Zoe as "Molly" in Palladio, 2005
September 1, 1982 |
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Life and career
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. Lister-Jones was raised in her mother's Jewish religion. 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. Lister-Jones performed with the rock band Maxi Geil! & Playcolt. Her debut solo CD was entitled Skip the Kiss.
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 2009, Lister-Jones co-starred, co-produced (with Daryl Wein), and co-wrote (with Peter Duchan and Daryl Wein) the independent feature Breaking Upwards, which explores a young New York couple who, battling codependency, strategize their own break up. 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. 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.
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.
Lister-Jones starred in the independent feature film Lola Versus (2012), her second project co-written with director Daryl Wein. Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lola Versus opened in theaters Summer 2012. 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.
Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein have co-written Food (2015), 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).
|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||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|
|2009||State of Play||Jessy|
|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|
|2014||Let's Get Digital||Sophie||Short film|
|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||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)|
|2006||The Little Dog Laughed||Ellen||Cort Theatre|
|2012||Seminar||Kate||John Golden Theatre|
|2007||The Accomplices||Betty||The New Group|
|2008||The Marriage of Bette and Boo||Joan||Roundabout Theater Company|
|2004||Codependence Is a Four-Letter Word||Ten characters||P.S. 122|
- Baylen, Ashley (September 17, 2012). "Interview With ‘Whitney’ and ‘Lola Versus’ Actress Zoe Lister-Jones". ShalomLife.com. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
- The Brooklyn Rail: Of Skin and Snoods
- Cast of Palladio: "Molly"
- Maxi Geil! & Playcolt – A Message To My Audience
- Kyle Forester composed the score for Breaking Upwards and arranged the music for Lister-Jones' debut covers album, “Skip the Kiss.” He is a member of The Ladybug Transistor.
- "Zoe Lister-Jones: Codependence is a Four-Letter Word". NEWSgrist.
- Breaking Upwards official site
- "The Private Lives of Zoe Lister-Jones," Interview Magazine, March 2010
- Rother, Larry (March 26, 2010). "Sweat Equity, the Movie". The New York Times.
- SXSW Review: Breaking Upwards
- "Tribeca Film Festival unveils competition lineup". Entertainment Weekly (Jeff Labrecque). March 7, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
- In Life and Art, It’s All About Us, By David Amsden, The New York Times, June 13, 2012
- Double Feature, By Rachel Syme, Time Magazine, June 18, 2012
- When and where to see LOLA VERSUS this summer
- Lola Versus: Tribeca Review, The Hollywood Reporter
- Food official site
- “Zoe Lister-Jones to Star in Political Thriller 'Food' (Exclusive),” The Hollywood Reporter, Inside Indie (May 27, 2014)