Kristen Connolly

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Kristen Connolly
Kristen Connolly 2014.jpg
Connolly in 2014
BornMontclair, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
 
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Kristen Connolly
Kristen Connolly 2014.jpg
Connolly in 2014
BornMontclair, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present

Kristen Nora Connolly is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Dana in the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods, and Christina Gallagher on the Netflix series House of Cards. [1] She has also had 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 appeared in several 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.[2] 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.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRole
2003Mona Lisa SmileArt History Student
2008The HappeningWoman Reading on the Bench
Meet DaveMake-Out Girl
2012The BayStephanie
The Cabin in the WoodsDana Polk
Ex-GirlfriendsLaura
2014Worst FriendsZoe

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Guiding LightJolene
Law & Order: Criminal IntentMiranda / TeresaEpisode 17: "Vanishing Act"
2009Life on MarsDonnaEpisode: "Let All The Children Boogie"
As the World TurnsJosie Anderson
2011The Good WifeMaggie ReevesEpisode: "Get a Room"
2013–presentHouse of CardsChristina Gallagher
2014Houdini (miniseries)Bess Houdini

References[edit]

  1. ^ Potts, Kimberly (29 August 2014). "'Houdini' Star Kristen Connolly on Mrs. Houdini, 'House of Cards,' and Wikipedia Errors". Yahoo! TV). Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kristen Connolly". AllMovie.com. AllMovie. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  3. ^ TV News Desk (2 September 2014). "A&E's HOUDINI Premieres to 3.7 Million Total Viewers". BroadwayWorld. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

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