Merritt Patterson Wiki
Do you remember Ophelia Pryce from the series “The Royals”, a kind and sweet girl who dated Prince Liam, although the Queen didn’t approve of this relationship? Well, if you do remember this character, and wanted to know more about the actress who portrayed her, let us tell you all about Merritt Patterson. She has 35 acting credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, Merritt is perhaps known best for her role as Olivia Matheson in the series “Ravenswood”, a spin-off from the popular teen drama “Pretty Little Liars”, while for the movie fans, she is well-known for her role as Cynthia Applewhite in the movie “Unbroken: Path to Redemption”, which in 2019 brought her the Movie Guide Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies.
Early life and education
Merritt Patterson was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 2 September 1990, in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, thus she holds Canadian nationality and her ethnicity is of mixed English and Scottish descent. She was raised in her hometown by her parents, about whom little is known except their names, Leslie and David; she has one sister, namely Mackenzie Patterson. Talking about her educational background, Merritt attended a local high school, then upon matriculating in 2008, she didn’t enroll in college, but pursued her acting career.
Roles in series
Merritt made her acting debut portraying Ashleigh in two episodes of the series “Kyle XY” in 2006, followed by her role as a Cheerleader in “Supernatural” in 2009, and then in the following year, she guest-starred in an episode of the series “Life Unexpected”. In 2013, she made an appearance as Miranda in “The Troop”, before she was cast to play Olivia Matheson in “Ravenswood” which was broadcast from 2013 until 2014, and was next seen starring as Ophelia Pryce in “The Royals” in 2015.
In the following year, she appeared in an episode of the series “Motive”, before she portrayed Olivia Brukner in “The Art of More”, while her next role came in 2021, when she was cast to play April in “The Now”, a TV mini-series also starring Bill Murray, Dave Franco and Daryl Hannah, her most recent television role.
Roles in movies
Merritt made her first big-screen appearance portraying Jessica in the 2009 movie “The Hole”, followed by her role in “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” in 2010. She was then seen starring in TV movies such as “Iran Golem” in 2011, and “The Pregnancy Project” and “The Selection” both in 2012, among others.
In 2014, Merritt was cast to play Nicole in “Kid Cannabis”, and in the same year in “Primary”, before her role as Angelina Timmins in the action fantasy horror “Wolves”, also starring Jason Momoa, followed by her role in the TV movie “Damaged”. In the following years, Merritt was seen in The Hallmark Channel movies, such as “A Royal Winter”, “Bad Date Chronicles”, and “The Christmas Cottage”, all in 2017, and she then portrayed Abby Russo in another TV movie, “Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New” in 2018.
As mentioned, in the 2018 biographic history drama “Unbroken: Path to Redemption”, Merritt portrayed Cynthia Applewhite, opposite Samuel Hunt and Bobby Campo, and next she was starred in TV movies such as “Christmas at the Palace” (2018), “Forever in My Heart” (2019), “Chateau Christmas” (2020), and “Jingle Bell Princes” (2021). Her most recent movie role was her portrayal of Eve Crane in “Heatwave” in 2022.
Love life and relationships
Merritt hasn’t been the subject of any rumors or controversies concerning her love life, and she hasn’t spoken about any previous relationships, but it’s widely known that since 2018, she’s in a relationship with JR Ringer, a talent agent who works as an Entertainment Executive for the talent agency Verve, in Los Angeles, California.
His Instagram account is private, but Merritt often shares their joint photos on her Instagram profile, most of them are taken on Valentine’s Days during these years, but the one that had the biggest number of likes is their photo featuring the two of them on the beach. He has a big smile on his face and her left hand on his chest shows a shining ring. In the description she wrote: ’08.12.21.’ with a heart emoji, thus people congratulated them assuming that they are engaged; however, neither of them confirmed these assumptions until this date. As of June 2022, the two are still together, which we can see through her Instagram photos; Merritt hasn’t been married or engaged, and she doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts about Merritt Patterson
She’s an animal lover with dogs being her favorite, and she has a pet dog, named LeLe. Merritt loves to spend her time near water, no matter a river. the sea or a lake; she enjoys cruising and fishing. She’s into traveling, and thanks to her career has visited several US states, and for her pleasure she’s traveled all around the world – her favorite travel destination is the Philippines, although she once said that her favorite place on Earth is her home in Canada, but because of her career, she currently resides in Los Angeles. Merritt was on the cover of the Mood Magazine in 2018. Her role model is Audrey Hepburn.
Age, height, and net worth
Merritt’s age is 31; she has long brown hair, which she sometimes dyes blonde, and the color of her eyes is blue. She weighs around 110lbs (50kgs) and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, with vital statistics of 35-26-35. According to sources, starring in television series and movies, and thanks to her collaborations with various brands that she promotes on her social media platforms, Merritt has earned a decent amount of money, so as of June 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $1.5 million.