Deborah Ann Woll (born February 7, 1985) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Jessica Hamby on the HBO drama series and True Blood Karen Page in the Netflix shows , Daredevil , and The Defenders . She has starred in the films The Punisher (2010), Mother's Day (2011), Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011), Catch .44 (2012), Ruby Sparks (2014), and Meet Me in Montenegro (2015).
The Automatic Hate
Early life [ edit ]
Deborah Ann Woll was born in
Brooklyn, New York on February 7, 1985. Her father is an architect and her mother, Cathy Woll, is a teacher at the Berkeley Carroll School.  She is of  German and Irish descent. She attended the Packer Collegiate Institute for high school, and received her  Bachelor of Fine Arts from USC School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2007. She also trained at the  Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Woll began her career with guest starring roles in several television series, including
(2007), Life (2008), ER (2008), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008), and My Name Is Earl (2008), and had 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, in the HBO fantasy drama series . She originally joined as a recurring character in the first season, but was promoted to a regular cast member for the second season onwards. True Blood In 2009, she and her  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 in an episode of  , portraying a young woman who is found alive after being reported missing by her boyfriend. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
In 2010, Woll made her feature film debut in the psychological horror
. Mother's Day In 2011, she starred in the supernatural thriller  , Little Murder  the sports drama  , Seven Days in Utopia the action film  , Catch .44 and the comedy-drama  . Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You The following year, she co-starred in the romantic comedy-drama film  . In 2013, she performed at the Ruby Sparks Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in the play . Parfumerie  That same year, she joined the cast of the drama film  . The Automatic Hate
In 2015, she starred in the independent romantic drama film
. Forever Since 2015, Woll has portrayed  Karen Page in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series for Netflix,  as the female lead and main love interest of  Matt Murdock in , and as a recurring character in Daredevil and The Punisher . The Defenders 
Woll has been cast in the upcoming comedy film
Silver Lake. She will also appear in the action thriller film  The Maze.
Personal life [ edit ]
Deborah's boyfriend EJ Scott has
choroideremia, a condition that ultimately results in blindness; Woll uses her celebrity status to help raise awareness of the disease. She has said that Scott's bravery in fighting his disability has inspired courage in her own battle with  celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder caused by an intolerance to gluten. 
Dungeons & Dragons, appearing online in the series Force Grey (2017) and appearing on the Stream of Many Eyes where she was the Dungeon Master for celebrity players (2018).
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Satellite Awards [ edit ]
Screen Actors Guild Awards [ edit ]
Scream Awards [ edit ]
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards [ 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" . September 23, 2010. Berkeley Carroll School
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.
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". . August 19, 2010. ComingSoon.net
"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. '" . September 18, 2013. Deadline Hollywood
Garrahan, Rachel (March 21, 2014). ". 'First Kiss' Director Debuts Trailer for 'Forever '" . The Hollywood Reporter
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.
Damore, Meagan (October 8, 2016). "NYCC: Iron Fist Cast Makes First-Ever Live Appearance". . Comic Book Resources Archived from the original on October 9, 2016 . Retrieved . October 9, 2016
Perry, Spencer (October 31, 2016). "Deborah Ann Woll Confirmed to Appear in Marvel's The Defenders". . ComingSoon.net Archived from the original on October 31, 2016 . Retrieved . October 31, 2016
Ford, Rebecca (August 1, 2017). "Martin Starr, Deborah Ann Woll to Star in 'Silver Lake' (Exclusive)". . The Hollywood Reporter
Kroll, Justin (August 9, 2017). "Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller and Taylor Russell to Star in 'The Maze. '" . Variety
Spencer, Amy (June 13, 2013). "True Blood Star Deborah Ann Woll's Story of Her Boyfriend's Fight Against Blindness". . Glamour
"What Is Celiac's Disease". Celiac Disease Foundation.
"True Blood Star's Beau Is Blinded By Disease". . August 14, 2009. Contactmusic.com
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