Born on September 2, 1990 in Whistler, British Columbia, Merritt Patterson is a talented actress who currently stars as Olivia Matheson on the Pretty Little Liars spin-off, Ravenswood. At age 11, Merritt began dancing competitively and performed throughout her high school years. She participated in theater plays as well. Additionally, she modeled on the side and went on to win the 2006 “Canadian Herbal Essences’ Teen Model Search” out of 10,000 girls.
Merritt made her debut on television with a recurring role in the ABC Family sci-fi series Kyle XY. Following this debut the roles began flooding in and Merritt was cast in the thriller filmed The Hole, the cult sensation Supernatural, and in the FOX 2000 feature film Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief. She also appeared in a Disney feature for Television Radio Rebel. Recently Merritt co-starred alongside Kim Coates (from Sons of Anarchy) in the movie Rufus set to be released in 2013 and has a slew of films set for release in the coming year, including Primary, Kid Cannabis, and staring role in Wolves with Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones).
Merritt now plays Olivia on Ravenswood, a once carefree and effortlessly happy spirit, who has recently experienced hardship, leaving her questioning what’s important and what no longer matters. Olivia is Luke’s twin and first appears in the 2013 Pretty Little Liars Halloween special.
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