Mercedes Mason Biography

Mercedes Mason is a Swedish-American actress, known for her roles in popular American television series such as ‘Chuck’ and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’. Born and raised in Sweden, her family roots can be traced back to Iran. At the age of 12, her family moved to New York City and settled around Chicago. Mercedes was discovered by a modelling scout at the age of 13, although her parents initially opposed her pursuing a career in modeling. However, they eventually agreed and she began her journey in the industry. Over time, her interest in acting grew and after completing high school, she started auditioning for roles in films and television. Mercedes kickstarted her career with a small role in the soap opera ‘One Life to Live’ in 2005, and went on to secure supporting roles in series such as ‘Three Rivers’, ‘The Finder’, and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’. She made her film debut in ‘The Break-Up’ and has since appeared in significant roles in movies like ‘General Education’ and ‘Sniper: Legacy’. In 2015, Mercedes played a pivotal role as Ofelia Salazar in the horror series ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, marking a significant milestone in her career.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Mercedes Masöhn
  • Age: 40 Years, 40 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: David Denman (m. 2014)
    • Children: Caius Kane Denman
  • Born Country: Sweden
  • Actresses
  • American Women
  • Height: 5’9″ (175 cm), 5’9″ Females
  • Ancestry: Iranian Swedish, Iranian American

Childhood & Early Life

Mercedes Mason was born Mercedes Masohn on March 3, 1983, in Linkoping, Sweden. Her parents were originally from Iran and later settled in Sweden. After her birth, her family moved to Ryd, Linkoping. She grew up with a younger sister. When she was 12 years old, her family moved to the USA and settled around Chicago, where Mercedes spent the rest of her growing up years. At the age of 13, she was discovered by a talent agent from the FORD Modelling Agency and began her career in modeling. While continuing her academics, she also pursued her modeling career. However, she did not initially intend to become an actor. She completed high school and enrolled in college to study psychology. It was during her time in college that she began acting and became more inclined towards the profession. She auditioned for a small role in the film “The Break-Up” and landed her first film role.

Career

In 2005, Mercedes made her acting debut appearing in three episodes of the soap opera “One Life to Live” as Neely, a Red Cross Nurse. Her debut film role was in the romantic comedy drama “The Break-Up” alongside Vince Vaughn, which was a commercial success. She then appeared in guest roles in the comedy drama series “Entourage” and played an Arab Woman in the horror film “Red Sands”. In 2009, she played one of the key roles in the pilot episode of the series “The Law”, but the series was not picked up by any leading network. In 2011, she had a breakthrough role in the horror film “Quarantine 2: Terminal” and also appeared in the independent film “Three Veils”. She went on to play guest roles in series such as “NCIS” and “CSI: NY”. In 2012, she appeared in the police procedural drama series “The Finder” but the series was canceled after one season. She also appeared in the comedy drama film “General Education” and the supernatural drama series “666 Park Avenue”, both of which received mixed reviews. From 2014 to 2019, she had a recurring role in the series “NCIS: Los Angeles”. In 2015, she began playing the role of Ofelia Salazar in the post-apocalyptic horror drama series “Fear the Walking Dead”, which has been a critical and commercial success. In 2018, she appeared in the crime comedy drama series “The Rookie” and is currently working on the film “Love by Drowning”.

Family & Personal Life

Mercedes Mason became a naturalized US citizen after taking the citizenship test in April 2016. She married actor David Denman in September 2014 and they have a son named Caius Kane, born in January 2018. The family currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Mercedes is multilingual and is fluent in French, Spanish, and Persian, in addition to English and Swedish.

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