Merritt Wever

Merritt Wever

Highest Rated: 96% Meadowland (2015)

Lowest Rated: 17% A Hole in One (2004)

Birthday: Aug 11, 1980

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

Born and raised in Manhattan, Merritt Wever focused on acting at a young age. Even before she studied acting at Sarah Lawrence College, Wever worked to break into acting, first appearing at the age of 14 in the TV movie "Blue River" (1995). Her first bigger role was in the Kirsten Dunst-starring "All I Wanna Do" (1998). As she studied acting in New York City, she focused more on theater early on, though she still appeared in "Signs" (2002) and "The Wire" (HBO 2002-2008) in the early 2000s. As she reached her late 20s, she started appearing in more major films, including "Michael Clayton" (2007), "Into the Wild" (2007), and "Tiny Furniture" (2010). Her TV career also started to blossom around the same time, first with a role on the short-lived "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC 2006-2007) and then with her Emmy-winning turn on the dark comedy "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime 2009-2015) as Zoey Barkow. As "Nurse Jackie" started to wrap up, Wever branched out to other shows, with brief stints on "New Girl" (Fox 2011-2018) and "The Walking Dead" (AMC 2010- ). A small part in the Best Picture-winning "Birdman" (2014) helped Wever gain more recognition outside of television. Still, she returned to her Emmy-winning ways with her role on the miniseries "Godless" (Netflix 2017). Following that, Wever co-starred with Steve Carell in the Robert Zemeckis-directed "Welcome to Marwen" (2018).


Highest Rated Movies



94% 85% Marriage Story Cassie (Character) - 2019
59% 70% Charlie Says Karlene Faith (Character) $46.9K 2018
34% 48% Welcome to Marwen Roberta (Character) $10.7M 2018
32% 59% Irreplaceable You Unknown (Character) - 2018
96% 56% Meadowland Kelly (Character) - 2015
91% 77% Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Annie (Character) $42.3M 2014
No Score Yet 56% Remember Sunday Lucy (Character) - 2013
76% 42% Greenberg Gina (Character) $4.2M 2010
80% 54% Tiny Furniture Frankie (Character) $389.8K 2010
64% 44% The Missing Person Mabel Page (Character) $17.6K 2009
17% No Score Yet A Hole in One Betty (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 93% Something the Lord Made Mrs. Saxon (Character) - 2004
71% 67% Series 7 Lindsay (Character) $171.5K 2001
67% 73% All I Wanna Do Maureen "Momo" Haines (Character) $780.5K 1998
No Score Yet 29% Bringing Rain Monica Greenfield (Character) - 0


80% 45% Run Ruby Richardson (Character) 2020
98% 89% Unbelievable Karen Duvall (Character) 2019
81% 86% Nurse Jackie Zoey Walzer (Character) 2009-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
95% 83% New Girl Elizabeth (Guest Star) 2013
93% 92% The Good Wife Aubrey Gardner (Guest Star) 2012
74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Suzanne (Guest Star) 2006-2007
22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Wendy Smith (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2002
94% 97% The Wire Prissy (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002


Annie says: That’s what you always do, you confuse love for admiration.