Merritt Patterson is a Canadian actress most popular for starring as Olivia in the widely-watched TV series, Ravenswood. Patterson is also known for playing Ophelia in E! Network’s TV series, The Royals? However, that’s not all there is to her incredible career. Since she debuted back in 2006, this beautiful actress has continued to build an enviable track record; appearing in no less than thirty films and TV series.
But long before she stepped into the spotlight, Patterson had been on the scene since she was only fifteen. And her steady rise since that time is nothing short of inspiring. If you were looking her up, then look nowhere else. Let’s tell you more about her in this short piece.
Merritt Patterson’s Biography
Merritt Patterson was born in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, on September 2, 1990. Although we have no details about her childhood or early education, we’re aware that she and her sister, Mackenzie, were single-handedly raised by their father, Dave Patterson. Considering her incredible talent and acting sense, we intend to go all out, listing her academic qualifications and educational portfolio, but so far, that’s been a needle-in-the-haystack search. Long story short; we have no tabs on those specifics, yet. Heck, why bother about her qualifications. Patterson isn’t running for public office, is she? So, let’s save the ‘edu-talk’ fir another and see how well she’s fared as an actress. Shall we?
Growing up, Merritt Patterson developed an aptitude for the showbiz industry. As early as age eleven, she began appearing in dancing competitions and theatrical productions. Her talent flourished so well during her high school days, landing her a role in a commercial for the UNO. She was only fifteen at the time. Patterson also featured in a TV commercial for the Roger Touch Phones. On top of that, she switched lanes into modeling for a while.
Way back in 2006, she was part of the Canadian Herbal Essence Teen Model Search; where she beat ten thousand other contestants. However, her prospects in modeling were reportedly thwarted by her height deficiency. At 5 feet 5 inches, Patterson fell short of the height requirement for the popular modeling standards. Not one to give up, she refocused her creative energies into acting. She got more intentional by moving from Vancouver to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career.
Movies and TV Shows
Merritt Patterson debuted in 2006 with a guest role as Ashleigh Redmond in the popular family TV series Kyle XY. Three years later, she landed her film role as Jessica in the 2009 movie, The Hole. Since that time, Patterson have appeared in several TV shows including; Supernatural (2009), Life Unexpected (2010), The Troop (2011), Iron Invader (2011), Disney’s Radio Rebel (2012), Pregnancy Project (2012), Motive (2016), A Royal Winter (2017), Bad Date Chronicles (2017), The Christmas Cottage (2017), Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New (2018) and Christmas at the Palace (2018).
Asides that, she’s landed lead roles in widely-watched series such as Ravenswood (2013-2014), Ophelia Price in The Royals (2015), and as Olivia Brukner in The Art of More (2016). More so, Patterson has appeared in several popular films including Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Next Door Nightmare (2011), Revel (2012), Rufus (2012), Primary (2014), Wolves (2014), Kid Cannabis (2014). In 2018, she starred as Cynthia in Unbroken: Path to Redemption.
Merritt Patterson’s Salary and Net Worth
As of 2019, sources reveal Merritt Patterson’s net worth to be $1.5 million. Much of which have come from her fledgling acting career. Although there are no details about how much she earns annually, her previous success can give us a clue. Her involvement in the 2010 movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief gave her a fair cut of the over $226.4 million the movie grossed in the box office. Albeit a budget of $95 million.
There are also no verified details about Patterson’s investment portfolio or what items feature on her property list. Especially stuffs like her houses, car collection and luxury items. At best we can only say the twenty-something-year-old is living a lush lifestyle.
Height and Body Measurements
For a woman in her late twenties, Merritt Patterson still maintains that graceful slim build. She stands 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) tall and weighs 134 lb (61 kg). She has dark brown hair and blue eyes. As of this writing, Patterson measures 37-26-37 inches for her bust, waist, and hips. More so, her shoe and dress size is 7 (US) and 8 (US) respectively, as well as a bra size of 34C.