Marie Avgeropoulos

Greek-Canadian actress Marie Avgeropoulos played numerous teenaged roles in her career, most notably as rich party girl Valerie Wooley in "I Love You, Beth Cooper" (2009). Avgeropoulos was born June 17, 1986 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Raised in her hometown, she grew up in the beautiful wilderness along the shores of Lake Superior, which cultivated a passion for fishing, hunting, and camping. Avgeropoulos studied broadcast journalism at Confederation College in Thunder Bay for two years before she left for a backpack trip through Europe, during which she made up her mind to move west to Vancouver, the heart of Canada's film and television production, to chase her dream of becoming an actress. Avgeropoulos made her acting debut guesting in an episode of the hit television series "Supernatural" (The CW 2005- ). A lucky break in filming a clothing commercial eventually led to her big screen breakthrough; the commercial caught the eye of director Chris Columbus, who cast her in a key supporting role in his coming-of-age high school movie "I Love You, Beth Cooper" (2009). After a year of appearing in small guest roles on TV shows like "The Troop" (Nickelodeon 2009-13) and "Fringe" (Fox 2008-13), she played a teenage girl in the 2010 action movie, "Hunt to Kill" (2010), alongside Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts and former pro wrestler Steve Austin. Her next major film role came alongside Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the cancer-themed comedy-drama "50/50" (2011). Avgeropoulos next landed lead roles in a pair of made for television movies. She starred in "Walking the Halls" (2012), where she played a beautiful and popular high school queen bee unwittingly lured into prostitution. In the thrilling movie "Fugitive at 17" (2012), she played a hacker wrongfully accused of her best friend's murder. Avgeropoulos found continued success in American television, guest starring in an episode of the popular teen reboot "90210" (The CW 2008-13) and landing a recurring role as Kirstie in the crime series "Cult" (The CW 2013).