Biography

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

Ritter is well known for her critically acclaimed turn on AMC’s hit series, “Breaking Bad,” where she played Jane Margolis, a young woman who battles a history of drug addiction. The award-winning television series premiered in January of 2008 and will conclude with its fifth and final season in mid-2012.

In March 2012 Ritter starred alongside Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson in the indie-comedy “L!fe Happens,” which she co-wrote and co-produced with director Kat Coiro. The film follows two best friends who have to maintain normalcy in their lives after one (Ritter) gets pregnant and has a baby. It premiered at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival and as a part of GenArt Special Screenings, “L!fe Happens” and was released theatrically March 30, 2012 and distributed by Universal. Ritter has also written and co-written several feature and TV scripts which are currently in various stages of development and production.

Recently Ritter wrapped production on the indie-drama “Refuge,” based on the stage play of the same title and written and directed by Jessica Goldberg. The film also stars Brian Geraghty, Madeleine Martin and Logan Huffman. Ritter has additionally completed work on Amy Heckerling’s comedy romance, “Vamps,” alongside Alicia Silverstone and Sigourney Weaver. Both projects are set to release this year.

In 2011 Ritter starred in Paramount’s “Killing Bono” with Ben Barnes. Other film credits include the DreamWorks comedy, “She’s Out of My League” (2010); the Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer film “Confessions of a Shopaholic” (2009), opposite Isla Fisher; “What Happens in Vegas” (2008), with Ashton Kutcher; and “27 Dresses” (2008), alongside Katherine Heigl.

Other television credits include the Starz dark comedy “Gravity,” “Veronica Mars,” “Gilmore Girls” and “Gossip Girl.”

In theatre, Ritter was seen off-Broadway in Zach Braff’s play, “All New People,” opposite Justin Bartha at the Second Stage Theater. Other theater credits include “All This Intimacy,” also at the Second Stage Theatre, and the 2006 “24 Hour Plays” at the Signature Theatre.

Beyond her acting career, Ritter has an eye for fashion and has co-designed a dress with Corey Lynn Calter. She is also designing a small capsule line of shoes for Alice and Olivia that reflects Ritter’s girlie but edgy personal style. In addition she was the lead of the fall 2009 and 2010 Banana Republic ad campaigns, and is also a member of a rock band called Ex Vivian, which has contributed tracks to a number of her projects.

Ritter began her career as a model with Elite Model Management and currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

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