Krysten Ritter

  • 04 August 2008

Date of birth

16th December, 1981




1st January, 1970



Krysten Ritter: The World's Coolest Knitter

By Holly Mosley in Bizarre / Weird Wonderful on 08 March 2018

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The 'Jessica Jones' actress has a deep love for yarn.

As if you needed another reason to love Krysten Ritter, not only is she super-inspiring for her superhero role in Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' series, but now she's making it big on the knitwear scene. Grandma's favourite pastime has literally never been more cool.

Image caption Krysten Ritter at the premiere of 'Jessica Jones' season 2

The 36-year-old Netflix star hit a huge career landmark for all avid knitters when she appeared on the cover of Vogue Knitting earlier this year (we didn't know that was a thing either). She confessed in an accompanying article that it's one of her favourite things to do - in fact, she finds herself with an urge to knit most of the time.

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Krysten Ritter at the New York premiere of the Marvel Netflix series 'Jessica Jones' Season 2 held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 7th March 2018

'Jessica Jones' Showrunner Promises "More Anger Than Usual" In Season 2

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 February 2018

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The series makes its return to Netflix in March.

There's just a couple of weeks to go until we'll finally see 'Jessica Jones' back on the small screen, as the second season makes its debut on Netflix. Krysten Ritter will of course be returning to the titular role, starring alongside the likes of David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, and Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse.

Image caption Melissa Rosenberg serves as showrunner on 'Jessica Jones'

Along with the returning faces, there will be some newbies joining the cast, such as Janet McTeer and J.R. Ramirez in recurring roles.

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Krysten Ritter Explores The Writing Process Of Her Novel 'Bonfire'

By Holly Williams in Books / Authors on 13 December 2017

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The actress has moved into writing with her debut book.

Krysten Ritter released her debut novel 'Bonfire' last month, featuring a character not unlike her 'Jessica Jones' role and a setting much like her own hometown. She opened up about the plot and the writing process in an interview recently, admitting that there was a business plan to writing the book.

Image caption Krysten Ritter at the premiere of 'The Defenders'

'Bonfire' follows the story of a Chicago lawyer named Abby Williams who returns to her hometown in Indiana to uncover the secrets behind the corruption of a major company with links to the town. It sort of doubles as a young adult novel, with flashbacks of Abby's life as a teenager in the same setting.

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Krysten Ritter at 'The Defenders' photocall at Comic Con - San Diego, California, United States - Friday 21st July 2017

Krysten Ritter attends the 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, United States - Tuesday 29th November 2016

Jennifer Saunders And Krysten Ritter Among 2016 Glamour Awards Honourees

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 08 June 2016

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Other winners include Holly Willoughby, Little Mix and Susan Sarandon.

The 13th annual Glamour Awards took place at London's Berkeley Square Gardens in Mayfair last night (June 7th 2016) and saw some of Britain's favourite stars land prizes for their career achievements. Speaking of Glamour, there was a lot of that on the red carpet with some of these winners' striking outfits.

Jennifer Saunders photobombs Kourtney Kardashian

Jennifer Saunders stole the show not with her little black and white number and not with her award for Outstanding Contribution, but her epic photobomb of Kourtney Kardashian on the red carpet. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' star also dedicated her award to fellow musician Victoria Wood, who died earlier this year, and the award comes ahead of the release of her new film 'Ab Fab: The Movie'.

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Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Superhero Private Eye, Will Be Focus Of New Netflix Series

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 11 September 2015

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‘Jessica Jones’ will be released in November on Netflix.

Jessica Jones, a lesser known Marvel superhero, is heading to Netflix. A show centering entirely on Jones will premiere on Netflix in November. The streaming service made the announcement on Thursday (10th September).

Krysten Ritter filming for Jessica Jones in New York, July 2015.

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Listen Up Philip Trailer

Philip Lewis Friedman is a very successful writer, though not the most likeable of people. He has no shame in bragging and expressing his genius, but his persistent self-involvement starts to put quite a strain on his relationship with girlfriend Ashley. Not only that, but while the people around him are suffocating in his endless egoism, he's also finding the humdrum world of life at home particularly difficult to stomach - even without his romance issues. Soon, though, he is offered some solace when he meets his all-time favourite author Ike Zimmerman who invites him to stay with him at his country retreat and reassess his life, love and career. Will he learn to realise and appreciate the truly important things in his life? And will they even be around anymore once he has?

'Listen Up Philip' is a comedy drama which made its premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It has been directed and written by Alex Ross Perry ('The Color Wheel', 'Impolex'), and has already landed several awards at a handful of other film festivals such as Locarno International and Philadelphia Film Festival. It is set to be released in cinemas in the UK on June 5th 2015.

Read our interview with Jason Schwartzman here.

