Marie Avgeropoulos

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Marie Avgeropoulos
Marie Avgeropoulos 2013 Comic-Con (cropped).jpg
Avgeropoulos at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, model, musician
Years active 2009–present

Marie Avgeropoulos is a Canadian actress and model. Her break-out role was as Valli Wooley in the 2009 film I Love You, Beth Cooper directed by Chris Columbus. Since then, she has appeared in more film and TV roles: as Kirstie in Cult, as Kim Rhodes in Hunt to Kill, and the sci-fi series The 100 as Octavia Blake.[1][2]

Career[edit]

After studying Broadcast Journalism for 2 years in her hometown, Avgeropoulos decided to move to Europe. Several months later, she came back to Canada and settled in Vancouver. Marie started playing drums when she was 16. One of her friends invited her for a casting call in Vancouver which happened to be looking for drummers. A talent agent recognized her talent and invited her to appear in various national commercials. She caught the attention of director Chris Columbus and hired Avgeropoulos for I Love You, Beth Cooper, which became her first feature film role. Her appearance in the film gave her the opportunities to star in more films and television shows.

In 2010, Avgeropoulos was cast as Kim Rhodes in the film Hunt to Kill, which became her break-out role. She was later featured in the Golden Globe-nominated film, 50/50 in 2011.

Early in 2013, Avgeropoulos made her break-out in television after being cast for a recurring role in The CW's Cult. However, the series failed to attract viewers and after episode 7, the show was cancelled. The remaining six episodes of the show were broadcast later in the summer.

Not long after the show ended, The CW cast her as one of the main characters in their new sci-fi, The 100 to portray the character of Octavia Blake. The show is currently in its second season and has become her most successful work to date.

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Valli Wooley
Sorority Wars Missy TV Film
2010 Random Walk Short Film
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Aphrodite Girl
Hunt to Kill Kim Rhodes
Smoke Screen Suzi TV Film
2011 50/50 Allison
2012 Walking the Halls Amber
Fugitive at 17 Holly Hamilton TV film
2015 Tracers Nikki Post-production
A Remarkable Life Chelsea Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Supernatural Taylor Episode: "After School Special"
Harper's Island Stacy DeKnight Episode: "Bang"
The Guard Jeanette Episode: "Body Parts"
2010 The Troop Sarah Episode: "Speed"
Fringe Leah 2 episodes
Human Target Jamie Hartloff Episode: The Other Side of the Mall
2011 Eureka Bonnie Episode: Reprise
Hiccups Terry Episode: Sexual Healing
2012 The Inbetweeners Samantha 4 episodes
2013 Cult Kirstie Nelson/Reynolds Recurring cast;10 Episodes
90210 Cassie McCoy Episode: The Empire State Strikes Back
2014– The 100 Octavia Blake Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ Day, Carla. "'The 100' Interview: Marie Avgeropoulos on Octavia and Lincoln's Sacrifices for Each Other". BuddyTV (Oct 29, 2014). Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jancelewicz, Chris (3 April 2014). "Marie Avgeropoulos Talks 'The 100,' Octavia, And Her 'Neil Armstrong Moment'". Huff Post. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 

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