Erin Allier Moriarty (born June 24, 1994) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Annie Jan / Starlight in the Amazon Prime Video series The Boys (2019–present), which is based on the comic book series of the same name. Prior to The Boys, she had notable roles in Netflix’s Jessica Jones (2015), HBO’s True Detective (2014), and ABC’s Red Widow (2013). Outside of television, she has appeared in the acclaimed independent films The Kings of Summer and Captain Fantastic among others.
Erin Elair Moriarty
June 24, 1994
New York City, U.S.
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Moriarty was born and raised in New York City. She began acting at the age of 11, starring as Annie in Annie’s 2005 community theater production. Upon graduating from high school, she avoided attending college to pursue acting.
Moriarty was featured in her first professional roles as a teenager, starring in the television series One Life to Live and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her first role was as Vince Vaughn’s daughter in the 2012 comedy film The Watch; Kelly, the love interest of Nick Robinson’s character in the 2013 indie comedy The Kings of Summer; and Natalie, the daughter of the main character in the short-lived ABC drama series Red Widow.
She was then cast in a supporting role in the sci-fi film After the Dark, which premiered in 2013, and had a recurring role as Audrey Hart in the first season of True Detective, in trouble with Woody Harrelson’s character. children. In September 2014, Erin Moriarty was named one of the best actors under twenty years old by IndieWire. He was cast in Ouija that same year, but after a reshoot, his scenes were dropped from the final film.
In February 2015, it was announced that she had joined the main cast of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. In the show’s first season, which was released in November 2015, Moriarty played Hope, a college student whose life is ruined by the main villain, Kilgrave.
She appeared in Blood Father, 2016 film starring Mel Gibson. Her role as Gibson’s daughter in Blood Father was praised by critics such as Manohla Dargis of The New York Times, Alonso Durald of The Wrap, and Owen Gleberman of Variety, But the A.V. Club felt she was not convinced and Alan Salkin of the Daily News felt that people like Gibson and William H. Massey had overshadowed her. Later that year, he starred in the horror film Within. Moriarty also had a supporting role in the critically acclaimed film Captain Fantastic, in which he played the love interest of the character George McKay. For this film, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
In June 2016, she was cast in the lead role in the LD Entertainment feature film The Miracle Season, alongside Danika Yarosh and Helen Hunt; The film was released in 2018. In 2018 also, she appeared in the film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir and Monster Party. Later that year, she appeared in Driven, which revolved around the sting operation that brought down auto mogul John DeLorean; The film premiered at the 2018 Venice Film Festival and was filmed in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria in 2017.
In December 2017, she was cast as Annie Jan/Starlight in The Boys, an adaptation of Garth Ennis in Amazon Studios and Derrick Robertson’s comic book of the same name. The series was released in July 2019. The show’s second season premiered in September 2020, and a third season was confirmed in 2021.
|2012||The Watch||Chelsea McAllister|
|2013||The Kings of Summer||Kelly|
|2014||After the Dark||Vivian|
|2016||Blood Father||Lydia Link|
|2016||Captain Fantastic||Claire McCune||Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture |
Nominated—Seattle Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Cast
|2017||Kong: Skull Island||Bar Guest #3||Cameo|
|2018||The Miracle Season||Kelley Fliehler|
|2018||The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir||Marie Rivière||Multilingual film|
|2018||Monster Party||Alexis Dawson|
|2010||One Life to Live||Whitney Bennett||6 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dru||Episode: “Flight”|
|2013||Red Widow||Natalie Walraven||Main role; 8 episodes|
|2014||True Detective||Audrey Hart||3 episodes|
|2015||Jessica Jones||Hope Shlottman||Main role (season 1); 7 episodes|
|2019–present||The Boys||Annie January / Starlight||Main role; 16 episodes|