Watching and learning from Jackie's every move is Zoey Barkow, an impressionable, exuberant young nurse whose enthusiasm for her chosen profession has yet to be dampened by the grind of cranky patients and unpredictable coworkers. Zoey is Jackie's biggest champion, but also her biggest watchdog. Luckily a blossoming relationship with hunky Dr. Prentiss is keeping her preoccupied... for now.
Merritt Wever graduated from LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts.
For her role on as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie, Wever has been nominated twice for an Emmy® Award and won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy in 2013. Wever has appeared in such feature films as RIGHTEOUS KILL, INTO THE WILD, MICHAEL CLAYTON, NEAL CASSADY, TWELVE & HOLDING, A HOLE IN ONE, SEASON OF YOUTH, BRINGING RAIN, SIGNS, SERIES 7: THE CONTENDERS, THE ADVENTURES OF SEBASTIAN COLE, ARRESTING GENA, TOUGH (Best Actor award, First Run Film Festival), GREENBERG, THE MISSING PERSON, and TINY FURNITURE.
Her television credits include NEW GIRL, STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP, CONVICTION, 1/4 LIFE, NCIS, THE WIRE, BLUE RIVER, SOMETHING THE LORD MADE, and THE GOOD WIFE.
Her theater appearances include SAM & LUCY, BAD GIRLS, SMASHING, CAVE DWELLER, ROULETTE, CAPE COD SOUVENIRS, TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY, RUNNING ON EARTH, HERE WE ARE, CHILDREN OF THE FLAMES, FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, TOUCH(ED), THE ILLUSION, and UNCLE VANYA (2012 Joe A. Callaway Award).