Kristen Nora Connolly (born July 12, 1980) is an American actress who while you might not know her by name, you may know some of her roles, most notably Dana Polk in the Cult Classic The Cabin in the Woods or from House of Cards (US).
- Revolutionary Road (2008) as Mrs. Brace
- The Happening (2008) as Woman on Bench
- Guiding Light (2008) as Jolene
- As the World Turns (2008-2009) as Josie Anderson
- The Cabin in the Woods (2012) as Dana Polk
- CollegeHumor (2013) - How Hollywood Ruins Relationships
- House of Cards (US) (2013-2014) as Christina Gallagher
- Zoo (2015-2017) as Jamie Campbell
- The Whispers (2015) as Lena Lawrence
- The Wizard of Lies (2017) as Stephanie Madoff
- Evil (2019) as Mira Byrd
- Prodigal Son (2019) as Beth Saverstein (1 episode)
Tropes associated with Kristen Connolly:
- Fiery Redhead: She plays these from time to time.
- Happily Married: To her longtime husband Stephen OReilly.
- Miss Fanservice: Her opening scene in The Cabin in the Woods has her in her underwear and she briefly went topless in House of Cards (US).
- Moe: Just look at that picture.
- Nice Girl
- Older Than They Look: Shes almost 40 but looks no older than 29.
- Old Shame: As Chris Stuckmann found out, she isnt proud that she was in The Happening.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: One notable trait about her is her bright, innocent looking eyes.
- Pregnant Badass: Gave birth to her daughter during the COVID-19 pandemic at a hospital.
- Statuesque Stunner: At around 57 to be exact.