David Tennant To Play Villain In Netflix Series 'A.K.A Jessica Jones'

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 January 2015

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David Tennant has landed a major role in a new 'Marvel' show.

David Tennant's star is truly on the rise after a string of hugely accomplished performances - most notably ITV's Broadchurch - and the Scottish actor has now landed a major new role in the U.S.

David Tennant [center right] starred in the U.S. remake of Broadchurch, Gracepoint

The former Doctor Who star will play the villain in Marvel's new Netflix series A.K.A Jessica Jones. The show stars Krysten Ritter as a former superhero turned New York City detective who covers cases involving people with extraordinary powers. Tennant will play Kilgrave, a shadowy character from Jessica's past who threatens her present day life.

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Big Eyes Review

By Rich Cline


Tim Burton combines his sunnier filmmaking style (Big Fish) with his more deranged impulses (Dark Shadows) for this amazing true story about both the nature of art and how easy it is to slip into an unhealthy relationship. This is the true story of Margaret Keane, the painter responsible for those huge-eyed waifs that peered eerily from virtually everyone's wall in the 1960s and 70s. It's funny and shocking, and best of all deeply moving.

The film opens in 1958 as Margaret (Amy Adams) is fleeing with her daughter Jane (Raye, then Arthur) from an abusive marriage. She settles in San Francisco, and as she begins to establish herself as a local painter she meets fellow painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), a fast-talking charmer who not only discovers that Margaret's paintings have an audience, but he takes credit for painting them himself. At first it's a case of mistaken identity, then it becomes a commercial issue. But as Walter innovates with printed posters and postcards, creating a whole industry around the mournful images, he begins to live the high life, hanging out with movie stars and world leaders while Margaret is locked in her studio at home painting to meet the demand. After he threatens her with legal ramifications and physical violence if she tells anyone the truth, Margaret finally snaps.

Burton keeps Adams at the centre of the film, drawing out her feisty personality and deep artistic sensibilities while letting Waltz become an almost cartoonish villain whirling around her. It's a clever trick, because it forces the film's central question about whether Margaret's paintings are indeed art (Terence Stamp's snooty New York art critic definitely thinks not), even as her artistic integrity is never in doubt. Adams is terrific in the role, especially since Burton focusses on her expressive eyes to draw the audience in. By comparison, Waltz is rather over-the-top, but he keeps adding subtle shades to Walter's manic bravura, and he makes the climactic courtroom sequence hilariously ridiculous.

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Marvel And Netflix Cast Mike Colter As Luke Cage For New Superhero Series

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23 December 2014

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With Krysten Ritter cast as Jessica Jones and Charlie Cox taking on Daredevil, it’s time to meet your Luke Cage.

It seems Netflix and Marvel have finally found their man, as Mike Colter has been confirmed to star as superhero Luke Cage in a new series for the streaming service. TV fans should already be familiar with Colter, who plays Agent Jameson Locke in 'Halo Nightfall' and frequently appears as Lemond Bishop in CBS’s ‘The Good Wife’.

Image caption Mike Colter has been cast as Luke Cage

Colter will make his first appearance as Cage in the upcoming series 'A.K.A. Jessica Jones', starring Krysten Ritter, which will be released on Netflix next year. The Luke Cage character will then go on to star in his own series on the streaming service.

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Video - Tim Burton Joined By 'Big Eyes' Cast At The New York Premiere - Part 2

Director Tim Burton was joined by the cast of 'Big Eyes' at the movie's premiere held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The film is a biopic of artist Margaret Keane, who was involved in a courtcase with her husband over his taking credit for her magnificent paintings.

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Jared Shapiro, Erica Corman, Alicia Peristeris and Apostolos Peristeris - Ocean Drive Magazine December Cover Model Krysten Ritter launch at W South Beach - New York, New York, United States - Friday 5th December 2014

Harry Lennix, Amir Arinson, Diego Klattenhoff, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jasin Beghe, Jon Seda, Jane Lynch, Lucy Griffiths, Matt Ryan, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Taylor Kinney, Scott Cohen, Hope Davis, Kelly Brook, Elisha Cuthbert, Nick Zano, Debra Messing, Cristin Millioti, Ben Feldman, Krysten Ritter, Peter Facinelli. Anna Friel, Jake Robinson, Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Gavin Stenhouse, Margarita Levieva, Morgan Spector, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Leslie Odom Jr, Craig Robinson, Tone Bell, Kate Walsh, Hugh Dancy, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, David Walton, Ice-T, Raul Esparza, Ellie Kemper, Tina Fey, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold, Seth Meyers, Josh Lucas, Laz Alanso, Anne Heche and Jimmy Fallon. - 2014 NBC Upfront Presentation at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 12th May 2014