Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter


12/16/1981, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Birth Name

Krysten Alyce Ritter


  • Krysten Ritter on Don't Trust the B---- ...
  • Krysten Ritter on Apartment 23.
  • Dreama Walker and Krysten Ritter on Apar...
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Krysten started out modeling. She was discovered by Elite Model Management in her hometown mall because of her unique look. She modeled all over the world in cities like Milan, Paris, Barcelona, Tokyo and New York. Krysten has also been in over twenty commercials. In 2001 she gave…more


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    • Krysten: Veronica Mars is definitely a major highlight in my career thus far. Other highlights have been meeting a few of my favorite directors. I got to meet Robert Benton recently and I have had the privilege of working with Robert Altman and Kenneth Lonergan. Really any time I get to act is a highlight in my book.

    • (On the writers of 'Veronica Mars') Krysten: The writers on the show are really strong, so they infused Gia with a real quality that hopefully I brought to life.

    • (On Steve Guttenburg) Krysten: He's awesome. He's kind and charismatic and self effacing and genuine and I loved the days we were on set together. We would gab non-stop about the biz and whatever else. Of course I referred to him as "The Gutt." But I don't think ever to his face.

    • (On Ryan Hansen) Krysten: We get along really well. That guy cracks me up. We would goof off between takes — secret handshakes and what not — and then the cameras would roll and it's like OK STOP LAUGHING.

    • Krysten: For me, wardrobe is very important in finding the character. If I'm going to play silly and ditzy, I need to feel and dress silly and ditzy.

    • Krysten: Sal, the costume designer on Veronica Mars is FABULOUS!

    • Krysten: Comedy is all about timing, and playing the truth of the moment.

    • Krysten: I love comedy but I also enjoy drama. "They" do say comedy is harder than drama, but I don't think about it that way.

    • Krysten: It's kind of hard to keep a straight face when your trying to pretend chlamydia is a flower.

    • Krysten: I'm 5'9" barefoot. Which isn't THAT it? I'm not a big scary beast or anything.

    • Krysten: I love all kinds of music. I wouldn't necessarily say "I'm a country singer" but I do think Ex Vivian has a hint of it here and there.

    • Krysten: I am definitely looking for a great film or theatre role that will really challenge me. I want to do something I haven't gotten to do before.

    • Krysten: My goal is to do a little of everything in my career. Actually I'm pretty greedy for work — so in truth I would like to do A LOT of everything.

    • Krysten: Doing a play is very different from doing films or TV. In theatre, the medium lends itself to allowing you to have an arc with a character, you start at one place and end in another and it all happens right there, where with camera work you might shoot the last scene first and the first scene last, etc.

    • (On 'Gilmore Girls') Krysten: The show is very fun. Everyone talks so fast! It's the same night and same network as Veronica Mars. What are the chances...

    • Krysten: I love Veronica Mars so much — I would LOVE to go back!

  • Solely based on B in 23

    I don't recall her roles in other movies, but judging solely on Don't Trust the B--- in Apt. 23 she is my favorite female actor. This is a question I used to have a tough time answering, just because no actress seemed to stand out. But her attitude in the show is phenomenal. It takes great talent to be able to play that well and convincingly!
  • Krysten Ritter has a little "je ne sais quoi" that makes her stand out. She's very believable as an 80's punkette in gossip girl and as a drug addict/recovering addict in Breaking Bad. I hope to see her in many more roles very soon.moreless

    When i first noticed Krysten Ritter, it was in the 80's episode of "Gossip girl". I kept thinking to myself: " i really love this girl". She has a little "je ne sais quoi" that really makes her stand out. I realised that i've seen her before but wasn't quite sure where. After doing a little research, i realised that i also enjoy her work on "Breaking Bad". She's really good at playing the girl next door but whith a dark side. I hope to see her in other roles soon and i hope that they do the spin-off from Gossip Girl...that show could be huge.moreless