It was in 1996 that actress Joelle Carter started her professional career in Hollywood. She had her first gig with a one-time role on Law & Order. She next made her film debut with a small role in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer. Her first credited role in the movies was in Suits. In 2000, she starred as Heather Miles on the short-lived series Wonderland.
She next starred on the made-for-television movie Final Jeopardy and appeared as Tori in 3 episodes of Third Watch. During this period, she also had a prolific time as a film actress. She had performances in the movies Swimming, High Fidelity, Lisa Picard Is Famous, American Pie 2, Crazy Little Thing, and When Will I Be Loved.
She later made guest appearances on such TV shows as CSI: Miami, Cold Case, Monk, and Three Rivers. She came to wider prominence in the 2010s after landing the role of Ava Crowder on the FX series Justified. For her role, she was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
She simultaneously had performances in the films To Be Friends, Lost Angeles, Red Wing, A Perfect Man, The Living, and Jessabelle. After Justified had ended, she guest-starred on Scandal. She recently starred as Laura Nagel on the short-lived series Chicago Justice.
While she eats healthily to stay fit, the actress also observes an active lifestyle that includes working out. In an interview, she shared how she enjoyed an active childhood and how it was temporarily disrupted when it was revealed she had scoliosis.
“I actually was very into sports as a kid and loved soccer, but then was diagnosed with scoliosis. I had to wear a back brace for six years, and that experience definitely left me shy,” Carter said. As for her current workout routine? “I just started doing Pilates on the reformer, do plenty of yoga and love PopPhysique,” the actress shared.