Merritt Wever ( born in 1980 in New York City, New York) is an American actress who was active primarily as a stage actress at the beginning of her career. Notoriety she gained in the German speaking mainly by some of her film appearances, as well as for her roles in both the television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Nurse Jackie.
Life and career
Born in 1980 in the Big Apple Wever also grew in her hometown, specifically in Downtown New York, the actual Lower Manhattan, and attended in youth the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, at the already large number made of well-known people graduate. After Wever was also there with flying colors, they came to Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers. Wever, who was trained almost exclusively in New York to become an actress, collected soon after first experiences at off-Broadway, where she took part in various productions. She worked in various productions to her debut in the film and television, she was a teenager when she landed a role in the movie Blue River in 1995. After she participated in 1996, among others in the movie Tough, she was honored at the Festival of the same year the First Run Movie for her performance as Best Actress. After that she has seen no significant additional performance more this year and returned the following year back to the screen where they could be seen among others in the two Dramas Arresting Gena and Alaska. Furthermore, they came in this year at their first appearance in a television series, when she appeared in an episode of Law & Order, in which it was also used in 2002 and 2005, in each case an episode.
After a further film appearances in Strike! - Girls to power! and The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, both of which appeared in 1998, followed by a brief hiatus for Wever, before she returned to the film business again in 2001. She starred in Series 7: The Contenders and the U.S. feature film Signs - Signs ( 2002) and in the same year, also in an episode of Criminal Intent - used Criminal Intent, a spin-off of Law & Order. By 2003, followed an appearance in an episode of The Wire, as well as a role in the drama Season of Youth. In addition Wever learned in the published also in 2003 film Bringing Rain her later life partner Noah Buschel know who wrote both the screenplay for this film as well as a director was used. By the time followed for Wever increasingly demanding roles, so they acted in 2004 in the film A Hole in One on the side of Michelle Williams and Meat Loaf and was also in a work of God on the side of some well-known actors to see.
2005 was followed by an appearance in an episode of NCIS, and each commitment in the dramas and 1/4life The end of innocence. Wever, who had gathered little experience in turning of television series up to this point, was established in 2006 for a larger supporting role in the cast of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, where they came from then as Suzanne in twelve episodes to use (up to 2007 ). Furthermore, it was used in 2007 in a series of Conviction. The following year, Wever was summoned in three notable film productions. She played with, among others, in the films Michael Clayton, Into the Wild, as well as in the film biography of Neal Cassady, in which she again worked with Noah Buschel. After a quiet verlaufendem 2008, in which it only in Short process - collaborated Righteous Kill, followed by the years 2009 and 2010, equal to several productions in which Wever participated. In addition to performances in three different films ( Mr. Softie, The Missing Person and The Messenger - The last message the experienced actress was hired in 2009 for the television series Nurse Jackie, in which she in a leading role as Zoey Bankow to date (as of November 2010) came in 36 episodes used. in 2010, followed by other film productions in which Merritt Wever was involved ( Greenberg and Tiny Furniture ).