|Kristy Swanson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||December 19, 1969|
Kristy Swanson is an American actress, producer, and voiceover artist who is best known for having been cast as Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Diana Palmer in The Phantom, Catherine “Cathy” Dollanganger in Flowers In The Attic, Samantha Pringle in Deadly Friend, Marlowe Viccellio in Psych, Jennifer Davis in Mr. Boogedy, Erica Paget in Early Edition, and Jody Campbell in Knots Landing.
Kristen Noel Swanson
Mission Viejo, California, United States
Kristy studied at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California.
Actress, Producer, Voiceover Artist
- Father – Robert Swanson (Actor)
- Mother – Rosemary Swanson
- Sibling – Robert M. Swanson, Jr. (Older Brother) (Heavy Metal Musician)
- Others – Simon Paul Swanson (Paternal Grandfather), Maude/Maud Opal Barker (Paternal Grandmother), Robert Martin Albrecht (Maternal Grandfather), Miriam Harriet Laverty/Lafferty (Maternal Grandmother), Amanda Swanson (Niece) (Actress)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kristy Swanson has dated –
- Jonathan Kahn – She was romantically involved with actor Jonathan Kahn in the past.
- Alan Thicke (1987-1991) – She was 17 years old when she started going out with Alan Thicke, a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host, in 1987. The duo eventually got engaged. However, they later broke up in 1991. Alan was around 22 years older than her.
- Luke Perry (1991-1992) – She was romantically involved with her Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star Luke Perry from 1991 to 1992.
- David Spade (1996-1997) – In May 1996, she started going out with actor and stand-up comedian David Spade but they split the following year in February.
- Lance Bass (2001) – It was RUMORed that she had a fling with singer and actor Lance Bass in 2001.
- Eric Nies (2002) – In 2002, she had a short-lived romance with former model and reality television personality Eric Nies.
- K.C. Armstrong (2004) – She hooked up with K.C. Armstrong in 2004.
- Lloyd Eisler (2005-Present) – She started dating her Skating with Celebrities partner Lloyd Eisler in 2005 and on February 16, 2007, they were blessed with a son named Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler. Eventually, the duo got married in February 2009 in San Luis Obispo, California.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Swedish, German, English, Scottish, and Irish descent.
- Often plays strong female roles
- Lisp, breathless voice
She has appeared in a TV commercial for American Express with Jerry Seinfeld.
Kristy Swanson Facts
- She grew up in Mission Viejo, California.
- She expressed her desire of pursuing a career in acting to her parents when she was 9 years old.
- For her role in the 1987 psychological horror film Flowers In The Attic, Kristy Swanson won the 1989 Young Artist Award for “Best Young Actress in a Horror or Mystery Motion Picture”.
- In January 1988, she was arrested for a cocaine overdose.
- She has “always been a proud Republican” and has supported Donald Trump. She has claimed that she and fellow actor Dean Cain received death threats for taking part in Obamagate, a stage play that focused on Trump.
- In November 2021, it was revealed that Kristy had been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
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