Krysten Alyce Ritter (Bloomsburg, December 16, 1981) is an American actress and former model. Ritter is known for her roles as the heroine Jessica Jones on the Netflix series Jessica Jones and The Defenders, Jane Margolis on the AMC series Breaking Bad, and Chloe on the ABC comedy series Don’t Trust the B– – in Apartment.
Has appeared in such films as: What Happens in Vegas (2008), Dresses (2008), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), She’s Out of My League (2010), Veronica Mars (2014), and Big Eyes (2014). She has also appeared on the television series Gravity, Til Death Do Us Part, Veronica Mars, and The Blacklist.
Early Life of Krysten Ritter:
Ritter was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, to Gary Ritter and Kathi Taylor. Ritter grew up on a cattle farm near Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, where his mother, stepfather, and sister still live; while her father lives near Benton. Ritter graduated in 2000 from Northwest Area High School. Ritter is of German, Scottish, and English descent.
Personal Life of Krysten Ritter:
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 PETA ad campaign in 2013 to warn pet owners about the dangers of leaving dogs in cars during the summer. He has ADHD, which is why he has been taking Ritalin since he was in first grade.
Since August 2014 she has been in a relationship with the musician Adam Granduciel. In February 2019, they announced that they were expecting a child. Her son was born in July 2019.
Personal Information of Krysten Ritter:
Complete Name: Krysten Alyce Ritter
Date of Birth: December 16, 1981
Birthplace: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, Musician, Model
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Black
Father: Garry Ritter
Mother: Kathi Taylor
Siblings: One sister
Spouse Name: Unmarried
Children Name: None
Height in Feet: 5′ 9″
Height in Centimeters: 175 cm
Weight in Kilogram: 57 kg
Weight in Pounds: 126 pounds
Bra Size: 32A
Cup Size: A
Dress Size: 2 (US)
Feet/ Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Body Measurements: 33-23-35
Debut Album: Ex-Vivian (2012)
First Film: Someone Like You (2001)
First TV Show: Whoopi (2004)
Active from: 2001-present
Net Worth: $7 Million
Professional Life of Krysten Ritter:
Ritter was discovered by a modeling agent in a shopping center in her hometown, Wyoming Valley Mall, at the age of 15, at a modeling event. Ritter was described at the time as “tall, lanky, awkward, and very, very thin” to Philadelphia Style magazine. While she was in high school, she traveled to New York on her days off and began modeling there and in Philadelphia.
She signed with the Elite Model Management agency and then Wilhelmina Models. Ritter moved to New York City at the age of 18 and established an international modeling career in print and on television. She did work for magazines, catalogs, and catwalks in Milan, New York, Paris, and Tokyo.
Ritter’s acting career began when Wilhelmina placed her in an audition for a Dr. Pepper television commercial. Ritter told Philadelphia Style that she felt her “outgoing and bubbly and fun” personality as a performer helped her transition to act naturally allowing her to entertain the casting crowd. She won several small movie roles starting with 2001, and then she played a 1950s art history student in The Mona Lisa Smile (2003) alongside Julia Roberts.
In 2006, she appeared in All This Intimacy, a two-act Off-Broadway play by Rajiv Joseph, at the Second Stage Theater. Ritter then starred in the premiere of Zach Braff’s All New People at the Second Stage Theater. Anna Camp, David Wilson Barnes, and Justin Bartha co-starred in the production under the direction of Peter DuBois.
Ritter had several television roles and appeared on the second season of Veronica Mars, playing Gia Goodman, the daughter of Mayor Woody Goodman (Steve Guttenberg).
Ritter appeared as a guest on Gilmore Girls for eight episodes from 2006 to 2007 as Lucy, a friend of Rory Gilmore. She also played the first iteration of Allison Stark in the sitcom Till Death Do Us Part (which eventually had four actresses play that role through its duration).
Ritter continued to work on film, often as the best friend of the main character. In 2008, she had supporting roles in the romantic comedies What Happens in Vegas and Dresses.
She co-starred in the 2009 film Confessions of a Shopaholic as Suze, the best friend of Isla Fisher’s character. Ritter spent three months filming She’s Out of My League in Pittsburgh in 2008. She played Patty, the cynical best friend of Alice Eve’s character Molly.
Ritter appeared as a young Carol Rhodes in an episode of The CW’s teen drama series Gossip Girl entitled “Valley Girls,” which aired on May 11, 2009. The episode was a pilot episode for a proposed spinoff series. of the same title, set in Los Angeles in the 1980s, chronicling the adolescence of Lily van der Woodsen’s character.
Ritter described her character Carol, Lily’s sister, as “the outcast,” and ” a Sunset Strip rocker from the 1980s »to Access Hollywood. The series was not picked up by the channel for 2009-10. season
Ritter co-starred as Jane Margolis in the second season of the AMC 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. Ritter sold a television pilot that she wrote based on her modeling experiences, called Model Camp. She appeared on the comedy web series Woke Up Dead in 2009, playing Cassie alongside Jon Heder.
In 2010, Ritter starred in the television series Gravity alongside Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter, playing Lily, a sharp and quirky woman.16 Starz’s comedy-drama centers on a group of ambulatory suicide survivors.
She starred alongside Ben Barnes in the 2011 comedy film Killing Bono as the manager of an Irish band. Directed by Nick Hamm, the film is based on Killing Bono: I Was Bono’s Doppelganger, a book about the early days of the Irish rock band U2. Starting in January 2010, filming on the film lasted six weeks and moved from Belfast to London before returning to Belfast.
Ritter starred opposite Alicia Silverstone in the comedy horror film Vamps, written and directed by Amy Heckerling. She plays a New York socialite turned into a vampire by a vampire queen (Sigourney Weaver). She also starred in the 2011 independent comedy film Life Happens, with Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson.
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.
In early February 2011, Ritter joined the cast of the ABC comedy series Don’t Trust the B —- in Apartment, playing the title role of Chloe, a New York party girl and con artist who he tries to scam his new roommates after they move in, but he ends up befriending and ‘mentoring’ one of the applicants. The series was canceled on January 22, 2013, after two seasons.
On February 15, 2013, it was reported that Ritter would be starring as Nora in the pilot of the NBC comedy Assistance, based on the Leslye Headland play of the same name.
However, it was confirmed in January 2014 that the pilot would not be serialized. On July 9, 2013, it was announced that Ritter would star in Jake Hoffman’s directorial debut Asthma, which focuses on the indie rock scene in New York City.
It was announced on February 20, 2014, that Ritter would star in the pilot for co NBC Mission Control astronaut-themed media such as aerospace engineer Dr. Mary Kendricks. On October 15, 2014, NBC announced that it was no longer moving forward with the show.
On December 5, 2014, Ritter was cast in the Marvel television series Jessica Jones, playing the title role, an ex-superhero turned private investigator in New York City. At her casting, executive producer Melissa Rosenberg stated that Ritter “brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability that the role demands.”
Ritter revealed that she had been reading the comic in preparation for the role while also expressing her pleasure in working with Rosenberg and women in general. The 13 episodes of the first season premiered on Netflix on November 20, 2015.
Ritter reprises the character in The Defenders alongside Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Finn Jones as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, and finally in the second season of Jessica Jones in 2018.