Zoe Lister-Jones

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This article is about Zoe Lister-Jones. For the English actress, see Zoë Lister.
Zoe Lister-Jones
Zoe Lister-Jones.jpg
Zoe as "Molly" in Palladio, 2005
Born (1982-09-01) September 1, 1982 (age 32)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Partner(s) Daryl Wein

Zoe Lister-Jones (born September 1, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actress, singer, playwright, and screenwriter.

Life and career[edit]

Lister-Jones' mother is the New York-based, Canadian-born video artist Ardele Lister, and her father is the American photographer and media artist Bill Jones.[1] Lister-Jones was raised in her mother's Jewish religion.[2] She graduated with honors from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.[3] Lister-Jones performed with the rock band Maxi Geil! & Playcolt.[4] Her debut solo CD was entitled Skip the Kiss.[5]

Lister-Jones' New York City theater credits include Seminar, The Little Dog Laughed and The New Group's The Accomplices. Her screen credits include the political thriller State of Play, Salt, The Other Guys, The Marconi Bros., Day Zero, as well as quirky independent films such as Armless, Arranged, and Palladio. On television she has appeared in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, on HBO's Bored to Death, as "Kim" on Adult Swim's Delocated, and as Lily in the cast of the NBC sitcom Whitney.

In 2004, Lister-Jones wrote and performed the one-woman, ten-character show Co-dependence is a Four Letter Word at New York City's Performance Space 122 (P.S.122).[6]

In 2009, Lister-Jones co-starred, co-produced (with Daryl Wein), and co-wrote (with Peter Duchan and Daryl Wein) the independent feature Breaking Upwards,[7] which explores a young New York couple who, battling codependency, strategize their own break up.[8] The film was shot in New York on a budget of $15,000, and was featured in New York Times article as an example of sweat equity in the independent-film industry.[9] Lister-Jones also wrote the lyrics and performed many of the tracks of the original motion picture sound track. Breaking Upwards premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March, 2009.[10]

Lister-Jones starred with Sam Rosen in Brady Kiernan's romantic drama Stuck Between Stations (2011) alongside Josh Hartnett and Michael Imperioli. Stuck Between Stations premiered as an official selection of the Viewpoints section at the SVA Theater at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, New York, U.S.A.[11]

Lister-Jones starred in the independent feature film Lola Versus (2012), her second project co-written with director Daryl Wein.[12][13] Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lola Versus opened in theaters Summer 2012.[14] It stars Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister-Jones, Bill Pullman, Hamish Linklater, Debra Winger, Joel Kinnaman and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Lola Versus premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012.[15]

Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein have co-written Food (2015),[16] their third feature-length collaboration directed by Wein. The political thriller, which focuses on the world of genetically modified organisms, began filming in May 2014 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois with Shatterglass Studios. It stars Lister-Jones, Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire), Victor Garber (Argo), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club), Anthony Edwards (ER) and Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men).[17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Zoe's Car Zoe Video short
2004 Nausea II Annie Ball
2005 Anna on the Neck Alessandra Short film
2006 New Boobs Patricia Coleo Short film
2007 Arranged Rochel Meshenberg
2007 Last 15, TheThe Last 15 Stephanie Kirkland Short film
2007 Day Zero Jessica Hendricks
2007 Turn the River Kat
2007 Five Difficult Situations C Short film
2008 Marconi Bros., TheThe Marconi Bros. Lauren
2008 Explicit Ills Jen
2008 Goyband Hani
2009 Breaking Upwards Zoe
2009 State of Play Jessy
2010 Armless Jenny
2010 Shadows & Lies Rebecca
2010 Salt CIA Security Hub Tech
2010 Other Guys, TheThe Other Guys Therapist
2010 All Good Things Press Conference Reporter
2011 Stuck Between Stations Rebecca
2012 Lola Versus Alice
2014 Let's Get Digital Sophie Short film
2015 Consumed Sophie Kessler

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Trisha Ford Episode: "Pattern of Conduct"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Maya Sampson Episode: "Diamond Dogs"
2006 Kidnapped E.J. Episode: "Sorry, Wrong Number"
2006 Law & Order Hannah Welch Episode: "Public Service Homicide"
2006 Class, TheThe Class Jeanie Callucci Episode: "The Class Goes to a Bar"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Faith Episode: "Unorthodox"
2009 Washingtonienne Chiara Episode: "Pilot"
2009 State of Romance Alice Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Bored to Death Michelle Episode: "The Case of the Stolen Skateboard"
2009–2010 Delocated Kim Recurring role (15 episodes)
2010 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Charlotte Armitage Episode: "Bad"
2011–2013 Whitney Lily Dixon Main role (32 episodes)
2014 Friends with Better Lives Kate Main role (13 episodes)

Theater[edit]

Broadway[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
2006 The Little Dog Laughed Ellen Cort Theatre
2012 Seminar Kate John Golden Theatre

Off Broadway[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
2007 The Accomplices Betty The New Group
2008 The Marriage of Bette and Boo Joan Roundabout Theater Company

One-woman shows[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
2004 Codependence Is a Four-Letter Word Ten characters P.S. 122

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