Marie Avgeropoulos (//; born 17 June 1986) is a Canadian actress and model. She is best known for her role as Octavia Blake on The CW’s post-apocalyptic science fiction television series The 100 (2014–present).
Early life[change | change source]
Avgeropoulos was born on 17 June 1986 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She grew up fishing, hunting and camping, spending most of her free time outdoors. Avgeropoulos started playing drums when she was 16. 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.
Career[change | change source]
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. 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.
Personal life[change | change source]
The 32-year-old actress and her 41-year-old boyfriend allegedly began arguing in a car on the Ventura (134) Freeway shortly after midnight 5 August 2018. Avgeropoulos was accused of striking him multiple times in the head, neck and arm, resulting in minor injuries, according to the District Attorney’s Office. She was then charged with domestic violence. Avgeropoulos's boyfriend wants the charges against the actress dropped as he said she doesn't pose a threat.
Filmography[change | change source]
Film[change | change source]
|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|
|2012||Fugitive at 17||Holly|
|2016||A Remarkable Life||Chelsea|
|2016||Dead Rising: Endgame||Sandra Lowe|
Television[change | change source]
|2009||Supernatural||Taylor||Episode: "After School Special"|
|2009||Harper's Island||Stacy||Episode: "Bang"|
|2009||The Guard||Jeanette||Episode: "Body Parts"|
|2009||Sorority Wars||Missy||Television film|
|2010||The Troop||Sarah||Episode: "Speed"|
|2010||Fringe||Leah / Waitress||2 episodes|
|2010||Smoke Screen||Suzi||Television film|
|2010||Human Target||Jamie Hartloff||Episode: "The Other Side of the Mall"|
|2011||Hiccups||Terry||Episode: "Sexual Healing"|
|2012||Fugitive at 17||Holly Hamilton||Television film|
|2012||Walking the Halls||Amber||Television film|
|2012||The Inbetweeners||Samantha||4 episodes|
|2013||90210||Cassie McCoy||Episode: "The Empire State Strikes Back"|
|2013||Cult||Kirstie Nelson||10 episodes|
|2014–2020||The 100||Octavia Blake||67 episodes|
References[change | change source]
- "Thunder Bay starlet Marie Avgeropoulos snags Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner". NNL. 31 July 2013.
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- Day, Carla (29 October 2014). "'The 100' Interview: Marie Avgeropoulos on Octavia and Lincoln's Sacrifices for Each Other". BuddyTV. Archived from the original on 2 October 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- Jancelewicz, Chris (3 April 2014). "Marie Avgeropoulos Talks 'The 100,' Octavia, And Her 'Neil Armstrong Moment'". HuffPost. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- Gelman, Vlada; Gelman, Vlada (1 March 2013). "Pilot Scoop: Cult Actress Is One of CW's Hundred". TVLine. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- "'The 100' Star Marie Avgeropoulos Charged With Domestic Violence, BF Wants It Dropped". TMZ.
- "The 100's Marie Avgeropoulos Charged After Domestic Violence Arrest". E! News. 17 September 2018.
- "'The 100' Star Marie Avgeropoulos Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Boyfriend". 17 September 2018.
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