Character: Cathy Dollanganger
Rose McIver is currently exploding on TV screens with two hit shows that are rocking the ratings and a highly anticipated TV movie sequel set for release. It all started however, when this talented, natural beauty was born and raised in just west of the City of Auckland, New Zealand. Rose got her start in acting when her older brother was scouted for a short film called "The Joker," and she played his infant sibling. Establishing herself as a child who could behave on set and remember lines, she began to get more roles.
Rose’s first significant role was at the young age of three, where she played an angel in the Oscar winning movie “The Piano”. Rose went on to pursue acting while at grade school, and during school holiday breaks, she would book small roles on local films and television shows. At sixteen, she landed the lead in a television series called “Maddigan's Quest” and after that, she juggled school and work for her final two years of high school.
Now, Rose is currently playing every girl’s beloved character ‘Tinkerbell’ on the hit ABC series, “ONCE UPON A TIME”. Rose can also be seen in Showtime’s critically acclaimed series “Masters of Sex”, starring opposite Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. Rose plays ‘Vivian’ the daughter of Provost Barton Scully played by Beau Bridges and Alison Janney’s character Margaret. In addition, Rose has wrapped the female lead in the upcoming Lifetime original movie, “Petals On The Wind,” a sequel to the highly-rated TV event, “Flowers in the Attic.” On the big screen, Rose was seen starring in the film “Brightest Star” as ‘Charlotte’ the romantic lead, opposite Chris Lowell.
Rose was last seen in theaters in the multi-award winning Dreamworks film "The Lovely Bones" (directed by Peter Jackson) as 'Lindsey Salmon' starring opposite Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz. She also starred in the independent film “Blinder” starring as the female lead opposite Jack Thompson and Anna Hutchinson.
Rose is based in Los Angeles, but often goes back to New Zealand, which she also considers home
Cathy is granddaughter to Olivia Foxworth, daughter to Corrine Dollanganger and sister to Christopher, Carrie and Cory. Cathy dreams of becoming a ballerina, but after the children are locked away in the attic, she and Christopher, must take on the role of parents to their younger siblings.