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EARLY LIFE
Marie Avgeropoulos is a Canadian actress and model. She was born on June 17 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Growing up she spent most of her free time outdoors fishing, hunting, and camping. At the age of 16, Avgeropoulos found a passion in playing the drums. For two years in Thunder Bay, she studied broadcast journalism and after that soon moved to Europe. She then came back to Canada settling in Vancouver several months later.

CAREER
A friend of hers invited her to a casting call in her city which was looking for drummers. That's when a talent agency recognized her and then invited her to appear in national commercials. Director Chris Columbus was captivated by her and then hired her to play in the movie I Love You, Beth Cooper. The movie became her first film role which then led to the opportunities of starring in more films and television shows.

2010 was the year of Avgeropoulos getting her break-out role as Kim Rhodes in Hunt to Kill. Three years later, she made her break-out role in television by playing a recurring role in Cult, but the show was soon canceled after just a few episodes. Not long after the CW show was canceled, the same company casted her as a main character in one of their upcoming shows, The 100, portraying the character Octavia Blake.

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Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake.

ROLES
I Love You, Beth Cooper as Valli Wooley
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief as Aphrodite Girl
Hunt to Kill as Kim Rhodes
50/50 as Allison
Fugitive at 17 as Holly
Tracers as Nikki
Numb as Cheryl
Isolation as Nina
A Remarkable Life as Chelsea
Dead Rising: Endgame as Sandra Lowe
Sorority Wars as Missy
Walking the Halls as Amber
90210 as Cassie McCoy
Cult as Kirstie Nelson
The 100 as Octavia Blake

WHY I LOVE HER
Marie has inspired me so much. She is such an amazing role model on many young girls around the world. Marie has done many projects over the years and there are two that really stand out to me. She locked herself in a kennel at an animal shelter to raise awareness for that shelter. She also worked on a mini series called She Must Count where she traveled to Vrindavan, India and made sure she helped thousands of young girls get an education so they weren't forced into child marriage/labor and pregnancy as young as the age of 13.

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Marie at the animal shelter.

Marie Avgeropoulos inspires me so much to do whatever I can to help others around me. She is my biggest idol and I love her and her work so much.