Marie Avgeropoulos is an actress cum model active in both television and films. Though she has Greek ancestry, she is Canadian by nationality. Her role in the 2009 movie ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’ as Valli Wooley earned her critical acclaim. After that she started appearing in various television shows and movies which led to her popularity. Some of her other prominent roles include Kirstie in ‘Cult’, Octavia Blake in sci-fi series ‘The 100’ and Kim Rhodes in ‘Hunt to Kill’. She has also worked in many other movies and television shows in addition to these. Coming to her personal life, her association with Taylor Lautner was quite a widely discussed topic. They were dating officially for several months but later they decided to part ways. The actress’s estimated net worth is approximately $500,000. With her talent and beauty, the actress definitely has a great future in the show business. She currently stays in Los Angeles.
Acting is in the blood of Marie Avgeropoulos as her mother was in the same industry. She had started playing drums at the age of 16 years. For her excellent drumming skills, she was invited by a friend to some casting call in Vancouver. Her talent did not go unnoticed and a talent agent picked her up and she made commendable appearances in many national commercials. It was during this phase that director Chris Columbus noticed her and saw her talent. She was then signed for the film ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’. This was her first feature film and her role was appreciated by critics as well as the public. She gained instant recognition and it opened up opportunities for more films as well as television shows.
The year 2010 was a prominent one in the life of Marie Avgeropoulos. She played the role of Kim Rhodes in the movie ‘Hunt to Kill’, and this role became a milestone in her career, taking her to new heights. In the meantime, she was doing television as well. In 2013, she made her appearance in CW’s ‘Cult’. The recurring role in the serial gave her a new identity. However, the show failed to gain popularity and finally after episode 7, it got cancelled. Some of the episodes of the show were broadcast later in the summer.
Marie’s career in television got a boost again when she was featured by CW in their new sci-fi series ‘The 100’. She played the character of Octavia Blake and is one of the main characters in the show. Her role in the CGI heavy fiction ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians – The Lightening Thief’ also got her noticed though the film received mixed reviews. In her career so far, she has chosen roles in films that focus on varying aspects of the human mind.
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Marie Avgeropoulos was born on 17th June 1986 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Her father is Philip Avgeropoulos and mother is Augusta Avgeropoulos. As a child she loved hunting, fishing and camping and enjoyed spending time outdoors.
She studied broadcast journalism for about two years in her own hometown and then she moved to Europe. However, after a few months she came back and settled in Vancouver. After this, she started her career in television and films.
Marie Avgeropoulos has a much talked about personal life. Though currently she is single, she has had some romantic alliances previously. She dated hunky actor Taylor Lautner for about a year. However, they broke off the relationship eventually. There was a rumor later on that she had started dating Shawn Roberts. She also has a pet dog named Chewy.