Elyse Marie Levesque is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for playing Chloe Armstrong in the Syfy original series Stargate Universe and the witch Genevieve in The Originals.
Elyse Levesque began acting at age 11, when she became part of a repertory company of young actors for the acclaimed children’s television series The Incredible Story Studio. In addition, she did commercial work, and went on to do a two-year stint playing the villainous Dr. Maxine Rich on the futuristic children’s series 2030 CE.
Following high school, Levesque traveled the world for two years as a model working in Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Spain, and France before returning to Canada to study fine arts. In 2006, Levesque moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to focus on a full-time acting career. She immediately enrolled in acting classes, and began to land parts in a number of television and film projects. She has taken on diverse roles ranging from Virginia (Cissy) Poe, the ailing wife of Edgar Allan Poe, in the Masters of Horror episode “The Black Cat”, to a flame-wielding bog witch in Flash Gordon. She has also made guest appearances in Smallville, Men in Trees, and a variety of other TV shows for both Canadian and American media markets.
She portrayed Chloe Armstrong, the daughter of a US Senator in the Syfy original series, Stargate Universe.
In 2014 she played the role of the witch Genevieve in the first season of The Vampire Diaries-spin-off The Originals.