The Actress/Writer/Producer We're Totally Crushing On

Photographed by Brigitte Sire.
Since the first time we saw Breaking Upwards, we've had a love affair with Zoe Lister-Jones. Luckily for us, the girl keeps her nose to the grindstone, so we're never long without a fix. She's one of those ever-present players who's in big-ticket flicks like Salt and Lola Versus, as well as buzzy small-screen series like Whitney and Friends With Better Lives. And, in all her spare time (right), she's writing, producing, and starring in critically acclaimed indie films like Stuck Between Stations and next year's Consumed.
Lister-Jones is as adventurous in her wardrobe choices as her career moves. Sure, we might see her in a shift dress with a pair of flats when she's between takes on set, but this New York-born L.A. transplant feels most herself in a high-low mix of designers like Prada, Celine, and Proenza Schouler sourced from Neiman Marcus and bargains snagged from Zara and H&M — a kindred shopping sister if we ever had one.
When we got the chance to hang with ZLJ for an afternoon in L.A., we asked her about everything from how fashion inspires her to all the amazing nooks she's discovered in her adopted nabe, the 213. Ahead, get this gorgeous go-getter's take on mixing brights — and careers. You just might be inspired to try something new. Advertisement