Krysten Alyce Ritter was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and raised on a farm. She is probably best know for her role as Jessica Jones in the two Netflix series Marvel's Jessica Jones and Marvel's The Defenders, as the titular character; a former super hero trying to overcome her dark past.
Krysten starred alongside Amy Adams in Tim Burton's Big Eyes (2014) and in Listen Up Philip (2014) opposite Jason Schwartzman. She starred, co-wrote, and co-produced the indie-comedy L!fe Happens (2011) (Universal) and some of her other film credits include Veronica Mars (2014) (WB), Refuge (2012) and She's Out of My League (2010), Vamps (2012) and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009).
Additionally, Ritter has a first-look production deal with Universal TV, where she is developing and producing television properties under the shingle, "Silent Machine". Onstage, Ritter starred in the New York premiere of Zach Braff's play, "All New People", opposite Justin Bartha, at Second Stage Theater. Her other theater credits include "All This Intimacy", which also played at Second Stage, and the "24 Hour Plays" at the Signature Theatre.
Beyond her career as a performer, Ritter has an eye for fashion and co-designed a dress with Corey Lynn Calter. She collaborated with Alice and Olivia to create a small capsule line of shoes reflective of Ritter's girlie-but-edgy personal style. Ritter was the lead of the fall 2009 and 2010 Banana Republic ad campaigns. She is also a member of the rock band, "Ex Vivian", which released a record in 2012 and have contributed tracks to a number of her projects as well as The Road With In directed by Gren Wells.