Jess Weixler

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Jess Weixler
Born Jessica Weixler
33–34[1]
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Alma mater Juilliard School
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Jessica "Jess" Weixler is an American actress. She is best known as the lead character Dawn O'Keefe in the comedy-horror film Teeth and the comedy The Big Bad Swim.

Early life[edit]

Weixler graduated in 1999 from Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also attended the Walden Theatre Conservatory Program and was in The River City Players acting group and in the Chamber Singers choral group. Subsequently, Weixler, attended Juilliard where she was a classmate of Jessica Chastain's.[2] She was a participant during the first year of Bruce Brubaker's InterArts performance project at Juilliard.

Career[edit]

In 2007 she was nominated for a Breakthrough Award at the Gotham Awards, and won the Special Jury Prize in Dramatic category For a juicy and jaw-dropping performance at the Sundance Film Festival, both for her role in Teeth. She also appeared in the TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In January 2009, she was named by New York magazine as the "New Indie Queen" of the year and one of the fourteen "New Yorkers you need to know".[1]

In 2013, she joined the cast of CBS series The Good Wife, playing investigator Robyn Burdine. That same year she appeared in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby as the titular character's sister. The part was written specifically for her.

Weixler next turned her hand to writing, penning the script for Apartment Troubles with her friend, and former roommate Jennifer Prediger. The two co-directed and co-starred in the movie.[3] Apartment Troubles premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival.[4] It was picked up by Gravitas Ventures and given theatrical and VOD distribution in March 2015.

On June 9, 2015 Variety announced that Jamie Bamber, Kellan Lutz, Jesse Williams and Jess Weixler had joined the cast of Money. Money is being directed by Martin Rosete and produced by Atit Shah.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Weixler is currently engaged to Hamish Brocklebank, an English businessman and co-founder of Flooved.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Little Manhattan TV Cowgirl
2006 Big Bad Swim, TheThe Big Bad Swim Jordan Gallager
2007 Teeth Dawn
2007 Goodbye Baby Denise
2009 Peter and Vandy Vandy
2009 Alexander the Last Alex
2009 Welcome to Academia Sophie
2009 Today's Special Carrie
2009 Good as Dead, AsAs Good as Dead Amy
2010 Woman, AA Woman Julie
2010 Audrey the Trainwreck Tammy
2010 Yes Woman Short film
2011 Lie, TheThe Lie Clover
2011 Man Who Never Cried, TheThe Man Who Never Cried Ginny Short film
2011 Periphery Madison
2012 Somebody Up There Likes Me Lyla
2012 Free Samples Jillian
2012 Best Man Down Kristin
2012 Normals, TheThe Normals Gretchen
2013 Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, TheThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Katy Rigby
2013 Face of Love, TheThe Face of Love Summer
2014 Listen Up Philip Holly Kane
2014 Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, TheThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Katy Rigby
2014 Apartment Troubles Nicole
2015 Lamb Linny Completed
2016 Money Sylvia Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Guiding Light Caroline Boyle TV series
2003 Hack Martha Skulnick Episode: "Blind Faith"
2004 Everwood Nikki Episode: "Do or Die"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Amy Buckley Episode: "In the Wee Small Hours"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Laura Green Episode: "The Glory That Was..."
2010 Medium Mandy Sutton Episode: "An Everlasting Love"
2010 Law & Order Carrie Newton Episode: "Brilliant Disguise"
2013-2014 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Robyn Burdine Recurring role (19 episodes)

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