Katie Aselton

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Katie Aselton
Katie Aselton 4th Annual Norma Jean Gala (cropped).jpg
Aselton in March 2015
Kathryn Aselton

(1978-10-01) October 1, 1978 (age 40)
OccupationActress, film director/producer
Years active2001–present
Mark Duplass (m. 2006)
RelativesJay Duplass (brother-in-law)

Kathryn "Katie" Aselton (born October 1, 1978) is an American actress, film director and producer. She directed and co-starred in The Freebie, which was shown in the non-competition "Next" category at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.[1][2] She also starred in the FX sitcom The League for its seven season run from 2009 to 2015, and in the first two seasons of FX's Marvel Comics X-Men drama Legion.

Early life[edit]

Aselton was born in Milbridge, Maine. She competed in pageants in 1995, and was Miss Maine Teen USA 1995 and first runner-up at Miss Teen USA 1995.[3] She graduated from Narraguagus High School in Harrington in 1996.[4] She attended Boston University School of Communications for two years before moving to Los Angeles to act, where she met her future-husband, Mark Duplass. She then studied for two years at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.[5]


In 2004, Aselton appeared in a short film titled Scrapple opposite Mark Duplass and his brother Jay Duplass who also wrote and directed the short.[5][6] Aselton made her feature-length film debut in The Puffy Chair opposite Mark Duplass, who directed the film alongside his brother Jay.[7] The film premiered at Sundance in January 2005 and was released on June 2, 2006, in a limited release.[8][9] That same year, Aselton appeared opposite Steve Zissis in the short film "The Intervention".[10] In 2009, after a break from acting, Aselton appeared in an episode of The Office.[11] That same year, she appeared in Easier with Practice, "Other People's Parties", and "Feed the Fish".[12][13][14] In 2016, Aselton appeared in Togetherness, an HBO original series created by her husband and her brother in law, as Anna.[15] That same year, she was cast in a recurring role in the second season of Casual as Jennifer.[16] Aselton also starred in Fun Mom Dinner opposite Molly Shannon and Toni Collette, directed by Alethea Jones.[17] She was featured in an episode of Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm as Jean the USPS Letter Carrier.

Personal life[edit]

Aselton is married to her The League co-star Mark Duplass.[18] They have two daughters together, born in 2007 and 2012.[19]

After actress Amber Tamblyn accused actor James Woods of having tried to seduce her when she was 16, Aselton claimed that Woods tried to seduce her when she was 19.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Scrapple Amy Short film
2005 The Puffy Chair Emily
2005 The Intervention Unknown Short film
2005 Geek Like Me Short film
2009 Easier with Practice Nicole
2009 Other People's Parties Maggie Rihneau
2009 Feed the Fish Sif Anderson
2010 Cyrus Pretty Girl
2010 The Freebie Annie Also writer and director
2011 Our Idiot Brother Amy
2011 The Fickle Jessie Short film
2011 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Hostess
2011 Treatment Vivienne
2012 Black Rock Abby Also writer and director
2014 Creep Angela (voice) Uncredited
2015 The Sea of Trees Gabriella Laforte
2015 The Gift Joan
2017 Fun Mom Dinner Emily
2017 Father Figures Sarah O'Callaghan
2018 Book Club Adrianne
2018 Deep Murder Babs
2019 The Tomorrow Man Janet
2019 The Devil Has a Name
TBA Silk Road Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Undressed Kim 2 episodes
2009 The Office Glove Girl Episode: "Blood Drive"
2009–2015 The League Jenny Main role, 82 episodes
2010 Players Ken's Date 1 episodes
2013 Burning Love Idina Blimperson 1 episode
2013 Newsreaders Monica Collander 1 episode
2014 Revolution Duncan Page 2 episodes
2014 Wedlock Candace 2 episodes
2015 Weird Loners April 1 episode
2016 Animals. Rebecca / Mom (voice) 4 episodes
2016 Togetherness Anna 3 episodes
2016 Casual Jennifer Recurring role (season 2)
2017-2018 Legion Amy Main role (season 1), Recurring role (season 2)
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Jean Episode: "Thank You for Your Service"
2019 Veep Stephanie Episode: "Pledge"


  1. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. (December 3, 2009). "Sundance reveals noncompetition lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 9, 2010. Retrieved January 18, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Davis, Erik (January 15, 2010). "Sundance Primer: The Freebie". Cinematical. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  3. ^ Agnon, Dawn (August 17, 1995). "Maine girl happy as runner-up Miss Teen contestant says she reached goal". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  4. ^ "Graduation '96 Narraguagus High School, Harrington". Bangor Daily News. June 3, 1996. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  5. ^ a b McGarrigle, Dale (January 13, 2004). "Falling into Place". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  6. ^ McGarrigle, Dale (January 23, 2004). "Milbridge native's film gets Sundance exposure". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  7. ^ Harper, Rebecca (October 29, 2010). "Filmmaker Interview : Mark Duplass, "The Puffy Chair"". Hulu.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "The Puffy Chair". FilmIndependent.org. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  9. ^ Zakarin, Jordan (August 4, 2015). "'The Puffy Chair,' 10 Years Later: How a Little Indie Flick Predicted the Future of Film". Yahoo.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "The Intervention". Fandor.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  11. ^ Rowles, Dustin (December 14, 2011). "7 Things About "The League" Cast that You Probably Didn't Know". Uproxx.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  12. ^ Olsen, Mark (February 28, 2010). "Kyle Patrick Alvarez's 'Easier With Practice' finds its way to screens". latimes.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  13. ^ "CAST". OtherPeoplesParties.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  14. ^ Simpson, Don (January 25, 2011). "Feed The Fish Review". Smellslikescreenscripit.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (January 15, 2016). "Katie Aselton Joins HBO's 'Togetherness' Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (February 22, 2016). "Julie Berman Upped To Regular On Hulu's 'Casual'; Katie Aselton Joins As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  17. ^ McNary, Dave (June 22, 2016). "Toni Collette, Molly Shannon to Star in 'Fun Mom Dinner' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  18. ^ Freydkin, Donna (November 12, 2009). "Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton: In 'The League' and in love". USA Today. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  19. ^ "Actress Katie Aselton, age 37, and husband Mark Duplass share the secrets of their happy married life". Hubmesh.com. January 26, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  20. ^ Aselton, Katie (September 13, 2017). "hell yeah @ambertamblyn! i too have a james woods story. also at mel's. i was 19. how many of us are there? how many jameses". @duplaselton. Retrieved September 14, 2017.

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