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Name: Krysten Ritter

Real name: Krysten Alyce Ritter

Birth date: 16 of December 1981 (37 y.o.)

Place of birth: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 57 kg

Birth Sign: Saggitarius

Chinese zodiac: Rooster

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Krysten Ritter’s biography

Krysten Ritter is an American actress who gained worldwide popularity thanks to her role as Jessica Jones in the series with the same name, which is part of the Marvel Television Universe. She kickstarted her career as a model, but further on switched to acting, making appearances in a dozen TV and movie projects. Moreover, she plays the guitar and is a member of the Indie band called Ex Vivian.
Krysten Ritter starring in Jessica Jones and The Defenders
Krysten Ritter starring in Jessica Jones and The Defenders

Childhood

Krysten Ritter, daughter of Kathi Taylor and Garry Ritter, was born on December 16, 1981. Her parents separated, her mother re-married and the whole family relocated to a ranch in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Her father lives quite close too, in Benton, so they always stayed in touch.
Krysten Ritter’s childhood photos
Krysten Ritter’s childhood photos
Krysten didn’t fit in at her new school; she was bullied because of her height and slenderness. I was tall, shapeless, clumsy and very, very skinny, - the actress remembers.
At school, Krysten Ritter was the odd one out
At school, Krysten Ritter was the odd one out
When she turned 15, her life took a U-turn. She was recruited by a modelling agency representative during a beauty pageant that was taking place at a local mall.
Young Krysten Ritter became a model at 15
Young Krysten Ritter became a model at 15

Modelling career

Combining studies and catwalks turned out to be difficult. After signing a contract with Elite Models and Wilhelmina Models, she had to split constantly between Pennsylvania and New York.
A still from the series Don’t Trust the B---- from Apartment 23
A still from the series Don’t Trust the B---- from Apartment 23
Closer to her 18th birthday, she finally relocated to the Big Apple, where many opportunities awaited her: she was invited to shoot for paper and TV commercials, her pictures started popping up on magazine covers, she was invited to attend fashion shows in Milan, Paris and Tokyo.

Acting

Her acting career began with a Dr. Pepper commercial, which unexpectedly, opened many doors for her. Already on the peak of her modelling career, Krysten started considering shooting in movies and enrolled for acting courses. Soon enough she had to choose between the two.
I became a model when I was very young. That’s how I made it to the movie industry. So I’m not a model anymore.
The background characters she had first played (Veronica Mars, Mona Lisa Smile, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Jonny Zero and so on) all had something in common: most of them were unusual and odd characters, with many issues.
Krysten Ritter at the premiere of Veronica Mars (2014)
Krysten Ritter at the premiere of Veronica Mars (2014)
She also got to play characters suffering from a drug addiction. One of them is believed to have propelled her acting career forward. It’s no surprise, because it was a role in the popular series Breaking Bad, where she played the role of Jesse Pinkman’s girlfriend. She was very meticulous when she was preparing for the role, she had even attended several Drug Addicts Anonymous meetings to portray the character as realistically as possible, since she was supposed to play alongside Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, so failure was not an option.
Breaking Bad: Krysten Ritter as Jane Margolis
Breaking Bad: Krysten Ritter as Jane Margolis
Bigger roles followed pretty quickly. The mini-series Gravity and the comedy horror movie Vamps, where she co-starred with Alicia Silverstone, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Stevens, opened up new horizons for her.
Krysten Ritter in Confessions of a Shopaholic
Krysten Ritter in Confessions of a Shopaholic
The next iconic role for Krysten was that one of Jessica Jones in the Netflix series with the same name, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her character is an ex-superhero who dropped the suit after trauma. Now, she’s a private investigator, suffering from constant hangover, perpetual introspection and being in love with the series’ villain (David Tennant).
Krysten Ritter on the set of Jessica Jones
Krysten Ritter on the set of Jessica Jones
Preparations for this role turned out to be hell for her, as she confessed herself: nonstop training and boxing would tire her just 15 minutes in. However, it was necessary for her to feel strong, physically.
Jessica Jones is a complicated and damaged person. She’s not your supergirl kind that you often see on TV. Actually, I consider this series to be a psychological thriller first of all, not a movie about dressed up superheroes. By the way, I can kick ass without a dumb superhero suit.

Krysten Ritter’s personal life

There isn’t much known about her relationship with men. According to Ritter, she doesn’t see herself as a married woman and prefers freedom. She’s dated American actors such as Ivan Sergei, Riley Smith and Brian Geraghty. However, at the 2019 Oscars ceremony Krysten was visibly pregnant and declared that she’s expecting a child with her boyfriend Adam Granduciel, lead singer of The War on Drugs.
Krysten at the 2019 Oscars
Krysten at the 2019 Oscars
Krysten’s hobbies are literature and music. She has her own musical project called Ex Vivian. She’s a guitar player and singer herself. She often sings about mundane things: life, love and separation.
Krysten Ritter is not a believer in the institution of marriage
Krysten Ritter is not a believer in the institution of marriage

Krysten Ritter now

In 2016, she received a Webby Award for best actress of the year. On top of that, she co-starred in the Marvel crossover series called The Defenders, which came out in August 2017. She played Jessica Jones once again.
Krysten Ritter without any makeup on
Krysten Ritter without any makeup on
During this same period, she was also busy shooting the drama The Hero and comedy Fuddy Meers.
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