Deborah Ann Woll

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Deborah Ann Woll
Deborah Ann Woll at the 2010 SAG Awards.jpg
Woll at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles on January 23, 2010
Born (1985-02-07) February 7, 1985 (age 29)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present

Deborah Ann Woll (born February 7, 1985) is an American actress best known for her role as Jessica Hamby on HBO's True Blood.

Early life[edit]

Woll was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and went to high school at the Packer Collegiate Institute.[1] She graduated from the BFA program in the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California.

Career[edit]

Woll has made guest appearances on several television programs, including Life, Aces 'n Eights, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (17th episode of 8th season, "For Gedda"), My Name Is Earl, The Mentalist and Law and Order SVU. Woll received her breakout role as Bill Compton's vampire progeny, Jessica, on the HBO television series True Blood.[2] Her film roles include Mother's Day, which is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman;[3] Little Murder, which co-stars Josh Lucas;[4] and the independent film Highland Park.[5]

Advocacy[edit]

Woll's boyfriend, EJ Scott, suffers from a condition, Choroideremia, which ultimately results in blindness. She uses her celebrity status to help raise awareness of the disease.[6][7] She has been quoted as saying that her boyfriend's bravery in fighting his disability has inspired her own battle with celiac disease, which makes her body intolerant to foods containing gluten.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2008 Aces 'n Eights Terrified Woman TV Film
2010 Mother's Day Lydia Koffin
2011 Catch .44 Dawn
Little Murder Molly
Highland Park Lilly
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Gillian Sveck
Seven Days in Utopia Sarah
2012 Ruby Sparks Lila
2013 Meet Me in Montenegro Kristen Post-production
TBA Rosaline Rosaline Pre-production[9][10]

Series[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
2007 Life Nancy 1 Episode
2008 ER Aurora Quill 1 Episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Stephane - Waitress 1 Episode
My Name Is Earl Greta 2 Episodes
2008–present True Blood Jessica Hamby Primary Character
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lily Milton 1 Episode
The Mentalist Kerry Sheehan 1 Episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ "True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll on Vampire Tears, Jason Stackhouse, and Her Real-Life Teen Rebellion". nymag.com. August 4, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (August 6, 2009). "Deborah Ann Woll: 'Bill Will Get Everything He Deserves. Promise!'". New York Post. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (August 5, 2009). "Deborah Ann Woll celebrates 'Mother's Day' - Actress cast in remake of 1980 cult classic". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-09-19. [dead link]
  4. ^ Clark, Krystal (August 27, 2009). "Deborah Ann Woll, Bokeem Woodbine Join Little Murder". ScreenCrave. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  5. ^ Rose, KS (September 13, 2009). "TrueBloodNet.com Exclusive: We’ve Been Bitten By Deborah Ann Woll". TrueBloodNet.com. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Deborah Ann Woll". DeborahAnnWoll.com. Retrieved 2009-09-03. [dead link]
  7. ^ "True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll's Beau is blinded by disease". The Money Times. August 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  8. ^ "DEBORAH ANN WOLL - TRUE BLOOD STAR'S Ex BEAU IS BLINDED BY DISEASE". ContactMusic.com. August 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  9. ^ Arbeiter, Michael. "DEBORAH ANN WOLL, HAILEE STEINFELD AND DAVE FRANCO TAPPED FOR 'ROSALINE'". Hollywood. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin. "Lily Collins Replaces Hailee Steinfeld In 'Rosaline'". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

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