Krysten Ritter Bio

Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter

A multi-faceted actress with a classic beauty and magnetic presence, Krysten Ritter has crossed mediums with an impressive body of work in film, television, theatre, writing, producing, music, and fashion design.

Krysten plays the title character of Jessica Jones in the gritty Netflix series, “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”. Which was recently picked up for a second season. The psychological drama centers on an ex-Super Hero who’s dark past comes back to haunt her. The first season has proved to be a huge success garnering Ritter a Critics Choice nomination in the lead actress in a Drama category. She will also reprise her role in the Netflix event series “Marvel’s Defenders”.

Krysten Ritter is also well-known for her critically acclaimed turn as Jane Margolis on AMC’s hit series, “Breaking Bad” and as the titular character in cult favorite and critical darling “Don’t Trust the B—— in Apartment 23” for ABC.

On the feature side Ritter was most recently seen opposite Amy Adams in Tim Burton’s newest film “Big Eyes”, a drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane and Alex Ross Perry’s critically acclaimed indie “Listen Up Phillip” opposite Jason Schwartzman, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

In addition to her current acting work, Ritter has a first-look production deal with Universal TV, where she is developing and producing television properties under Silent Machine.
Other credits include “Veronica Mars”, “Refuge”, “Life Happens” (which she co-wrote and co-produced), “The Blacklist”, “She’s Out Of My League”, “Vamps”, and “Confessions of a Shopaholic”.

Her theater credits include Neil LaBute’s “Heart of the Matter” at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Zach Braff’s “All New People” at Second Stage, Rajiv Joseph’s “All This Intimacy” which played at Second Stage Uptown, and the “24 Hour Plays” at the Signature Theatre.

Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.