Joelle Carter
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Joelle Carter
Joelle Carter
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Carter in April 2015
Joelle Marie Carter

(1972-10-10) October 10, 1972 (age 47)[1]
NationalityUnited States Citizen
Alma materAugusta State University
OccupationActress, comedian, producer
Years active1992–present
Andy Bates

Joelle Marie Carter (born October 10, 1972) is an American actress, comedian, producer and dancer. She is known for playing Ava Crowder in the FX series Justified.

Early life

Carter was born in Thomasville, Georgia, and she was an army brat. Her father, Jimmy,[1] 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.

Acting career

She has been featured on many movies, most notably the opening scene in American Pie 2. She also has an extensive resume of television bit parts, appearing on shows and in films including High Fidelity, Inconceivable, and Cold Storage.[2] From 2010 to 2015, she played Ava Crowder in the television series Justified on FX. She also appeared in Kevin Greutert's 2014 horror-thriller film Jessabelle.[3]

Personal life

She lives and works in New York City with her husband Andy Bates--an editor, producer and cinematographer. The couple have formed a film production company named Blarma.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Horse Whisperer Office Worker #1
1998 Just One Time Amy Short
1999 Suits Heidi Wilson
1999 Just One Time Amy
2000 It Had to Be You Claire Parker
2000 Swimming Josee
2000 High Fidelity Penny Hardwick
2000 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
2008 A Girl and a Gun Girl Short
2008 Jumping In Laura Short
2009 Cold Storage Cathy
2010 To Be Friends Her
2010 Eyes to See Grace Short
2012 Lost Angeles Jamie Furkes
2013 It's Not You, It's Me Carrie
2013 Red Wing Vera Sexton
2013 A Perfect Man Lynn
2014 Buddy Stella Short
2014 The Living Angela
2014 Jessabelle Kate Laurent
2015 The Week Lenny Wright
2015 Certifiable Beverly Short
2019 She's in Portland Rebecca Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Law & Order Donna Richland "Girlfriends"
2000 Quarantine Luce Kempers TV film
2000 Wonderland Heather Miles Main role (6 episodes)
2001 Final Jeopardy Sandra Bonventre TV film
2002 The Job Sharon "Gina"
2002-03 Third Watch Tori "Judgment Day: Part 1", "Castles of Sand", "Snow Blind"
2004 The Jury Cassandra Nichols "Memories"
2004 Tempting Adam Lauren TV film
2005 Inconceivable Patrice Locicero "Sex, Lies and Sonograms"
2006 Justice Amber Wilson "Addicts"
2006 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"
2009 Three Rivers Barbara Harris "The Luckiest Man"
2010-2015 Justified Ava Crowder Main role (78 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"
2011 Body of Proof Andrea Davidson "Love Thy Neighbor"
2011 Prime Suspect Louise Giordano "Great Guy, Yet: Dead"
2011 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
2014 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"
2016 Chicago P.D. Laura Nagel "Justice"
2017 Chicago Justice Laura Nagel Main role
2018 The Rookie Megan Mitchell Hawke Episode: "The Hawke"
2018 Dirty John Denise Meehan-Shepherd Episode: "Lord High Executioner"
2020 Chicago Med Lynn Episode: "Guess it Doesn't Matter Anymore"
20 Salvage Sunny Daniels TV film, pre-production


  1. ^ a b c Joelle Carter the beautiful actress from, retrieved 11 June 2014
  2. ^ Barton, Steve (1 March 2010). "Trailer and DVD Art for Cold Storage". Dread Central. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Miska, Brad (9 January 2015). "Here's the 'Jessabelle' Extended Ending!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2019.

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