Glover’s been in the spotlight most of her life Story by Lauren Duff Since she was young, Merritt Glover has enjoyed being in front of the cameras or standing on stage under the spotlight. From
on plays and perform songs pretty much
At the age of 7, Glover auditioned for a
straight out of the womb,” Glover said with
minor role as a pioneer child in Silent
Tongue, a film directed by Sam Shepard near
She would audition for the lead roles in
Roswell. River Phoenix, Alan Bates, and
her preschool Christmas pageants and per-
Richard Harris were a few of the lead actors
sistently beg her mom to allow her to go to
in the western.
Los Angeles and become a child star. “When she asked to go to Hollywood, I
It wasn’t until 1997 when Glover and her family moved to Farmington that her acting
having a minor role in a movie directed by
always said you need to be a child first,”
Sam Shepard at the age of 7, to scoring a
said Sally Cammon, Glover’s mother.
speaking part on the hit television show,
Cammon recalled the first memory of her
enrolled in speech, debate, and theater,
Breaking Bad, 21 years later, Glover has
daughter acting was when she performed the
where she met the drama teacher David
never given up her dream of acting.
entire Secret Garden script in the gardens of
Huber. “He was incredible for us because he
Born and raised in Roswell, Glover has
a Santa Fe bed and breakfast. “We were just
pushed us to perform some pretty heavy mate-
always had a desire to entertain audiences of
blown away that this child was acting out the
rial that high schoolers don’t normally do,”
all sizes. “My parents said that I would put
entire script,” Cammon said.
Glover said, referring to the plays Thoreau
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skills began to flourish. She attended Farmington High School and
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