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Marie Avgeropoulos

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Marie Avgeropoulos
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Avgeropoulos at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born (1986-06-17) June 17, 1986 (age 31)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2009–present

Marie Avgeropoulos (/ævɛrɔːˈplɔːs/; born June 17, 1986)[1][2] is a Canadian actress and model with Greek ancestry. 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.[3][4]

Career

After studying broadcast journalism for two years in her hometown, Avgeropoulos moved to Europe. Several months later, she came back to Canada and settled in Vancouver. Avgeropoulos 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. He 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.

Early in 2013, Avgeropoulos made her break-out in television after being cast for a recurring role in The CW's Cult.[5] However, the series failed to attract viewers and after episode 7, the show was canceled. 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 Octavia Blake.[3][4]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Valli Wooley
2010 Random Walk Short film
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Aphrodite Girl
2010 Hunt to Kill Kim Rhodes
2011 50/50 Allison
2012 Fugitive at 17 Holly
2015 Tracers Nikki
2015 Numb Cheryl
2015 Isolation Nina
2016 Remarkable Life, AA Remarkable Life Chelsea
2016 Dead Rising: Endgame Sandra Lowe

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Supernatural Taylor "After School Special"
2009 Harper's Island Stacy "Bang"
2009 Guard, TheThe Guard Jeanette "Body Parts"
2009 Sorority Wars Missy TV film
2010 Troop, TheThe Troop Sarah "Speed"
2010 Fringe Leah / Waitress "Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver", "White Tulip"
2010 Smoke Screen Suzi TV film
2010 Human Target Jamie Hartloff "The Other Side of the Mall"
2011 Eureka Bonnie "Reprise"
2011 Hiccups Terry "Sexual Healing"
2012 Fugitive at 17 Holly Hamilton TV film
2012 Walking the Halls Amber TV film
2012 Inbetweeners, TheThe Inbetweeners Samantha Recurring role
2013 90210 Cassie McCoy "The Empire State Strikes Back"
2013 Cult Kirstie Nelson Recurring role
2014-present 100, TheThe 100 Octavia Blake Main role

References

  1. ^ Brett Malec (15 April 2015). "Taylor Lautner and Girlfriend Marie Avgeropoulos "Very Happy" Together After 10 Months of Dating". E! Online. ...and the 27-year-old Canadian actress 
  2. ^ "Thunder Bay starlet Marie Avgeropoulos snags Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner". NNL. 31 July 2013. Marie Avgeropoulos born 17 June 1986... 
  3. ^ a b Day, Carla (29 October 2014). "'The 100' Interview: Marie Avgeropoulos on Octavia and Lincoln's Sacrifices for Each Other". BuddyTV. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Jancelewicz, Chris (3 April 2014). "Marie Avgeropoulos Talks 'The 100,' Octavia, And Her 'Neil Armstrong Moment'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Gelman, Vlada; Gelman, Vlada (1 March 2013). "Pilot Scoop: Cult Actress Is One of CW's Hundred". TVLine. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 

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