Merritt Patterson is an actress who has garnered fame for her roles in Pretty Little Liars spin-off Ravenswood as Olivia and E! Network’s TV series The Royals as Ophelia. A hardworking and talented actress, Merritt has established herself both as a television and movie star. She has featured in a good number of TV series and movies in her short but promising career which is growing on a fast lane.
She first featured on a TV screen in 2006 in Kyle XY and also in several other absorbing roles that attracted a huge fan base for her on TV.
Merritt Patterson – Biography, Age
Merritt Patterson was born on the 2nd day of September 1990 in Canada’s province of British Columbia in Whistler town. She was also brought up in Canada alongside her sister, Mackenzie who is said to be the only sibling she has. While there is no much information about her parents, it is known that the name of her father is Dave Patterson.
As per her racial background and educational qualifications, not a thing is known about that. As regards her career in the world of entertainment, Merritt Patterson developed a flair for the showbiz from a very tender age. She began to participate in both dancing competitions and theatrical productions from the very early age of 11.
As she continued to grow, she flourished in it and throughout her high school program, she became even better. Her dedication and passion for dance and theatre saw her clinch her first ever job in the commercial for UNO when she just 15 years of age. She has also featured in a television commercial for the Roger Touch Phones.
Inasmuch as it is as an actress that she has come to make a name for herself and it is what she is mostly associated with, she has also tried her hands on modelling. Very early in her career, Merritt Patterson was part of the 2006 Canadian Herbal Essence Teen Model Search, where she competed against 10,000 other competitors and emerged victoriously.
With modelling as something she has also come to love, she had wanted to continue with it and if possible, make a career out of it. However, because of the fact that she is at a disadvantage as regards her height which is below the average of what one would need to succeed as a model, this dream spiralled out of her reach.
She didn’t get discouraged by that, instead, it spurred her to change her focus to another area she has a passion for which is acting. Initially, she was living in Vancouver but relocated to the city of Los Angeles, California, where she pursued her acting career and currently resides.
Movies And TV Shows
Merritt Patterson made her first ever TV appearance in 2006 when she featured in a guest role as Ashleigh Redmond in the popular family TV series Kyle XY and in 2009, she portrayed the character of Jessica in the movie The Hole, which became her first movie role as an actress.
After her initial appearances in both TV and film, Merritt was sought after by movie producers and directors. She got several brief roles in series and television films including Supernatural (2009), Life Unexpected (2010), The Troop (2011), Iron Invader (2011), Pregnancy Project (2012), Disney Channel’s Radio Rebel (2012), Motive (2016), A Royal Winter (2017), Bad Date Chronicles (2017), and The Christmas Cottage (2017).
She also got to play some leading roles in series such as Ravenswood (2013-2014) as Olivia Matheson, Ophelia Price in The Royals (2015), and The Art of More (2016) as Olivia Brukner.
Merritt starred in movies such as Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) as pretty girl #2, the schoolgirl in Next Door Nightmare (2011), Revel (2012) as Hera, Tracy in Rufus (2012), Wolves (2014) as Angelina Timmins, Primary (2014) as Sara Jaspar, Nicole Greffard in Kid Cannabis (2014). Her most recent movie is Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) where she starred as Cynthia.
Height And Weight
As stated, the actress had wanted to become a model but for her height. Even at that, she is still a very beautiful woman who has a nice body build. When it comes to her height, Merritt Patterson stands only 5 feet 5 inches, which is not the best option when you want to become a model. For her body weight, the Canadian actress weighs 61 kg (134 lb).