Rose McIver is a television and film actress from New Zealand. She has starred in series such as "Masters of Sex," "Once Upon a Time," and "iZombie," as well as the film "The Lovely Bones."
Rose McIver was born in Auckland, New Zealand on October 20, 1987, and was raised in Titirangi, a suburb of the city. Aside from her acting career, which started in commercials at the age of 2, she spent her younger years training as a dancer practicing both ballet and jazz dance until age 13. From there, she eventually began studying psychology and linguistics at the University of Auckland before attended Avondale College, which she graduated from in 2006.
Most of Rose's acting career has centered on television roles, with her most notable guest spots in her earlier days being on series such as "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess." By 2006, the same year she graduated college, she landed her first starring role on "Maddigan's Quest." However, it was the year 2009 which really put Rose on the map, as she not only starred in her first feature film role in Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones," but also became the new Yellow Ranger on 32 episodes of "Power Rangers R.P.M."
Continuing to land guest roles on TV for several more years, as well as the occasional film, Rose struck gold after playing Vivian Scully on the critically acclaimed Showtime series, "Masters of Sex." Within the same year, she also began playing the recurring role of Tinker Bell on ABC's "Once Upon a Time." Such expose lead to her being cast as the lead on The CW's comic book adaptation series, "iZombie," where she plays a young medical student who is also a zombie. Upon eating the brains of dead victims, she realizes she also adsorbs their memories, and uses them to figure out how they died.