Rose McIver

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Rose McIver
BornFrances Rose McIver
(1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 25)[1]
Auckland, New Zealand
OccupationActress
Years active1991–present
Partner(s)Benjamin Hoeksema (2005–present)
Website
Rose McIver on Twitter
 
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Rose McIver
BornFrances Rose McIver
(1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 25)[1]
Auckland, New Zealand
OccupationActress
Years active1991–present
Partner(s)Benjamin Hoeksema (2005–present)
Website
Rose McIver on Twitter

Rose McIver (born Frances Rose McIver[1] on 10 October 1988)[2] is an actress from New Zealand. She is best known for her role as Summer Landsdown/Ranger Operator Series Yellow in 2009's Power Rangers: RPM. Her mainstream feature film debut came in 2009's The Lovely Bones; other works include the films Predicament, Light Years, and most recently, Blinder; as well as guest appearances in Xena, Hercules, and Legend of the Seeker. Currently, she can be seen on television on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Showtime's Masters of Sex.

Personal life[edit]

McIver was born on 10 October 1988. She was raised in Titirangi with her father, John George Whitfield "Mac" McIver (b. 1951),[1] a photographer, and her mother, Ann "Annie" (née Coney),[1] an artist; her parents still reside in the house she grew up in.[3] She has an older brother, Paul McIver, who is a musician and former actor. She once studied ballet and jazz dance,[4] and enjoys running.[5] McIver also enjoys writing, and is inspired by the works of John Steinbeck, Wally Lamb and Franz Kafka.[6] She attended Avondale College and was a prefect in her final year; she graduated in 2006.[7] She previously studied at the University of Auckland, and majored in Psychology and Linguistics, but did not complete her degree.[8] Between acting jobs, she baby-sits and works part-time importing bananas with Fair Trade;[6] she recently took part in their "All Good Bananas" promotion, as the voice of the listener's conscience.[9] In August 2011, McIver moved from the home she shared in Wellington with her long-term boyfriend, architect Benjamin Hoeksema[3][6] to Los Angeles,[10] where she lived in the East Hollywood suburb of Silver Lake for a year.[11] Currently, she lives in Hollywood with internet comedians Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.[12]

Career[edit]

At the age of two, McIver began appearing in commercials; by the age of three, she received the role of an angel in the film, The Piano.

She has mostly worked for New Zealand television, from fantasy like Maddigan's Quest to dramas such as Rude Awakenings. She has also starred in television movies such as the Hercules film series and Maiden Voyage, as well as two Disney Channel films: Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off in 2003, and Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board in 2007, which is the sequel to the 1999 film Johnny Tsunami. From March to December 2009, she played Ranger Yellow Summer Landsdown in the television series Power Rangers: RPM for 32 episodes.

McIver's big screen debut was in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lovely Bones, which received its U.S. release on 11 December 2009. In the film, she played Lindsey Salmon, the younger sister of the main character.[13]

She appeared in the film Predicament, based on the novel by Ronald Hugh Morrieson, which was released in New Zealand and Australia on 26 August 2010.[14] Filming took place in July and August 2009 in the towns of Hawera and Eltham.[15] Her most recent film appearance was in the television movie Tangiwai. The film, which was released on 14 August 2011 on TVOne,[16] is based on the 1953 Tangiwai disaster. In the film, McIver plays Nerissa Love, the fiancée of New Zealand cricketer Bob Blair.[17] She also had a role in the comedy series Super City, playing cheerleader Candice.[6]

She has appeared on an episode of Made in Hollywood, and on two episodes of the Irish talk show Xposé.

From 19 March to 10 April 2010 she appeared on stage at the Herald Theatre as Izzy, the best friend of the main character in That Face.[18] McIver was also selected to participate in the 2010 Show Me Shorts Film Festival.[19]

Currently, McIver has put her studies at the University of Auckland on hold, and has traveled to Los Angeles for "a couple of top-secret projects".[10] She has been cast opposite Chris Lowell in the indie film Light Years.[20] McIver has also been cast in Australian rules football film, Blinder, which began filming in Torquay on 20 February 2012, before moving to Boston. The film is scheduled for release in 2013.[21][22]

She has been cast as the lead character in MTV's Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys, based on the book by Eric Garcia and produced by Garcia and Krysten Ritter.[23] McIver has also been cast as a recurring character on Showtime's Masters of Sex, which is based on the book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier. The drama will begin filming in New York in March, and will begin to air in September.[24]

In July 2013, it was announced that McIver landed the role of Tinker Bell for a multi-episode story arc on the series, Once Upon a Time.[25]

In February 2014, McIver was cast as the adult Cathy Dollanganger in the Lifetime television film Petals on the Wind, adapted from the book by V. C. Andrews.[26]

In March 2014, McIver was announced to star in CW's new series IZOMBIE as Liv. [27]

She is represented by Sue Barnett and Associates in Australia, William Morris Endeavor in California, and Johnson and Laird Management in New Zealand.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Piano, TheThe PianoAngel
1997Topless Women Talk About Their LivesSally
1998Making the Rain Breathe
1998FlyingJosieShort film
2001OzzieCaitlin
2002Toy LoveLucy
2007Knickers[28]EmilyShort film
2008So Fresh & So Keen[29]Sally PosteShort film
2009Lovely Bones, TheThe Lovely BonesLindsey Salmon
2010PredicamentMaybelle Zimmerman
2010Dangerous RideReneeShort film
2012Dinner Party, TheThe Dinner Party[30]Heather "Rose"Short film
2013BlinderSammy Walton
2013Brightest StarCharlotte Cates

