Kristen Connolly

Kristen Nora Connolly was born July 12, 1980, in Montclair, NJ. Her early 20s were laden with minor, often non-speaking parts in major studio films, including "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003), "The Happening" (2008), and ... Read more »
Born: 07/12/1980 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Zoo 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Houdini 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Whispers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A Good Marriage 2014 (Movie)

Petra Anderson (Actor)

Worst Friends 2013 (Movie)

Zoe (Actor)

Certainty 2012 (Movie)

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Ex-Girlfriends 2012 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

The Bay 2012 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

The Cabin in the Woods 2012 (Movie)

Dana (Actor)

The Good Wife 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

Girl in Pink (Actor)

Nurse Jackie 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

Make Out Girl (Actor)

New Amsterdam 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Happening 2008 (Movie)

Woman Reading on Bench (Actor)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

Art History Student (Actor)

House of Cards (TV Show)

Actor

Wizard Of Lies (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Kristen Nora Connolly was born July 12, 1980, in Montclair, NJ. Her early 20s were laden with minor, often non-speaking parts in major studio films, including "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003), "The Happening" (2008), and "Revolutionary Road" (2008). Meanwhile, she earned more fulfilling work via recurring parts on the long running soap operas "Guiding Light" (CBS 1952-2009) and "As the World Turns" (CBS 1956-2010). Connolly's first role of note, however, came with the cult phenomenon "The Cabin in the Woods" (2012), a horror movie send-up directed by Drew Goddard and co-written by Joss Whedon. In the film, Connolly exemplified a deconstruction of the archetypal horror heroine, winning audiences' favor and earning the eye of industry producers. While she continued to appear in films such as "The Bay" (2012) and "Ex-Girlfriends" (2012), Connolly found especial success on the small screen following her "The Cabin the Woods"-inspired takeoff. She costarred on the first two seasons of the hit political thriller series "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013-), ultimately moving on to network television with "The Whispers" (ABC 2015-) and "Zoo" (CBS 2015-).

Milestones

2014

Joined the cast of the critically acclaimed series "House of Cards."

2012

Appeared in the cult hit "Cabin in the Woods."

2008

Took on the role of Josie Anderson on the soap opera "As the World Turns."

2003

Made her movie debut in the film "Mona Lisa Smile."

Bonus Trivia

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Contacted friends from graduate school who were historical experts on Harry Houdini in preparation for playing the magician's wife in "Houdini."

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Watched several classic horror films to prepare for her role in "Cabin in the Woods," based on the advice of screenwriter Drew Goddard, including "The Evil Dead."

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Started out acting in comedy sketches for the website CollegeHumor.

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Regularly appeared in horror-themed films, including "The Cabin in the Woods" (2012), "The Bay" (2012), and "A Good Marriage" (2014).

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