Marie Avgeropoulos is a Canadian actress and model. She is best known for her role as Octavia Blake on The CW’s post-apocalyptic science fiction television series The 100 (2014–present).
Born Name Marie Avgeropoulos
Nick Name Marie
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2009–present
Born: June 17, 1986, 32 years and 7 months, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Sun Sign Gemini
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Measurements 35-25-33 in or 89-63.5-84 cm
Bra Size 34A
Marie has Greek ancestry on her father’s side.
For her high school education, Marie Avgeropoulos attended the Port Arthur Collegiate Institute, which has been renamed as Lakehead University Law School.
She then joined the Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario. For her college level studies, her major was in broadcast journalism.
Avgeropoulos was born on 17 June 1986 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She grew up fishing, hunting and camping, spending most of her free time outdoors. Avgeropoulos started playing drums when she was 16. After studying broadcast journalism for two years in her hometown, Avgeropoulos moved to Europe. Several months later, she came back to Canada and settled in Vancouver.
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. She caught the attention of director Chris Columbus. He hired Avgeropoulos for I Love You, Beth Cooper, which became her first feature film role. Her appearance in the film gave her the opportunities to star in more films and television shows.
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.
Avgeropoulos has also appeared in films “I Love You, Beth Cooper” and “Hunt to Kill”.
The 32-year-old actress and her 41-year-old boyfriend allegedly began arguing in a car on the Ventura (134) Freeway shortly after midnight August 5, 2018. Avgeropoulos 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 wants the charges against the actress dropped as he said she doesn’t pose a threat.
United Talent Agency
Marie has starred in a TV advert for the Toyota Scion.
She was also featured in the TV commercial for Credit Unions of British Columbia.
Avegeropoulos made her film debut in comedy movie I Love You, Beth Cooper for her role as Valli Wooley in 2009.
First TV Show
Her first TV show appearance came in Warner Bros. series Supernatural for her guest role as Taylor in 2009.
In preparation for her role in the Tracers (2015), Marie undertook parkour training. She trained in the underground parkour gyms about two months before the start of the shooting schedule. To build her lower body strength and explosiveness, she placed special emphasis on the jump squats and box jump exercises.
Marie Avgeropoulos Favorite Things
NHL Team – Vancouver Canucks
Marie Avgeropoulos Facts
After graduating from Confederation College, Marie Avgeropoulos went backpacking through Europe all alone for months.
Marie loves her Harley Davidson bike and has traveled all the way from Canada to Los Angeles on her beloved bike.
She learned to play drums at the age of 16 as a hobby. It was her ability with drums that helped her succeed in the auditions and helped her bag work in several commercials.
Her work in commercials helped her grab director Chris Columbus’ attention, who gave Marie her debut movie role.
Marie loves outdoors and learned to camp, fish and hunt at a very young age. She also enjoys surfing.
She is a dog lover and has a pet, Cane Corso.