|Birthday:||October 10, 1988|
|Birthplace:||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Education:||University of Auckland|
|Family & Friends|
|Family:||John George Whitfield "Mac" McIver (father)|
Ann "Annie" (née Coney) [mother]
Paul McIver (brother)
|First appearance:||Quite a Common Fairy|
|Last appearance:||Page 23|
Frances Rose McIver is a New Zealand actress. She is best known for starring as medical examiner Olivia "Liv" Moore in The CW supernatural comedy-drama series iZombie (2015–2019). She received further recognition for starring as Amber Moore in the romantic comedy films A Christmas Prince (2017), A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018) and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)
McIver began her career with guest appearances in New Zealand-based series, such as Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Legend of the Seeker. She gained further success as Summer Landsdown in the superhero series Power Rangers RPM (2009). She also had recurring roles in the Showtime period drama series Masters of Sex (2013–14) and the ABC supernatural drama series Once Upon a Time (2013–17).
McIver made her film debut in the period drama The Piano (1993). She has since starred in the drama The Lovely Bones (2009), the horror comedy Predicament (2010), the sports drama Blinder (2013), the romance drama Petals on the Wind (2014), and the musical drama Daffodils (2019).
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McIver was born in Auckland and was raised in Titirangi with her father, John George Whitfield "Mac" McIver (b. 1951), a photographer, and her mother, Ann "Annie" (née Coney), an artist. Her parents still reside in the house she grew up in. She has an older brother, Paul McIver, who is a musician and former actor. She studied ballet and jazz dance until she was thirteen.
At the age of two, McIver began appearing in commercials. At the age of three, she received the role of an angel in the film The Piano.
McIver has mostly worked for New Zealand television, from fantasy-based series like Maddigan's Quest to dramas such as Rude Awakenings. She has also starred in television films such as the Hercules film series and Maiden Voyage, as well as two Disney Channel films: Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off in 2003, and Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board in 2007, which is the sequel to the 1999 film Johnny Tsunami. From March to December 2009, she played Ranger Yellow Summer Landsdown in the television series Power Rangers: RPM for 32 episodes.
McIver's big screen debut was in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lovely Bones, which received its U.S. release on 11 December 2009. In the film, she played Lindsey Salmon, the younger sister of the main character.
McIver appeared in the film Predicament, based on the novel by Ronald Hugh Morrieson, which was released in New Zealand and Australia on 26 August 2010. Filming took place in July and August 2009 in the towns of Hawera and Eltham. In 2011, McIver appeared in the television film Tangiwai, based on the 1953 Tangiwai rail disaster. In the film, she played Nerissa Love, the fiancée of New Zealand cricketer Bob Blair and one of the victims of the disaster. She also had a role in the comedy series Super City, playing cheerleader Candice.
From 19 March to 10 April 2010 she appeared on stage at the Herald Theatre as Izzy, the best friend of the main character in That Face. McIver was also selected to participate in the 2010 Show Me Shorts Film Festival.
McIver put her studies at the University of Auckland on hold, and traveled to Los Angeles for "a couple of top-secret projects". She was cast opposite Chris Lowell in the indie film Light Years. McIver was also cast in Australian rules football film, Blinder, which began filming in Torquay on 20 February 2012, before moving to Boston. The film was scheduled for release in 2013.
McIver was cast as the lead character in MTV's Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys, based on the book by Eric Garcia and produced by Garcia and Krysten Ritter. McIver was also cast as a recurring character on Showtime's Masters of Sex, which is based on the book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier. The drama began filming in New York City in March, and began to air in September 2013.
In July 2013, it was announced that McIver landed the role of Tinker Bell for a multi-episode story arc on the series Once Upon a Time. In January 2017, it was announced that McIver would reprise her role in season 6.
In February 2014, McIver was cast as the adult Cathy Dollanganger in the Lifetime television film Petals on the Wind, adapted from the book by V. C. Andrews.
In March 2014, McIver was announced to star in CW's new series iZombie as Olivia "Liv" Moore, which premiered a year later on March 17, 2015. The series concluded after five seasons with 71 episodes on August 1, 2019.
In March 2017, it was reported that McIver was in Romania, filming A Christmas Prince for Netflix which was released 17 November 2017. She reprised her role as Amber Moore in the 2018 sequel film A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding and will reprise the role in the threequel A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.
