Connolly in 2014
July 12, 1980 |
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Kristen Nora Connolly (born July 12, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Dana in the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods, and Christina Gallagher on the Netflix series House of Cards. More recently, she has appeared on two broadcast network summer series, ABC's The Whispers and CBS's Zoo.
Connolly began her career with recurring roles on several CollegeHumor digital shorts. She appeared as an extra on the films Mona Lisa Smile, Meet Dave, and The Happening. She has also appeared on two CBS daytime soap operas with recurring roles on Guiding Light and As the World Turns.
She first gained mainstream recognition in 2012, after starring as the main protagonist Dana in the Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard film The Cabin in the Woods. She also starred in the horror film The Bay. In 2013, she had a starring role as Christina Gallagher on the Netflix series House of Cards alongside Kevin Spacey. On September 1, 2014 the A&E Houdini miniseries premiered with 3.7 million viewers, Connolly plays Bess Houdini with Academy Award winning Adrien Brody playing Harry Houdini. Connolly also portrays Jamie, a passionate Journalist in the CBS drama-thriller series Zoo and co-starred as Lena in the drama series The Whispers. In 2014 she portrayed Petra Anderson in the drama thriller film A Good Marriage, based on Stephen King's short story of the same name.
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Art History Student|
|2008||The Happening||Woman Reading on the Bench|
|2008||Meet Dave||Make-Out Girl|
|2012||The Cabin in the Woods||Dana Polk|
|2008||New Amsterdam||Fanny||Episode: "Honor"|
|2008||Guiding Light||Jolene||16 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Miranda/Teresa||Episode: "Vanishing Act"|
|2008–09||As the World Turns||Josie Anderson||29 episodes|
|2009||Life on Mars||Donna||Episode: "Let All The Children Boogie"|
|2009||Nurse Jackie||Mrs. Vogal||Episode: "School Nurse"|
|2009||Mercy||Carey Whitlow||Episode: "You Lose Me with the Cinderblock"|
|2011||The Good Wife||Maggie Reeves||Episode: "Get a Room"|
|2013–14||House of Cards||Christina Gallagher||17 episodes|
|2014||Houdini||Bess Houdini||2 episodes|
|2015||The Whispers||Lena Lawrence||13 episodes|
|2015||Zoo||Jamie Campbell||13 episodes|
|2016||The Wizard of Lies||Stephanie Madoff||Television film|
Awards and Nominations
|2013||Online Film & Television Association Award||Most Cinematic Moment||The Cabin in the Woods Shared with Fran Kranz "The Elevators Open".||Nominated|||
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- TV News Desk (2 September 2014). "A&E's HOUDINI Premieres to 3.7 Million Total Viewers". BroadwayWorld. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- "Zoo Fills Out With New Anima... Actors! – Dread Central". Dread Central. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- Nellie Andreeva. "Kristen Connolly & Billy Burke To Co-Star In CBS Series ‘Zoo’". Deadline. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- "UK Premiere of A Good Marriage Happening During Grimm Up North's Stephen King Season – Dread Central". Dread Central. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
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