30 Fascinating Facts We Bet You Probably Didn’t Know About Krysten Ritter


Krysten Alyce Ritter, world renowned for her role as lead superheroine Jessica Jones on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was born on December 16, 1981. in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Her breakthrough role was as Jane Margolis on the AMC drama series "Breaking Bad." Here are some interesting facts about the American actress:

  1. She was cast in the titular role in the Marvel Television series "Jessica Jones," as a former superhero turned private investigator in New York City. Her performance not only earned her critical acclaim, but also won her a number of awards as Best Actress.
  2. She was raised on a farm outside Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, where she lived with her mother, stepfather and her sister. While living there, she was not allowed to ride a horse, so she instead rode a cow named "Jake."
  3. It was reported that she accepted the role of DeeAnn in the 2014 movie "Big Eyes," just for the chance to work with Tim Burton. Though she had previously worked with some big stars, she was nervous when she met Burton for the first time.
  4. It is said that "Jessica Jones" series' executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, had Ritter on the top of her list of actress to play the role of Jones. However, before casting Ritter, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, Jessica De Gouw and Marin Ireland were are also considered.
  5. The 2012 movie "Vamps," is actually more like a dream come true for Ritter, as she got to co-star in it with Alicia Silverstone. She has been a big fan of Silverstone's 90s coming-of-age comedy "Clueless."
  6. She is part of the New York City band "Ex Vivian," in which she performs as a lead vocalist as well as guitarist.
  7. In preparation for her role as Jessica Jones, Ritter read the entire comic book series. She also worked out for months in an effort to get the physique required for the role.
  8. She co-wrote the screenplay of the 2011 movie "L!fe Happens," in which she plays the lead role as Kim. The story is actually a comedy centered on two best friends, Kim and Deena, who fight to maintain normalcy in their lives after Kim gets pregnant and has a baby.
  9. The "Jessica Jones" star, famous for her model figure, was reportedly bullied in school on account of being "really lanky and skinny." Once in an interview, she admitted that she was totally picked on by boys and girls. She even remembered one of the insults thrown at her "turn sideways and stick out your tongue, you look like a zipper."
  10. She was discovered at the age of 15, in a local shopping mall - The Wyoming Valley Mall, by a modeling agent.
  11. She reportedly adopted a stray dog, and named him Mikey. The said dog was actually hit by a car on the roadside and was found by her friend.
  12. At the start of her career, she had a number of guest starring roles on televisions. It was Ritter, who played the first iteration of Allison Stark on the Fox sitcom "'Til Death."
  13. She reprised her role as Jessica Jones on "The Defenders," which premiered in New York on July 31, 2017, alongside Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand / Iron Fist.
  14. One of the most popular songs from her band "Ex Vivian" was used in her 2008 movie "The Last International Playboy," in which she played the role of Ozzy.
  15. Apart from her famous role as Jane Margolis in the "Breaking Bad" and as Chloe in "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," she has also appeared Gia Goodman in "Veronica Mars," Lucy in "Gilmore Girls," and as Cassie in "Woke Up Dead."
  16. She starred as Ruby in the Jake Hoffman's directorial debut, "Asthma" in the year 2014. The movie centers on the indie rock scene in New York City.
  17. It is said that the heroic persona of Jessica Jones, has left a interesting mark on Ritter, who claims that on seeing something that is kind of scary while walking down the street, her first instinct is to beat them up.
  18. While still in high school, she used to travel to New York City on her days, and pursue a career in modeling there.
  19. She posed for a 2013 PETA ad campaign warning pet owners of the dangers of leaving dogs in cars during the summer.
  20. She along with Lily Rabe, appeared in numerous scenes of the 2003 movie "Mona Lisa Smile," as extras - playing the role of students in the art history class.
  21. She was initially featured as aerospace engineer Dr. Mary Kendricks in the NBC's astronaut-themed comedy pilot "Mission Control." However, NBC cancelled the show on October 15, 2014.
  22. It is said that her career in acting actually started when her modelling agency Wilhelmina Models placed her for an audition for a Dr Pepper television commercial.
  23. For her 2012 movie "Buzzkill," she herself wrote, recorded and performed a song. She stars as Nicole in the movie, alongside Daniel Raymont and Darrell Hammond.
  24. She began her career as a model at the age of 15, and has worked steadily ever since high school, doing runway, magazine, and catalog work in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Milan.
  25. For her role as Jessica Jones in the series "Jessica Jones," Ritter trained for nearly two months before the filming and gained over 10 pounds of muscle.
  26. In the year 2012, she released an album through WT Records, which the studio described as "somewhere between the atmosphere of Mazzy Starr and the American twang of Stevie Nicks." For the album, she wrote all the material and also sang all the songs.
  27. Since August 2014, she is in a relationship with musician Adam Granduciel, famous as the frontman and primary songwriter of the indie rock band "The War on Drugs."
  28. She made an appearance in the flashback scenes in the episode of "Valley Girls" from the "Gossip Girl" TV series, as Carol Rhodes alongside Ryan Hansen and Dreama Walker.
  29. She also has a passion for writing. She reportedly sold a TV pilot, named “Model Camp” based on her experiences as a model. She is also said to have written a female-buddy comedy screenplay.
  30. Just after seeing the first season of the popular series "Breaking Bad," Ritter was determined that she wanted to be on the show. Though, at that time, the show was not such a big hit, she was so much impressed with the show that she was not bothered if people will watch it or not.
  31. Krysten Ritter Net Worth: $7 Million

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