Merritt Wever - Updated Apr 2024

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Merritt Wever


Merritt Wever is an actress known for her role as Zoey in Nurse Jackie. Merritt Wever is seen in movies like New Girl, Sunset Strip, and The Walking Dead.

Early Life

On August 11, 1980, Merritt Carmen Wever was born in New York, United States. As of now, she is 43 years old and has Leo as her zodiac sign. Additionally, she was conceived via a sperm donor and raised by her mother Georgia.

Similarly, her mother is a feminist and political activist. Talking about her education, she graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. Later, she attended Sarah Lawrence College.

Merritt Wever – Net Worth 2024

Merritt Wever has been featured in a number of films. And, her main source of earnings has been through her professional acting career. According to the sources, her net worth estimated of her is $4 million.

Personal Life

Merritt Wever has preferred to keep her personal life away from the media. Thus, she has not revealed any details related to her relationship or marriage. As per the sources, she is not married yet and is still single.

Professional Life

At the beginning of Merritt Wever’s career, she starred in low-budget, independent short and feature films. Thus, she has performed in theatre productions.

It also includes Brooke Berman’s play Smashing, and in Cavedweller with Deidre O’Connell, both off-Broadway. She has landed in numerous feature films, including: Into the Wild, Neal Cassady, Michael Clayton, and Series 7: The Contenders.

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Caption: Merritt Wever during a movie premiere. Source: Getty Image

Similarly, she was seen in Signs, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Bringing Rain, Tiny Furniture, and All I Wanna Do. In the TV shows too she has made guest appearances including New Girl, The Good Wife, and Conviction.

She was part of series like Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and The Wire. Later on, she landed in Ed Zwick’s ill-fated pilot Quarterlife, with Rachel Blanchard, Austin Nichols, and Shiri Appleby.

The actress was seen in a recurring role on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as Suzanne. She got her biggest breakthrough role as Zoey Barkow in the series Nurse Jackie. The series premiered on Showtime in June 2009.

Zoey said that “an irrepressibly bubbly trauma nurse, who serves as a comic foil to Edie Falco’s hard-bitten (and prescription drug-addicted) titular character”. Therefore, Merritt Wever received widespread critical acclaim for her role on the show.

More About Career

In 2012, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. It was for her role in Nurse Jackie. Moreover, she had a recurring role on AMC’s The Walking Dead as Denise Cloyd, in 2016.

At the end of the 6th season, her character’s death was controversial and sparked outrage on social media with many fans. It was most notably members of the LGBT community.

In 2017, she played a lead role in the miniseries Godless as Mary Agnes McNue. Her character was a tough leader of a female-dominated town. She said in an interview about her role: “I spent so much of this shoot thinking I would come off as a fool, that nobody would buy me as this and it wouldn’t be believable.” Similarly, she won an Emmy for the role, in 2018. Moving on, she starred in another Netflix miniseries Unbelievable, in 2019.

In the series, she starred opposite Toni Collette and Kaitlyn Dever released on September 13, 2019. She also received her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress. She was offered in the HBO black comedy thriller series Run opposite Domhnall Gleeson, in 2020.

Merritt Wever – Social Media

Merritt Wever is not seen as active on any social media platforms. But, many fan pages of her have been created by her fans. Therefore, she has chosen to stay out of the social media platforms.

Body Measurements

Merritt Wever stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and her average weight is not yet known. Similarly, the actress has blonde hair color and hazel eye color.