Joseph Scriven

Joseph Scriven

Name Joseph Scriven
Profession Poet
Date of Birth 1819-09-10
Place of Birth Ireland
Age 66 yrs
Death Date 1886-08-10
Birth Sign Virgo

About Joseph Scriven

Nineteenth-century Irish poet who is best remembered for “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” a verse that was set to music as a popular hymn.

Early Life Experience of Joseph Scriven

He attended Trinity College, Dublin and later immigrated to Canada.

Trivia Info

His romantic life was marked by tragedy: his first fiancee drowned on the eve of their wedding, and his second wife-to-be died of pneumonia.

Family Life and Relationship

He was born into a wealthy family in Banbridge, Ireland.

Close Associates

John Tesh performed a cover of Scriven’s poem-turned-hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

TV Actress | Olivia Scriven

Name Olivia Scriven
Profession TV Actress
Date of Birth 1997-02-28
Place of Birth Wakefield,
Canada
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Pisces

About Olivia Scriven

Teen actress who rose to fame for her portrayal of Maya Matlin, Katie’s little sister, on season 11 of the popular series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She reprised the role on Degrassi: Next Class.

Early Life Experience of Olivia Scriven

She was studying at the Pearson School for the Arts when she won her role on Degrassi.

Trivia Info

She gained fame for her role as Patti in the HBO miniseries The Yard.

Family Life and Relationship

She has two brothers named Xavier and Quinn.

Close Associates

She played the on-screen younger sister of Chloe Rose on Degrassi.