Merritt Wever

  • Birth Name: Merritt Carmen Wever
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Her mother conceived her via a sperm donor.
  • Grew up attending Jewish socialist summer camps.
  • Was once a member of the children's choir of the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Has acted in a number of off-Broadway productions, including Brooke Berman's Smashing and Kate Moira Ryan's Cavedweller.
  • Spent a few hours in a hospital ER to prep for her role in Nurse Jackie, but when she realized that her character was a neophyte nurse, decided not to continue.

Awards

  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2019, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: Winner

Relationships

  • Georgia Wever — Mother

College

  • Sarah Lawrence College, Yonkers, New York, United States (2002)

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