Connolly in 2014
Kristen Nora Connolly
July 12, 1980
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Kristen Nora Connolly (born July 12, 1980)is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Dana in the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods , Christina Gallagher on the Netflix series House of Cards and Jamie Campbell on the CBS series Zoo .
The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford. The plot follows a group of college students who retreat to a remote forest cabin where they fall victim to backwoods zombies and the technicians who manipulate events from an underground facility.
Netflix, Inc. is an American video on demand service headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's primary business is its subscription-based streaming OTT service which offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs, including those produced in-house. As of April 2019, Netflix had over 148 million paid subscriptions worldwide, including 60 million in the United States, and over 154 million subscriptions total including free trials. It is available almost worldwide except in mainland China as well as Syria, North Korea, and Crimea. The company also has offices in the Netherlands, Brazil, India, Japan, and South Korea. Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
House of Cards is an American political thriller web television series created by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the 1990 BBC miniseries of the same title and based on the novel of the same title by Michael Dobbs. The first 13-episode season was released on February 1, 2013, on the streaming service Netflix.
Connolly began her career with recurring roles on several CollegeHumor digital shorts. She appeared as an extra on the films Mona Lisa Smile , Meet Dave , and The Happening . She has also appeared on two CBS daytime soap operas with recurring roles on Guiding Light and As the World Turns .
CollegeHumor is a humor website based in Los Angeles and owned by InterActiveCorp (IAC). The site features daily original humor videos and articles created by its in-house writing and production team, in addition to user-submitted videos, pictures, articles and links. It was created by Josh Abramson and Ricky Van Veen in 1999. CollegeHumor is operated by Electus Digital, which operates Dorkly.com and Watchloud.com in addition to CollegeHumor.
Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 American drama film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures in association with Red Om Films Productions, directed by Mike Newell, written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, and starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The title is a reference to the Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, and to the song of the same name, originally performed by Nat King Cole, which was covered by Seal for the movie. Julia Roberts received a record $25 million for her performance, the highest ever earned by an actress at that time.
Meet Dave is a 2008 American comedy science fiction film directed by Brian Robbins and written by Bill Corbett and Rob Greenberg. It stars Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms, Scott Caan and Kevin Hart. The film was released on July 11, 2008.
She first gained mainstream recognition in 2012, after starring as the main protagonist Dana in the Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard film The Cabin in the Woods . She also starred in the horror film The Bay . In 2013, she had a starring role as Christina Gallagher on the Netflix series House of Cards alongside Kevin Spacey.On September 1, 2014 the A&E Houdini miniseries premiered with 3.7 million viewers, Connolly plays Bess Houdini with Academy Award-winning Adrien Brody playing Harry Houdini. Connolly also portrayed Jamie, a passionate journalist in the CBS drama-thriller series Zoo and co-starred as Lena in the drama series The Whispers . In 2014 she portrayed Petra Anderson in the drama thriller film A Good Marriage , based on Stephen King's short story of the same name.
Joseph Hill Whedon is an American producer, director, screenwriter, comic book writer, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of several television series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002), Dollhouse (2009–10), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–present).
Andrew Brion Hogan Goddard is an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer. He began his career as a writer on television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and Lost. He also created the Netflix superhero series Daredevil.
The Bay is a 2012 American found footage horror film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Michael Wallach. It premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in theaters on November 2, 2012.
Connolly is the oldest of her siblings, Joe and Will. She is married to Stephen O'Reilly, and in July 2018 gave birth to her first child, Aidan.
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Art History Student|
|2008||Revolutionary Road||Mrs. Brace|
|2008||The Happening||Woman Reading on the Bench|
|2008||Meet Dave||Make-Out Girl|
|2009||Confessions of a Shopaholic||Woman Who Wins Green Scarf Bid|
|2012||The Cabin in the Woods||Dana Polk|
|2014||A Good Marriage||Petra Anderson|
|2017||The Wizard of Lies||Stephanie Madoff|
|2008||New Amsterdam||Fanny||Episode: "Honor"|
|2008||Guiding Light||Jolene||16 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Miranda/Teresa||Episode: "Vanishing Act"|
|2008–09||As the World Turns||Josie Anderson||39 episodes|
|2009||Life on Mars||Donna||Episode: "Let All The Children Boogie"|
|2009||Nurse Jackie||Mrs. Vogal||Episode: "School Nurse"|
|2009||Mercy||Carey Whitlow||Episode: "You Lose Me with the Cinderblock"|
|2011||The Good Wife||Maggie Reeves||Episode: "Get a Room"|
|2013–14||House of Cards||Christina Gallagher||17 episodes|
|2014||Houdini||Bess Houdini||2 episodes|
|2015||The Whispers||Lena Lawrence||10 episodes|
|2015–17||Zoo||Jamie Campbell||39 episodes|
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