Willa Fitzgerald

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Willa Fitzgerald
Born (1991-01-17) January 17, 1991 (age 27)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Website www.willafitzgerald.com

Willa Fitzgerald (born January 17, 1991[1]) is an American actress. She is best known for her lead role as Emma Duval in MTV's Scream. Her other notable roles include Amazon Studios' short-lived political web series Alpha House and USA Network's drama series Royal Pains.

Life and career[edit]

Fitzgerald earned a BA in theater studies from Yale University in 2013.[2]

Between 2013 and 2014, Fitzgerald played the role of Lola Laffer in the short-lived Amazon Studios political web television series Alpha House. The series lasted two seasons before being cancelled.[3] On April 23, 2014, it was reported that Fitzgerald obtained a recurring role in USA Network's drama series Royal Pains as Emma Miller.[4] Between 2014 and 2015, she also obtained guest-starring roles in various television series such as Blue Bloods, The Following and Gotham.[5]

On August 5, 2014, Fitzgerald was cast in MTV's Scream.[6][7][8] On July 29, 2015, the series was renewed for a second season that premiered on May 30, 2016.[9][10] On April 26, 2017, MTV announced that Scream will undergo a reboot featuring a new cast.[11][12]

Fitzgerald's credits in theater include works such as Couple in the Kitchen, The Private Sector, Cow Play and The Cat and the Canary.[13][14][15] In August 2016, she joined the cast of the film Misfortune,[16] which was directed by Lucky McKee and was released in October 2017 under the title Blood Money.[17]

In January 2016, she was cast in the go90 web series Relationship Status. She portrayed the role of Beth in a two-episode arc.[18]

In March 2017, Fitzgerald was cast in a starring role in the Fox television pilot Behind Enemy Lines, playing Navy pilot Roxanne Daly,[19] though Fox passed on the pilot in May 2017.[20] In July 2017, Fitzgerald was cast to play Meg in the BBC miniseries Little Women based on the book of the same name. It premiered Boxing Day, 2016.[21][22][23]

In November 2017, Fitzgerald was cast as the lead of E!'s pilot #Fashionvictim as Anya St. Clair.[24] In March 2018, the pilot was not commissioned to go forward with E!. [25] In December 2017, she was cast to play Kitsey Barbour in the upcoming film The Goldfinch based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name.[26] The film is set to be released on October 11, 2019.[27]

On July 25, 2018, Fitzgerald was cast as one of the lead roles in the USA Network drama pilot Dare Me. She is set to play Colette French, a cheerleading coach who is not hesitant to take risks.[28]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 For the Love of a Dog Vivian
2012 Food of Love Girlfriend Short film
2013 Two Cheeseburgers: Part 3 Helen Short film
2017 Freak Show Tiffany
2017 Blood Money Lynn Originally titled Misfortune[16]
2017 Beach House Emma
2019 The Goldfinch Kitsey Barbour In post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013–2014 Alpha House Lola Laffer Recurring role (12 episodes)
2014 The Novice Lucy Griego Unsold television pilot
2014 Blue Bloods Lacey Sutherland Episode: "The Bogeyman"
2014 The Following Jenny Episode: "Betrayal"
2014 Royal Pains Emma Miller Recurring role (season 6; 13 episodes)
2014 Untitled Wall Street Project Tara Conklin Unsold television pilot
2015 Gotham Grace Fairchild Episode: "Beasts of Prey"
2015–2016 Scream Emma Duval Lead role (seasons 1–2)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Female (2015)
2016 Relationship Status Beth Episodes: "The Friends", "The Good Guy"
2017 Bull Susan Bryant Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2017 Behind Enemy Lines Roxanne Daly Unsold television pilot
2017 Little Women Meg March Main role
2018 #Fashionvictim Anya St. Clair Unsold television pilot
2018 Dare Me Colette French Pre-production; television pilot


  1. ^ https://twitter.com/willafitz/status/953722119749361665?s=20
  2. ^ "Willa Fitzgerald: Resume". WillaFitzgerald.com. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Alpha House Cancelled By Amazon – No Season 3". RenewCancelTV.com. August 7, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Stanhope, Kate (April 23, 2014). "Exclusive: Royal Pains Adds Alpha House Alum for Mysterious Recurring Role". TV Guide. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Scream Cast - Willa Fitzgerald". MTV.com. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  6. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (October 28, 2014). "MTV Orders 'Scream' TV Show to Series". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 5, 2014). "MTV's 'Scream' Adaptation Sets Cast, Director". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "'Scream' Series to Debut June 30 on MTV - Watch First Trailer". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  9. ^ "Breaking News - MTV and Dimension TV's "Scream" Adds New Cast and Sets Premiere Date - TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  10. ^ Swift, Andy (July 29, 2015). "'Scream' Renewed for Season 2". TVLine. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Chapman, Tom (April 26, 2017). "Scream TV Series Reboot Confirmed; New Showrunner Announced". Screen Rant. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  12. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 19, 2017). "MTV President Unveils Scripted Slate and Explains His New Approach". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  13. ^ "The Private Sector". About The Artists. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  14. ^ "Cow Play". Indie Theater Now. August 13, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  15. ^ Elyse Sommer. "A CurtainUp Berkshire Review: The Cat and the Canary". CurtainUp.com. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  16. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (August 19, 2016). "'Scream' Star Willa Fitzgerald Joins John Cusack in Indie Drama 'Misfortune'". Variety. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  17. ^ Harvey, Dennis (October 11, 2017). "Film Review: 'Blood Money'". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  18. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (January 7, 2016). "Milo Ventimiglia, James Frey to Debut New Series on Verizon's Go90 (Exclusive)". Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  19. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 16, 2017). "'Scream' Star Willa Fitzgerald Cast in Fox's 'Behind Enemy Lines' Reboot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  20. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 23, 2017). "Fox Update: Network Passes On All Remaining Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  21. ^ "The cast of BBC's new version of Little Women will feature four rising stars alongside acting royalty". July 6, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  22. ^ Roxborough, Scott (October 10, 2017). "'Little Women' First Look: Meet the New March Sisters". Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  23. ^ Petski, Denise (December 15, 2017). "Take A First Look At Masterpiece & BBC One's adapation of 'Little Women'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  24. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2017). "Willa Fitzgerald To Headline E!'s '#Fashionvictim' Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  25. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 20, 2018). "E! Picks Up 'Juicy Stories' Dramedy From Michael Patrick King, Amy Harris & Juicy Couture Founders To Pilot, '#Fashionvictims Dead". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  26. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 15, 2017). "'The Goldfinch' Movie Adaptation Casts Willa Fitzgerald (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  27. ^ McNary, Dave (2017-11-30). "'Shaft' Sequel and Ansel Elgort's 'Goldfinch' Get 2019 Release Dates". Variety. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  28. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 25, 2018). "'Dare Me': Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola & Marlo Kelly To Star In USA Pilot". Variety. Retrieved August 3, 2018.

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