Where you've seen her Jess Weixler made her mark with "Teeth" (2007), a black comedy about a girl with vagina dentata, which is exactly what it sounds like it might be. She won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for her performance. The 28-year-old has appeared on TV's "Everwood," "Guiding Light" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Films include Joe Swanberg's "Alexander the Last," which she helped write; the upcoming "As Good as Dead" with Cary Elwes, Andie MacDowell and Brian Cox; and the noirish "A Woman" with Willem Dafoe ("He plays the woman," she says, then laughs and admits, "No, he doesn't."). She's about to begin shooting a project she helped adapt from T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story, "The Lie."
-- Michael Ordoña