Merritt Wever

Actress
An effortlessly protean character performer who excelled in independent features and on television since her teenage years, Merritt Wever rose to prominence as the affable, but trepidatious nurse-in-training Zoey Barkow ... Read more »
Born: 01/06/1980 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Nurse Jackie 2008 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Birdman 2014 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

New Girl 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Remember Sunday 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

The Strange Ones 2010 (Movie)

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Tiny Furniture 2010 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

The Missing Person 2009 (Movie)

Mabel (Actor)

Righteous Kill 2008 (Movie)

Rape Victim (Actor)

Into the Wild 2007 (Movie)

Lori (Actor)

Michael Clayton 2007 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Hole in One 2005 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Law & Order 1996 - 1997, 2002, 2005 (Tv Show)

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Season of Youth 2003 (Movie)

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The Wire 2003 (Tv Show)

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Bringing Rain 2002 (Movie)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

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Signs 2002 (Movie)

Tracey Abernathy (Actor)

Series 7 2001 (Movie)

Lindsay (Actor)

The Adventures of Sebastian Cole 1999 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

Momo Haines (Actor)

Arresting Gena 1998 (Movie)

Tammy (Actor)

Blue River (TV Show)

Actor

Something the Lord Made (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An effortlessly protean character performer who excelled in independent features and on television since her teenage years, Merritt Wever rose to prominence as the affable, but trepidatious nurse-in-training Zoey Barkow on "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2009- ). Prior to her breakthrough role, Wever navigated the world of indie features while often guest starring on a number of high-profile TV series. She made her onscreen debut in the television movie "Blue River" (Fox, 1995) and was on the big screen for the first time in "Arresting Gina" (1997). After taking a break to attend college, Wever landed a major role in the black comedy "Series 7: The Contenders" (2001) and a small part in M. Night Shyamalan's hit sci-fi thriller "Signs" (2002), before elevating her profile with "Something the Lord Made" (HBO, 2004) and a recurring role on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07). After a small, but pivotal part in "Michael Clayton" (2007), she proved herself more than capable to serve as star Edie Falco's foil on "Nurse Jackie," which earned her a loyal following atop of critical acclaim. Of course, she maintained her footing in the indie film world with roles in "The Messenger" (2009) and "Tiny Furniture" (2010), though it was her turn on "Nurse Jackie" that served as a platform for her ascendant career.

Relationships

Noah Buschel Director

Companion
Directed Merritt in his debut film, "Bringing Rain" (2003)

EDUCATION

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

New York , New York

Sarah Lawrence College

Yonkers , New York

Milestones

2013

Featured on "New Girl"

2010

Starred opposite Annette Benning in the Geffen Playhouse production of "Female Of The Species"

2009

Cast as Zoey, a sweet-natured nurse-in-training, in Showtime's dark comedy "Nurse Jackie"

2007

Re-teamed with Noah Buschel for the biopic, "Neal Cassady"

2007

Featured in the Sean Penn directed, "Into the Wild"

2006

Had a recurring role on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" as Suzanne

2005

Starred in Ed Zwick's ill-fated ABC pilot, "1/4life" (never aired)

2004

Had a small role in the HBO film, "Something the Lord Made"

2003

Co-starred in Noah Buschel's directorial debut, "Bringing Rain"

2003

Appeared in the Off-Broadway play, "Cavedweller"

2003

Cast in Brooke Berman's Off-Broadway play, "Smashing"

2002

Had a small role in M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs"

2001

Co-starred as one of the contenders in "Series 7: The Contenders"

1998

Appeared in "The Adventures of Sebastian Cole"

1997

Made screen debut in the independent feature, "Arresting Gena"

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