Willa Cordelia Fitzgerald (born January 17, 1991) is an American actress. Her other notable roles include Amazon Studios' short-lived political web series Alpha House and USA Network's drama series Royal Pains.

Life and career

Willa Cordelia Fitzgerald was born on January 17, 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Fitzgerald earned a BA in theater studies from Yale University in 2013.

Between 2013 and 2014, Fitzgerald played the role of Lola Laffer in the short-lived Amazon Studios political web television series Alpha House. The series lasted two seasons before being cancelled. On April 23, 2014, it was reported that Fitzgerald obtained a recurring role in USA Network's drama series Royal Pains as Emma Miller. Between 2014 and 2015, she also obtained guest-starring roles in various television series such as Blue BloodsThe Following and Gotham.

Fitzgerald's credits in theater include works such as Couple in the KitchenThe Private SectorCow Play and The Cat and the Canary. In August 2016, she joined the cast of the film Misfortune, which was directed by Lucky McKee and was released in October 2017 under the title Blood Money.

In January 2016, she was cast in the go90 web series Relationship Status. She portrayed the role of Beth in a two-episode arc.

In March 2017, Fitzgerald was cast in a starring role in the Fox television pilot Behind Enemy Lines, playing Navy pilot Roxanne Daly, though Fox passed on the pilot in May 2017. In July 2017, Fitzgerald was cast to play Meg in the BBC miniseries Little Women based on the book ofthe same name. It premiered Boxing Day, 2017.

In November 2017, Fitzgerald was cast as the lead of E!'s pilot #Fashionvictim as Anya St. Clair.In March 2018, the pilot was not commissioned to go forward with E!. In December 2017, she was cast to play Kitsey Barbour in the film The Goldfinch based on Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, was released on October 11, 2019.

In July 2018, Fitzgerald was cast as one of the lead roles in the USA Network drama pilot Dare Me, which was picked up to series in January 2019. She is set to play Colette French, a cheerleading coach who is not hesitant to take risks. In April 2019, it was announced that Fitzgerald would guest star in the sixth season of the TV Land comedy-drama series Younger.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 For the Love of a Dog Vivian
2017 Freak Show Tiffany
2017 Blood Money Lynn Originally titled Misfortune
2017 Beach House Emma
2019 The Goldfinch Kitsey Barbour
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013–2014 Alpha House Lola Laffer Recurring role; 12 episodes
2014 The Novice Lucy Griego Unsold television pilot
2014 Blue Bloods Lacey Sutherland Episode: "The Bogeyman"
2014 The Following Jenny Episode: "Betrayal"
2014 Royal Pains Emma Miller Recurring role (season 6); 13 episodes
2014 Untitled Wall Street Project Tara Conklin Unsold television pilot
2015 Gotham Grace Fairchild Episode: "Beasts of Prey"
2017 Bull Susan Bryant Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2017 Behind Enemy Lines Roxanne Daly Unsold television pilot
2017 Little Women Meg March Main role
2018 #Fashionvictim Anya St. Clair Unsold television pilot
2018 House of Cards Twenty-Year-Old Claire Episodes: "Chapter 72", "Chapter 73"
2019 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ava Parcell Episode: "Plastic"
2019 Younger Audrey Colbert Episodes: "The Unusual Suspect", "Merger, She Wrote"
2019 Heartstrings Maddie Hawkins Upcoming series
TBA Dare Me Colette French Upcoming series; main role
Web series roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Relationship Status Beth Episodes: "The Friends", "The Good Guy"

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