Shalom Life | August 03, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With ‘Whitney’ and ‘Lola Versus’ Actress, Zoe Lister-Jones

Actor, writer, and producer, Zoe Lister-Jones, joins Shalom Life to discuss ‘Lola Versus’, ‘Whitney’, and upcoming projects.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: September 17th, 2012 in Culture » Film » Interviews

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With ‘Whitney’ and ‘Lola Versus’ Actress, Zoe Lister-Jones

Brooklyn-born actor, writer, and producer, Zoe Lister-Jones, currently stars on NBC’s hit comedy, ‘Whitney’, but prior to landing this mainstream gig, she had accumulated a loyal fan base through critically acclaimed indie films and Broadway performances.

Raised in an artistic family, Lister-Jones is the daughter of video artist, Ardele Lister, and photographer, Bill Jones. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.

In 2004, Lister-Jones wrote and performed the one-woman show ‘Co-dependence is a Four Letter Word’, which garnered her praise both in New York and nationally, and was a NY Times Critic’s Pick.

Continuing with the theme of co-dependency, Lister-Jones co-wrote and co-starred in ‘Breaking Upwards’ (distributed by IFC), a feature film exploring the relationship between a couple who decide to strategize their own break-up. Lister-Jones also contributed many songs to the soundtrack.

Since ‘Breaking Upwards’, Lister-Jones has appeared in many films, TV shows, and Broadway plays, including ‘The Other Guys’, ‘Salt’, ‘State of Play’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Bored to Death’, and Adult Swim’s ‘Delocated’.

Lister-Jones is the executive producer, co-writer, and star of this summer’s ‘Lola Versus’, her second project with Daryl Wein (‘Breaking Upwards’), which co-stars Greta Gerwig, Debra Winger, and Bill Pullman.

Lister-Jones took some time out of her busy “Whitney’ shooting schedule to speak with Shalom Life about upcoming projects, mainstream vs. indie, and her love for Broadway theater.

Go to page 2 for our exclusive interview with Zoe Lister-Jones!

Reports: Kanye West is Performing in Israel Reports: Kanye West is Performing in Israel TrendingJason Segel Opens Up About Growing Jewish (and Christian) Jason Segel Opens Up About Growing Jewish (and Christian) TrendingFilm to be Made about Jonathan Pollard Film to be Made about Jonathan Pollard Trending
 

Israel Wins 61 Medals in Special Olympics

August 03, 2015 | By Avraham Teshuva, Lea Schneider
Israel Wins 61 Medals in Special Olympics

Of the medals won in Los Angeles, 25 are gold, 18 silver and 18 bronze

Read More

Reports: Kanye West is Performing in Israel

August 03, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Reports: Kanye West is Performing in Israel

Yeezus is in talks with Israeli producers to perform in Tel Aviv this fall

Read More

Ohio University Wipes Out Holocaust Song from Playbook

August 03, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
Ohio University Wipes Out Holocaust Song from Playbook

Ohio State University takes inappropriate song out of marching band songbook

Read More

Jason Segel Opens Up About Growing Jewish (and Christian)

August 03, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
Jason Segel Opens Up About Growing Jewish (and Christian)

The comedian sits down with Marc Maron to discuss his childhood

Read More

New Documentary Claims the Nazis Built Flying Saucers and the Atomic Bomb

August 03, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
New Documentary Claims the Nazis Built Flying Saucers and the Atomic Bomb

Doc cites Nazi and Russian reports that they believe proves the existence of Nazi-made flying saucers and atom bombs

Read More

Anti-Violence Rallies Taking Place Across Israel Today

August 01, 2015 | By Noam 'Dabul' Dvir, Roi Yanovsky, Ahiya Raved, and Gilad Morag
Anti-Violence Rallies Taking Place Across Israel Today

Following two blood-soaked days, in which a Palestinian infant was killed and his parents and sibling were critically wounded in a fire and six people were hurt in a stabbing at Jerusalem's gay pride parade, thousands are expected to protest in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa

Read More

Report: 53% Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents in the UK

August 01, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Report: 53% Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents in the UK

Government officials are speaking out against anti-Semitism after new report finds rapid increase in anti-Semitic incidents

Read More

Film to be Made about Jonathan Pollard

August 01, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Film to be Made about Jonathan Pollard

The American jailed for passing sensitive information to Israel will have his story adapted for the big screen

Read More

More Headlines