom" (1998) and starred as Tiffany Porter, the sweet but insecure trophy wife, on ABC drama series "Once and Again" (1999-2002).
Meanwhile, Carradine was spotted as a guest in an episode of HBO sketch comedy "Tracey Takes On...," UPN sci-fi/drama "The Sentinel," and the sitcom "Alright Already." She also appeared in the made-for-television movies "Born Into Exile" (1997; starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Gina Philips) and "Chicks" (1999; with Meredith Salenger and Heather Burns). Additionally, moviegoers could catch her supporting David Spade and Sophie Marceau in Jeff Pollack's romantic comedy film, "Lost & Found" (1999), playing the love interest of Spade's lead character.
Entering the new millennium, Carradine continued to guest starred in such TV shows as NBC sitcom "Just Shoot Me!," The WB short-lived sitcom "Nikki" as well as popular, Emmy-winning NBC sitcoms "Will & Grace" and "3rd Rock from the Sun." She also added to her resume with roles in the films like Matt Brown's indie ensemble romantic comedy "Ropewalk" (2000; co-starred with Peter Facinelli and Michele Hicks), writer/director/starrer Kevin Smith's mainstream hit "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001; Carradine plays Jay's (played by Jason Mewes) mother), and Blair Hayes' Pee Wee-like movie, "Bubble Boy" (2001; as Lisa, the sister of Dave Sheridan's Mark).
2002 saw Carradine starred in Devon Gummersall's film "Robbing 'Hef" and supported Sarah Jessica Parker, Harry Connick Jr. and Johnny Knoxville in writer/director Bix Skahill's romantic crime/comedy "Life Without Dick." She also starred in an ABC unsold single-camera comedy pilot titled "Couples."
Afterwards, Carradine was cast in David Zucker's romantic comedy movie starring Ashton Kutcher and Tara Reid, "My Boss's Daughter" (2003), and co-starred with uncle David in Matthew Leutwyler's horror spoof "Dead & Breakfast" (2004). During this time, she co-starred with John Corbett on FX short-lived, but critically acclaimed dark comedy series "Lucky," as well as guest starred in an episode of ABC's political drama series "Line of Fire," popular, Emmy-winning CBS cop/crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and FOX medical drama "House M.D."
From 2005 to 2006, Carradine starred on ABC presidential administration and family drama series "Commander in Chief," playing Kelly Ludlow, the press secretary/speech writer of Geena Davis' president character. Meanwhile, she appeared in Chris Hall's romantic comedy movie "Lucky 13" (2005) and in writer/director Jordan Walker-Pearlman's southern drama film "Constellation" (2005), as Celeste Korngold, the niece of David Clennon's character. She also could be seen in an episode of Emmy and Golden Globe-winning medical drama on ABC, "Grey's Anatomy," and in two episodes of ABC romantic dramedy starring Anne Heche, "Men in Trees."
TV viewers recently caught Carradine in the made-for-television movie "Cleaverville" (2007) as well as guest starring in an episode of NBC cop/crime drama series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and ABC cop/legal drama "Women's Murder Club." Next, she will play the title role of a sharp neurologist with bi-polar disorder on FOX movie "The Madness of Jane" and reportedly will play a recurring role as an FBI agent on the upcoming seventh season of FOX hit action/drama/thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland, "24."
Carradine is currently working on her upcoming film project, "The Adventures of Beatle Boyin," a drama/comedy by writer/director Donna Robinson with Michele Hicks in the title role.