Meet 5% of “The 100”
Of all of the new programming coming to The CW, I am most excited for the new series, The 100. The show is set to premiere mid-season (in Spring of 2014). You are probably wondering who is starring in the new show, so here is some info about the top five characters of The 100!
Eliza Taylor is a 23-year-old, Australian actress who is best known for her role as Janae Timmins on the Australian television series, Neighbours. Growing up, Taylor wanted to be a Marine Biologist, and, when she’s not acting, she enjoys playing guitar and writing songs. She was also an acting teacher for a while at The Actors Nest Fitzroy Street, St Kilda of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Since the start of her acting career, she was in a few minor Australian roles, but just recently landed her very first American role as Clarke on The 100. Her character, Clarke, is one of the main characters of the show, and I’m excited to finally see a blonde girl as the lead of a CW series!
Thomas McDonell is a 27-year-old, American actor, musician and artist. He appeared in The Forbidden Kingdom alongside Jackie Chan and Jet Li, and in Twelve , starring Gossip Girl star, Chace Crawford. He also played a lead role in the 2011 teenage film Prom, alongside The CW’s very own Aimee Teegarden (starthe new original series Star-Crossed scheduled to air in Spring 2014). McDonell plays Finn on The 100 alongside his co-star, Clarke. It will be interesting to see which girl he ends up with on the show, because after seeing the pilot, I can already tell a “love triangle” may be in the making. I can’t wait to see this cutie every week on The CW next Spring!
Marie Avgeropoulos is a 26-year-old Canadian actress. She was born and raised in Canada and grew up fishing, hunting and camping alongside the shores of Lake Superior. She studied Broadcast Journalism in her hometown for a few years but then decided to embark on a trip to Europe on a soul-search. She later moved back to Canada and ended up at a casting call for drummers (Avgeropoulos has played drums since she was 16). Her talent was spotted quickly by an agent and she appeared in a few national commercials. Chris Columbus hired Avgeropoulos in the film I Love You, Beth Cooper ( her first feature role). She is starring in the upcoming series The 100 as Octavia. You might recognize her from The CW’s Cult, as well.
Bob Morley is a 28-year-old Australian actor. He studied drama all the way through his junior year of high school. After he completed his senior year, Morley moved to Melbourne and began an engineering degree. A year later, Morley decided to enroll in Creative Arts at the La Trobe University and got himself an agent. He began his acting career by acting in several university theatre productions, and he even starred in the soap opera, Neighbours with Eliza Taylor. In The 100, he plays Bellamy.
Eli Goree is a Canadian actor and has starred in many Canadian TV series’ including Flashpoint, ‘Da Kink In My Hair, Soul and Pure Pwnage. Before acting, he was a comedian and has dabbled in some directing, as well. Goree also starred in The CW shows Emily Owens, M.D. and Supernatural. Goree is staying put at The CW with the role of Wells on The 100.
If you were a fan of the show Lost and the movie The Hunger Games, then you will definitely have an appetite for this new show, The 100. Let me be the first to say that you are in for a 100% treat with this new show! Keep checking our website to see news on The 100‘s stars and updates on when the show premieres next Spring!
Ashley Damschen/ CW44 Tampa Bay