Raised in Camden, Maine.
First developed an interest in acting as a child and performed in many community theatre and school productions.
Her father, Des FitzGerald, is the former CEO of the multinational corporation ContiGroup and the founder of Ducktrap River Fish Farm Inc. Her mother, Pam Allen, is the author of Knitting for Dummies and the founder of the yarn company Quince & Co.
Graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied drama at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
Studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Her paternal grandfather, Desmond FitzGerald, was the deputy director of the CIA during the Kennedy administration.
Her aunt is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frances FitzGerald.
Parents are Des FitzGerald and Pam Allen. They divorced when she was a child.
Sister of Ryan Fitzgerald and half-sister of Alexander and Cooper Fitzgerald from her father's marriage to actress Lucinda Ziesing.
Was a boarding student at Concord Academy in Massachusetts.
T.V.'s weird because it's both the greatest gig as an actor potentially because it can be all this work for all this time, but there are so many question marks at every stage of the process.
You never stop thinking about technique, but really, the reason we're actors is because of the sheer joy of those few moments you get every now and again where you're totally present. The rest is just struggle and misery.
I'm kind of a control freak. I like to be really prepared.
The notion of overnight stardom is really dangerous. For almost every person who has success in this business, there are years and years of hard work to get there. To have longevity, you really have to train, and you really have to work.
In a play, you know where you start and end and all the stops you have to do, but in television, you can't construct this carefully planned out arc for your character. You often get a script and you're shooting it two days later, and you don't know what's going to happen next. It's one of the harder things that I've done.