Zoe Lister-Jones grew up in Brooklyn, New York. As the only child of two artists, she was exposed to the New York art scene at an early age, eventually leading her to the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Lister-Jones is an actor, director, writer, and producer who is currently starring opposite Colin Hanks on CBS’ LIFE IN PIECES. She recently co-starred in Rick Famuyiwa’s CONFIRMATION for HBO, about the controversial confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. She portrays Carolyn Hart, an aide to then Senator Biden (played by Greg Kinnear).
Most recently, Lister-Jones made her directorial debut with BAND AID, which she also wrote, produced, and starred in, opposite Adam Pally and Fred Armisen. The film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, follows a couple who, in the wake of a miscarriage, decide to turn all their fights into songs and start a band. In addition, Lister-Jones hired an all female production crew.
While living and working in NY, Zoe Lister-Jones’ career as a multi-hyphenate kicked off with critically acclaimed indie comedy, BREAKING UPWARDS, a film in which starred, co-wrote, produced. Lister-Jones subsequently co-wrote and starred in the Fox Searchlight feature LOLA VERSUS. In 2015, Lister-Jones co-wrote and produced CONSUMED, where she stars opposite Danny Glover and Victor Garber — a dramatic thriller set in the complex world of GMOs.
Lister-Jones now resides in Los Angeles.