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Shortland StreetHollyTV series
1994Hercules and the Amazon WomenGirl (Hydra)TV film
1994Hercules in the UnderworldIleaTV film
1994Hercules in the Maze of the MinotaurIleaTV film
1995Hercules: The Legendary JourneysIleaEpisode: "The Other Side"
1995Riding HighBillyTV series
1996City LifeSophieTV series
1997Hercules: The Legendary JourneysIleaEpisode: "When a Man Loves a Woman"
1999Xena: Warrior PrincessDaphne/XenaEpisode: "Little Problems"
2002Murder in GreenwichSheila McGuireTV film
2002Mercy PeakGwyneth CouchEpisode "Cruel to Be Kind"
2003P.E.T. DetectivesGenevieveEpisode: "Play It Again Evan"
2003Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-OffHannahTV film
2004Maiden VoyageJennyTV film
2006Amazing Extraordinary Friends, TheThe Amazing Extraordinary FriendsEmily RushmoreTV series
2006Maddigan's QuestGarlandMain role (13 episodes)
2007Rude AwakeningsConstance ShortLead role (11 episodes)
2007Johnny Kapahala: Back on BoardValerieTV film
2009Legend of the SeekerAliceEpisode: "Reckoning"
2009Power Rangers RPMSummer LandsdownMain role (32 episodes)
2011TangiwaiNerissa LoveTV film
2011Super CityCandiceRecurring role (6 episodes)
2012CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationBridget ByronEpisode: "Tressed to Kill"
2012Cassandra French's Finishing School for BoysCassandra FrenchUnsold TV pilot
2013Masters of SexVivian ScullyRecurring role (6 episodes)
2013-2014Once Upon a TimeTinker BellRecurring role (8 episodes)
2014Petals on the WindCathy DollangangerTV film; pre-production
TBAIZOMBIELivTV series; pre-production

Theatre[edit]

YearTitleRoleTheatre
2003ArcadiaThomasina CoverlyTitirangi Theatre, Auckland
2008Blood BrothersVariousPeach Theatre Company, Auckland
2010That FaceIzzySilo Theatre Company, Auckland

Awards/Nominations[edit]

Awards
YearAwardCategoryProductionResult
2002TV Guide NZ Television AwardsBest Juvenile Actor/Actress [31]Xena Warrior Princess ("Little Problems")Won
2007Air New Zealand Screen AwardsBest performance by an actress [32]Maddigan's QuestNominated
2010Visa Entertainment Screen AwardsBest NZ Actress [33]The Lovely BonesWon
2012Monte Carlo Film FestivalOutstanding Actress[34]TangiwaiNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Descendants of Peter McIver". quovadis-southern-africa.co.za. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  2. ^ Adam Parsons. "Visage Models and Talent Company". Visage.co.nz. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Rose McIvor: taking on Tinseltown". NZ Woman's Weekly. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  4. ^ Rae, Fiona (2007-04-07). "Rose McIver - Commentary". NZ Listener. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  5. ^ Alloy.com. "Rose McIver". Alloy.com. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  6. ^ a b c d Barry Hill, Rebecca (2010-08-16). "Rose with no thorns". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  7. ^ Avondale College March 2006 Newsletter[dead link]
  8. ^ Young, John (2009-11-06). "Entertainment Weekly Interview". Ew.com. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  9. ^ "Bananas to humans: "this time it's personal"". StopPress. 2010-10-26. 
  10. ^ a b Holmes, Stephanie (2011-08-14). "Test of character". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  11. ^ "Test of character". RubyNZ.com. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  12. ^ http://ifiwereyoushow.com/post/78016251509/episode-64-cat-noises-with-rose-mciver
  13. ^ "Lindsey and Ruth roles cast for The Lovely Bones". Black Magic — NZ Film News. 2007-08-28. 
  14. ^ "Predicament — Movie Preview". Flicks.co.nz. 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  15. ^ "Cameras roll in Eltham". Stratford Press. 2009-09-05. 
  16. ^ "TV Drama Based on New Zealand Tragedy to Air This Week". Scoop Culture. 2011-08-09. 
  17. ^ "Calling all extras for TV film Tangiwai". Dominion Post. 2010-05-11. 
  18. ^ Christian, Dionne (2010-03-14). "A face with an oedipal glow". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  19. ^ "Short Film Lab Finds and Nurtures Future Talent". Scoop.co.nz. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  20. ^ Kroll, Justin (2011-11-01). "McIver lands lead in 'Light Years'". Variety.com. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  21. ^ "Richard Gray's AFL Film Blinder announces cast". Encoremagazine.com.au. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  22. ^ "Blinder begins production next month, casts Oliver Ackland, Rose McIver". If.com.au. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  23. ^ Rose, Lacey (2012-07-09). "MTV Taps 'Lovely Bones' Actress to Star in 'Cassandra French' pilot". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  24. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (2013-02-08). "Showtime's 'Masters of Sex' Adds 'Lovely Bones' Actress". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  25. ^ Hibberd, James (2013-07-25). "'Once Upon a Time' casts Tinkerbell". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  26. ^ Marechal, AJ (2014-02-18). "Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic" Sequel to Star Rose McIver". Variety. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  27. ^ Goldberg, Lesley. "Rose McIver to Star in Rob Thomas' 'iZombie'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  28. ^ "Knickers (part I)". Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  29. ^ "So Fresh & So Keen". 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  30. ^ "The Dinner Party". 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  31. ^ "NZ Television Awards 2002 Winners List". Scoop.co.nz. 2002-06-29. 
  32. ^ "Outrageous Fortune, Maddigan's Quest lead pack in Screen Award nominations". NZ Herald. 2007-07-03. 
  33. ^ Sundae, Hugh (2010-12-08). "Boy wins big at inaugural people's choice awards". NZ Herald. 
  34. ^ Nominee List

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