Who is Merritt Patterson?

Merritt Patterson was born on 2 September 1990 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. She is a 30-year-old actress, probably best recognized for landing the role of Olivia Matheson in the ABC Family supernatural teen drama series “Ravenswood” (2013-2014), playing Ophelia Pryce in the E! primetime soap opera “The Royals” (2015), and featuring as Olivia Brukner in the Crackle drama series “The Art Of More” (2016).

How rich is she, as of now? Merritt Patterson Net Worth

As of early 2021, Merritt Patterson’s net worth is over $1.5 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress, who has garnered over 30 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in 2006.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Merritt Patterson spent her early years in her hometown of Whistler, where she was raised by her parents. Little is known about them except that her father’s name is Dave Patterson. She has a sister named Mackenzie Patterson. She holds Canadian nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding her education, she hasn’t revealed any details.

Career Beginnings

Merritt Patterson developed her love for performing very early. At the age of 11, she started to participate in various dancing competitions and theater productions, and also tried herself as a professional model;’ in 2006, she even won the title of the Canadian Herbal Essences Teen Model Search.

During the same year, Merritt made her debut television appearance as Ashleigh Redmond in the ABC Family sci-fi series “Kyle XY”.

Three years later, she guest-starred as a cheerleader in the episode “After School Special” of The CW fantasy horror drama series “Supernatural”, and then made her film debut in the role of Jessica in the 3D dark fantasy horror film “The Hole”, directed by Joe Dante. In 2010, she made a guest appearance as Nicole in the episode “Bong Intercepted” of The CW’s teen drama series “Life Unexpected”, and landed a small role of a pretty girl in Chris Columbus’ action fantasy film “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief”, which is the first installment of the “Percy Jackson” film series.

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Rise to Prominence

In 2011, Merritt Patterson starred in the role of Claire in the made-for-TV sci-fi film “Iron Golem”, aired on the Syfy network, and played the schoolgirl in the short comedy horror film “Next Door Nightmare”. It was followed by her portrayals of Maddy in the Lifetime drama film “The Pregnancy Project”, Stacy DeBane in the Disney Channel teen drama film “Radio Rebel”, and Tracy in Dave Schultz’s horror film “Rufus”, all in 2012. During the same year, she featured as Ashley Brouillette in the made-for-TV romantic drama film “The Selection”, and as Hera in the short action crime film “Revel”, written and directed by Ryan Bruce.

In 2013, Merritt guest-starred as Miranda in the episode “This Bird You Cannot Change” of the Nickelodeon action-adventure comedy series “The Troop”. Her big break came later that year when she starred in the main role of Olivia Matheson from 2013 to 2014 in the the short-lived ABC Family supernatural teen drama series “Ravenswood”, which is a spin-off from the ABC Family / Freeform teen mystery thriller series “Pretty Little Liars”. The series was canceled after one season due to low ratings.

Continued Success

Following on, Merritt Patterson lined-up some successes – in 2014, she took the role of Nicole Greffard in the biographical comedy crime film “Kid Cannabis”, and played Sara Jaspar in the crime mystery thriller film “Primary”, written and directed by Ross Ferguson.

During the same year, she also has such parts as Angelina Timmins in the action-horror film “Wolves”, and as Taran Hathaway in the Lifetime mystery thriller film “Damaged”.

Thereafter, Merritt was cast as Ophelia Pryce in the first season of the E! primetime soap opera “The Royals” (2015). In the following year, she guest-starred as Liz Kerr in the episode “Natural Selection” of the CTV police procedural crime drama series “Motive” and landed the main role of Olivia Brukner in the second season of the Crackle drama series “The Art Of More”.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2017, Merritt Patterson took the role of Leigh Ryness in the PixL romantic comedy film “Bad Date Chronicles”, after which she started working on various Hallmark Channel film titles, including the family fantasy film “A Royal Winter”, playing Maggie, and the romantic comedy-drama film “The Christmas Cottage”, featuring as Lacey Quinn. In 2018, she made a guest appearance as Abby Russo in the romantic comedy film “Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New”, which is a part of the Hallmark Channel film series “Wedding March”.

Later that year, she also starred in the roles of Katie in the Hallmark Channel romantic film “Christmas At The Palace”, and as Cynthia Applewhite in Harold Cronk’s biographical film “Unbroken: Path To Redemption” – the latter earned her the 2019 Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies.

Afterwards, Merritt played Jenna Slade in the romantic film “Forever In My Heart”, and portrayed Sophie in the romantic drama film “Picture A Perfect Christmas”, both released on the Hallmark Channel in 2019. Most recently, she was cast as Margot Hammond in another Hallmark Channel film, entitled “Chateau Christmas” (2020). It’s been announced that she will appear as April in the upcoming comedy TV mini-series “The Now”, which is currently under post-production.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Merritt Patterson has long blonde dyed hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while her weight is around 135lbs (61kgs). Her vital statistics are 37-26-37, bra size 34C, dress size 8 (US), and shoe size 7 (US).

Personal Life and Hobbies

Merritt Patterson is very secretive when it comes to speak about her personal life. Nonetheless, it is known that she became romantically involved with a guy named JR Ringer back in 2017, and it’s believed that they’re still going strong.

In her spare time, Merritt enjoys traveling around the world, but also spending time in nature with her family and friends; she likes fishing, biking, skydiving, and hiking.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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