McIver has been cast in the musical feature, Daffodils. Filming began February 2018 in Wellington, Waikato, and Wairarapa, and was released in New Zealand and Australia in 2019.
McIver is also an ambassador for Emirates airlines.
McIver enjoys writing, and is inspired by the works of John Steinbeck, Wally Lamb and Franz Kafka. She also enjoys crossword puzzles and Sudoku.
|1992||Shortland Street||TV Series||Holly (1993)|
|1994||Hercules and the Amazon Women||TV Movie||Girl (Hydra)|
|1994||Hercules in the Underworld||TV Movie||Ilea|
|1994||Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur||TV Movie||Ilea|
|1995||Riding High||TV Series||Billy (1995)|
|1995 - 1997||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||TV Series||Ilea|
|1997||Topless Women Talk About Their Lives||Sally|
|1999||Xena: Warrior Princess||TV Series||Daphne|
|2002||Murder in Greenwich||TV Movie||Sheila McGuire|
|2002||Mercy Peak||TV Series||Gwyneth Couch|
|2003||Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off||TV Movie||Hannah|
|2003||P.E.T. Detectives||TV Series||Genevieve|
|2004||Maiden Voyage||TV Movie||Jenny (as Rose Mciver)|
|2006||Maddigan's Quest||TV Series||Garland|
|2007||Rude Awakenings||TV Series||Constance Short|
|2007||Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board||TV Movie||Valerie|
|2009||Legend of the Seeker||TV Series||Alice|
|2009||The Lovely Bones||Lindsey Salmon|
|2009||Power Rangers R.P.M.||TV Series||Summer Landsdown / Yellow Bear RPM Ranger|
|2011||Super City||TV Series||Candice|
|2011||Tangiwai||TV Movie||Nerissa Love|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||TV Series||Bridget Byron|
|2012||Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys||TV Series||Cassie|
|2013||Brightest Star||Charlotte Cates|
|2013 - 2014||Masters of Sex||TV Series||Vivian Scully|
|2013 - 2017||Once Upon a Time||TV Series||Tinkerbell|
|2014||Petals on the Wind||TV Movie||Cathy Dollanganger|
|2014||Play It Again, Dick||TV Series||Skank with Atitude / Horny Mourner|
|2015 - 2019||iZombie||TV Series||Olivia Moore|
|2016||Queen of Carthage||Jane (voice)|
|2017||A Bunch of Dicks||TV Mini-Series||Johnny|
|2017||Access Code||Video Game||Eve (voice)|
|2017||A Christmas Prince||TV Movie||Amber|
|2017 - 2018||Dragons: Race to the Edge||TV Series||Atali|
|2018||Brampton's Own||Rachel Kinley|
|2018||A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding||TV Movie||Amber|
|2019||I'm Sorry||TV Series||Elizabeth|
|2019||A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby||Queen Amber|
|2015||"Demon Days (Do It All Again)"||Wild Wild Horses|
|2015||"Ordinary Life"||Wild Wild Horses|
|20??||Nice Ride||Writer, director|
|2003||Arcadia||Thomasina Coverly||Titirangi Theatre, Auckland|
|2008||Blood Brothers||Various||Peach Theatre Company, Auckland|
|2010||That Face||Izzy||Silo Theatre Company, Auckland|
|2019||Key Largo||Nora D'Alcala||Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles|
- Attended the University of Auckland and majored in psychology and linguistics (2009).
- Her father, Mac, is a photographer, and her mother, Annie, is an artist. She has an older brother, Paul McIver, who is a musician and former actor.
- Of Clan MacIver.
- Her boyfriend is actress Rose Byrne's brother, George Byrne (January 2020).
Awards and nominations
|2002||TV Guide NZ Television Awards||Best Juvenile Actor/Actress||Xena Warrior Princess ("Little Problems")||Won|
|2007||Air New Zealand Screen Awards||Best performance by an actress||Maddigan's Quest||Nominated|
|2010||Visa Entertainment Screen Awards||Best NZ Actress||The Lovely Bones||Won|
|2012||Monte Carlo Film Festival||Outstanding Actress||Tangiwai||Nominated|
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Comedy TV Actress||iZombie||Nominated|
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress||Nominated|
|2019||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Summer TV Actress||Nominated|