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Courtney Merritt

Courtney Merritt

Newcomer Courtney Merritt joins the cast of CMT's Working Class as Pam, the teenage daughter of Carli Mitchell, played by Melissa Peterman. This is Merritt's first series regular role. She appeared in the ABC series The Forgotten, had starring roles in several indie films and most recently a lead role in a soon-to-be released MTV network web series.

Merritt was born in New York City and moved to Jupiter, Fla., at the age of one and a-half. At the age of 4, she performed onstage for the first time as the Dormouse in Through the Looking Glass. Over the next 9 years, Merritt pursued acting on local stages in Florida and did several print and runway jobs.

At the age of 13, Merritt moved back to New York City with her mother and sister to further pursue her acting career. She landed one of her first auditions for a play that appeared in the American Living Room Festival. She performed in numerous stage productions and over 20 student and indie films. She starred in the independent film Late Bloomer which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival.

In 2007, Merritt was convinced by industry executives to make the move to Los Angeles. Shortly after arriving, she had her first audition for the role of Betty in The Crucible at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood. She landed the part and from there she went on to perform in several other plays including the role of Clarisse in Fahrenheit 451 at Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Courtney Merritt Facts

BirthdayMarch 2, 1989 (34)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Venice Love Story
Battle of Shaker Heights
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