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Rose McIver is the New Zealand actress who portrays Tinker Bell on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Frances Rose[3] McIver was born on October 10,[1] 1988 in Auckland, New Zealand to ceramicist Ann "Annie" Coney and photographer John George "Mac" Whitfield McIver and raised in the suburb of Titirangi.[2] She has one older brother named Paul, who is an actor and musician.

Her first role in the acting business was at age two in a television commercial and went on, at age three, to take up a part in the 1993 film The Piano and other acting gigs as a child star.[4] She has a knack for running[5] as well as writing by gathering creative motivation from authors like John Steinbeck, Wally Lamb and Franz Kafka.[4] After starring in the New Zealand 2009 film The Lovely Bones, she enrolled at the University of Auckland to study various subjects including psychology, anthropology and linguistics, that helped garner potential to strengthen her own acting abilities.[4] While actively shooting the 2010 film Predictament, Rose juggled both university classes and an acting career with school grades suffering as a downside, though she stated what was most important is exploring topics of interest and not worrying about coming up on top all the time.[4]

When she is not on a filming set, Rose seeks out secondary work in babysitting and importing bananas with Fair Trade as a part-time job as a necessary means to pay bills. Deciding the school arts degree could wait, she made a spontaneous move to Wellington in 2010 with architect boyfriend Benjamin Hoeksema.[2][4] Currently, she resides in Los Angeles with actor Fleur Saville.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Piano Angel Movie
1997 Topless Women Talk About Their Lives Sally Movie
1998 Flying Josie Short film
2002 Toy Love Lucy Movie
2006 Ozzie Cailtin Movie
2007 Knickers Emily Short film
2009 The Lovely Bones Lindsey Salmon Movie
2010 Dangerous Ride Renee Short film
2010 Predicament Maybelle Movie
2013 Blinder Sammy Walton Movie
2013 Light Years Charlotte Movie
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Shortland Street Holly
1994 Hercules and the Amazon Women Girl (Hydra) TV movie
1994 Hercules in the Underworld Ilea TV movie
1994 Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur Ilea TV movie
1995 Riding High Billy
1995–1997 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Ilea 2 episodes
1999 Xena: Warrior Princess Daphne 1 episode
2002 Murder in Greenwich Sheila McGuire TV movie
2002 Mercy Peak Gwyneth Couch 1 episode
2003 P.E.T. Detectives Genevieve 1 episode
2003 Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off Hannah TV movie
2004 Maiden Voyage Jenny TV movie
2006 Maddigan's Quest Garland 13 episodes
2007 Rude Awakenings Constance Short
2007 Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board Valerie TV movie
2009 Legend of the Seeker Alice 1 episode
2009 Power Rangers R.P.M. Summer Landsdown / Yellow Bear RPM Ranger 32 episodes
2011 Super City Candice 6 episodes
2011 Tangiwai Nerissa Love TV movie
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bridget Byron 1 episode
2012 Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys Cassie 1 episode
2013–2014 Masters of Sex Vivian Scully 8 episodes
2013–Present Once Upon a Time Tinker Bell 9 episodes
2014 Petals on the Wind Cathy Dollanganger TV movie
2015–Present iZombie Liv Moore Starring


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