Kristen Vangsness made her career as an American actress and a writer. She got her name and fame after portraying the role of an FBI Technical Analyst named Penelope Garcia in a drama series called Criminal Minds. She has performed the same character for the sequels of the same movie named Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour as well as Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
Kristen Vangsness Early Life
Kristen Vangsness was brought up in this world on 7th July of 1972. She was born in Pasadena, situated in California in U.S. Kristen Vangsness’s full name is Kristen Simone Vangsness. She was the daughter of Errol Leroy Vangsness and Barbara Mary. She completed her schooling at Cerritos High School in the year 1990. She later attended Cypress College, which is situated in Cypress, California. She completed her graduation from California State University, which was located at Fullerton, in the year 1996.
Kristen Vangsness Career
Kristen had been interested in the acting industry since her childhood, since this would help her overcome her shyness. She won various awards, which include prizes such as the 15 Minute of Female Best Actress Award as well as the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Emerging Comic Actress and the Golden Betty Award. Her works have been published by the Los Angeles Times. She has even helped in writing a few episodes of the movie named Criminal Minds, in which she has acted. She has even written the story of the movie named Nelson’s Sparrow with the most famous executive director named Erica Messer. She has written various works with Messer, such as she wrote Beautiful Disaster again with Messer, A movie named Spencer was co-written by Messer with Vangsness. She even wrote the final series of the Criminal Minds, which she co-write with Messer. She has not only produced or written movies but also played part as an actor, such as Sometimes Santa’s Goat Get Whacked, Tranny McGuyver, Scream of the Bikini, Remember to Breathe, Diane and Devine: Meet the Apocalypse. Axis, Dave Made A Maze which was released in the year 2017. Apart from the roles in movies, she has also played various roles on television too, such as Veronica in Phil of the Future, which was released in the year 2004, Penelope Garcia in Criminal Minds, which was aired from 2005-to 2020, Meredith Champagne in Pretty the Series from the year 2010-2012, as a Therapist in the movie named Good Job, Thanks which was released in the year 2011-2013.
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Kristen Vangsness Personal Life
Kristen has described herself in an interview as queer as a purple unicorn singing Madonna. She had a previous relationship with an editor named Melanie Goldstein for over seven years. In 2013, Kristen Vangsness got engaged to Melanie Goldstein in November 2015. Then, later on, she tied her knot with an actor and a writer named Keith Hanson.
Kristen Vangsness Net Worth
Kristen Vangsness has a net worth of $3 million. She has earned this through her writing and acting in various movies.