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Merritt Wever Married Status, Gay, Movies & TV Shows, Facts

By Staff Writer | On: 16 Jan, 2020
Merritt Wever Married Status, Gay, Movies & TV Shows, Facts

Merritt Wever is an American actress known for several critically acclaimed roles, mainly in the TV series, Nurse Jacke and Unbelievable

Along with prominence, she has also been nominated for several awards and honors. She has won the 2018 Emmy- Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Limited Series Or A Movie for her role as May Agnes in Godless and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2013. 

Merritt Wever’s Bio: Age

Merritt Wever was born on 11 August 1980 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, with the birth name Merritt Carmen Wever. Her single mother, Georgia Wever, raised her. 

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She graduated from LaGuardia High School and also attended Sarah Lawrence College. Additionally, she was trained in acting in New York.   

Height & Weight

Merritt Wever stands at the height of 5 feet and 8.5 inches (1.74 meters) and weighs 139 lbs (63 kg). 

Growing Up  & Early Career

While growing up, her mother wanted Merritt to be politically progressive. However, her mother soon recognized Merritt's love for acting, so she was allowed to pursue a career according to her interests. 

As a result. Merritt was enrolled in everything from dance classes to the children’s choir of the Metropolitan Opera. She was even sent to a liberal Jewish summer camp where she got chances to sing pro-union, pro-labor songs in Yiddish. When she was in high school, she began auditioning with a passion that eventually gained her some roles in off-Broadway plays, including Brooke Berman’s Smashing and Kate Moira Ryan’s Cavedweller

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Then in 1997, she made her first TV show appearance as Myra in an episode of the crime drama series, Law & Order. The next year, she made her theatrical film debut in the comedy movie, All I Wanna Do.

Movies & TV Shows

Since the late 90s, Merritt Wever has appeared in several films and TV shows. In 1998, she played the role of Susan in the movie The Adventures of Sebastian Cole.

In 2004, she starred in the role of Betty in the film A Hole in One. And afterward, she debuted in few more movies like 12 and Holding in 2005, The Missing Person in 2009, The Last Face in 2016, and Marriage Story in 2019. 

After receiving Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, Merritt Wever posing in the press room during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theatre on 17th September 2018 in Los Angeles, California (Source: zimbio.com)

Likewise, she has also acted in a few TV shows, among which some of her most notable series are Nurse Jackie (2009 -2015), The Walking Dead (2015-2016), Godless (2017), and Unbelievable (2019). 

Net Worth

According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Merritt Wever has a net worth of $5 million. 

Interesting Facts

  • Her mother conceived Merritt Wever via a sperm donor. 

  • She has an English and Scottish ancestry.

  • She likes to eat steak, has a little wine, walks in the snow, and talk to Canadians. 

  • She played the role of Mary Agnes McNue, a gay character, in the TV series, Godless.

  • Married Status: It is still mystrious regarding her real life romance and married relationship.


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