Zoe Lister-Jones (born September 1, 1982) is an American actress, producer, director and writer who co-starred in the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces. She is also known for her work on the television shows Delocated, Whitney, and New Girl.
Lister-Jones in 2017
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Occupation||Actress, producer, director, writer|
Friends with Better Lives
Life in Pieces
Daryl Wein (m. 2013)
Early life and education
Lister-Jones was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Her mother is the New York-based, Canadian-born video artist Ardele Lister, and her father is the American photographer and media artist Bill Jones. Her mother was born to a Jewish family, whereas her father converted to Judaism. In 2000 she graduated from Edward R Murrow High School in Brooklyn. She graduated with honors from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Lister-Jones performed with a rock band. Her mother was president of a local Conservative egalitarian synagogue that the family attended every Saturday, and she also kept a kosher home.
Lister-Jones' New York City theater credits include Seminar, The Little Dog Laughed and The New Group's The Accomplices. Her screen credits include the political thriller State of Play, Salt, The Other Guys, The Marconi Bros., Day Zero, as well as quirky independent films such as Armless, Arranged, and Palladio. On television she has appeared in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, on HBO's Bored to Death, as Kim on Adult Swim's Delocated, as Lily in the cast of the NBC sitcom Whitney, as Kate in Friends with Better Lives, as Councilwoman Fawn Moscato in New Girl, as Jen in Life in Pieces and as Carolyn Hart in the HBO film Confirmation.
In 2004, Lister-Jones wrote and performed the one-woman, ten-character show Co-dependence is a Four Letter Word at New York City's Performance Space 122 (P.S.122).
In 2009, Lister-Jones co-starred, co-produced (with Daryl Wein), and co-wrote (with Peter Duchan and Daryl Wein) the independent feature Breaking Upwards, which explores a young New York couple who, battling codependency, strategize their own break up. The film was shot in New York on a budget of $15,000, and was featured in New York Times article as an example of sweat equity in the independent-film industry. Lister-Jones also wrote the lyrics and performed many of the tracks of the original motion picture sound track. Breaking Upwards premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March, 2009.
Lister-Jones starred with Sam Rosen in Brady Kiernan's romantic drama Stuck Between Stations (2011) alongside Josh Hartnett and Michael Imperioli. Stuck Between Stations premiered as an official selection of the Viewpoints section at the SVA Theater at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Lister-Jones starred in the independent feature film Lola Versus (2012), her second project co-written with director Daryl Wein. Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lola Versus opened in theaters Summer 2012. It stars Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister-Jones, Bill Pullman, Hamish Linklater, Debra Winger, Joel Kinnaman and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Lola Versus premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012.
Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein co-wrote Consumed (2015), their third feature-length collaboration directed by Wein. The political thriller, which focuses on the world of genetically modified organisms, began filming in May 2014 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois with Shatterglass Studios. It stars Lister-Jones, Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire), Victor Garber (Argo), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club), Anthony Edwards (ER) and Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men). Consumed premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 15, 2015.
In 2017, Lister-Jones made her directorial debut with her indie film Band Aid, starring Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Hannah Simone, Colin Hanks, Brooklyn Decker, Majandra Delfino, Jesse Williams, Susie Essman, Ravi Patel, Jamie Chung, Chris D’Elia, Retta, and Jerry O’Connell. The film features lyrics for original songs written by Lister-Jones and composed by Kyle Forester (Breaking Upwards). In 2019, she was hired by Columbia and Blumhouse to write and direct the sequel of the 1996 film The Craft.
In 2013, Zoe married her acting, writing and production partner Daryl Wein.
|1986||Zoe's Car||Zoe||Video short|
|2004||Nausea II||Annie Ball|
|2005||Anna on the Neck||Alessandra||Short film|
|2006||New Boobs||Patricia Coleo||Short film|
|2007||The Last 15||Stephanie Kirkland||Short film|
|2007||Day Zero||Jessica Hendricks|
|2007||Turn the River||Kat|
|2007||Five Difficult Situations||C||Short film|
|2008||The Marconi Bros.||Lauren|
|2009||State of Play||Jessy|
|2010||Shadows & Lies||Rebecca|
|2010||Salt||CIA Security Hub Tech|
|2010||The Other Guys||Therapist|
|2010||All Good Things||Press Conference Reporter|
|2011||Stuck Between Stations||Rebecca|
|2014||Let's Get Digital||Sophie||Short film|
|2016||Confirmation||Carolyn Hart||Television film|
|2017||Band Aid||Anna||Also writer, director, and producer|
|2020||The Craft||Post-production; Writer, director|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Trisha Ford||Episode: "Pattern of Conduct"|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Maya Sampson||Episode: "Diamond Dogs"|
|2006||Kidnapped||E.J.||Episode: "Sorry, Wrong Number"|
|2006||Law & Order||Hannah Welch||Episode: "Public Service Homicide"|
|2006||The Class||Jeanie Callucci||Episode: "The Class Goes to a Bar"|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Faith||Episode: "Unorthodox"|
|2009||State of Romance||Alice||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||Bored to Death||Michelle||Episode: "The Case of the Stolen Skateboard"|
|2009–2010||Delocated||Kim||Recurring role (15 episodes)|
|2010||The Good Wife||Charlotte Armitage||Episode: "Bad"|
|2011–2013||Whitney||Lily Dixon||Main role, 2 seasons|
|2014||Friends with Better Lives||Kate||Main role|
|2015||New Girl||Fawn Moscato||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2015–2019||Life in Pieces||Jen Short||Main role|
|2006||The Little Dog Laughed||Ellen||Cort Theatre|
|2012||Seminar||Kate||John Golden Theatre|
|2007||The Accomplices||Betty||The New Group|
|2008||The Marriage of Bette and Boo||Joan||Roundabout Theater Company|
|2004||Codependence Is a Four-Letter Word||Ten characters||P.S. 122|
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- Edward R. Murrow High School
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- Guy Richards Smit#Maxi Geil!|Maxi Geil! & Playcolt
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- When and where to see LOLA VERSUS this summer Archived June 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- John DeFore (April 26, 2012). "Lola Versus: Tribeca Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "CONSUMED, the Movie".
- Borys Kit. "Zoe Lister-Jones to Star in Political Thriller 'Food' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
- LA Film Festival: Consumed Archived March 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- "Zoe Lister-Jones Makes her Directorial Debut with Indie 'Band Aid'".
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (26 March 2019). "Columbia Pictures & Blumhouse Officially Tap Zoe Lister-Jones To Direct & Write 'The Craft' Reboot". Deadline. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "Grappling With GMOs: Daryl Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones On 'Consumed' | Rich Roll". Rich Roll. Retrieved 9 October 2018.