Merritt Wever - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 31, 2022

Merritt Wever
Nick Name: Blue
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Nurse Jackie (TV series), The Walking Dead (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 11, 1980 (age 43)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Merritt Carmen Wever
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York City, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Georgia Wever
Siblings: No Sibling(s)
High School: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
University: Sarah Lawrence College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.74 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 74 kg (163.14 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 10 US
Breast Size: 38 inch
Waist Size: 30 inch
Hip Size: 38 inch
Bra Size: 38
Cup Size: B

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Who is Merritt Wever?

Merritt Wever is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in Nurse Jackie, Godless, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, New Girl, The Walking Dead, and Unbelievable.

Merritt Wever in Unbelievable (collider)

Merritt Wever – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Merritt Wever’s birth took place on August 11, 1980, in Manhattan, New York City, USA. She was born as Merritt Carmen Wever to mother Georgia Wever and was conceived via a sperm donor. She was raised as an only child by her single mother to be politically progressive. 

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Merritt Wever studied and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and went on to study at Sarah Lawrence College. She later trained in acting in New York.  

Her ethnicity includes English and Scottish.

Merritt Wever – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

The actress is not a married woman. In fact, there has been limited information when it comes to her relationship, boyfriend, and love affairs.

Currently, she is believed to be single, sans husband, children and as she has never been married, divorce is out of context.

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Merritt Wever as Denise Cloyd in The Walking Dead (vanity fair)

Merritt Wever – Rumors, Lesbian, Controversy

There have been rumors that Merritt Wever’s sexuality is lesbian. This rumor has its roots in her gay character Denise Cloyd in The Walking Dead. But when Denise was suddenly killed off the series, it caused an uproar, for both fans, and the LGBT community.

Merritt Wever – Career

Early Days

Merritt Wever began her career in low-budget, independent short, feature films and gradually went on to star in Broadway and off-Broadway films. She has starred in films The Hairy Bird (1998), Signs (2002), 12 and Holding (2005), Righteous Kill (2008), The Messenger (2009), Tiny Furniture (2010), Birdman (2014), Meadowland (2015), Charlie Says (2018), Marriage Story (2019).

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Films, Series

Wever has also portrayed roles in TV series Law & Order, NCIS (2005), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-2007), Nurse Jackie (2009-2015), New Girl (2013), The Walking Dead (2015-2016), Godless (2017), Unbelievable (2019) as Det. Karen Duvall.


On the set of Unbelievable, Wever has worked with Kaitlyn Dever, Danielle Macdonald, Austin Hébert, Dale Dickey, and Omar Maskati.

Merritt Wever in Nurse Jackie (USA Today)

Merritt Wever – Awards, Nominations

Merritt Wever has been nominated for Gotham Independent Film Award (2010), Critics' Choice Television Award  (2014), Primetime Emmy Award (2012), Satellite Award (2013), Screen Actors Guild Award (2013) and has won Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award (2014), Primetime Emmy Award (2013, 2018).

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Merritt Wever – Net Worth, Salary

Her Net Worth is estimated to be around $5 million while the figure on her annual salary is still under review.

Merritt Wever – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Merritt Wever is absent from handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Instead, many fan accounts have been set up in her name.

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