28 Facts About Krysten Ritter


Krysten Alyce Ritter was born on December 16,1981 and is an American actress and model.


Krysten Ritter was raised in rural Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, where her mother, stepfather and sister live; her father lives in nearby Benton.


Krysten Ritter graduated from Northwest Area High School in 2000.


Krysten Ritter was scouted by a modeling agent at the age of 15 at her local shopping center, the Wyoming Valley Mall, during a modeling event.


Krysten Ritter moved to New York and established an international modeling career, appearing in print ads and on television.


Krysten Ritter did magazine, catalog, and runway work in Tokyo, New York, Paris, and Milan.


Krysten Ritter won bit parts in films starting in 2001, and played a 1950s art history student in Mona Lisa Smile in 2003.


Krysten Ritter was cast as a young Carol Rhodes in an episode of The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl, titled "Valley Girls," broadcast May 11,2009.


Krysten Ritter described Carol, Lily's sister, as "the outcast" and "an '80s Sunset Strip rocker" to Access Hollywood.


Krysten Ritter continued working in film, often cast in romantic comedies as the lead character's best friend.


Krysten Ritter starred in How to Make Love to a Woman, based on the book by adult film star Jenna Jameson; and co-starred in the 2009 independent film The Last International Playboy, as Ozzy, a drug addict.


Also in 2009, Krysten Ritter sold a television pilot she wrote based on her experiences as a model, titled Model Camp; and appeared in and directed the comedy web series Woke Up Dead, featuring Jon Heder.


Krysten Ritter starred in 2010 as the sharp and quirky Lily in the Starz television series Gravity, alongside Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter.


Krysten Ritter played the manager of an Irish band in the 2011 comedy Killing Bono, a film directed by Nick Hamm and based on the book Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppleganger, about the early days of U2.


Krysten Ritter starred in and co-wrote the 2011 independent comedy Life Happens, with Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson.


That same year, Krysten Ritter appeared alongside Alicia Silverstone and Sigourney Weaver in the comedy horror film Vamps, written and directed by Amy Heckerling.


Krysten Ritter plays a Manhattan socialite turned into a vampire.


Krysten Ritter starred as Chloe, a New York City party girl and con artist who attempts to rip off her new roommates after they move in, but befriends and mentors one of the applicants.


Krysten Ritter went on to star in two NBC television comedy pilots in 2013 and 2014 that were not picked up as network series.


Krysten Ritter played Nora in the pilot for Assistance, based on the play by Leslye Headland.


Krysten Ritter's casting as aerospace engineer Dr Mary Kendricks in the astronaut-themed comedy Mission Control was announced by the network in February 2014; but on October 15, NBC said it was not moving forward with the show.


On December 5,2014, Krysten Ritter was cast to star in the Marvel Television series Jessica Jones in the title role, as a former superhero turned private investigator.


About her casting, executive producer and show-runner Melissa Rosenberg stated that Krysten Ritter "brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability the role demands".


Krysten Ritter revealed she read the comic book to prepare for the role and expressed her delight on working with women.


Krysten Ritter directed an episode in the third season of Jessica Jones, marking her directorial debut.


Krysten Ritter promotes animal rights, posing for PETA ad campaigns, including a campaign warning pet owners of the dangers of leaving animals in vehicles during the summer, and another against SeaWorld keeping orcas in captivity.


Krysten Ritter is an avid knitter, and has appeared on the cover of Vogue Knitting.


Krysten Ritter is currently in a relationship with musician Adam Granduciel.