Kristen Connolly

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Kristen Connolly
BornKristen Nora Connolly
(1980-07-12) July 12, 1980 (age 33)
OccupationActress
Years active2008–present
 
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Kristen Connolly
BornKristen Nora Connolly
(1980-07-12) July 12, 1980 (age 33)
OccupationActress
Years active2008–present

Kristen Nora Connolly (born July 12, 1980) is an American actress and former professional tennis player. She is best known for her role as the main protagonist, Dana, in the Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard film The Cabin in the Woods and as Christina Gallagher on the Netflix series House of Cards. She has also done several roles on soap operas, including recurring roles on Guiding Light and As the World Turns.

Career[edit]

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 done several roles on soap operas, including recurring roles on Guiding Light and As the World Turns.

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Mona Lisa SmileArt History StudentExtra
2008The HappeningWoman Reading on the BenchExtra
2008Meet DaveMake-Out GirlExtra
2012The BayStephanieMain Role
2012The Cabin in the WoodsDana PolkMain Role
2012Ex-GirlfriendsLauraMain Role

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Guiding LightJolene
2009As the World TurnsJosie Anderson
2011The Good WifeMaggie ReevesSeason 3, Episode 3 - "Get a Room"
2013House of CardsChristina GallagherMain role

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