Who is ‘Criminal Minds’ Star Kirsten Vangsness?
Kirsten Simone Vangsness is an American actress and writer. She is best known for her portrayal of F.B.I. Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia on the C.B.S. drama series ‘Criminal Minds’.
She portrayed the same character in the spin-off series and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
|Full Name||Kristen Vangsness|
|Popular For||Criminal Minds|
Birthday and Zodiac
|Age (As in 2021)||49 years old|
|Date of Birth||July 7, 1972|
|Birth Place||Porterville, California, America|
|School/University||California State University, |
Cerritos High School, Cypress College
|Height||5 feet, 6 inches|
|Estimated Net Worth (As in 2021)||$3 million|
Family and Relationship
|Father||Errol Leroy Vangsness|
|Mother||Barbara Mary Vangsness|
|Husband/Wife or Boyfriend/ Girlfriend||N/A|
Kristen Vangsness Age, Height, Birthday, parents
Kristen Vangsness was born on July 7, 1972, A.D, in Pasadena, California. She is the daughter of Errol Leroy Vangsness, of Norwegian descent, and wife Barbara Mary (née Marconi), of Italian descent. Kristen Vangsness celebrated her 48th birthday on July 7, 2020.
She was raised in Porterville, California, and later moved to Cerritos, California. She graduated from Cerritos High School in June 1990 and attended Cypress College in Cypress, California. She later graduated from California State University, Fullerton, in 1996.
Kristen Vangsness Personal Life, Relationships
When asked about the marital status of Kristen Vangsness, she described herself “as queer as a purple unicorn singing Madonna”. She was in a seven-year relationship with editor Melanie Goldstein until 2013, to whom she was engaged.
In November 2015, it was reported that Vangsness became engaged to actor and writer Keith Hanson. There was a rumour that Shemar Moore and Kirsten Vangsness friends, and are they getting married. But, they are good friends.
Shemar is dating Shawna Gordon, and he says that they met during the year 2014. So, and there is no question of marriage between Shemar and Kristen.
Kristen Vangsness Career
Vangsness got involved in acting like a child to help overcome shyness and got her first big break in the theatre, where she won several awards, including the 15 Minutes of Female Best Actress Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Emerging Comic Actress, and the Golden Betty Award.
Regarding her writing career, Vangsness’ work has been published in the Los Angeles Times. Since 2014, Vangsness has co-written four episodes of Criminal Minds.
In 2014 she co-wrote “Nelson’s Sparrow” with executive producer Erica Messer, In 2015, she co-wrote “A Beautiful Disaster” once again with Messer, and in 2016 she co-wrote “Spencer” with Messer. Vangsness and Messer also co-wrote the Criminal Minds series finale.
Kristen Vangsness Net Worth
The approximate net worth of Kristen is about 3 million dollars.
Fun facts about Kristen
- Kristen was very shy in her early years, her mother insisted her to take drama which could help her to talk to people.
- she did jobs like substitute teacher, child counselor, restaurant hostess, personal assistant, grant writer, before getting her big break.
Frequently asked Question
- How old is Kristen Vangsness?
She is 49 years old as in 2021.
- What is the nationality of Kristen Vangsness?
She is a citizen of the U.S.A. (United States of America)
- Where was she born?
Vangsness was born in Pasadena, California.
- When was she born?
She was born on July 7, 1972, A.D.
- Who are the parents of Kristen Vangsness?
She is the daughter of Errol Leroy Vangsness, of Norwegian descent, and wife Barbara Mary (née Marconi), of Italian descent.
- What is the marital status of Kristen Vangsness?
She is unmarried.
- Are Shemar Moore and Kirsten Vangsness friends, and are they getting married?
Yes, they are good friends. Shemar is dating Shawna Gordon, and he says that they met during the year 2014. And with pictures that went viral on the internet, it looks like they are pretty happy with each other, and there is no question of marriage between Shemar and Kristen.
- How tall is Kristen Vangsness?
Kristen Vangsness is 5ft 6 inches.
- How much does Kristen Vangsness weigh?
Before losing weight, Kirsten’s body weight was around 200 pounds. But after losing 50 pounds, her weight became about 150 pounds.
- Which shows and films have Kristen worked in?
She has worked in films like Sometimes Santa’s Gotta Get Whacked, In My Sleep, Remember to Breathe and in television shows like Phil of the Future, Criminal Minds, Second City This Week.