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Merritt Wever Biography

Birth Name:
Merritt Carmen Wever
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

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


  • 2020Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: winner
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated


  • Georgia Wever -- Mother