Jess Weixler
American actor
Jess Weixler
Jessica "Jess" Weixler is an American actress, best known to date as the lead in the comedy-horror film Teeth and the comedy The Big Bad Swim. She graduated in 1999 from Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also attended the Walden Theatre Conservatory Program and was in The River City Players acting group and in the Chamber Singers choral group, and then attended Juilliard.
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What's Next For 'The Good Wife'? After The Shakeup Secrets Revealed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Well, the sh-- hit the fan on "The Good Wife" in "Hitting The Fan," the appropriately titled fifth episode of Season 5. Alica (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry) made their exit from Lockhart/Gardner and Florrick/Agos & Associates was born. What's next? It's not smooth sailing from here! Archie Panjabi, Kalinda to "The Good Wife" fans, said she's excited for the "reboot quality" the shakeup brings to the show. "I feel like we're a bag of sweets and we've just been shaken all around now. Everybody loves watching the show and now you just don't know what you're going to get when you put your hand into the [bag], it'll be fun for us as actors to play, but really fun for the audience," Panjabi told The Huffington Post. Josh Charles (Will Gardner) called the episode one of the best scripts he's ever read for an hour of TV. "The performances are all really solid and it's just an electric piece of television, as you've seen. It just doesn't stop for 42 minutes … how they manag ...
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Julianna Margulies On Alicia/Kalinda, Betrayal & What's Ahead On 'The Good Wife'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
What's ahead in "The Good Wife" Season 5? Returning faces, great cases and lots of betrayal, according to Julianna Margulies. In the second episode of "The Good Wife" Season 5, "The Bit Bucket," Stockard Channing reappears as Veronica, Alicia's mother. "It's a very sweet episode this season. [Stockard Channing's character] really tries to come in and helps Alicia in a very sweet way. I think Alicia is terribly touched by it. It's financial help, which is also, in their relationship, emotional help," Margulies told The Huffington Post. "I hope throughout the season that we get more of her and that we get to explain things a little better, but the one episode that we shot with Stockard Channing, there's a very sweet moment between the two of them." Margulies said it's not warm and fuzzy because Channing's character can't do that, "but it's as warm and fuzzy as it's going to get." Viewers know whenever Channing's character returns or Dallas Roberts shows up as Owen, it gives new insi ...
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Lizzy Caplan & Michael Sheen: 'Masters of Sex' NYC Premiere!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen hit the red carpet at the premiere of their new television series Masters of Sex on Thursday (September 26) at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. The actors were joined at the event by their co-stars Teddy Sears, Caitlin Fitzgerald, and Nicholas D’Agosto. Also in attendance at the screening were Mischa Barton and Jess Weixler. Masters of Sex will be premiering on Sunday (September 29) at 10/9c. FYI: Lizzy is wearing an Andrew Gn dress, Armani shoes and bag, and David Yurman jewelry. Teddy is wearing Zegna suit. 15+ pictures inside of Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen at the premiere of Masters of Sex…
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Fan-Favorite 'Good Wife' Character Returning
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Jess Weixler is returning to "The Good Wife." A rep for the series confirmed that the actress will be back for the CBS legal drama's Season 5. Weixler joined the cast during "The Good Wife" Season 4 as Robyn Burdine, a new investigator at Lockhart/Gardner. The character, a foil to Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), proved popular and appeared in six episodes. "The Good Wife" Season 4 ended with Alicia (Julianna Margulies) agreeing to leave Lockhart/Gardner and join Cary (Matt Czuchry) at his new firm and Robyn was last seen getting an offer to join as well. The Season 5 premiere of "The Good Wife" will include Jeffrey Tambor as a judge, who Weixler recently tweeted at in excitement. @jeffreytambor crossing my fingers ill be in those court room scenes with you as 'Robyn'. Your biggest fan, Jess xo! — Jess Weixler (@jess_weixler) July 11, 2013 @jess_weixler stop it Stop it Grinning Really? — Jeffrey Tambor (@jeffreytambor) July 11, 2013 Another "Good Wife" fan favorite, ...
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Laura Shamas, Ph.D.: Hit and Myth: The Bling Ring and Free Samples
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Two new films comment on issues of youth, identity and a mythological Los Angeles, where hopes and dreams are sorted, destroyed, or sometimes ironically realized by those who are infamous, photogenic, and troubled. The Bling Ring, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, is based on a true story about a group of high school students in the San Fernando Valley who repeatedly rob celebrity homes, taking jewelry, clothes, cash, personal photos, and artwork--a plunder with a final worth of over three million dollars. The film was inspired by Nancy Jo Sales' 2010 Vanity Fair article "The Suspects Wore Louboutins." The ensemble cast includes Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien, and Taissa Farmiga as the teenaged thieves. Coppola doesn't delve deeply into motivations, other than the gang seeks to emulate celebrity style -- just because. Much of the film inhabits the ritual aspects of the robberies and a primal desire to attain what celebrities own. In tha ...
