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Marie Avgeropoulos

Marie AvgeropoulosMarie Avgeropoulosˌ born on the 17th of June 1986 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. She is a Canadian actress, model and social activist best known for her role as Octavia Blake on The CW’s post-apocalyptic science fiction television series The 100 from 2014 through 2020.

"I grew up in small town - Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. It’s an incredibly rural outdoorsy place to grow up where the adventures outside are endless."

"I have lots of memories of fishing, camping and sitting around campfires. Summers were hot with lots of mosquitoes, and winters could drop down to -40 degrees fahrenheit!

Brrr - It gave thick skin a whole new meaning."

"And of course, for starters when kids were learning how to spell three letter words in first grade, I had to learn to spell Avgeropoulos. Suddenly I became the smart kid."

"Food, loud talking families, Greek dancing - lots of positive memories. Greek culture is beautiful and I am proud it’s in my blood."


Marie AvgeropoulosShe started playing drums when she was 16. After studying broadcast journalism for two years in her hometown, she moved to Europe.

Several months later, she came back to Canada and settled in Vancouver.

At the age of 20 she underwent surgery in order to remove a big tumour from her chest and throat, with her vocal cords being removed and put back in. This procedure affected her voice.

"Even though I went to college for Television Broadcast Journalism - I thought I wanted to tell stories for a living, yes, but soon realized not those types of stories specifically."

"So I quit my job at the news station, backpacked Europe solo for a few months to get brave enough to move out of my hometown."

One of her friends invited her for a casting call in Vancouver, which happened to be looking for drummers.

A talent agent recognized her talent and invited her to appear in various national commercials.

Marie AvgeropoulosShe caught the attention of director Chris Columbus. So, he hired Avgeropoulos for I Love You, Beth Cooper, which became her first feature film role.

It was that appearance in the film that gave her the opportunities to star in more films, television shows and magazines.

In 2010, Avgeropoulos was cast as Kim Rhodes in the film Hunt to Kill, which became her break-out role.

Early in 2013, Avgeropoulos made her break-out in television after being cast for a recurring role in The CW's Cult.

However, the series failed to attract viewers and after episode 7, the show was cancelled. The remaining six episodes of the show were broadcast later in the summer.

Not long after the show ended, The CW cast her as one of the main characters in their new sci-fi, The 100, to portray the character Octavia Blake.

"I was playing drums at a gig, when I was caught by the eyes of an agent. So I moved to Los Angeles eventually and roughed it.

I slept out of my old beater car for the first few weeks and then auditioned for the 100 - and the rest is history."

Marie Avgeropoulos"There have been a few bumps in the road but somehow it all worked out."

"After 6 seasons of playing the role of Octavia Blake, she’s become a part of who I am."

"We have grown over the years together, shifted together, and she has transformed over and over throughout the seasons."

"It feels like I’ve played 6 different women all rolled into 1. I never feel settled, or bored of playing her."

"She always challenges me physically - I’ve learned how to sword fight on horseback, sword fight anywhere, really.

It feels like the sword is an extension of my right arm by now."

"I feel so incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity and be a part of this ensemble of such a talented cast and crew."

It is certain that fans of The 100 feel the same about Marie.


Marie Avgeropoulos"My character Octavia and I both are the youngest in the sibling dynamic.

I am the youngest of 4 so I get how opinions can somehow be overlooked when you’re the baby of the family."

"We both are quite stubborn, however resilient and determined. When Octavia or I have our eyes or hearts fixed on something – there’s no stopping us."

"My advice to others? Thick skin is everything. Let the word ‘no’ run off your back like a raindrop. Study. Be brave and take risks. Take classes and whatever it takes to succeed."

"Purple is my favourite color. Even my Harley Davidson motorcycle is purple with white wall tires."

In late 2018, Avgeropoulos was involved in a domestic violence incident when she and her boyfriend allegedly began arguing in a car on the Ventura Freeway in southern California shortly after midnight on the 5th of August 2018.



Marie AvgeropoulosLater it was determined that Avgeropoulos was prescribed a new medication that when mixed with alcohol was problematic.

Marie was accused of striking him multiple times in the head, neck and arm, resulting in minor injuries according to the District Attorney’s Office.

She was then charged with domestic violence. Avgeropoulos's boyfriend wanted the charges dropped and stated that she doesn't pose a threat to anyone.

The case was formally dismissed with all charges dropped, as there was no intent of harm on Avgeropoulos' part, but rather "an adverse reaction to medication that triggered the violent outburst.

Outside of her work in film and television Marie works with and supports a group called FFLV in India - which is a school that runs solely to fund sponsorships for young Indian girls.

There are over 1500 young girls on the waitlist. Having a boy in rural India is an asset; sadly, having a girl is a liability due to old traditions.



Marie AvgeropoulosUnfortunately, many end up as child brides against their own will . FFLV focuses on educating girls as well as strengthening the communities to create jobs futures for these girls.

You can click the link below to watch the full documentary Marie participated in making on how your donations help and how your small change can make a big difference in their lives.

She Must Count Documentary Video Series

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Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Valli Wooley
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Aphrodite Girl
Hunt to Kill Kim Rhodes
2011 50/50 Allison
2015 Tracers Nikki
Numb Cheryl Nominated - Leo Awards for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
Isolation Nina
2016 A Remarkable Life Chelsea
Dead Rising: Endgame Sandra Lowe
2019 Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Vanessa Kapatelis / Silver Swan (voice)
2020 Jiu Jitsu Myra
TBA Butterfly in the Typewriter Jean Ann Jollett Pre-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Supernatural Taylor Episode: "After School Special"
Harper's Island Stacy Episode: "Bang"
The Guard Jeanette Episode: "Body Parts"
Sorority Wars Missy Television film
2010 The Troop Sarah Episode: "Speed"
Fringe Leah / Waitress 2 episodes
Smoke Screen Suzi Television film
Human Target Jamie Hartloff Episode: "The Other Side of the Mall"
2011 Eureka Bonnie Episode: "Reprise"
Hiccups Terry Episode: "Sexual Healing"
2012 Fugitive at 17 Holly Hamilton Television film
Walking the Halls Amber Television film
The Inbetweeners Samantha 4 episodes
2013 90210 Cassie McCoy Episode: "The Empire State Strikes Back"
Cult Kirstie Nelson Recurring Role; 10 episodes
2014 - 2020 The 100 Octavia Blake Main Role; 100 Episodes

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