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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 December 1981Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameKrysten Alyce Ritter
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Krysten Ritter is well-known for her turn as "Jane Margolis" on AMC's hit series, Breaking Bad (2008), and as the titular character, "Chloe", in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012), for ABC. Ritter began her career as a model with Elite Model Management.

She will next appear in Assistance (2013) for NBC, from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's "Gary Sanchez Productions". Ritter also serves as producer on the project, written by Leslye Headland.

She starred, co-wrote, and co-produced the indie-comedy, L!fe Happens (2011) (Universal). She has recently wrapped feature films Tim Burton's Big Eyes (2014) (TWC), Veronica Mars (2014) (WB), Search Party (2014) (Universal), Refuge (2012) and Listen Up Philip (2014). Additional film credits include She's Out of My League (2010), Vamps (2012) and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009). She is next slated to star in Jake Hoffman's directorial debut, Asthma (2014).

In addition to her current work in features, Ritter has a first-look production deal with Universal TV, where she is developing and producing television properties under the shingle, "Silent Machine". Onstage, Ritter recently starred in the New York premiere of Zach Braff's play, "All New People", opposite Justin Bartha, at Second Stage Theater. Her other theater credits include "All This Intimacy", which also played at Second Stage, and the "24 Hour Plays" at the Signature Theatre.

Beyond her career as a performer, Ritter has an eye for fashion and co-designed a dress with Corey Lynn Calter. She collaborated with Alice and Olivia to create a small capsule line of shoes reflective of Ritter's girlie-but-edgy personal style. Ritter was the lead of the fall 2009 and 2010 Banana Republic ad campaigns. She is also a member of the rock band, "Ex Vivian", which released a record in 2012 and have contributed tracks to a number of her projects.

She splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rebecca Atwood

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays characters with questionable morality

Trivia (15)

Raised on a farm in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. Was not allowed to ride a horse, so she rode a cow named "Jake".
Trained as an actor in NYC.
Plays guitar.
Writes songs, sings, and plays guitar in the New York City band Ex Vivian.
Her acting coach is Marjorie Ballentine.
An "Ex-Vivian" song will be used in her latest film, The Last International Playboy (2008) (aka "The Last International Playboy").
Wrote, recorded, and performed a song for BuzzKill (2012), a film in which she stars.
Was discovered at a young age at a shopping mall, where she and her mother were shopping.
Working on the TV show, Veronica Mars (2004), as "Gia Goodman" (a recurring new character), the daughter of Steve Guttenberg's character. [October 2005]
Performing "Girl Shoes", a play by Mary Hanes, for director 'Leah Bonvisutto', at the Red Room Theater (NYC). [August 2005]
Filming Inseparable (2006) (a comedy pilot for CBS) in Los Angeles. Portraying the role of "Melinda". [April 2006]
Filming Pool Guys (2005), a half-hour comedy pilot for FOX. [April 2005]
Producing and acting in an independent short film in which she co-wrote with actress/writer Jennifer Bowen. [May 2006]
Stars in new Starz series, Gravity (2010). [April 2010]
The New York Stage. Performing in Second Stage's "All This Intimacy" - for which she received rave reviews. [August 2006]

Personal Quotes (19)

I started studying acting, got commercials, and here we are 100 years later. I'm acting and writing and I have a pool and a dog.
I was totally picked on, but look at me now! I was definitely picked on by boys and girls. I was really lanky and skinny and the boys would say, 'Turn sideways and stick out your tongue, you look like a zipper.'
I am sarcastic and dry, but I also have a pretty huge zest for life.
I like to be stylish and edgy, but also low maintenance.
I'm currently single, so I want to have fun! As for what guys need to do to date out of their league, it's all about the swagger. If you have confidence, you can get pretty much any girl.
My parents actually wanted me to join the service.
I've watched 'Clueless' as many times as humanly possible. Like, I would run home from school to watch it. Like, I can quote it backwards.
I'm the only person in the entire world who has never see 'Dawson's Creek.'
I'm a weirdo. I don't leave the house unless I have to.
I was always loud and obnoxious and giggly and funny.
I'm having a great time. I get to travel and see the world. And yeah, I'll have a family, because I don't want to miss out on that amazing experience, but it's not defining who I am.
I used Vamps as a casting couch! I pretty much did, because I was casting 'L!fe Happens' while I was on the set of Vamps, and anybody I had ever worked with, I asked to be in this movie.
I have a new little stray dog that I've had for about a month now. His name is Mikey Mohawk - he's this little terrier with a natural Mohawk. My friend found him hit by a car on Pico Boulevard.
I don't normally do shoots in bikinis - I'm just not that kind of girl. But for 'Maxim' I was like, 'Bring it on!' I wanted to wear the higher heels and the skimpier bathing suit. I figured I'd go for it!
I've always lived out of a suitcase. I was in a new city every three months. When I was a model, I traveled the world, and as an actor you're traveling from movie set to movie set. So I've never been in one place long enough for anything super-bad to happen.
When I was 15, I was scouted at the mall by Elite Model Management. I started to go to New York on the bus in high school, which was about four hours door-to-door from my hometown, until I moved to New York and lived in models' apartments all over.
When I go home to Pennsylvania, my cousins who live in small towns and are twenty-three with kids are like 'Krysten, when are you getting married?' 'When are you having a kid?' Honestly, those aren't the most important things to me right now.
On the farm, I had chores. I had a calf. We had a herd of cattle in the pasture. We'd go and get me a calf at a cow auction with Amish people, which I would raise. I gave it a bottle every day, in this cute little coop, like a giant dog coop almost. I've always been a big animal person.
I've never been a fearful person. When I was growing up, I wanted to be an actress, a writer, and a musician and I never really processed that those are the three hardest jobs - I just never even processed it.

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