Krysten Ritter
American actress, musician, and former model
Krysten Ritter
Krysten Alyce Ritter is an American actress and former model. Ritter is well known for her role as Jane Margolis on AMC's Breaking Bad, where she first appeared as the property manager and neighbor of Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman. She has appeared in the films Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), What Happens in Vegas (2008), 27 Dresses (2008) and had recurring roles in the television series Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and 'Til Death.
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Celebrities Join Women's Marches Around The World In Solidarity
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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The World Mourns Leonard Cohen -- A Loss It Didn't Need Right Now
Huffington Post - 3 months
Prince, David Bowie, Gene Wilder ― 2016 has been full of tough losses.  And Thursday’s announcement of singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen’s death came as yet another crushing blow, particularly for those still reeling from Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Following the news, beautiful tributes to Cohen began pouring in. Many, from Patton Oswalt to Johnny Knoxville, wondered when 2016 would give the world a break.   Leonard Cohen dying is so goddamned symbolic right now. You just don't let up, do you 2016? — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 11, 2016 RIP Leonard Cohen. Ugh. It feels pointed, this death. It's making us remember songs like Come Healing which is a good one for these days — Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 11, 2016 R.I.P. the great Leonard Cohen.❤️❤️#canwebedonewith2016 — Johnny Knoxville (@realjknoxville) November 11, 2016 As of the week could get ...
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Watch Marvel's Defenders gather together for the first time at New York Comic Con
LATimes - 5 months
Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter joined Finn Jones during his “Iron Fist” panel for a big New York Comic Con surprise. It was the first time Marvel’s new Defenders were together in public, and they brought along a big bad villain: Sigourney Weaver.  Executive Vice President of Marvel...
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For Krysten Ritter, playing Jessica Jones is all in the back story - and the stunts
LATimes - 9 months
When Krysten Ritter signed on as the titular character in Netflix's noir drama "Marvel's Jessica Jones," she was drawn to the idea of the series as a psychological character study. Crashing into street signs would come later. Unlike most Marvel screen properties, the drama relies almost entirely...
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It's not bad guys Krysten Ritter must battle on 'Jessica Jones'--it's street signs
LATimes - 10 months
When Krysten Ritter signed on as the titular character in Netflix's noir drama "Marvel's Jessica Jones," she was drawn to the idea of the series serving as a psychological character study.  Crashing into street signs would come later. Deviating from the norm of most Marvel screen properties, the...
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Pill Addicts, Bicycle Vigilantes and Cuckolding, Strange and Beautiful Romance by Cara McKenna
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Cara McKenna is an award-winning romance and erotica writer who also publishes under the name Meg Maguire. Her stories are as smart as they are sexy, full of emotional depth and complex characters. Her latest book, Badger, defies the conventions of genre writing and rises to be a stunning and unique creation in a league of its own. MW: So, I read the glowing review Totally Booked posted about Badger and I was immediately intrigued. It's a unique book in many ways, starting with the cover. What made you decide to use a cover reminiscent of a graphic novel instead of the standard fare? CM: That was my publisher's vision. It's a genre-bending book and I think they wanted an accordingly bendy cover to let people know, hey, this story isn't easily shelved. Especially as my existing readership knows me from my erotica and romances (as Cara McKenna and Meg Maguire, respectively) and Badger, while a love story of sorts and not short on explicit sex, isn't really either of those th ...
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Krysten Ritter doesn’t consider herself to be a feminist icon despite ‘Jessica Jones’
Fox News - about 1 year
Krysten Ritter is a perfect example of be careful what you wish for. 
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Illustrator Captures What Fuels Our 'Jessica Jones' Addiction
Huffington Post - about 1 year
When you’re stuck in suburbia with your parents over the holidays, you, like many others, might look to Netflix for an escape. The recently released "Jessica Jones" is one of its most binge-worthy shows, centering on a hard-drinking, superhero-turned-private eye (played by Krysten Ritter). At the beginning of the series, we find her a year after she has escaped the mind control of the show’s villain, Kilgrave, who held Jones captive for eight months and forced her to act out a romantic relationship with him. One of the reasons fans praise the series is because it paints an unflinching portrayal of intimate partner violence and the accompanying trauma that survivors must learn to live with. Others praise it as a rarity onscreen for depicting a female crime-drama lead with the same depth and agency as a man. Luckily for us, the Marvel show has found a fan in illustrator Sha'an d’Anthes (better known as Furry Little Peach). She debuted her watercolor illustrations of Jones an ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Krysten Ritter
  • 2014
    Age 32
    On December 5, 2014, Ritter was cast to star in the Marvel Television series Jessica Jones, playing the title role, a former superhero turned private detective in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details On her casting, executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg stated that Ritter "brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability the role demands". Ritter revealed that she had been reading through the comic book in preparation for the role while also expressing her delight on working with Rosenberg and women in general. All 13 episodes of the first season premiered on Netflix on November 20, 2015. On January 17, 2016, Jessica Jones was renewed for a second season. Ritter moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 2007. She sings and plays guitar in a band called Ex Vivian. She also promotes animal rights and posed for a 2013 PETA ad campaign warning pet owners of the dangers of leaving dogs in cars during the summer.
