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Born and raised in Whistler, British Columbia, Merritt Patterson took a liking to the Arts at a young age. Patterson started dancing competitively at age 11 and continued to compete through out high school. During this time she was also active in theatre as well as modeled, going on to win the 2006 "Canadian Herbal Essences' Teen Model Search" out of 10,000 girls.
She made her Film and Television debut with a recurring role on the ABC Family show Kyle XY. Following this debut the roles began flooding in and Merritt was cast in the FOX 2000 feature film Percy Jackson: The Lighting Thief, the horror thriller film The Hole, The CW series Supernatural and the Disney feature for Television Radio Rebel. Recently Merritt co-starred alongside Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) in the feature film Rufus set to be released in 2013. She also plays Olivia Matheson on ABC Family's Ravenswood.