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Review: 'Free Samples,' with a sour taste
LATimes - over 3 years
Jess Weixler's Jillian bitterly serves chocolate ice cream in Jay Gammill's comedy. Today at the ice cream truck, a free sample of chocolate soft serve comes at a price: You have to deal with Jillian (Jess Weixler).
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Chris Harnick: Here Comes The Bride ... !?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 4, Episode 21 of CBS' "The Good Wife," titled "A More Perfect Union." Is it a good thing or a bad thing when Stockard Channing is the best thing about an episode of "The Good Wife"? The actress, who guest stars as Veronica, Alicia's mother, and recurring guest star Dallas Roberts as Owen, Alicia's brother, routinely delivered the goods in "A More Perfect Union." "I don't like sarcasm it's cheap." The penultimate episode of "The Good Wife" Season 4 saw the return of Mamie Gummer, fresh from the cancellation of "Emily Owens, M.D." with a sassy new 'do, but she was criminally underused save for a few fun lines like the one bolded above. Veronica asked Alicia to represent some coders -- the computer kind -- that included "Dollhouse" veteran Fran Kranz and "Mad Men's" Carla Buono, who were dealing with contract issues. This led to Alicia trying to get the coders to unionize to save their jobs. It was like a speedy, less dram ...
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'The Good Wife' Musical?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"The Good Wife" is full of musical stars and they're not afraid to show off their pipes ... just not on camera. According to new recurring "The Good Wife" guest star Jess Weixler, Christine Baranski is quite the on-set singer. "You know, Christine does walk around the set singing," Weixler told Vulture. "Basically off-camera, it's 'Good Wife: The Musical.' [Laughs.] I will suggest doing that on-camera, if I ever have any power." Can you imagine Baranski bursting into song during a courtroom scene? "The Good Wife" isn't the only popular drama stacked with musical stars who like to get their singing on behind the scenes. Mandy Patinkin does the same thing on "Homeland" ... and he has been known to moon his co-stars too. "And Mandy did something really quite inappropriate, which I’m not going to divulge," Rupert Friend told Vulture. "But put it this way, you wouldn’t expect it in a room full of consenting adults. While singing." Damian Lewis revealed in November 2 ...
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Watch Your Back, Kalinda ...
Huffington Post - about 4 years
There's a new investigator in town on "The Good Wife." The March 10 episode, "Runnin' with the Devil," introduces viewers to Robyn (Jess Weixler), an investigator Lockhart/Gardner hires and asks Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) to train. The episode also features Wallace Shawn as Lemond Bishop's other attorney and Audra McDonald as Liz, Alicia's (Julianna Margulies) former classmate and current legal foe. Here's CBS's official episode description: Jailed drug dealer Lemond Bishop requests that Alicia work with lawyer Charles Lester, but as witnesses against Bishop begin recanting their testimony, she begins to suspect that Lester’s meek appearance isn’t all it seems. Also, Kalinda is forced to train a new investigator and Cary makes a risky move, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, March 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Audra McDonald guest stars as Alicia’s law school classmate and Wallace Shawn guest stars as Lemond Bishop’s other lawyer. Click throug ...
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A Guide to Austin’s Fall Film Festivals
Film School Rejects - over 4 years
I have been anxiously awaiting Fantastic Fest 2012 (September 20-27) ever since the carnivalesque tomfoolery of the Fantastic Fest 2011 closing party. Year after year, Tim League and the Fantastic Fest programmers have totally blown me away with their impeccable curating of genre films. And the parties… Oh, the parties! If my liver could talk, the stories it would tell… If history serves, Fantastic Fest 2012 will continue to expand upon its awesomeness, so this year will probably be ten times more amazing than last year’s festival. The announcements that Fantastic Fest has made so far with the first wave and second wave of programming have already solidified the fact that this will be the best damn Fantastic Fest of them all. First off, Tim Burton will be in attendance at the world premiere of Frankenweenie on the opening night of Fantastic Fest 2012. Sure, I have not been a fan of most of his recent work, but that makes him no less of a cinematic genius in my mind. And, while on t ...
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WATCH: Ron Swanson Blazes Up With Alison Brie
Huffington Post - over 4 years
If you're suffering from a case of the mid-week blues, then you're in luck: For 75 glorious seconds, you can watch Nick Offerman, his wife Megan Mullally and Alison Brie blaze up. After all, they do have something to celebrate. Tribeca Films announced on Wednesday that it had acquired the rights to Bob Byington’s detached indie comedy "Somebody Up There Likes Me," starring Offerman alongside Keith Poulson and Jess Weixler. No, Brie is not in the movie, but does that even matter? The "Community" star was obviously on hand to help Offerman, who also produced the film, celebrate his good fortune. We hope this is how all NBC stars relax behind the scenes. "Somebody Up There Likes Me" premiered to rave reviews at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin earlier this year. "Somebody Up There Likes Me" will be in theaters and VOD in March 2013. Watch Offerman, Mullally and Brie blaze up in the video above. Then check out HuffPost Entertainment's list of the best stoner ...
