Kristen is a fresh and versatile artist who grew up in the lovely little town of Newport, Maine surrounded by the fresh Maine outdoors, a lake, and many animals.
At a very young age, Kristen started performing in school and local productions. She took up any and every opportunity to perform, including playing a maggot with a speech impediment in a musical, and making her friends take roles in backyard productions. She once attempted to raise money by selling Peppermint Patties to star in a two person, self-written production of The Lion King (which would be performed at the local community center and eventually to transfer to Broadway).
Kristen moved to New York City to start school at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and graduated with a hunger to work and an eagerness to enter the professional world. Since then, she has worked on countless projects including (but not limited to) Off-Broadway and regional theatre, television shows, national commercials and print work, indie films, webseries, a national tour, and much more.
Kristen is also a playwright and wrote her first play at sixteen, Something Wicked, which was first produced at the high school, and again (after many revisions) in April of 2011 in New York City. (Marking her second NY production as a playwright). Her play, The Losing Game, was published in 2013. In 2015, Kristen wrote and produced a short film, Flotsam, and began taking screenwriting classes. She also enjoys improv and comedy, and performed on a competitive long form team for two years.
She loves swing dancing in her spare time and often travels for lindy hop/swing events. She is very passionate about vintage eras, flea markets & collecting history, and jazz & doo wop music.