Ritter is best known to us for her portrayal of Jessica Jones, a private detective with super powers and a tragic past, in her self-titled Marvel Cinematic Universe Netflix series. Ritter's performance of the complex Marvel character earned her a Best Actress nomination in a Drama Series at the 21st Critics’ Choice Awards (January 2016). She ended up losing to The Leftovers' Carrie Coon.
Ritter's Jessica Jones will next appear in Netflix's street-level superhero team-up series The Defenders, which is currently filming and is expected to be released in late-2017.
Ritter is also known for her roles in Breaking Bad, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, and Big Eyes.
Ritter was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, raised on a farm outside Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Northwest Area High School in 2000.
Prior to her acting fame, Ritter worked as an international model, doing catalog, print, and runway work in New York, Milan, Paris, and Tokyo!
Happy birthday, Krysten Ritter!