BU College of Fine Arts Announces Kim Raver as the 2023 CFA Convocation Speaker
Actor and producer Kim Raver (CFA’91), known for television roles such as Dr. Teddy Altman on ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy and Audrey Raines on the American crime drama 24, will speak at the 2023 CFA Convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 20.
Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) welcomes television and film actor and producer Kim Raver (CFA’91) as the speaker of the 2023 CFA Convocation ceremony taking place on Saturday, May 20, at 4pm at the BU Track & Tennis Center!
Raver returned to ABC’s medical drama, GREY’S ANATOMY, in the sixteenth season, where she reprised her role as ‘Dr. Teddy Altman,’ the former head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital, making her television directorial debut in season nineteen. She also co-produced with her husband three Lifetime films based on novels by international best-selling author Jane Green: TEMPTING FATE, starring Alyssa Milano and marking Raver’s film directorial debut, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, and FAMLY PICTURES.
Raver recently recurred on the fifth season of Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN, in which she played surgeon ‘Dr. Bergstein,’ as well as on Fox’s APB and BONES. She also reprised her series regular role, ‘Audrey Raines,’ in the Emmy Nominated 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY. Raver was also seen on NBC’s REVOLUTION playing the role of ‘Julia Neville.’ She is also well known for her role as ‘Nico Reilly’ on NBC’s LIPSTICK JUNGLE from creator Candice Bushnell (SEX AND THE CITY).
Raver endeared herself to critics and viewers during the five years she starred as paramedic ‘Kim Zambrano’ on the police-paramedic drama THIRD WATCH. Additionally, Raver had a regular role on the children’s television series SESAME STREET from the ages of six to nine. Other television credits include lead roles in dramas THE NINE and TRINITY, guest-starring roles in THE PRACTICE, SPIN CITY, LAW & ORDER and a recurring role in CENTRAL PARK WEST.
In 2010, she starred in the Lifetime original movie BOND OF SILENCE, in which she played a widow investigating the death of her husband who was mysteriously murdered while trying to quell a wild teenage house party on New Year’s Eve. In 2006, Raver appeared in the feature-film comedy hit NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, opposite Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. Her film credits include PRISONER, with Julian McMahon, CITY HALL, with Al Pacino, MIND THE GAP (directed by Eric Shaeffer) and KEEP YOUR DISTANCE (directed by Stu Pollard). Raver also starred in the 2005 Lifetime movie, HAUNTING SARAH, a chilling supernatural thriller in which she portrayed identical twins.
At the start of her career, Raver was discovered by director Ridley Scott during a commercial shoot. Her big break came with her Broadway debut in the play HOLIDAY, in which she co-starred with Laura Linney and Tony Goldwyn. In addition, Raver co-starred with David Schwimmer and John Spencer in the Williamstown production of THE GLIMMER BROTHERS, written by Warren Leight. As a child, she was a member of oﬀ-Broadway’s first all-children’s theater. A fine arts graduate of Boston University, Raver continues to study theater in New York with teacher and mentor Wynn Handman. She is fluent in French and German, the latter being a language she learned as a child from her German-born mother. Born and raised in New York, Raver now splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2023!
The 2023 CFA Convocation takes place on Saturday, May 20, at 4 pm at the BU Track & Tennis Center (100 Ashford Street).
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Established in 1954, Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is a community of artist-scholars and scholar-artists who are passionate about the fine and performing arts, committed to diversity and inclusion, and determined to improve the lives of others through art. With programs in Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, CFA prepares students for a meaningful creative life by developing their intellectual capacity to create art, shift perspective, think broadly, and master relevant skills. CFA offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, as well as a range of online degrees and certificates. Learn more at bu.edu/cfa.