Krysten Ritter: biography
Krysten Ritter is an American actress and former model who has participated in diverse projects. She earned her fame after the second season of the popular series Breaking Bad where she appeared in several episodes. She also got the lead role in the crime drama Jessica Jones and strengthened her position in the American movie industry and opened new opportunities for herself.
Krysten Alyce Ritter was born in December 1981 in Pennsylvania. The girl spent her childhood and youth at her father’s ranch in Bloomsburg. The future star was an ordinary kid who liked a little of everything: books, music, movies, and sports.
Krysten’s life changed when she turned 15: a modeling agent noticed the shy and slim Krysten walking around a trade center with her friend. The young woman immediately accepted the offer to try herself as a model and began her career. On weekdays, Ritter attended school; on weekends, she participated in fashion shows in New York. Soon, the teenager signed contracts with two modeling agencies.
When Krysten turned 18, she moved to New York. One of the agencies that collaborated with her sent the young woman to the auditions for a Dr. Pepper ad. From that time, Ritter’s career was developing rapidly: she was shooting for fashion magazine covers, appeared in ads, and participated in Milan, Paris, and Tokyo runways.
Krysten Ritter began her movie career in 2001, when she was still a model: she debuted in the movie Someone Like You and personified a mode as well. In Michele Maher’s Garmento, the young woman got an episodic role. The same year, she participated in the short-length movie Freshening Up.
In 2003, Krysten Ritter continued to appear in movies. In Mona Lisa Smile, the actress played a minor role, but the audience appreciated it. The movies Tanner on Tanner, Veronica Mars, and Jonny Zero brought new episodic roles. At that period, Krysten realized that she liked acting more than modeling and switched to cinematography; she also took up acting classes.
In 2006, Ritter appeared on the stage at Second Stage Theatre. The actress participated in All This Intimacy based on Rajiv Joseph’s play. Besides, the small roles in Pool Guys, 27 Dresses, and What Happens in Vegas followed.
2009 brought the role in the comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic where the actress played the main character’s friend. Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy were Krysten’s stage partners. Later on, Ritter had a similar role in She’s Out of My League. The romantic comedy by Jim Field Smith made the actress recognizable.
The next role of Jane Margolis in the popular series Breaking Bad made the actress a star. This crime drama was broadcast by AMC in 2008-2013. The actress said that collaboration with Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, and other American movie stars brought her the valuable experience.
In 2010, Ritter gained the first lead role: the former model starred in the movie How to Make Love to a Woman with Josh Meyers. The story is based on the bestselling book of Jenna Jameson, an American photo model and former porn actress.
The same year, Ritter got the lead role in the series Gravity telling the story of people who tried to commit suicide but were given a second chance. The American actress played Lily Champagne.
Recently, the actress took part in Nick Hamm’s Killing Bono and the horror comedy Vamps with Alicia Silverstone.
Gradually, Krysten Ritter started receiving more series offers. In 2012, she participated in the youth series Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 and played the lead role of capricious and funny Chloe.
Fans emphasize the actress always looks pretty. Despite people’s burning interest, Krysten Ritter keeps her personal life secret. She does not make comments to journalists. There is some information about Krysten’s short-term romances with her handsome colleagues, but neither led to her marriage. As the beauty says, she is not eager to live a family life now.
Krysten has many hobbies: she likes music, especially country and punk rock. The woman sings and plays the guitar in the beginning rock group Ex Vivian. Besides, the artist loves children and dogs; she does yoga and reads a lot. The actress often shares photos and exciting posts on her Instagram page.
In 2016, Krysten Ritter visited the 26th Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York; the award is given to outstanding independent movie professionals. Krysten Ritter presented the movie Jessica Jones where she got the lead role. The actress collaborated with Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mike Colter, Wil Traval, David Tennant, and so on.
Each year, the ceremony attracts the attention of talented artists and directors. As Krysten participated in the large movie event, she confessed she was there for the first time in her life and hoped to receive this award in the nearest future. The woman chose a Cushnie et Ochs dress for the ceremony; the guests believed the celebrity looked gorgeous.
In February 2017, the American media reported Krysten Ritter wrote a debuting book Bonfire. It is the story of a lawyer Abby Williams engaged in ecological problems. She comes back to her home city ten years after she left it and starts investigating how the corporation Optimal Plastics violates norms and pollutes local waters with chemicals. In the course of her investigation, Williams is involved in the old case of a school student’s disappearance and discovers new dark secrets of her town.
Fans took an interest in Ritter’s work; many people emphasized the actress could become a famous writer and create masterpieces no less significant as well-known writers’ books.
- 2001 –– Someone Like You
- 2005-2006 –– Veronica Mars
- 2006-2007 –– Gilmore Girls
- 2008 –– What Happens in Vegas
- 2008 –– 27 Dresses
- 2009-2010 –– Breaking Bad
- 2009 –– Confessions of a Shopaholic
- 2009 –– Gossip Girl
- 2009 –– How to Make Love to a Woman
- 2010 –– Gravity
- 2010 –– She’s Out of My League
- 2010 –– Killing Bono
- 2011 –– Vamps
- 2014 –– Big Eyes
- 2015 –– Jessica Jones