Kristen Connolly

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Kristen Connolly
Kristen Connolly 2014.jpg
Connolly in 2014
Born July 12, 1980
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Kristen Nora Connolly (born July 12, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Dana in the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods, and Christina Gallagher on the Netflix series House of Cards. [1] She has also had several roles on soap operas, including recurring roles on Guiding Light and As the World Turns.


Connolly began her career with recurring roles on several CollegeHumor digital shorts. She appeared as an extra on the films Mona Lisa Smile, Meet Dave, and The Happening. She has also appeared in several soap operas, including recurring roles on Guiding Light and As the World Turns.

She first gained mainstream recognition in 2012, after starring as the main protagonist Dana in the Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard film The Cabin in the Woods. She also starred in the horror film The Bay. In 2013, she had a starring role as Christina Gallagher on the Netflix series House of Cards alongside Kevin Spacey.[2] On September 1, 2014 the A&E Houdini miniseries premiered with 3.7 million viewers, Connolly plays Bess Houdini with Academy Award winning Adrien Brody playing Harry Houdini.[3]



Year Title Role
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Art History Student
2008 The Happening Woman Reading on the Bench
Meet Dave Make-Out Girl
2012 The Bay Stephanie
The Cabin in the Woods Dana Polk
Ex-Girlfriends Laura
2014 Worst Friends Zoe


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Guiding Light Jolene
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Miranda / Teresa Episode 17: "Vanishing Act"
2009 Life on Mars Donna Episode: "Let All The Children Boogie"
As the World Turns Josie Anderson
2011 The Good Wife Maggie Reeves Episode: "Get a Room"
2013–present House of Cards Christina Gallagher
2014 Houdini Bess Houdini


  1. ^ Potts, Kimberly (29 August 2014). "'Houdini' Star Kristen Connolly on Mrs. Houdini, 'House of Cards,' and Wikipedia Errors". Yahoo! TV). Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kristen Connolly". AllMovie. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  3. ^ TV News Desk (2 September 2014). "A&E's HOUDINI Premieres to 3.7 Million Total Viewers". BroadwayWorld. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

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