An accomplished actress, Joelle Carter has been acting in film, television and theater for the past decade. Carter currently stars in the critically-acclaimed FX drama series Justified, portraying ‘Ava Crowder’. Carter has appeared in landmark television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Third Watch and the controversial series Wonderland created by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights). Her most recent dramatic guest-starring roles include work on Prime Suspect and Body of Proof.
Carter recently completed production on Lionsgate’s feature film Jessabelle. The horror film, directed by Kevin Greutert, also stars Sarah Snook and Mark Webber. This past summer, Carter starred in the feature Red Wing, alongside Luke Perry, Frances Fisher and Bill Paxton. Also in the can is the independent feature It’s Not You, It’s Me, where she stars opposite Ross McCall in the role of ‘Carrie’. The story centers on a 30-something commitment-phobe, who breaks up with the love of his life thanks to conflicting advice from his outrageous, inner voices.
Her celebrated work in film includes starring in Phedon Papamichael’s Lost Angeles and To Be Friends directed by Jim Eckhart and executive produced by Aaron Eckhart. Prior to that, she starred in such feature cult favorites as High Fidelity and American Pie 2, and indies Swimming and Lisa Picard is Famous.
In addition to acting in television and film, Carter has taken her turn behind the camera co-producing the award-winning documentary Altered By Elvis, about lives changed by the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Carter went on to co-produce and star in the short A Girl and a Gun, which won Best Original Short at the 2008 Washougal International Film Festival. She was honored to attend the 2008 Cannes Film Festival with the film, Jumping In, in which she starred.
A Georgia native and Augusta College alumnus, Carter began her modeling career shortly thereafter before moving to New York City which led her to appear on fashion runways around the World. Falling in love with acting, she began her theatrical studies in New York City and immediately appeared on stage and screen.
Carter devotes much of her time to philanthropic causes, including the St. Baldrick’s Foundation lets CONQUER movement, which aims to raise awareness and funds for life-saving research to fight childhood cancer.
Carter currently resides in Los Angeles, with her husband and daughter.