Deborah Ann Woll

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Deborah Ann Woll

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Deborah Ann Woll
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Woll at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con
Born (1985-02-07) February 7, 1985 (age 32)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present

Deborah Ann Woll (born February 7, 1985) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Jessica Hamby on the HBO drama series True Blood, and currently portrays Karen Page in the Netflix drama series Daredevil, The Defenders, and The Punisher. She has also starred in the films Mother’s Day, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Catch .44, Ruby Sparks, and Meet Me in Montenegro.

Early life[edit]

Woll was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. Her father is an architect and her mother, Cathy Woll, is a teacher at the Berkeley Carroll School.[1][2] She attended the Packer Collegiate Institute for high school,[3] and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from USC School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2007.[4] She also trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.[5] Woll is of Irish and German descent.[6]

Career[edit]

Woll at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con for True Blood

Woll began her career with guest starring roles on several television series, including Life (2007), ER (2008), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008), My Name Is Earl (2008), and The Mentalist (2008), and had a supporting role in the Western action-adventure television film Aces ‘N’ Eights (2008).

In 2008, Woll landed her breakout role as Bill Compton‘s vampire progeny, Jessica Hamby, on the HBO fantasy drama television series True Blood. She originally joined as a recurring character in the first season, but was promoted to a regular cast member for the second season.[7] In 2009, she and her True Blood co-stars won the Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series at the 14th annual ceremony. Woll maintained the role of Jessica until the series’ ending in 2014.[8] In 2009, she made a guest appearance on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portraying a young woman who is found alive after being reported missing by her boyfriend.[9]

Woll with Elden Henson for Daredevil at the 2015 New York Comic-Con

In 2010, Woll made her feature film debut in the psychological horror Mother’s Day, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.[10] In 2011, she starred in the supernatural thriller Little Murder,[11][12] the sports drama Seven Days in Utopia,[13] the action film Catch .44,[14] and the comedy-drama Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You.[15] The following year, she co-starred in the romantic comedy-drama film Ruby Sparks. In 2013, she performed at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in the play Parfumerie, alongside Eddie Kaye Thomas and Richard Schiff.[16][17] That same year, Woll joined the cast of the drama film The Automatic Hate.[18]

In 2015, she starred in the independent romantic drama film Forever, opposite her former True Blood co-star Luke Grimes.[19] Since 2015, Woll has portrayed Karen Page in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Daredevil for Netflix.[20][21] She will reprise the role as a regular on The Punisher, scheduled to premiere in 2017, and as a guest star in The Defenders miniseries.[22][23]

Advocacy[edit]

Woll’s boyfriend, E.J. Scott, suffers from choroideremia, a condition that ultimately results in blindness. She uses her celebrity status to help raise awareness of the disease.[24] She has been quoted as saying that Scott’s bravery in fighting his disability has inspired courage in her own battle with celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage of the small intestine.[25][26]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Mother’s Day Lydia Koffin
2011 Little Murder Molly
2011 Seven Days in Utopia Sarah
2011 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Gillian Sveck
2011 Catch .44 Dawn
2012 Ruby Sparks Lila
2013 Highland Park Lilly
2014 Meet Me in Montenegro Wendy
2015 The Automatic Hate Cassie
2015 Forever Alice

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Life Nancy Wiscinski Episode: “Powerless”
2008 Aces ‘N’ Eights Terrified Woman Television film
ER Aurora Quill Episode: “Owner of a Broken Heart”
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Waitress Stephane Episode: “For Gedda”
My Name Is Earl Greta 2 episodes
The Mentalist Kerry Sheehan Episode: “Red Brick and Ivy”
2008–14 True Blood Jessica Hamby Main role; 70 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lily Milton Episode: “Solitary”
2013 Hell’s Kitchen Herself Episode: “20 Chefs Compete Part 2”
Axe Cop Best Fairy Ever (voice) Episode: “The Dumb List”
2015–present Daredevil Karen Page Main role
2017 The Punisher Main role
2017 The Defenders Recurring role

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Location
2013 Parfumerie Amalia Balash Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Satellite Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 True Blood Best Cast – Television Series Won

Screen Actors Guild Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 True Blood Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

Scream Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 True Blood Breakout Performance – Female Nominated

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 True Blood Best TV Supporting Actress Nominated
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