House of Lies Exclusive: Dawn Olivieri on the Role of a Lifetime

On House of Lies - which premieres this Sunday at 10 p.m. on Showtime - Dawn Olivieri plays Monica Talbot, a woman the actress describes as "narcissistic, manipulative" and willing to do anything to get what she wants.

In other words, Olivieri told me over the phone, it's her "dream character."

Viewers will get an immediate impression of Monica in the first few seconds of the pilot episode, as it opens with her lying naked in bed alongside her ex-husband and top business rival, Don Cheadle's Marty Kaan. Look for these two to often be in compromising positions together. Read More...


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