Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Weixler graduated in 1999 from Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also attended the Walden Theatre Conservatory Program and was in The River City Players acting group and in the Chamber Singers choral group. Subsequently, Weixler, attended Juilliard where she was a classmate of Jessica Chastain's. She was a participant during the first year of Bruce Brubaker's InterArts performance project at Juilliard.
In 2007 she was nominated for a Breakthrough Award at the Gotham Awards, and won the Special Jury Prize in Dramatic category For a juicy and jaw-dropping performance at the Sundance Film Festival, both for her role in Teeth. She also appeared in the TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In January 2009, she was named by New York magazine as the "New Indie Queen" of the year and one of the fourteen "New Yorkers you need to know".
In 2013, she joined the cast of CBS series The Good Wife, playing investigator Robyn Burdine. That same year she appeared in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby as the titular character's sister. The part was written specifically for her.
Weixler next turned her hand to writing, penning the script for Apartment Troubles with her friend, and former roommate Jennifer Prediger. The two co-directed and co-starred in the movie. Apartment Troubles premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. It was picked up by Gravitas Ventures and given theatrical and VOD distribution in March 2015.
|2005||Little Manhattan||TV Cowgirl|
|2006||Big Bad Swim, TheThe Big Bad Swim||Jordan Gallager|
|2009||Peter and Vandy||Vandy|
|2009||Alexander the Last||Alex|
|2009||Welcome to Academia||Sophie|
|2009||Good as Dead, AsAs Good as Dead||Amy|
|2010||Woman, AA Woman||Julie|
|2010||Audrey the Trainwreck||Tammy|
|2011||Lie, TheThe Lie||Clover|
|2011||Man Who Never Cried, TheThe Man Who Never Cried||Ginny||Short film|
|2012||Somebody Up There Likes Me||Lyla|
|2012||Best Man Down||Kristin|
|2012||Normals, TheThe Normals||Gretchen|
|2013||Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, TheThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her||Katy Rigby|
|2013||Face of Love, TheThe Face of Love||Summer|
|2014||Listen Up Philip||Holly Kane|
|2014||Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, TheThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them||Katy Rigby|
|2003||Guiding Light||Caroline Boyle||TV series|
|2003||Hack||Martha Skulnick||Episode: "Blind Faith"|
|2004||Everwood||Nikki||Episode: "Do or Die"|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Amy Buckley||Episode: "In the Wee Small Hours"|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Laura Green||Episode: "The Glory That Was..."|
|2010||Medium||Mandy Sutton||Episode: "An Everlasting Love"|
|2010||Law & Order||Carrie Newton||Episode: "Brilliant Disguise"|
|2013-2014||Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife||Robyn Burdine||Recurring role (19 episodes)|
- "New Indie Queen: Jess Weixler". Jan 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- Pearlman, Cindy. "JESSICA CHASTAIN, JESS WEIXLER LIKE SISTERS IN ‘RIGBY’ AND REAL LIFE". Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- Topel, Fred. "APARTMENT TROUBLES Exclusive: Jennifer Prediger on the Evils of Low Angle Photography". Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "LA FILM FEST SUCCESS STORY—HOW APARTMENT TROUBLES MADE ITS WAY TO THEATERS". Retrieved 10 April 2015.
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