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Claire Ritter

Biography

Created in 1952 in Charlotte, NC, Claire Ritter grew up in rural Weddington on the horse plantation. She was normally willing to athleticism and equestrian pursuits, however the piano was the same allure that could soon dominate. Ritter researched with Marlene Broome in public areas college; she also got lessons as an adolescent with Charlotte-based jazz pianist and arranger Ziggy Hurwitz. Going to Sun Valley SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL beyond Monroe, she earned awards like a musician so when a monitor and field celebrity. She continuing this dual route at Arizona Condition University having a B.S. in 1974, also playing collegiate rugby, softball, soccer, field hockey, and golf ball. Ritter gained a B.A. in music from Queens College or university back Charlotte in 1978, tutored by Anita B. Tritt, and was an exclusive graduate student from the famous Mary Lou Williams at Duke College or university from 1978-1980. The duality continuing with Ritter offering as both sports activities trainer and music trainer at the personal Charlotte County Time College for four years. Ritter after that transferred to Boston, where she caused Went Blake at the brand new Britain Conservatory. Ritter continued to be a modern of Blake until 1997, when she once again moved back again to Charlotte. Whilst in Boston for this decade . 5, she became a mainstay over the picture. She established modern songwriting classes at both New Britain Conservatory and Queens School, and caused artists such as for example Dave Holland, Houston Person, Ricky Ford, Dominique Eade, Steve Swallow, and Stan Strickland. Ritter also set up her very own label, Zoning Information, through which she’s released several game titles. She’s performed all around the U.S. and Canada, and it has received grants or loans and commissions in Massachusetts, NEW YORK, and Georgia. Claire Ritter’s jazz design is today’s audio, rooted in traditional music and steeped in great and light golf swing, but she actually is in a position to play significant bop-inflected material, and it is a author of primary music that crosses pathways with these disciplines.

Quick Facts


Full Name Claire Ritter
Profession Composer
Education Appalachian State University, Queens University of Charlotte
Music Songs Carolina Canto, September Reverie, Waltzing the Splendor, Echo Meadow, Valsa, Claire's Blue, Funky Feet, While the Leaves Are Changing, No.4 - Waltzing the Splendor, Soho Rag, No.3 - Strings in the Desert, Ghost Danza, Hymn of Greener Than Blue, Into Turquoise, Tender Are the Echoes, Bright Rain, Samba Silhouettes, No.1 - OrangeRedYellowGold, No.2 - Painter's Serenade, Soho Rag 2, Integrity, Punch, Hot Pepper, In Between, Suppose, Over The Rainbow, Imagine That, Up to You, Up to You 2, Telepathy
Albums Greener Than Blue, Waltzing the Splendor


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#Fact
1 Stars in new Starz series, Gravity (2010). [April 2010]
2 Was discovered at a young age at a shopping mall, where she and her mother were shopping.
3 Wrote, recorded, and performed a song for BuzzKill (2012), a film in which she stars.
4 An "Ex-Vivian" song will be used in her latest film, The Last International Playboy (2008) (aka "The Last International Playboy").
5 Her acting coach is Marjorie Ballentine.
6 Writes songs, sings, and plays guitar in the New York City band Ex Vivian.
7 Plays guitar.
8 Trained as an actor in NYC.
9 Raised on a farm in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. Was not allowed to ride a horse, so she rode a cow named "Jake".