    It was announced on February 20, 2014 that Ritter would star on NBC's astronaut-themed comedy pilot Mission Control as aerospace engineer Dr. Mary Kendricks.
    More Details Hide Details On October 15, 2014, NBC announced that it was no longer moving forward with the show.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    On July 9, 2013, it was announced that Ritter would star in Jake Hoffman's directorial debut, Asthma, which centers on the indie rock scene in New York City.
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    On February 15, 2013, it was reported that Ritter would star as Nora in the NBC comedy pilot Assistance, based on Leslye Headland's play of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details However, it was confirmed in January 2014 that the pilot would not be picked up to series.
  • 2011
    Age 29
    In early February 2011, Ritter joined the cast of the ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, playing the title role of Chloe, a New York City party girl and con artist who tries to rip off her new roommates after they move in, but who ends up befriending and "mentoring" one of the applicants.
    More Details Hide Details The series was canceled on January 22, 2013 after two seasons.
    She also stars in the 2011 independent comedy film Life Happens, with Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson.
    More Details Hide Details Co-written by Ritter with director Kat Coiro, the film is about two best friends dealing with the pregnancy and subsequent motherhood of Ritter's character.
    She starred opposite Ben Barnes in the 2011 comedy film Killing Bono as the manager of an Irish band.
    More Details Hide Details Directed by Nick Hamm, the film is based on Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppleganger, a book about the early days of the Irish rock band U2. Beginning in January 2010, the film's shoot lasted for six weeks and moved from Belfast to London before returning to Belfast. Ritter starred alongside Alicia Silverstone in the comedy horror film Vamps, written and directed by Amy Heckerling. She plays a New York City socialite turned into a vampire by a vampire queen (Sigourney Weaver).
  • 2010
    Age 28
    In 2010, Ritter starred in the television series Gravity alongside Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames, and Rachel Hunter, playing the sharp and quirky Lily.
    More Details Hide Details The Starz comedy-drama centers on a group of out-patient suicide survivors.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    She appeared in the comedy web series Woke Up Dead in 2009, playing Cassie alongside Jon Heder as Drex.
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    Ritter sold a television pilot that she wrote based on her experiences as a model, named Model Camp, and as of 2009, was also writing a female-buddy comedy film.
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    Ritter was cast as a young Carol Rhodes in an episode of The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl titled "Valley Girls", which aired May 11, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The episode was a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off series of the same title, set in 1980s Los Angeles, that would chronicle the teenage years of the character Lily van der Woodsen. Ritter described her character Carol, Lily's sister, as "the outcast", and "an '80s Sunset Strip rocker" to Access Hollywood. The series was not picked up by the network for the 2009–10 season. Ritter co-starred as Jane Margolis on the second season of AMC's drama series Breaking Bad, and starred in the film How to Make Love to a Woman (2009), based on a best-selling book by adult film star Jenna Jameson. She also co-starred with Jason Behr in the independent film The Last International Playboy (2009), as Ozzy, a drug addict.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    Ritter spent three months shooting She's Out of My League in Pittsburgh in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She played Patty, the cynical best friend of Alice Eve's character Molly.
    In 2008, she had supporting roles in the romantic comedies What Happens in Vegas and 27 Dresses.
    More Details Hide Details She co-starred in the 2009 film Confessions of a Shopaholic as Suze, the best friend of Isla Fisher's character.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    Ritter had a number of guest starring roles on television, and appeared on the second season of Veronica Mars, playing Gia Goodman, the daughter of mayor Woody Goodman (Steve Guttenberg). Ritter guest-starred on Gilmore Girls for eight episodes from 2006 to 2007 as Rory Gilmore's friend, Lucy.
    More Details Hide Details She also played the first iteration of Allison Stark on the Fox sitcom 'Til Death (which eventually had four actresses play that role through its run). Ritter continued working in film, often cast as the best friend of the lead character.
    In 2006, she appeared in All This Intimacy, a two-act Off-Broadway play by Rajiv Joseph, at the Second Stage Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details Ritter signed on to star in the premiere of Zach Braff's play All New People at Second Stage Theatre. Anna Camp, David Wilson Barnes and Justin Bartha co-starred in the production under the direction of Peter DuBois.
  • 2001
    Age 19
    She won several bit film roles starting in 2001, and then played a 1950s art history student in Julia Roberts' Mona Lisa Smile (2003).
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  • 2000
    Age 18
    Ritter graduated in 2000 from Northwest Area High School.
    More Details Hide Details Ritter was scouted by a modeling agent at her local shopping mall, the Wyoming Valley Mall, at the age of 15, at a modeling event. Ritter described herself at the time as "tall, gawky, awkward, and really, really skinny" to Philadelphia Style magazine. While in high school, she traveled to New York City on her days off and began modeling there and in Philadelphia. She signed with the Elite Model Management agency and then with Wilhelmina Models. Ritter moved to New York City at the age of 18 and established an international modeling career in print ads and on television. She did magazine, catalog, and runway work in Milan, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. Ritter's acting career began when Wilhelmina placed her for an audition for a Dr Pepper television commercial. Ritter told Philadelphia Style that she felt her "outgoing and bubbly and funny" personality as a performer helped her transition into acting naturally by letting her entertain the casting people.
  • 1981
    Born on December 16, 1981.
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