Carter in April 2015
|Born||Joelle Marie Carter
November 3, 1972 
Thomasville, Georgia, U.S.
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Nationality||United States Citizen|
|Alma mater||Augusta State University|
Joelle Marie Carter (born November 3, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for playing Ava Crowder in the FX series Justified.
Carter was born in Thomasville, Georgia, and she was an army brat. Her father, Jimmy, was in the U.S. Army and the family moved often throughout the United States. She attended high school in Albany, Georgia, and enrolled at Augusta State University on a full athletic scholarship for swimming and cross-country.
She has been featured on many movies, most notably the opening scene in American Pie 2. She also has an extensive resume of television bit parts, appearing on shows and in films including High Fidelity, Inconceivable, and Cold Storage. From 2010 to 2015, she played Ava Crowder in the television series Justified on FX. She also appeared in Kevin Greutert's 2014 horror-thriller film Jessabelle.
She lives and works in New York City with her husband Andy Bates—an editor, producer and cinematographer. In July 2010, they adopted a daughter, Luna Rose Bates. The couple have formed a film production company named Blarma.
|1998||Horse Whisperer, TheThe Horse Whisperer||Office Worker #1|
|Just One Time||Amy||Short film|
|Just One Time||Amy|
|2000||It Had to Be You||Claire Parker|
|High Fidelity||Penny Hardwick|
|2001||American Pie 2||Natalie|
|2002||Crazy Little Thing||Kate|
|2004||When Will I Be Loved||Sam|
|2005||Nick and Stacey||Stacey||Short film|
|2008||Jumping In||Laura||Short film|
|Girl and a Gun, AA Girl and a Gun||Girl||Short film|
|2010||To Be Friends||Her|
|Eyes to See||Grace||Short film|
|2013||It's Not You, It's Me||Carrie|
|Red Wing||Vera Sexton|
|A Perfect Man||Lynn|
|1996||Law & Order||Donna Richland||Episode: "Girlfriends"|
|2000||Wonderland||Heather Miles||3 episodes|
|Quarantine||President's Daughter||TV movie|
|2001||Final Jeopardy||Sandra Bonventre||TV movie|
|2002||Job, TheThe Job||Sharon||Episode: "Gina"|
|Third Watch||Tori||Episode: "Judgment Day: Part 1"|
|2003||Third Watch||Toni||Episode: "Castles of Sand"
Episode: "Snow Blind"
|2004||Jury, TheThe Jury||Cassandra Nichols||Episode: "Memories"|
|Tempting Adam||Lauren||TV movie|
|2005||Inconceivable||Patrice Locicero||Episode: "Sex, Lies and Sonograms"|
|2006||Justice||Amber Wilson||Episode: "Addicts"|
|CSI: Miami||Abby Biggs||Episode: "If Looks Could Kill"|
|2007||Cold Case||Kylie Cramer '89||Episode: "Thick as Thieves"|
|2009||Monk||Barbara O'Keefe||Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy"|
|Three Rivers||Barbara Harris||Episode: "The Luckiest Man"|
|2010–15||Justified||Ava Crowder||78 episodes
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2015)
|2011||Body of Proof||Andrea Davidson||Episode: "Love Thy Neighbor"|
|Prime Suspect||Louise Giordano||Episode: "Great Guy, Yet: Dead"|
|Grey's Anatomy||Mary||Episode: "Poker Face"|
|2013||Castle||Maggie Ingram||Episode: "Like Father, Like Daughter"|
|2014||Constantine||Jasmine Fell||Episode: "The Devil's Vinyl"|
|2016||Scandal||Vanessa Moss||3 episodes|
|2016||Chicago P.D.||Laura Nagel||Episode: "Justice"|
|2017||Chicago Justice||Laura Nagel||Series Regular|