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Assistance 2013 TV Movie Nora Johnson
Refuge 2012/I Amy
Vamps 2012 Stacy
BuzzKill 2012 Nicole
Margaret 2011/I Salesgirl
L!fe Happens 2011 Kim
Love Bites 2011 TV Series Cassie
Killing Bono 2011 Gloria
How to Make Love to a Woman 2010 Lauren Baker
Gravity 2010 TV Series Lilly
Breaking Bad 2009-2010 TV Series Jane Margolis
She's Out of My League 2010 Patty
Glock 2009 Short Beretta
Woke Up Dead 2009 TV Series Cassie
Gossip Girl 2009 TV Series Carol Rhodes
Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 Suze
What Happens in Vegas 2008 Kelly
27 Dresses 2008 Gina the Goth
The Last International Playboy 2008 Ozzy
The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud 2007 TV Movie Georgia
'Til Death 2006-2007 TV Series Allison Stark
Heavy Petting 2007 Innocent Bystander
Gilmore Girls 2006-2007 TV Series Lucy
Big Day 2007 TV Series Ellen
Inseparable 2006 TV Movie Melinda
Justice 2006 TV Series Eva Moore
Veronica Mars 2005-2006 TV Series Gia Goodman
The Bedford Diaries 2006 TV Series Erin Kavenaugh
Slingshot 2005 Beth
Jonny Zero 2005 TV Series Quinn
Pool Guys 2005 TV Movie Amy
Tanner on Tanner 2004 TV Series Saleswoman
One Life to Live 2004 TV Series Kay
Law & Order 2004 TV Series Tracy Warren
Whoopi 2004 TV Series Bryn
Mona Lisa Smile 2003 Art History Student
The Look 2003 Mara
Freshening Up 2002 TV Short Girl on couch
Garmento 2002 Poncho Model
Someone Like You... 2001 Model (uncredited)
The Defenders 2017 TV Series filming Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones 2015-2018 TV Series Jessica Jones
The Hero 2017 Lucy
Mission Control 2014 TV Movie Dr. Mary
Big Eyes 2014/I DeeAnn
Search Party 2014 Christy
The Blacklist 2014 TV Series Rowan Mills
Asthma 2014 Ruby
Veronica Mars 2014 Gia Goodman
Listen Up Philip 2014 Melanie Zimmerman
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 2012-2013 TV Series Chloe
The Cleveland Show 2013 TV Series Gina
Robot Chicken 2013 TV Series Dana Polk

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mission Control 2014 TV Movie producer
Assistance 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys 2012 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
L!fe Happens 2011 co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L!fe Happens 2011 screenplay

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Road Within 2014 writer: "Pretty Girls"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2016 TV Series Herself
Chelsea 2016 TV Series Herself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself
Today 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2016 TV Series Herself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
Rachael Ray 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Conan 2012-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Talk 2012-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2012-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Días de cine 2015 TV Series Herself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2014 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2013-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night 2014 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie 2014 Video documentary Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Women We Love 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Eric Andre Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Talking Bad 2013 TV Series Herself / Jane Margolis
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Rove LA 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Project Runway 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight Canada 2010 TV Series Herself
Janela Indiscreta 2010 TV Series Herself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
America's Next Top Model 2007 TV Series Herself - Fashion show crowd member

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Chloe

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Excellence in Acting Vail Film Festival

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress on Television Jessica Jones (2015)
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Jessica Jones (2015)
2016 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) TV Performance of the Year - Actress Jessica Jones (2015)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Villain Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012)


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#Quote
1 I've never been a fearful person. When I was growing up, I wanted to be an actress, a writer, and a musician and I never really processed that those are the three hardest jobs - I just never even processed it.
2 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.
3 When I go home to Pennsylvania, my cousins who live in small towns and are twenty-three with kids are like 'Krysten, when are you getting married?' 'When are you having a kid?' Honestly, those aren't the most important things to me right now.
4 When I was 15, I was scouted at the mall by Elite Model Management. I started to go to New York on the bus in high school, which was about four hours door-to-door from my hometown, until I moved to New York and lived in models' apartments all over.
5 I've always lived out of a suitcase. I was in a new city every three months. When I was a model, I traveled the world, and as an actor you're traveling from movie set to movie set. So I've never been in one place long enough for anything super-bad to happen.
6 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!
7 I have a new little stray dog that I've had for about a month now. His name is Mikey Mohawk - he's this little terrier with a natural Mohawk. My friend found him hit by a car on Pico Boulevard.
8 I used Vamps as a casting couch! I pretty much did, because I was casting 'L!fe Happens' while I was on the set of Vamps, and anybody I had ever worked with, I asked to be in this movie.
9 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.
10 I was always loud and obnoxious and giggly and funny.
11 I'm a weirdo. I don't leave the house unless I have to.
12 I'm the only person in the entire world who has never seen 'Dawson's Creek.'
13 I've watched 'Clueless' as many times as humanly possible. Like, I would run home from school to watch it. Like, I can quote it backwards.
14 My parents actually wanted me to join the service.
15 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.
16 I like to be stylish and edgy, but also low maintenance.
17 I am sarcastic and dry, but I also have a pretty huge zest for life.
18 I was totally picked on, but look at me now! I was definitely picked on by boys and girls. I was really lanky and skinny and the boys would say, 'Turn sideways and stick out your tongue, you look like a zipper.'
19 I started studying acting, got commercials, and here we are 100 years later. I'm acting and writing and I have a pool and a dog.

#Trademark
1 Long black hair
2 Full lips
3 Often plays characters with questionable morality

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