Fast Facts

  • Grandfather Desmond Fitzgerald was a high-ranking CIA officer in the 1950s and '60s who helped coordinate attempts to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
  • Mother cowrote the book Knitting for Dummies.
  • First role was as Bessie the Cow in a Camden Civic Theatre production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Played the title role in Hedda Gabler in a 2010 off-Broadway production that staged the play in an East Village townhouse.
  • Returned to her hometown in Maine to shoot Like the Water, which she cowrote, in 2011; used her father's house and camp as shooting locations.


  • Ryan Fitzgerald — Brother
  • Cooper Fitzgerald — Half Brother
  • Pam Allen — Mother
  • Desmond Fitzgerald — Grandfather
  • Des Fitzgerald — Father
  • Alexander Fitzgerald — Half Brother
  • Frances FitzGerald — Aunt
  • Lucinda Ziesing — Stepmother


  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States