Kristy Swanson

Movie Actress

Kristy Swanson was born in Mission Viejo, California, United States on December 19th, 1969 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 53, Kristy Swanson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Kristen Noel Swanson, Kristy, Swanie
Date of Birth
December 19, 1969
United States
Place of Birth
Mission Viejo, California, United States
53 years old
Zodiac Sign
$5 Million
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Kristy Swanson Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 53 years old, Kristy Swanson has this physical status:

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Kristy Swanson Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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El Toro High School
Kristy Swanson Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Lloyd Eisler
Dating / Affair
Jonathan Kahn, Alan Thicke (1987-1991), Luke Perry (1991-1992), David Spade (1996-1997), Lance Bass (2001), Eric Nies (2002), K.C. Armstrong (2004), Lloyd Eisler (2005-Present)
Robert Swanson, Rosemary Swanson
Other Family
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)
Kristy Swanson Career

Swanson began her acting career at The Actors Workshop with R. J. Adams and promptly moved into TV advertising roles and several one-off appearances in TV series such as Cagney and Lacey and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In 1986, she debuted on the big screen in two John Hughes films: Pretty In Pink, in a non-speaking role, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off as a character who announces a convoluted excuse for Ferris's absence in class. Her first starring role was later in 1986, in Wes Craven's Deadly Friend as Samantha – "the girl next door." The next year she played Cathy in the adaptation of V. C. Andrews' best-seller, Flowers in the Attic.

Swanson described how she was cast in Pretty in Pink: "[Writer] John Hughes said, 'We're re-shooting the end of Pretty in Pink. I was wondering if you would come be in this scene with our main character, Ducky, because the way we tested it in the movie theater, it didn't work. We need him to end up with somebody else at the end of the movie. So would you play the part?'"

By 1990, Swanson had made many television appearances, including multiple appearances in Knots Landing (1987–1988), Nightingales (1989), her first starring role in a television series, although it only lasted a season, and a short-lived Burt Reynolds television series called B.L. Stryker (1989).

Throughout the 1990s, she starred mostly in films. She played the title role in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Although not a hit at the box office originally, it had a profitable rental life. She appeared in both starring and supporting roles in films such as Hot Shots!, The Program, The Chase, or her most critically acclaimed role, playing Kristen Connor, a student discovering her sexuality, in John Singleton's Higher Learning. She also appeared in the film adaptation of the comic-book The Phantom and the dark comedy 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag with Joe Pesci. Most of these films failed at the box office and she reverted to television work, in the late 1990s.

In the 1998–99 season of Early Edition, Swanson played Erica Paget, a love interest of the main character, Gary Hobson. In 1999, Swanson played Vanessa, the ex-girlfriend of Adam Sandler in the film Big Daddy. In 2000, she returned to a television series, as the star of Grapevine, a revamp of a 1992 TV series that was canceled after five episodes. The same year, she starred in the successful film Dude, Where's My Car?, alongside Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott and Jennifer Garner.

Swanson posed nude for Playboy magazine in November 2002 in a cover-featured pictorial. She appeared in and won in the 2006 Fox television program Skating with Celebrities, partnered with Lloyd Eisler.

In 2007, she became a spokesperson of the Medifast diet. In the following year, she guest-starred in three episodes of the lesbian web series 3Way. The same year she appeared in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series), Bombshell episode as Lorelai Mailer.

In 2021, a release date of June 15 was announced for Swanson's recent feature and a Jennifer Nichole Lee and Paul Schneider collaboration, Just Another Dream. She co-starred alongside long-time friend Dean Cain.


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