Kirsten Vangsness is well-known as an American actress and writer. She is famous for her character of FBI on CBS drama criminal minds. Kirsten has worked in several movies like Dave made a Maze, Sometimes Santa’s Gotta Get Whacked, The Chicago 8, Saria’s Songs, and Axis.

Kirsten Vangsness has also been seen in TV series like a Good Job, Thanks!, Criminal Minds, Pretty the Series, and others.

Quick Wiki
Full NameKirsten Vangsness
Date of Birth7 July, 1972
Birth PlaceUSA
FatherErrol Leroy Vagsness
MotherBarbara Mary
ProfessionActress and Writer
Age49 years old
Height5 feet 10 inches
Body Measurement41-35-40 inches
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Net Worth$3 million
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Kirsten Vangsness was born in 1972, on July 7. She was born in Pasadena, California, the United States of America. Presently, she is 49 years old as of 2021. Vangsness was born with a birth name Kirsten Simone Vangsness. Kirsten is the daughter of Errol Leroy Vangsness (Father) and Barbara Mary Vangsness (Mother).

Kirsten Vangsness went to Cerritos High School in Los Angeles, talking about her educational background. After that, she went to Cypress College in Cypress, Northern Orange Country. In 1995, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton. Vangsness is bisexual. She is an avid animal lover and activist. Kirsten loves cats and has rescued several animals in her neighborhood.


Kirsten Vangsness has started filming or acting to overcome shyness. In 1998, she started her career when she got a character in the Short film “Sometimes Santa’s Gotta Get Whacked.” She was also seen in some of her famous movies are  “A-List Blue” in 2006, “Scream of the Bikini Interior Decorator ” in 2009, “In My Sleep Madge” in 2010, “The Chicago 8 Sketch Artist” in 2011, “Kill Me, Deadly Mona Livingston” in 2015, “Dave Made a Maze Jane” in 2017.

Kirsten Vangsness has acted in some of the short movies as “Sarina’s Song Party Guest,” Short film in 2011, “Sarina’s Song” in 2011, “Remember to Breathe Vocals for Young Alice” in 2012.

Vangsness has acted in many Television series as Future Veronica Episode: “Age Before Beauty” in 2004, LAX in 2005, “Vampire Mob Laura Anderson” in 2010, “Pretty the Series” in 2010-2012, “Good Job, Thanks!” in 2011-2013, “Shelf Life ” in 2013, “Criminal Mind: Suspect Behavior,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” from 2005 -2017.

Kristen’s articles have been released in the Los Angeles Times. However, she has co-written three “Criminal Minds” episodes with executive producer Erica Messer. In addition, she co-wrote Episodes such as “Nelson’s Sparrow” in 2014, “A Beautiful Disaster”  in 2015, and”Spencer” in 2016.

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Awards and Nominations

As her achievement in her career, Kirsten Vangsness was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress for “Pretty the series” in 2010 and Best supporting actress (Comedy) for “Pretty the series” in 2013.

Relationship/ Dating/ Kids

Kirsten Vangsness is in a happy romantic relationship. She has dated film editor Melanie Goldstein from 2006 to 2013. After that, she engaged to actor and writer Keith Hanson in November 2015 after dating for several years.

Rumors and Controversies

Kirsten Vangsness was rumored to leave the “Criminal Minds” if she was not paid what she was worth. She acted and co-wrote various episodes. However, she gained popularity but was not satisfied with the salaries.

Weight loss journey

Kirsten Vangsness started her journey to weight loss in 2014 after reading books and listening to free podcasts by Renee Stephens, a leading diet and weight-loss coach.

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Social Media

Kirsten Vangsness is active in social media. Kirsten has more than 1.1 million followers on Instagram. And has more than 631.8k followers on Twitter @vangsness.

Net Worth

Kirsten Vangsness has earned name, fame, and wealth in her career. She has an estimated net worth of around $3 million. So, her income sources are from various films, TV series, and writing the TV episode for “Criminal Minds.”


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