Deborah Ann Woll (born February 7, 1985) is an American actress best known for her roles as Jessica Hamby on HBO's (2008–14) and True Blood Karen Page on Netflix's (2015–present). She has starred in the films Daredevil (2010), Mother's Day (2011), Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011), Catch .44 (2012), and Ruby Sparks (2014). Meet Me in Montenegro
Early life [ edit ]
Woll was born and raised in
Brooklyn, New York City. Her father is an architect and her mother, Cathy Woll, is a teacher at the Berkeley Carroll School. [1 ] She attended the [2 ] Packer Collegiate Institute for high school, and received her [3 ] Bachelor of Fine Arts from USC School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2007. She also trained at the [4 ] Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Woll is of [5 ] Irish and German descent. [6 ]
Woll began her career with guest starring roles on several television series, including
(2007), Life (2008), ER (2008), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008), and My Name Is Earl (2008), and a supporting role in the Western action-adventure television film The Mentalist (2008). Aces 'N' Eights
In 2008, Woll landed her breakout role as
Bill Compton's vampire progeny, Jessica Hamby, on the HBO fantasy drama television series . She originally joined as a recurring character in the first season, but was promoted to a regular cast member for the second season. True Blood In 2009, she and her [7 ] True Blood co-stars won the Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series at the 14th annual ceremony. Woll maintained the role of Jessica until the series' ending in 2014. In 2009, she made a guest appearance on an episode of [8 ] , portraying a young woman who is found alive after being reported missing by her boyfriend. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit [9 ]
In 2010, Woll made her feature film debut in the psychological horror
, directed by Mother's Day Darren Lynn Bousman. In 2011, she starred in the supernatural thriller [10 ] , Little Murder [11 ] the sports drama [12 ] , Seven Days in Utopia the action film [13 ] , Catch .44 and the comedy-drama [14 ] . Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You The following year, she co-starred in the romantic comedy-drama film [15 ] . In 2013, she performed at the Ruby Sparks Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in the play , alongside Parfumerie Eddie Kaye Thomas and Richard Schiff. [16 ] That same year, Woll joined the cast of the drama film [17 ] The Automatic Hate. [18 ]
Since 2015, Woll has portrayed
Karen Page on the Marvel Cinematic Universe series for Daredevil Netflix. [19 ] She will star in the upcoming independent romantic drama film [20 ] , opposite Forever Luke Grimes. [21 ]
Advocacy [ edit ]
Woll's boyfriend, E.J. Scott, suffers from
choroideremia, a condition that ultimately results in blindness. She uses her celebrity status to help raise awareness of the disease. She has been quoted as saying that her boyfriend's bravery in fighting his disability has inspired her own battle with [22 ] celiac disease, which makes her body intolerant to foods containing gluten. [23 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "HBO: True Blood's Deborah Ann Woll Bio". HBO . Retrieved . August 5, 2011
^ ". "True Blood" Actor Shares True Insights" Berkeley Carroll School. September 23, 2010.
^ Salamone, Gina (June 11, 2010). "A New York minute with 'True Blood' star Deborah Ann Woll". . New York Daily News
^ "Alumna Deborah Ann Woll on True Blood". USC School of Dramatic Arts. June 20, 2014.
^ MacIntyre, Ian (April 16, 2015). "Daredevil: Deborah Ann Woll Interview". Dork Shelf.
^ Manelis, Michele (August 28, 2011). "Deborah Ann Woll: The lady is a vamp". . The New Zealand Herald
^ Brown, Emma (June 7, 2012). "Deborah Ann Woll, Forever Young". . Interview
^ Siegemund-Broka, Austin (August 24, 2014). ". 'True Blood's' Deborah Ann Woll on Series Finale: "It Was Not What I Expected "" . The Hollywood Reporter
^ Remington, Delia (October 6, 2009). "Deborah Ann Woll Guest Stars on Law & Order SVU". TrueBlood.net.
^ Kit, Borys (August 5, 2009). "Deborah Ann Woll celebrates 'Mother's Day. '" . The Hollywood Reporter
^ Fernandez, Jay A. (August 27, 2009). "Four get away with 'Little Murder. '" . The Hollywood Reporter
^ Clark, Krystal (August 27, 2009). "Deborah Ann Woll, Bokeem Woodbine Join Little Murder". ScreenCrave . Retrieved . September 3, 2009
^ Sneider, Jeff (July 28, 2010). "Robert Duvall, Lucas Black Reunite for Indie Golf Drama". TheWrap.
^ Fischer, Russ (July 1, 2010). "Nikki Reed and Deborah Ann Woll Cast in Catch .44". /Film.
^ "Deborah Ann Woll Aboard Someday This Pain". ComingSoon.net. August 19, 2010.
^ "Eddie Kaye Thomas, Ayre Gross, Richard Schiff, Deborah Ann Woll to Star in Parfumerie; Mark Brokaw Directs". . November 4, 2013. Playbill
^ "Romance in the Air: Eddie Kaye Thomas, Deborah Ann Woll and Richard Schiff Star in Parfumerie". . December 8, 2013. Playbill
^ "Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens & Deborah Ann Woll Join 'The Automatic Hate. '" Deadline.com. September 18, 2013.
^ Friedlander, Whitney (July 17, 2014). ". 'True Blood's' Deborah Ann Woll Joins 'Daredevil '" . Variety
^ ". 'True Blood' actress to star in Marvel's 'Daredevil '" . July 17, 2014. Entertainment Weekly Archived from the original on July 17, 2014.
^ Garrahan, Rachel (March 21, 2014). ". 'First Kiss' Director Debuts Trailer for 'Forever '" . The Hollywood Reporter
^ Spencer, Amy (June 13, 2013). "True Blood Star Deborah Ann Woll's Story of Her Boyfriend's Fight Against Blindness". . Glamour
^ "True Blood Star's Beau Is Blinded By Disease". ContactMusic. August 14, 2009.
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