The CW Network has been a platform for many actors and actresses to rise to mainstream fame. Their array of shows in different genres creates an opportunity for talented actors to showcase their acting chops. Many actors and actresses have benefited from this, and one of them is New Zealand actress, Rose McIver. The young actress may have appeared in other notable projects such as Legend of the Seeker but it is her lead role on the CW show, iZombie, that has given her the international attention that every actor and actress covets. If you are not familiar with the actress or her history, read below to learn about things such as her educational history, her professional history, her net worth.
Who Is Rose McIver?
Rose McIver acting career spans several mediums; she has featured in movies, television shows and she’s done her fair share of theatre work. Rose, whose career started in 1991 at the age of two has an extensive filmography that befits an actress of her caliber.
She grew up in Titirangi even though she was born in Auckland on the 10th of October, 1988. Rose McIver comes from a stable family with both parents still married. To say Rose grew up in a family of creatives would be a correct assessment. Her father, John George Whitfield McIver is a photographer, her mother is an artist and her brother, who is older than she is, is a musician and a former actor.
Rose’s known education history starts at Avondale College, where she was a model student and was appointed as a school prefect in her final year of school. She went on to the University of Auckland after Avondale to study Psychology and Linguistics. However, she failed to complete her degree due to her acting career.
Here’s What We Know About New Zealand Actress
Rose started her acting career at the age of two, playing an angel in The Piano. She appeared in a few low-level works in New Zealand before her first appearance in a major production in 2009’s The Lovely Bones by famous director, Peter Jackson. Her first theater appearance was in 2003 in a play titled Arcadia in the Titirangi Theatre. Since then, she’s appeared in two more theater productions, Blood Brothers in 2008 and That Face in 2010.
Looking to further her career past local productions in New Zealand, Rose McIver put her education at the University of Auckland on hold and moved to Los Angeles. Her move to Hollywood has proven to be a decent success thus far. She was cast in an MTV production, Cassandra French’s Finishing School for Boys, as the lead actor. She also appeared in the Masters of Sex as a recurring character.
However, her biggest gig since she made the move to Hollywood, came in 2014 when she was announced as the lead actress in the CW’s new show, iZombie. The critically acclaimed show stars Rose McIver as Olivia Moore.
Rose also landed the lead role in a Netflix production called A Christmas Prince which was released in 2017. Her acting has also extended to video games; she voiced the character – Eve in the 2017 game, Access Code. She’s also currently an ambassador for the Emirates Airline.
Throughout her career, Rose has appeared in over 22 movies, more than 20 television shows with an episode count of over 200 episodes, several theater productions, multiple music videos, and one video game at the moment. She’s been nominated for multiple awards so far, winning a few of them.
Rose McIver’s B-list status and her own desire to keep mum over her private life mean there is little information regarding her past relationships. However, she’s been in a long-term relationship with an architect, Benjamin Hoeksema, for over a decade. The couple has been together since 2005 but there are no children between the two of them yet.
Even though Rose McIver has featured in multiple projects through her career, she hasn’t been in many huge blockbuster projects, but the steady stream of small projects has helped her build a net worth of $3 million with the most significant coming from her lead role in iZombie.
Rose McIver currently stands tall at 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 52 kg. Her body measurements are 34-25-34 in for her chest, waist, and hip respectively. There is limited information available on her diet and exercise routine but it is known that the actress enjoys running as one of the many ways she maintains her amazing figure.