Rose McIver
Rose McIver
Character Tinker Bell
Season(s) S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5 - S6 - S7
Date of Birth October 10, 1988
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
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Rose McIver is one of the supporting actors of Once Upon a Time, portraying the role of Tinker Bell.


Life and Career

McIver was raised in Titirangi with her father, John George McIver a photographer, and her mother, Ann, an artist. She has an older brother, Paul McIver, who is a musician and former actor. She attended Avondale College and was a prefect in her final year; she graduated in 2006. She previously studied at the University of Auckland, and majored in Psychology and Linguistics, but did not complete her degree. In August 2011, McIver moved from the home she shared in Wellington with her long-term boyfriend, architect Benjamin Hoeksema to Los Angeles, where she lived in the East Hollywood suburb of Silver Lake for a year.

She has mostly worked in New Zealand television, appearing in shows such as Maddigan's Quest and Rude Awakenings. She also starred in television movies such as the Hercules series and Maiden Voyage, as well as two Disney Channel films: Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off in 2003, and Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. From March to December 2009, she played Ranger Yellow Summer Landsdown in the television series Power Ranges: RPM for 32 episodes. McIver's big screen debut was in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lovely Bones.

Recently, she has been cast as the lead character in MTV's Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys, and on Showtime's Masters of Sex. In July 2013, it was announced that McIver landed the role of Tinker Bell for a multi-episode story arc on Once Upon a Time.


Gallery of behind the scene stills released to promote the actor.

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