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Reviews: SFIFF Top Picks
The Stanford Daily - almost 5 years
Courtesy of The San Francisco Film Society We’ve been buzzing over the San Francisco International Film Festival and here are a few more of our top picks from the fest, which continues until May 3. No time to make the trek up to the city? Not to worry, these films will all be making their way to a theater near you in the next few months.   “Chicken with Plums” From graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi and writing/directing partner Vincent Paronnaud, the team that brought “Persepolis” to the screen in 2007, comes a new visual masterpiece. Steeped in Satrapi’s family history and infused with magical realism, “Chicken with Plums” is the tragically comic story of Nasser-Ali (Mathieu Amalric), a gifted musician who loses the will to live after his wife smashes his beloved violin during a quarrel. Set in 1950’s Tehran during Nasser-Ali’s last days, the film frequently travels back and forth through time examining his life and loves, offering insight and explanation into why he chose to ...
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This Week In Movie Trailers: Doctors Discover The Power Of The Vibrator And More
Business Insider - almost 5 years
Here it is, the fourth installment of your weekly trailers.  This time around, we get a glimpse into the beginnings of gynecology (in a way) with the creation of the vibrator. Apparently it just used to be an electronic feather duster.  In other trailer news, Channing Tatum used to strip and loves making furniture in "Magic Mike" while Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield get lovey-dovey in the newest "Amazing Spider-Man" trailer with Japanese subtitles.  "Free Samples" –April 20th (Tribeca Film Festival) Indie darling Jess Weixler stars as a young Stanford drop-out who has to give out free ice cream samples as she rediscovers herself. Along the way, she meets and starts up a romance with "The Social Network" star Jesse Eisenberg.  "Get the Gringo" –May 1st (VOD) Mel Gibson is bypassing a U.S. release with his newest film about a man stuck in unusual circumstances in Mexico. The film will be released only on demand in the U.S.  "Hysteria" –May 18th So back in the e ...
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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: 10 Films To Keep An Eye On
Business Insider - almost 5 years
New York's 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicks off today and the festival's reputation of debuting small-budget yet big buzz films looks like this year will be no different. The new crop of films vying for the titles of Best Narrative, Documentary and Short films definitely won't disappoint a crowd looking for independent gems. Here are a few we believe should be highlighted for future awards and possibly even box-office glory.  1. "Your Sister's Sister": Premiering at its third film festival (the film made stops at Toronto and Sundance), this film by "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton is about a man (Mark Duplass) who is still trying to get his life back on track after the death of his brother. His best friend Iris (Emily Blunt) sends him to her lake house for some solo re-discovery but he ends up meeting and hooking up with Iris' sister Hannah. Oh, and did we mention Iris is in love with him?  2. "First Winter": a bunch of Brooklynites must face the dwindling chances of survi ...
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Look of Love Starts Filming with Bening, Harris and Wiliams
Coming Soon - almost 5 years
Academy Award-nominated actors Annette Bening and Ed Harris, and Academy Award-winner Robin Williams will be joined by Amy Brenneman and Jess Weixler in Arie Posin's romantic drama Look of Love , it was announced today. Posin is directing the project that he co-wrote with scribe Matthew McDuffie. Mockingbird Pictures' Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis are producers. Look of Love is the story of a widow named Nikki (Bening) who, several years after the loss of her husband Garrett, meets a man named Tom (Harris) who looks exactly like her deceased spouse. Suddenly, a flood of old feelings rush back to her and she realizes she's met the love of her life….again. The film is a romantic story filled with humor, surprise, and reflections on the mystery of love. Weixler will play Bening's...
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THE NEW SEASON | MOVIES; November Release Schedule
NYTimes - over 5 years
NOVEMBER Nov. 2 THE OTHER F WORD Some old-line punk rockers -- including Flea, Ron Reyes and Jim Lindberg -- attempt fatherhood in a documentary by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins. Nov. 4 ANOTHER HAPPY DAY A wedding day provides the background (again?) for a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family. Sam Levinson directed; with Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore,
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SANFIC7: Willem Dafoe in Chile - I Love Chile News
Google News - over 5 years
The film also stars Jess Weixler and Stefania Rocca. The 56-year-old Dafoe has starred in more than 70 films including, “Streets of Fire,” “The English Patient,” “Spider-man,” “The Boondock Saints” and, of course, “Finding Nemo
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