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) 17 June 1986 (age 36)
NationalityCanadian, Greek
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2009–present

Marie Avgeropoulos (/ævɛrɔːˈplɔːs/; born 17 June 1986)[1] 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).[2][3]

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.[4] 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 Octavia Blake.[2][3]

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.[5] She was then charged with domestic violence.[6] Avgeropoulos's boyfriend wants the charges against the actress dropped as he said she doesn't pose a threat.[7]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

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 A Remarkable Life Chelsea
2016 Dead Rising: Endgame Sandra Lowe

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Eureka Bonnie Episode: "Reprise"
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]

  1. "Thunder Bay starlet Marie Avgeropoulos snags Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner". NNL. 31 July 2013. Marie Avgeropoulos born 17 June 1986...
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jancelewicz, Chris (3 April 2014). "Marie Avgeropoulos Talks 'The 100,' Octavia, And Her 'Neil Armstrong Moment'". HuffPost. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  4. Gelman, Vlada; Gelman, Vlada (1 March 2013). "Pilot Scoop: Cult Actress Is One of CW's Hundred". TVLine. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  5. "'The 100' Star Marie Avgeropoulos Charged With Domestic Violence, BF Wants It Dropped". TMZ.
  6. "The 100's Marie Avgeropoulos Charged After Domestic Violence Arrest". E! News. 17 September 2018.
  7. "'The 100' Star Marie Avgeropoulos Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Boyfriend". 17 September 2018.

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