A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy, Rose McIver is one of Hollywood's most vibrant young actresses.
McIver can currently be seen as the lead in Rob Thomas’ (Veronica Mars) series for the CW, iZombie. The supernatural crime procedural, based on the DC Comics title of the same name, centers on Liv (McIver), a medical-student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner's office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. However, with every brain she eats, she inherits the corpse's memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. The show is currently in its second season.
Rose was previously seen on the Showtime critically acclaimed series, Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. She played ‘Vivian’ the daughter of Provost Barton Scully (played by Beau Bridges) and Margaret (played by Alison Janney). She also had a recurring role as ‘Tinkerbell’ in the ABC series, Once Upon A Time.
Additionally, she starred in the Lifetime movie Petals on the Wind, the sequel to the very successful movie, Flowers in the Attic.
On the big screen, Rose was last seen starring in the film Brightest Star as ‘Charlotte’ the romantic lead, opposite Chris Lowell as well as the independent film Blinder as the female lead opposite Jack Thompson and Anna Hutchinson.
McIver is most known for her starring role in the multi-award winning Dreamworks film The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson and starring opposite Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz.
McIver’s first significant role was at the young age of three, where she played an angel in the Oscar winning movie The Piano. At sixteen, she landed the lead in a television series called Maddigan’s Quest.
She is based in Los Angeles, but often goes back to New Zealand, which she also considers home.