- Date of Birth:
- December 16, 1981
- 5' 9"
Krysten Ritter (born Krysten Aliyce Ritter on December 16, 1981 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American actress and former model. Krysten attended Northwest Area High School. As a teenager, a local model agent discovered her at the Wyoming Valley Mall. During her days off of school, Krysten traveled to new York and Philadelphia, ultimately signing with Elite Model Management and Wilhelmina Models. At the age of 18, she moved to NYC, working in print ads and on television. When Wilhelmina placed her in a Dr. Pepper television commercial, she realized she had a taste for acting. After several small film roles – like in Mona Lisa Smile in 2003 – she found success in television, appearing as Gia Goodman on the second season of Veronica Mars. She also portrayed Lucy on Gilmore Girls from 2006 to 2007. She played Jane Margolis on the second season of Breaking Bad. She was cast as the titular role in Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23. After the show was canceled after two seasons, she was cast as the title character of the Netflix original series, Jessica Jones, based off the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
Best Known For:
Krysten Ritter is best known as an actress and a former model, appearing in Jessica Jones, Breaking Bad and movies like Veronica Mars, 27 Dresses and more.
Krysten sings and plays guitar in a band called Ex Vivian. She is a dedicated advocate for animal rights. In 2013, she posed in a PETA ad campaign warning pet owners of the dangers of leaving dogs in cars during the summer.