|Kristen Johnston Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||September 20, 1967|
Kristen Johnston is a veteran American actress who first came into the limelight in 1996, for her role as Sally Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun. From there, she went to portray a number of other hit characters such as Holly Franklin on The Exes and Tammy Diffendorf on Mom.
Kristen Angela Johnston
Washington, D.C., United States
She divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles.
Kristen studied at Eugene’s Catholic Grade School and from there she went on to attend Whitefish Bay High School.
In the past, Kristen graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama degree from New York University.
- Father – Rod Johnston (Politician)
- Siblings – Scott Johnston (Brother), Julie Johnston (Younger Sister)
Kristen is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency as well as Laura Berwick of The Hofflund Company and Becca Kovacik.
6 ft or 183 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kristen has dated –
- David Newsom (1996-1998)
- Ryan Reynolds (1999-2000)
Race / Ethnicity
She has English ancestry.
- Tall physical appearance
- High cheekbones
- Husky voice
Kristen has appeared in the commercials for various brands including Clairol.
Kristen Johnston Facts
- She spent most of her younger years in Fox Point, Wisconsin. However, she also resided in Sweden and South America as a part of a student exchange program during her teenage years.
- Johnston moved to New York City at the age of 17.
- Kristen made her debut as a stage actress with New York’s Atlantic Theater Company.
- She made her debut TV show appearance as ‘herself’ in The More You Know in 1989. Later, in 1995, Kristen made her first theatrical film appearance as Kate in Backfire!.
- On January 22, 2013, she published a book titled “Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster“. In it, Kristen talks about her addiction to alcohol and pills that she started abusing during high school. Kristen also added that she had chosen the path of sobriety sometime in the year 2007.
- Kristen’s film credits include Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000), Ice Age (2002), Music and Lyrics (2007), and Bride Wars (2009).
- She has been on the receiving end of various accolades including 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Sally Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun. Aside from that, Johnston was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 1997.
- Kristen once stated that she enjoyed teaching acting much more than doing it herself.
- She is fascinated by serial killers.
- Kristen is addicted to Twitter.
- She is not very fond of shopping.
- In the past, Kristen was diagnosed with acute peritonitis. Due to that, she has to remind herself to eat.
- She is a huge fan of the reality show Survivor.
- Her father passed away at the age of 80 on March 30, 2018. Later, in August 2020, she announced the death of her younger sister Julie, citing her battle with addiction to be the cause.
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