Who is Merritt Patterson? biography wiki
Merritt Patterson was born in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada on September 2, 1990 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds Canadian citizenship.
She is an actress who gained recognition after portraying Olivia in the supernatural teen drama “Ravenswood” in 2013 and 2014, which starred Nicole Gale Anderson, Tyler Blackburn and Steven Cabral, and about five people who are cursed by a fate that has haunted Ravenswood for decades. The series is a spinoff of the teen drama thriller series “Pretty Little Liars,” and although it was to become popular, “Ravenswood” didn’t attract many viewers and ended after just 10 episodes.
Childhood and education
Merritt was raised as an only child in Whistler by her father who owns a small store and her mother who teaches at a local elementary school. Merritt became interested in acting at the age of seven, when her parents took her to the theater to see her first play.
She attended a public secondary school where she was physically active, as she played football and tennis, and after being motivated by her teacher, she appeared in her first school play and later joined the club. school theatre. After enrolling in 2008, she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her acting career and studied acting in college, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2013.
Roles in television series
Merritt made her first television series appearance in 2006, when she portrayed Ashleigh Redmond in the “Diving In” and “Endgame” episodes of the sci-fi series “Kyle XY,” which starred Matt Dallas, Marguerite MacIntyre and Bruce Thomas, and is about to be a teenager who cannot express his anger, joy or love and is taken in by a foster family. The film won two awards and was nominated for 11 more.
In 2009, she guest-starred in the episode “After School Special” of the dark fantasy series “Supernatural”, about two brothers who hunt supernatural creatures such as monsters and gods, – the series was a enormous success, winning 38 awards and being nominated for 121 more, including three Primetime Emmys.
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Merritt then appeared in single episodes of the series “Life Unexpected” in 2010, and “The Troop” in 2011, while she was later invited to play the role of Ashley Brouillette in the drama series “The Selection”. in 2012, but the pilot episode was not picked up by any network. She rose to some fame in the United States after playing lead character Ophelia Pryce in the 2015 prime-time soap opera ‘The Royals’, which also starred Joan Collins, Williams Moseley and Alexandra Park, and which speaks of a made-up British royal family. living in modern London.
Two of Merritt’s most recent television series roles were in the 2016 episode “Natural Selection” of the Canadian police procedural crime drama “Motive,” in which she portrayed Liz Kerr, and the American web series “The Art of More” in the main character Olivia Brukner in 2016 as well.
Appearances in films
Merritt made her first film appearance in 2009, when she played Jessica in the dark fantasy 3D horror film “The Hole,” which starred Teri Polo, Chris Massoglia and Haley Bennet, about two brothers who find a hole in the basement of their new home. which leads to their darkest fears and nightmares. The film’s director, Joe Dante, received a 3-D award at the Venice Film Festival for his work on the film.
The following year, Merritt made a guest appearance in the critically acclaimed fantasy film “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”, which stars Logan Lerman and Kevin McKidd and is about a teenager who learns he is the son of a Greek god. . In 2011, she starred in the short film “The Schoolgirl”, before being chosen to play secondary character Claire in the science fiction film “Iron Invader”, directed by Paul Ziller. In 2012, she starred in the short film “Revel” as Hera, and in the Canadian horror film “Rufus” as Tracy before playing Maddie in the 2012 drama film “The Pregnancy Project” which went unnoticed.
Merritt also portrayed Stacy DeBane in the teen drama “Radio Rebel,” which aired on the Disney Channel.
2014 saw her play supporting characters in the biographical comedy crime film ‘Kid Cannabis’ and the crime thriller ‘Primary’, before being asked to star alongside Lucas Till and Jason Momoa in the film. Canadian action horror movie “Wolves”. , about a teenager who, while trying to find out more about his family, finds a town full of lycans. The following year, Merritt appeared in the drama film ‘Damaged’ which follows a friendship born under difficult circumstances, and she went on to appear in three films in 2017 – the French romantic comedy ‘Bad Date Chronicles’, the fantasy family drama film “A Royal Winter” and romantic comedy-drama “The Christmas Cottage”.
Merritt then starred as Cynthia Zamperini in the Christian drama film “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” which tells the true story of Louis Zamperini who was an Olympian and fought in World War II. The film was nominated for five awards, while Merritt was nominated for a Grace Award for Most Inspirational Performance in Film.
Some of Merritt’s most recent film appearances have been in the 2018 romantic film “Christmas at the Palace”, the romantic drama “Picture a Perfect Christmas” and the romantic comedy “Forever in My Heart” both in 2019.
Love life and her boyfriend
Merritt has hidden details of her love life from the media, but she recently uploaded a photo with the man known as JR Ringer to her Instagram account.
According to internet rumors, Merritt and JR have been together since 2018, introduced by a mutual friend at a party. JR works as a talent agent and received special thanks for his contribution to the making of the comedy-drama “5 Years Apart”. The two are also believed to be living together but are not planning to get married or have children anytime soon as they are focused on their careers.
There are rumors that Merritt was in a long-term relationship with her college sweetheart before she met JR
The two were said to be dating for over two years before deciding to go their separate ways as they planned to live in different states and did not want to have a long distance relationship.
Hobbies and other interests
Merritt loves listening to music, and two of her favorite genres are pop and rock while some of her favorite bands and performers are Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and AC/DC – she can play guitar and piano. She practiced dance during high school, but quit after a year. She enjoys reading books, with two of her favorite writers being Nicholas Sparks and Guillaume Musso and their books “Dear John” and “Will You Be There”.
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Merritt’s main hobby is travelling, and she has been to many US states, mostly to shoot movies and TV series, but she has also been to Europe twice, visiting London in England and Paris in France, which she believes to be the two most attractive European destinations.
Some of his favorite Hollywood actors and actresses are Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lopez while some of his favorite movies are “Titanic”, “Notting Hill” and “The Wedding Planner”.
Appearance and net worth
Merit is 29 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) tall and weighs around 58 kg (128 lb). As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million.