Caitlin FitzGerald (born August 25, 1983) is an American actress and filmmaker. She is best known for her role as Libby Masters in the Showtime television drama Masters of Sex and as the elusive Simone in Starz series Sweetbitter.
Fitzgerald in 2014
|Born||August 25, 1983|
Camden, Maine, U.S.
FitzGerald was raised in Camden, Maine. Her father, Des FitzGerald, is the former CEO of the ContiSea unit of the multinational corporation ContiGroup and the founder of Ducktrap River Fish Farm Inc. Her mother, Pam Allen, is the author of Knitting for Dummies and the founder of the yarn company Quince & Co. FitzGerald first developed an interest in acting as a child and performed in many community theatre and school productions. She was a boarding student at Concord Academy in Massachusetts. She later graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied drama at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. FitzGerald also spent time studying Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
In 2010, FitzGerald starred in a production of Hedda Gabler. The play was performed in a private house in New York City to an audience of just twenty-five people. FitzGerald was excited to play "the greatest part written for a woman that isn’t Shakespeare". Ben Brantley of The New York Times said of her performance: "All legs, eyes and cheekbones, with a face that seems made for cinematic close-ups, she’s a hypnotic pleasure to look at." However, he felt she had insufficient gravitas, often bringing to mind "a newly transferred, intimidatingly classy high school senior, perhaps, who is so beyond being merely popular".
In 2012, FitzGerald starred in and co-wrote the screenplay for the independent film Like the Water, set in Maine. The film focuses on the death of a childhood friend, inspired by the sudden death of FitzGerald's Riley School classmate Sabrina Seelig. She also co-starred that year in The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, reuniting with director Ed Burns. In 2013, she starred as Liv in the independent romantic comedy ensemble Mutual Friends directed by Matthew Watts.
FitzGerald starred in the Showtime period drama Masters of Sex. Indiewire has described her character as one of the most underrated in television: "Libby Masters is a character who could easily have come across as insipid instead of likable and poignant ... FitzGerald fully conveys Libby's willowy fragility, her fairly sheltered outlook and girlishness – she sometimes calls her husband "Daddy"—while making it clear she isn't a simple stand-in for conservative values or cluelessness ... FitzGerald makes Libby's perceptiveness and her transparency clear."
In 2015, she appeared in the indie comedy Adult Beginners (previously called Brother's Keeper) from director Ross Katz as Kat, the girlfriend of Jake (Nick Kroll) who dumps him after his tech startup fails and he moves back to his family home. Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale co-star.
|2008||A Jersey Christmas||Wellesley|
|2009||Taking Woodstock||Young woman|
|2009||My Last Day with You||Ashley|
|2009||It's Complicated||Lauren Adler|
|2011||Dirty Movie||Bank teller|
|2011||Damsels in Distress||Priss|
|2012||The Fitzgerald Family Christmas||Connie Fitzgerald|
|2012||Like the Water||Charlie McRill|
|2016||The Show||Sylvia||originally titled This Is Your Death|
|2017||All I Wish||Alison||originally titled A Little Something for Your Birthday|
|2018||The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot||Maxine|
|2020||The Trial of the Chicago 7||Daphne|
|2020||Spinning Gold||Joyce Biawitz|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Anna / Natalie Bleers||Episode: "Wildlife"|
|2009||Mercy||Erika||Episode: "Hope You're Good, Smiley Face"|
|2010||How to Make It in America||Rachel's friend||Episode: "Paper, Denim + Dollars"|
|2010||Blue Bloods||Benita||Episode: "After Hours"|
|2011||Gossip Girl||Epperly Lawrence||Recurring role; 3 episodes|
|2013–2016||Masters of Sex||Libby Masters||Main role; 46 episodes|
|2014||Project Runway||Guest Judge||Season 13, Episode 8|
|2016||New Girl||Diane||Episode: "Return to Sender"|
|2016||Rectify||Chloe||Recurring role; 7 episodes|
|2017||Code Black||Dr. Gretchen Kerr||Recurring role; 2 episodes|
|2018||Unreal||Serena||Main role; 10 episodes|
|2018–2019||Succession||Tabitha||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
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