Joelle Carter: American actress (1972-); Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Model, Dancer; From: United States of America | Biography, Filmography, Facts, Information, Career, Wiki, Life
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Joelle Carter
American actress

Joelle Carter

Joelle Carter
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Intro American actress
A.K.A. Joelle Marie Carter
Is Actor Television actor Film actor Model Dancer
From United States of America
Field Dancing Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 10 October 1972, Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, USA
Age 51 years
Star sign Libra
Residence New York City, New York, USA
Augusta State University
William Esper Studio
Westover Comprehensive High School
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Joelle Marie Carter (born October 10, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for playing Ava Crowder in the FX series Justified, and Laura Nagel in the NBC show Chicago Justice, part of the One Chicago universe.

Early life

Carter was born in Thomasville, Georgia. Her father, Jimmy, was in the U.S. Army and the family moved often throughout the United States. She attended high school in Albany, Georgia, and enrolled at Augusta State University on a full athletic scholarship for swimming and cross-country. She studied acting at the William Esper Studio.


She moved to New York at 19 to become a model, but has stated it was not her idea, and that a photographer and her mother sent photos he had taken of her to several modelling agencies, which responded enthusiastically.

Modelling led to a fascination with acting and a move to Los Angeles, CA where she has been featured in many shows and in films including High Fidelity, Inconceivable, Cold Storage and American Pie 2. From 2010 to 2015, she played Ava Crowder in the television series Justified on FX, a role that won her notice and earned her a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for best supporting actress in 2015. She also appeared in Kevin Greutert's 2014 horror-thriller film Jessabelle.

Personal life

Joelle had a long term relationship with Andy Bates, a filmmaker with whom she formed a film production company named Blarma in 2006 and whom she married in 2009. The couple adopted a baby girl in 2010 at birth, but they separated in 2016.

She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Horse Whisperer Office Worker #1
Just One Time Amy Short
1999 Suits Heidi Wilson
Just One Time Amy
2000 It Had to Be You Claire Parker
Swimming Josee
High Fidelity Penny Hardwick
Lisa Picard Is Famous Brenda
2001 American Pie 2 Natalie
2002 Crazy Little Thing Kate
2003 Justice Monique
2004 When Will I Be Loved Sam
2005 Nick and Stacey Stacey Short
2006 Room 314 Stacey
2008 Remarkable Power Reporter
A Girl and a Gun Girl Short
Jumping In Laura Short
2009 Cold Storage Cathy
2010 To Be Friends Her
Eyes to See Grace Short
2012 Lost Angeles Jamie Furkes
2013 It's Not You, It's Me Carrie
Red Wing Vera Sexton
A Perfect Man Lynn
2014 Buddy Stella Short
The Living Angela
Jessabelle Kate Laurent
2015 The Week Lenny Wright
Certifiable Beverly Short
2020 She's in Portland Rebecca
The Big Ugly Bar Owner
2023 The Hill Hellen Hill


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Law & Order Donna Richland "Girlfriends"
2000 Quarantine Luce Kempers TV film
Wonderland Heather Miles Main role (6 episodes)
2001 Final Jeopardy Sandra Bonventre TV film
2002 The Job Sharon "Gina"
2002–2003 Third Watch Tori "Judgment Day: Part 1", "Castles of Sand", "Snow Blind"
2004 The Jury Cassandra Nichols "Memories"
Tempting Adam Lauren TV film
2005 Inconceivable Patrice Locicero "Sex, Lies and Sonograms"
2006 Justice Amber Wilson "Addicts"
CSI: Miami Abby Biggs "If Looks Could Kill"
2007 Cold Case Kylie Cramer (1989) "Thick as Thieves"
2009 Monk Barbara O'Keefe "Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy"
Three Rivers Barbara Harris "The Luckiest Man"
2010–2015 Justified Ava Crowder Main role (73 episodes)
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2015)
2011 Choke.Kick.Girl: The Series Jessica Steinman "Superman Punch the Clown", "Overhand Right, Right?!", "Hit Her Button"
Body of Proof Andrea Davidson "Love Thy Neighbor"
Prime Suspect Louise Giordano "Great Guy, Yet: Dead"
Grey's Anatomy Mary Rolich "Poker Face"
2013 Castle Maggie Ingram "Like Father, Like Daughter"
2014 My Daughter Must Live Ragen O'Malley TV film
Constantine Jasmine Fell "The Devil's Vinyl"
2016 Scandal Vanessa Moss "The Fish Rots from the Head", "I See You", "Pencils Down", "Till Death Do Us Part"
Chicago P.D. Laura Nagel "Justice"
2017 Chicago Justice Laura Nagel Main role
2018 The Rookie Megan Mitchell Hawke Episode: "The Hawke"
Dirty John Denise Meehan-Shepherd Episode: "Lord High Executioner"
2020 Chicago Med Lynn Episode: "Guess it Doesn't Matter Anymore"
2020-2021 Home Before Dark Kim Collins Main Role
2023 FBI Gwen Carter Episode: "Protégé"
TBA Salvage Sunny Daniels TV film, pre-production
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