Caitlin FitzGerald is an American television and film actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Libby Masters on the Showtime historical drama "Masters of Sex."
Caitlin FitzGerald was born in Camden, Maine and comes from a long line of family members with historically interesting occupations. For starters, her paternal grandfather Desmond FitzGerald was the former deputy director of the CIA during the Kennedy administration, while her aunt Frances FitzGerald won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism. As for her immediate family, her father is the ex-CEO of ContiGroup and the founder of Ducktrap River Fish Farm Inc., while her mother Pam Allen co-wrote the book "Knitting for Dummies." They split up when she was young, eventually adding two half-brothers to her family of two siblings.
It was also as a child that Caitlin first started to develop her love of acting, with her very first stage acting role as Bessie the Cow in the Camden Civic Theatre production of "Jack and the Beanstalk." As an adult, she went on to graduate from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she also spent time studying drama at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Along with this, she also practiced Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Once Caitlin made her way onto the Hollywood scene in 2008, the television and film roles began to flow in at a steady pace. Soon, she was guest starring on series ranging from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" to "Gossip Girl," the latter of which she was given a part that expanded to multiple episodes. Of course, Caitlin's most famous role to date is arguably that of Libby Masters on the Showtime drama "Masters of Sex," which she attained in 2013 and continued to star in for multiple seasons.