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Kristen Vangsness


Kristen Vangsness- Biography

Kristen Vangsness is an actress from the United States. Vangsness is a playwright who rose to prominence after starring in the police procedural crime drama television series Criminal Minds as ‘Penelope.faGarcia.’ She has appeared in two spin-off shows of the show ‘Criminal Minds,’ namely Suspect Behavior and Criminal Minds. In 1998, she also starred on television and in a few films. She enjoyed rescuing numerous injured kitties.

What is the Net Worth of Kristen Vangsness? Salary, Earnings

According to public records, her net worth in 2022 will be $4 million.

Kristen Vangsness- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Kristen Simone Vangsness is Kristen Vangsness’ full name. She was born on July 7, 1972, in Pasadena, California, USA, but moved to Cerritos, California at an early age. Vangsness is an animal advocate and lover. She rescues cats and other animals in her area. Similarly, Errol Leroy Vangsness is her father’s name, and Barbara Mary is her mother’s.

Vangsness attended Cerritos High School first, and then Cypress College. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1995. She has appeared in several films, including ‘The Chicago 8,’ ‘In My Sleep,’ and ‘Kill Me, Deadly.’ Similarly, she has written numerous stories for the ‘Los Angeles Times.’ She also co-wrote three episodes of ‘Criminal Minds.’

Kristen Vangsness- Relationship, Married Life

Kristen Vangsness considers herself bisexual. According to the record, she dated Melanie Goldstein in 2006, but their relationship did not last and was terminated in 2013. She later married actor Keith Hanson in 2015. There is no information available regarding their children or their marriage.

Kristen Vangsness- Professional Career

Kristen Vangsness made her acting debut in the comedy film ‘Sometimes Santa’s Gotta Get Whacked’ in 1998. Six years later, in 2004, she made her television debut as ‘Veronica’ in the episode ‘Age Before Beauty’ of the science fiction sitcom ‘Phile of the Future.’ She eventually signed on for the drama television series ‘LAX.’ In three episodes of this drama, she plays the character ‘Stephanie.’

In 2005, she took the longest sabbatical of her career. She landed the character of ‘Penelope Grace Garcia,’ the technical analyst of the Behavioral Analysis Unit in the crime thriller television show ‘Criminal Minds’ after her break. Vangsness joins the main cast for the following season. She appeared as a guest star in the first season as she did in ‘Criminal Minds.’ She has been in two of its spin-off shows, ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’ in 2011 and ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ in 2016-17, alongside Thomas Gibson, Mandy Patinkin, and Shemar Moore, A. J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Joe Mantegna, and Paget Brewster.

Kristen also appears in a number of comedic television shows, including ‘Pretty the Series,’ where her acting is well regarded. She was nominated twice for Best Supporting Actress at the Indie Series Awards for her role as Meredith Champagne. She has also appeared on numerous other shows, including ‘Vampire Mob,’ ‘Second City This Week,’ ‘Good Job, Thanks!,’ and ‘Shelf Life.’ She also works in the film industry. She has appeared in ‘Kill me, Deadly’ as ‘Mona Livingston,’ ‘A list’ as ‘Blue,’ ‘In my sleep’ as ‘Madge,’ and ‘Dave Made a Maze’ as Jane.


Kristen Vangsness received the Female Best Actress award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Emerging Comic Actress, and a ‘Golden Betty Award. Her works were published in the Los Angeles Times daily newspaper.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color

She will be 49 years old in 2022. Similarly, she is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 76 kg. She is from the United States.

Social Media Details

She is increasingly active on social media. She has 1.3 million followers on her Instagram account, kristenVangsness, and she has over 1700 posts. And she has 700,000 followers on Twitter under the handle, Kristen Vangsness.

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