Deborah Ann Woll
|Born||February 7, 1985|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
|E.J. Scott (m. 2018)|
Deborah Ann Woll (born February 7, 1985) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as the vampire Jessica Hamby on the HBO drama series True Blood (2008-2014) and Karen Page in the Netflix shows Daredevil (2015-2018), The Defenders (2017), and The Punisher (2017-2019). She has starred in the films Mother's Day (2010), Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011), Catch .44 (2011), Ruby Sparks (2012), Meet Me in Montenegro (2014), The Automatic Hate (2015) and Escape Room (2019).
Deborah Ann Woll was born on February 7, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York. Her father is an architect and her mother, Cathy Woll, is a teacher at the Berkeley Carroll School. She is of German and Irish descent. She attended the Packer Collegiate Institute for high school, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from USC School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California. She also trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Woll began her career with guest starring roles in 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, in the HBO fantasy drama 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 onwards. 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. In 2009, she made a guest appearance in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portraying a young woman who is found alive after being reported missing by her boyfriend.
In 2010, Woll made her feature film debut in the psychological horror Mother's Day. In 2011, she starred in the supernatural thriller Little Murder, the sports drama Seven Days in Utopia, the action film Catch .44, and the comedy-drama Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You. 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. That same year, she joined the cast of the drama film The Automatic Hate.
In 2015, she starred in the independent romantic drama film Forever. In 2015, Woll has portrayed Karen Page in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series for Netflix, as the female lead in Daredevil, and as a recurring character in The Punisher and The Defenders.
Woll plays Dungeons & Dragons, appearing online in the series Force Grey (2017), on the Stream of Many Eyes where she was the Dungeon Master for celebrity players (2018) and as a guest player on Critical Role. She also appeared on the Geek & Sundry produced show, Relics and Rarities, which uses a modified version of Dungeons and Dragons, starting in February 2019 
Woll's began dating E.J. Scott in December 2007. They married on their 11th anniversary in 2018. Scott has choroideremia, a condition that ultimately results in blindness; Woll uses her celebrity status to help raise awareness of the disease. Woll has said that Scott's bravery in fighting his disability has inspired courage in her own battle with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder caused by an intolerance to gluten.
Woll is also very enthusiastic about playing Dungeons & Dragons, being interviewed by D&D Beyond as well as guest starring in the 45th episode of Critical Role second campaign as a small gnome girl named Twiggy.
|2008||La Cachette||Sarah||Short Film|
|2010||Mother's Day||Lydia Koffin|
|Seven Days in Utopia||Sarah|
|Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You||Gillian Sveck|
|2014||Meet Me in Montenegro||Wendy|
|2015||The Automatic Hate||Cassie|
|2019||Escape Room||Amanda Harper|
|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"|
|2008-2014||True Blood||Jessica Hamby||70 episodes|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Lily Milton||Episode: "Solitary"|
|2013||Axe Cop||Best Fairy Ever||Episode: "The Dumb List"|
|2015-2018||Daredevil||Karen Page||Series regular; 39 episodes|
|2017||The Defenders||Series regular; 4 episodes|
|2017-2019||The Punisher||Series regular; 5 episodes|
|2013||Parfumerie||Amalia Balash||Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts|
|2009||Satellite Awards||Best Cast - Television Series||True Blood||Won|
|2010||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Scream Awards||Breakout Performance - Female||Nominated|
|2015||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best TV Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2019||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress in Streaming Presentation||Daredevil||Nominated|