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Krysten Alyce Ritter (born December 16, 1981) is an American actress and former model. Ritter is well known for her critically acclaimed turn on AMC's Breaking Bad where she first appeared as the property manager and neighbor of Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman. She has appeared in the films Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), What Happens in Vegas (2008), 27 Dresses and had recurring roles in the television series Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and 'Til Death. She was featured in "Valley Girls", an episode of The CW series Gossip Girl, In 2010, she appeared in the romantic comedy She's Out of My League and the television series Gravity.

Ritter trained with Marjorie Ballentine, an acclaimed acting coach. Ritter describes her acting influences as Katharine Hepburn, Geena Davis, Juliette Lewis, Lucille Ball and Gilda Radner.[citation needed] She won several bit film roles starting in 2001, and then played a 1950s art history student in Julia Roberts' Mona Lisa Smile (2003). She also juggled careers as a writer, a musician, and in business.[citation needed] In 2006, she appeared in All This Intimacy, a two act Off Broadway play by Rajiv Joseph, at the Second Stage Theatre. Ritter recently signed on to star in the premiere of Zach Braff's play All New People at Second Stage Theatre. All New People begins June 28 and runs through mid-August. Anna Camp, David Wilson Barnes and Justin Bartha co-star in this production under the direction of Peter DuBois.

Ritter landed a number of guest starring roles on television, and appeared on the second season of Veronica Mars, playing Gia Goodman, the daughter of mayor Woody Goodman (Steve Guttenberg). Ritter guest-starred on Gilmore Girls for eight episodes from 2006 to 2007 as Rory Gilmore's friend, Lucy. She also played Allison Stark on the Fox sitcom 'Til Death.

Ritter continued working in film, often cast as the best friend of the lead character. In 2008, she had supporting roles in the romantic comedies What Happens in Vegas and 27 Dresses. She co-starred in the 2009 film Confessions of a Shopaholic as Suze, the best friend of Isla Fisher's character. Ritter spent 3 months shooting She's Out of My League in Pittsburgh in 2008. She played Patty, the cynical best friend of Alice Eve's character Molly.

Ritter was cast as Carol Rhodes in "Valley Girls",an episode of The CW's television series Gossip Girl. The episode was a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off series, set in 1980s Los Angeles, that would chronicle the teenage years of the character Lily van der Woodsen. Ritter described her character Carol, Lily's sister, as "the outcast", and "an '80s Sunset Strip rocker" to Access Hollywood. The series was not picked up by the network for the 2009-2010 season.

Ritter co-starred as Jane Margolis on the second season of AMC's television drama Breaking Bad,and starred in the film How to Make Love to a Woman (2009), based on a best-selling book by adult film star Jenna Jameson. She also co-starred with Jason Behr in the independent film The Last International Playboy (2009), as Ozzy, a drug addict.[10] Ritter sold a television pilot that she wrote based on her experiences as a model, named Model Camp, and as of 2009, was also writing a female-buddy comedy film. She appeared in the comedy Web series Woke Up Dead in 2009, playing Cassie alongside Jon Heder as Drex.

Ritter starred in the 2010 TV series Gravity, with Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter, playing the sharp and quirky Lily. The Starz channel comedy/drama was about a group of out-patient suicide survivors. She will star opposite Ben Barnes in the independent film Killing Bono, based on Killing Bono: I Was Bono’s Doppleganger, a book about the early days of the Irish rock band U2. The film began shooting in Belfast in January 2010, directed by Nick Hamm, and continued in London. Ritter plays the manager of an Irish band.

Ritter will star alongside Alicia Silverstone in the romantic comedy Vamps, written and directed by Amy Heckerling. She plays a New York City socialite turned into a vampire by a vampire queen (Sigourney Weaver). The film began shooting in Detroit, Michigan in August 2010 and will be released in 2011.She will also star in the independent comedy BFF & Baby, with Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson. Co-written by Ritter with director Kat Coiro, the film is about two best friends dealing with the pregnancy and subsequent motherhood of Ritter's character. The film began production in Los Angeles in October 2010.Krysten will make her TV return in Apartment 23 as Chloe, a con artist who successfully rips her new roommate June off after she moves in.

Personal life/b]

Ritter lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan as a model. She moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 2007. She bought what she describes as a "pimped-out" Prius.As of November 2008, she was renting an apartment in a house in Silver Lake with her roommate, interior designer Lauren Bratman. She told Philadelphia Style that she misses "the climate and the seasons of Pennsylvania".She sings and plays guitar in a band named "Ex Vivian" in her spare time. She describes her personal style as "thrown-together rock ’n’ roll nineties grunge", and told Seventeen magazine, "I would wear my combat boots on every [red] carpet if I could!"Her boyfriend is Brian Geraghty.

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