Actress, model, singer and now director … nothing stands in her way.
Krysten Ritter is an actress who is probably best known for her leading roles as Chloe (the B—-) in Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 and her more recent role as Jessica Jones in the self-titled hit Marvel series on Netflix.
Krysten Ritter played several different roles throughout her acting career, which began in 2001. She’s played roles in Breaking Bad, Big Eyes, and a role in the later seasons of Gilmore Girls as Lucy. From Chloe — a party girl in New York in Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 — to the super heroine alcoholic who suffers from PTSD in Jessica Jones, and now directing her own episodes in the same series, her roles run the gamut.
Ritter grew up on a farm outside Shickshinny, Pennsylvania and graduated from Northwest Area High School in 2000. After modeling at the age of 15, she eventually moved to New York City to model there at the age of 18.
Her bubbly and outgoing personality helped her transition from being a model to becoming an actress, which she pursued even more by moving across the country to Los Angeles in 2007.
She also wrote a book, Bonfire, that was released in 2017, and was in a band called Ex Vivian.
With all her talents and accomplishments, Ritter has made a name for herself in Hollywood and all over social media, becoming a role model for many. Take a look at 25 of our favorite Krysten Ritter quotes that are both funny and inspiring:
1. It’s happened to all of us.
“We all know what it feels like to be an outcast or a loner or to fall between the cracks. To be the target of gossip or people talking about you, or girls are ganging up on you. One minute, they’re your best friend; the next, they call you on three-way.” — Krysten Ritter
2. Where Krysten Ritter grew up.
“On the farm, I had chores. I had a calf. We had a herd of cattle in the pasture. We’d go and get me a calf at a cow auction with Amish people, which I would raise. I gave it a bottle every day, in this cute little coop, like a giant dog coop almost. I’ve always been a big animal person.” — Krysten Ritter
3. She knows who she is.
“I am sarcastic and dry, but I also have a pretty huge zest for life.” —Krysten Ritter
4. Krysten Ritter has a healthy way of living.
“What I’m doing is making sure that I have a balance, and that allows me, I think, to be a better actor and to more easily and quickly access all of the emotions on the scale. I make sure that I read a book on the weekend or read something or do my knitting or do the things that I need to do for myself, like ‘Game of Thrones.’ Get that balance.” —Krysten Ritter
5. Some advice from when she was single.
“I’m currently single, so I want to have fun! As for what guys need to do to date out of their league, it’s all about the swagger. If you have confidence, you can get pretty much any girl.” — Krysten Ritter
6. We’re all weird.
“I’m a weirdo. I don’t leave the house unless I have to.” — Krysten Ritter
7. Why not just go for it?
“I don’t normally do shoots in bikinis – I’m just not that kind of girl. But for ‘Maxim’ I was like, ‘Bring it on!’ I wanted to wear the higher heels and the skimpier bathing suit. I figured I’d go for it!” — Krysten Ritter
8. We all have our preferences.
“I like to be stylish and edgy, but also low maintenance.” — Krysten Ritter
9. Enjoy every minute of life.
“I’m all about time management. I have gotten my makeup prep in the morning down to, like, four minutes. There’s just not enough time in the day.” — Krysten Ritter
10. Everyone watches it now.
“Netflix is like sitting at the cool kids’ table. Netflix is amazing. We’re the biggest fans of not only working there but of the company in general.” — Krysten Ritter
11. Live your life to the fullest.
“I’m having a great time. I get to travel and see the world. And yeah, I’ll have a family, because I don’t want to miss out on that amazing experience, but it’s not defining who I am.” — Krysten Ritter
12. Everybody should try to keep themselves healthy.
“Every day, you try something new. So I just try to keep myself healthy physically and nutritionally.” — Krysten Ritter
13. This isn’t surprising.
“When you go to Marvel, they lock you in a room with the scripts; they really are that secretive.” — Krysten Ritter
14. Ritter has an adventurous spirit.
“I think it’s important to be flexible and free, and you can’t be free and spontaneous if you don’t know what you’re doing.” — Krysten Ritter
15. She’s passionate.
“I don’t fight for much, but when I fight for something, it’s usually because I think I’m going to be right.” — Krysten Ritter
16. Best of both worlds.
“I was always loud and obnoxious and giggly and funny.” — Krysten Ritter
17. You gotta feel good about yourself.
“I didn’t know how to throw a punch – why would I? Who knows how to throw a punch? Now I do it all the time, and it makes me feel strong.” — Krysten Ritter
18. Take charge.
“If you really want something, you’ve gotta just do it and not wait for other people to hand it to you.” — Krysten Ritter
19. She knows from experience.
“A lot of actresses start out modeling because it’s a great way to sort of get your foot in the door. That’s all it is, though. They open the door, and you have to walk through it.” — Krysten Ritter
20. Timing is key.
“I knew I could always work harder and be better and show I’m more prepared. I had a whole science to, like, how you have to arrive 17 minutes early to something. If you’re 20 minutes early, that means you’re too eager, but 17 minutes gives you time to, like, settle, sign in, use the ladies’ room, have some water, and get comfortable.” — Krysten Ritter
21. Everybody likes something different.
“There are different audiences out there, and everyone has different tastes of what they want. And it’s a good thing because otherwise, there wouldn’t be enough stuff to go around.” — Krysten Ritter
22. She’s honest about it.
“There’s only one person for every job. You can try all you want, but if you’re not right for it, you’re not gonna get it.” — Krysten Ritter
23. She enjoys the process.
“I’m not always the first person to run out and see something I’m in. I don’t know; for me, that’s not why I did it. I did it because I wanted to act. I don’t really think about the end result. I don’t feel like I have to see it – for me, it already happened.” — Krysten Ritter
24. Optimism is a part of her.
“I’ve always been very positive and very resilient.” — Krysten Ritter
25. She loves gaining experience.
“I like to audition for good projects because if it’s a good project, it’s an opportunity to get in front of a casting director.” — Krysten Ritter
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Rebekah Ludman is a writer and animal-lover who enjoys traveling. She’s a freshman at the California State University Long Beach majoring in journalism.