Ritter at the Los Angeles premiere of The Raven in April 2012
|Born||Krysten Alyce Ritter
December 16, 1981
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Krysten Alyce Ritter (born December 16, 1981) is an American actress and former model. Ritter is best known for her role as Jane Margolis on AMC's Breaking Bad and for her starring role as Chloe on the ABC comedy series Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. She has appeared in the films Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), What Happens in Vegas (2008), 27 Dresses (2008) and had recurring roles in the television series Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and 'Til Death. She was featured in "Valley Girls", an episode of The CW series Gossip Girl. In 2010, she appeared in the romantic comedy She's Out of My League and the television series Gravity.
Early life 
Ritter was scouted by a modeling agent at her local shopping mall, the Wyoming Valley Mall, at the age of 15 at a modeling event. Ritter described herself as, at the time, "tall, gawky, awkward, and really, really skinny" to Philadelphia Style magazine. While in high school, she traveled to New York on her days off, and began modeling in New York and Philadelphia. She signed with the Elite Model Management agency and then with Wilhelmina Models.
Ritter moved to New York City at the age of 18 and established an international modeling career in print ads and on television. She did magazine, catalog, and runway work in New York, Milan, Paris and Tokyo. Ritter's acting career began when Wilhelmina placed her for an audition for a Dr Pepper television commercial. Ritter told Philadelphia Style that she felt her "outgoing and bubbly and funny" personality as a performer helped her transition into acting naturally by letting her entertain the casting people.
She won several bit film roles starting in 2001, and then played a 1950s art history student in Julia Roberts' Mona Lisa Smile (2003). She also juggled careers as a writer, a musician, and in business. In 2006, she appeared in All This Intimacy, a two act Off Broadway play by Rajiv Joseph, at the Second Stage Theatre. Ritter signed on to star in the premiere of Zach Braff's play All New People at Second Stage Theatre. Anna Camp, David Wilson Barnes and Justin Bartha co-star in this production under the direction of Peter DuBois.
Ritter had a number of guest starring roles on television, and appeared on the second season of Veronica Mars, playing Gia Goodman, the daughter of mayor Woody Goodman (Steve Guttenberg). Ritter guest-starred on Gilmore Girls for eight episodes from 2006 to 2007 as Rory Gilmore's friend, Lucy. She also played Allison Stark on the Fox sitcom 'Til Death.
Ritter continued working in film, often cast as the best friend of the lead character. In 2008, she had supporting roles in the romantic comedies What Happens in Vegas and 27 Dresses. She co-starred in the 2009 film Confessions of a Shopaholic as Suze, the best friend of Isla Fisher's character. Ritter spent three months shooting She's Out of My League in Pittsburgh in 2008. She played Patty, the cynical best friend of Alice Eve's character Molly.
Ritter was cast as a young Carol Rhodes in an episode of The CW's television series Gossip Girl titled "Valley Girls", which aired May 11, 2009. The episode was a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off series of the same title, set in 1980s Los Angeles, that would chronicle the teenage years of the character Lily van der Woodsen. Ritter described her character Carol, Lily's sister, as "the outcast", and "an '80s Sunset Strip rocker" to Access Hollywood. The series was not picked up by the network for the 2009–10 season.
Ritter co-starred as Jane Margolis on the second season of AMC's television drama Breaking Bad, and starred in the film How to Make Love to a Woman (2009), based on a best-selling book by adult film star Jenna Jameson. She also co-starred with Jason Behr in the independent film The Last International Playboy (2009), as Ozzy, a drug addict. Ritter sold a television pilot that she wrote based on her experiences as a model, named Model Camp, and as of 2009, was also writing a female-buddy comedy film. She appeared in the comedy Web series Woke Up Dead in 2009, playing Cassie alongside Jon Heder as Drex.
Ritter starred in the 2010 TV series Gravity, with Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter, playing the sharp and quirky Lily. The Starz channel comedy/drama was about a group of out-patient suicide survivors. She will star opposite Ben Barnes in the independent film Killing Bono, based on Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppleganger, a book about the early days of the Irish rock band U2. The film began shooting in Belfast in January 2010, directed by Nick Hamm, and continued in London. Ritter plays the manager of an Irish band.
Ritter starred alongside Alicia Silverstone in the romantic comedy Vamps, written and directed by Amy Heckerling. She plays a New York City socialite turned into a vampire by a vampire queen (Sigourney Weaver). The film began shooting in Detroit, Michigan in August 2010 and was released on November 2, 2012. She will also star in the independent comedy L!fe Happens, with Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson. Co-written by Ritter with director Kat Coiro, the film is about two best friends dealing with the pregnancy and subsequent motherhood of Ritter's character. The film began production in Los Angeles in October 2010. Ritter made her TV return in April 2012 in the title role of the ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 as Chloe, a con artist who tries to rip off her new roommates after they move in, but who ends up befriending and "mentoring" one of the applicants.
Personal life 
|2001||Someone Like You||Model||Uncredited|
|2002||Freshening Up||Girl on couch||Television short film|
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Art History student|
|2007||Heavy Petting||Innocent bystander|
|2008||The Last International Playboy||Ozzy|
|2008||27 Dresses||Gina the Goth|
|2008||What Happens in Vegas||Kelly|
|2009||Confessions of a Shopaholic||Suze Cleath-Stuart|
|2010||She's Out of My League||Patty|
|2010||How to Make Love to a Woman||Lauren|
|2011||L!fe Happens||Kim||Also writer and co-producer|
|2004||Whoopi||Bryn||Episode: "The Squatters"|
|2004||Law & Order||Tracy Warren||Episode: "Everybody Loves Raimondo's"|
|2004||One Life to Live||Kay||Episode #1.9145|
|2004||Tanner on Tanner||Saleswoman||2 episodes|
|2005||Jonny Zero||Quinn||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005||Pool Guys||Amy||Unsold Fox pilot|
|2005–2006||Veronica Mars||Gia Goodman||8 episodes|
|2006||Inseparable||Melinda||Unsold CBS pilot|
|2006||The Bedford Diaries||Erin Kavenaugh||2 episodes|
|2006–2007||Gilmore Girls||Lucy||8 episodes|
|2006–2007||'Til Death||Allison Stark||5 episodes|
|2006||Justice||Eva||Episode: "Christmas Party"|
|2007||Big Day||Ellen||Episode: "The Ceremony"|
|2007||The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud||Georgia||Unsold CBS pilot|
|2009||Breaking Bad||Jane Margolis||10 episodes (1 uncredited)|
|2009||Gossip Girl||Young Carol Rhodes||Episode: "Valley Girls"|
|2010||Gravity||Lily Champagne||Main cast|
|2011||Love Bites||Cassie||Episode: "Firsts"|
|2012–2013||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Chloe McGruff||Main cast
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain
|2013||Robot Chicken||Dana Polk (voice)||Episode: "Immortal"|
|2013||The Cleveland Show||Gina (voice)||Episode: "California Dreamin' (All the Cleves Are Brown)"|
|2009||Woke Up Dead||Cassie||Main cast|
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