Kim Raver
Kim Raver
as Teddy Altman

Actor Biography

Kim Raver returned to ABC's medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" in the 14th season, where she reprised her role as Teddy Altman, the former head of cardiothoracic surgery at the Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. She also co-produced with her husband three Lifetime films based on novels by international bestselling author Jane Green: "Tempting Fate," starring Alyssa Milano and marking Raver's directorial debut, "To Have and To Hold" and "Family Pictures."

Raver recently recurred on the fifth season of Showtime's "Ray Donovan," in which she played surgeon Dr. Bergstein, as well as recurring 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 6 to 9. 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 famed 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.