Jess Weixler

Jessica Weixler is an American actress. She played Dawn O'Keefe in the comedy-horror film Teeth and Jordan in the comedy The Big Bad Swim.

Jess Weixler
Jessica Weixler

1981/1982 (age 37–38)[1]
EducationJuilliard School (BFA)
Years active2003–present
Hamish Brocklebank (m. 2015)

Early life

Weixler graduated in 1999 from Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also attended the Walden Theatre Conservatory Program and was in The River City Players acting group and in the Chamber Singers choral group. Subsequently, Weixler, attended Juilliard where she was a classmate of Jessica Chastain.[2] She was a participant during the first year of Bruce Brubaker's InterArts performance project at Juilliard.


In 2007 she was nominated for a Breakthrough Award at the Gotham Awards, and won the Special Jury Prize in Dramatic category "For a juicy and jaw-dropping performance" at the Sundance Film Festival, both for her role in Teeth. She also appeared in the TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In January 2009, she was named by New York magazine as the "New Indie Queen" of the year and one of the fourteen "New Yorkers you need to know".[1]

In 2013, she joined the cast of CBS series The Good Wife, playing investigator Robyn Burdine. That same year she appeared in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby as the title character's sister. The part was written specifically for her.[3]

Weixler next turned her hand to writing, penning the script for Apartment Troubles with her friend, and former roommate Jennifer Prediger. The two co-directed and co-starred in the movie.[4] Apartment Troubles premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival.[5] It was picked up by Gravitas Ventures and given theatrical and VOD distribution in March 2015.

On June 9, 2015, Variety announced that Jamie Bamber, Kellan Lutz, Jesse Williams, and Jess Weixler had joined the cast of a thriller film titled Money, directed by Martin Rosete and produced by Atit Shah.[6]

She played Audra Phillips in the sequel, It Chapter Two.[7]

Personal life

Weixler is married to Hamish Brocklebank, an English businessman and co-founder of Flooved.[8] In 2019 their first daughter named Beatrice Danger Brocklebank was born.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Little Manhattan TV Cowgirl
2006 The Big Bad Swim Jordan Gallagher
2007 Teeth Dawn O'Keefe
2007 Goodbye Baby Denise
2009 Peter and Vandy Vandy
2009 Alexander the Last Alex
2009 Welcome to Academia Sophie
2009 Today's Special Carrie
2010 As Good as Dead Amy Uncredited
2010 A Woman Julie
2010 Audrey the Trainwreck Tammy
2010 Yes Woman Short film
2011 The Lie Clover
2011 The Man Who Never Cried Ginny Short film
2011 Periphery Madison
2012 Somebody Up There Likes Me Lyla
2012 Free Samples Jillian
2012 Best Man Down Kristin
2012 The Normals Gretchen
2013 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Katy Rigby
2013 The Face of Love Summer
2014 Listen Up Philip Holly Kane
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Katy Rigby
2014 Apartment Troubles Nicole
2015 Lamb Linny
2016 Sister Cities Austin Baxter
2016 Money Sylvia
2017 Entanglement Hanna Weathers
2017 Who We Are Now Gabby
2019 Chained for Life Mabel
2019 The Death of Dick Long Jane Long
2019 It Chapter Two Audra Phillips
TBA Ava Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Guiding Light Caroline Boyle 1 Episode
2003 Hack Martha Skulnick Episode: "Blind Faith"
2004 Everwood Nikki Episode: "Do or Die"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Amy Buckley Episode: "In the Wee Small Hours"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Laura Green Episode: "The Glory That Was..."
2010 Medium Mandy Sutton Episode: "An Everlasting Love"
2010 Law & Order Carrie Newton Episode: "Brilliant Disguise"
2013–2014 The Good Wife Robyn Burdine Recurring role (19 episodes)
2017–2019 The Son Sally McCullough Main role
2018 Deception Joan Episode:"Escapology"


  1. "New Indie Queen: Jess Weixler". New York magazine. January 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  2. Pearlman, Cindy (September 22, 2014). "Jessica Chastain, Jess Weixler like sisters in 'Rigby' and real life". Chicago Sun Times. Archived from the original on April 15, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  3. Douglas, Edward (September 8, 2014). "Interview: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Writer and Director Ned Benson". Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  4. Topel, Fred. "APARTMENT TROUBLES Exclusive: Jennifer Prediger on the Evils of Low Angle Photography". Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  5. "LA FILM FEST SUCCESS STORY—HOW APARTMENT TROUBLES MADE ITS WAY TO THEATERS". Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  6. Hopewell, John; Mayorga, Emilio (June 9, 2015). "Lutz, Bamber, Weixler, Williams Are Set To Star in 'Money'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  7. "'It: Chapter Two' adds Teach Grant and Jess Weixler to cast". Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  8. Parker, Heidi (December 6, 2015). "Good Wife star Jess Weixler weds longtime boyfriend Hamish Brocklebank on the beach in front of guest Jessica Chastain". The Daily Mail. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  9. Durkan, Deirdre (March 7, 2019). "The Good Wife's Jess Weixler Welcomes Daughter Beatrice Danger". People Magazine. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
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