Zoe Lister-Jones is an American actress, singer, playwright, and screenwriter who currently co-stars in the Columbia Broadcasting System sitcom Life in Pieces.
Lister-Jones was born in Brooklyn, New New York 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. Lister-Jones was raised in her mother"s Jewish religion.
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 debut solo Civil Defense was entitled Skip the Kiss. Kyle Forester, who composed the score for Breaking Upwards, arranged the music for Skip the Kiss.
Lister-Jones" New York City theater credits include Seminar, The Little Dog Laughed and The New Group"s The Accomplices.
In 2004, Lister-Jones wrote and performed the one-woman, ten-character show Company-dependence is a Four Letter Word at New York City"s Performance Space 122 (PS122). 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 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. 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.
lieutenant 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 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. lieutenant 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 (Emergency) and Beth Grant (Number Country for Old Men).
Consumed premiered at the Los Angeles Festival on June 15, 2015.
Her screen credits include the political thriller State of Play, Salt, The Other Guys, The Marconi Brothers, Day Zero, as well as quirky independent films such as Armless, Arranged, and Palladio. Stuck Between Stations premiered as an official selection of the Viewpoints section at the SVA at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, New York, United States.A.
She is a member of The Ladybug Transistor.