Krysten Alyce Ritter (born December 16, 1981) is an American actress and former model. She appeared in the films What Happens in Vegas (2008), 27 Dresses (2008) and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), and had recurring roles in the television series Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and 'Til Death. She was the lead in The CW's Gossip Girl episode "Valley Girls", and was featured in the AMC television drama series Breaking Bad. She starred in the romantic comedy She's Out of My League (2010), and stars in the TV series Gravity.
Ritter grew up on a beef farm near Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, where her mother, stepfather and sister still live. Her father lives in nearby Benton; she is of no relation to the late John Ritter. Ritter was scouted by a modeling agent at her local shopping mall, the Wyoming Valley Mall, at the age of 15 at a modeling event. Ritter described herself at the time as "tall, gawky, awkward, and really, really skinny" to Philadelphia Style magazine. While in high school, she traveled to New York on her days off, and began modeling in New York and Philadelphia. She signed with the Elite Model Management agency and then with Wilhelmina Models.
Ritter moved to New York