Merritt Wever Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Merritt Wever Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8.5 in
Weight 63 kg
Date of Birth August 11, 1980
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Blue

Merritt Wever is an American actress who got her big breakthrough with an important role in the medical drama TV series, Nurse Jackie. She grabbed the opportunity with both hands and went on to win an Emmy Award for her work on the show. She has also delivered memorable performances in popular shows such as The Walking Dead and New Girl.

Born Name

Siobhán Merritt Wever

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Merritt Wever as seen in October 2007
Merritt Wever as seen in October 2007 (soenphil ly / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Born Place

Manhattan, New York City, United States




Merritt Wever went to LaGuardia High School. After graduating from high school, she got enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College. She later took acting training in New York City.




  • Mother – Georgia Wever
  • Others – Floyd Hoskins Wever (Maternal Grandfather), Georgia Henrietta Wever (Maternal Grandmother)


Merritt Wever is managed by Santa Monica-based talent agency, Innovative Artists.




5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm


63 kg or 139 lbs

Merritt Wever (Left) and Shakira B. in a selfie in May 2018
Merritt Wever (Left) and Shakira B. in a selfie in May 2018 (Shakira B. / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


She has English and Scottish ancestry.

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Distinctive Features

Strong Square Jaw

Merritt Wever and Tony Miros in a selfie in May 2018
Merritt Wever and Tony Miros in a selfie in May 2018 (Merritt Wever / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Having played the role of nurse Zoey Barkow in the medical drama TV series, Nurse Jackie. Her tremendous work in the show helped her win a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013.
  • Being cast in the lead role in the western drama web series, Godless. She won another Primetime Emmy Award for her work in the series in 2018.
  • Having played supporting roles in popular TV shows such as New Girl, The Walking Dead, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

First Film

In 1998, she made her theatrical film debut in the comedy movie, All I Wanna Do, which had Kirsten Dunst and Rachael Leigh Cook.

First TV Show

In 1997, Merritt Wever made her first TV show appearance as Myra in the Mad Dog episode of the crime drama TV series, Law & Order.

Merritt Wever Favorite Things

  • TV Character – Columbo
  • Actors – Gena Rowlands, Meryl Streep, and Michael J. Pollard

SourceNY Post, IMDb

Merritt Wever at Gotham Hall in May 2010
Merritt Wever at Gotham Hall in May 2010 (Thomas Attila Lewis / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Merritt Wever Facts

  1. Wever was conceived via a sperm donor. She was raised by her mother as a single parent.
  2. While growing up, she used to go to socialist summer camps.
  3. Because of her passion for the LGBT cause, she has been often assumed to be homosexual. However, it has been proved to be a false claim.
  4. She started her career by appearing in a number of low-budget short films.
  5. When her character was killed off in the 6th season of The Walking Dead, it turned out to be a controversial decision with several of her fans outraged by the decision.
  6. She doesn’t have any official social media account.

Featured Image by Thomas Attila Lewis / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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