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The Greek-Canadian Beauty of “50/50”

“50/50” is a comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Levine, written by Will Reiser, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. The film is loosely based on the life of screenwriter Will Reiser.

In the film, also stars Marie Avgeropoulos, a Greek-Canadian rising star who seems to have come to Hollywood to stay.

Inspired by a true story, the comedy is centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. Avgeropouls plays the role of Alison in the film.

The Greek-Canadian actress was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Marie – as her official imdb page states- “grew up fishing, hunting and camping.”

It was there, in shadow of “The Sleeping Giant ” and on the shores of Lake Superior, where she would learn the survival skills needed for making her dream of becoming an action heroine (something she often fantasized about as a young girl) possible.

Her first break in the entertainment industry came when she was 21 as a result of her favorite hobby, playing drums. While studying broadcast journalism in Ontario, a friend alerted her to a casting call in Vancouver for a clothing commercial which was looking for drummers.

After leaving her small town, the opportunity landed her an agent and after appearing in various national commercials she caught the eye of director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Rent) who hired the budding actor in her first feature role for “I Love You, Beth Cooper”.

Although her thriving career has garnered her a lot of attention as of late, Marie continues to prove that she hasn’t forgotten her small town roots, often riding her motorcycle and playing with her 100lb bull-mastiff in the rugged west coast wilderness when she’s not on set. Marie splits her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles.


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