Kristy Swanson Bio: Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth
Kristy Swanson is an American actress who became famous for playing the First Draft Buffy in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in 1992.
Kristy Swanson age
Kristen Noel Swanson was born December 19, 1969, in Mission Viejo, California, the U.S, to Bob Swanie and Rosemary Swanson, who were both physical education teachers but now retired.
Her nationality is American, and she is, however, of Swedish and German ancestry.
Her older brother, Robert M. Swanson, Jr., was a heavy metal musician.
Kristy decided she would be an actress from the age of nine, her parents made this dream possible by helping her pursue commercial television roles, and she eventually landed her first job in a dollhouse commercial.
Between the age of nine to 13, Kristy had featured in more than 25 commercials. She had to forego regular schooling due to her career and was homeschooled by her parents.
She later attended El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California.
Kristy Swanson movies and T.V shows
Kristy started her acting career by appearing in TV commercials and one-off appearances in TV series like Cagney and Lacey and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
It was eventually followed by a significant role in the 1986 John Hughes film: “Pretty in Pink.”
That same year she landed her first starring role in “Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend” playing Samantha.
It was soon followed by another part, this time in the adaptation of V. C. Andrews’ best-seller, “Flowers in the Attic,” where she played the role of Cathy.
Between 1987 to 1988, Kristy had a recurring role in the television series “Knots Landing.” An appearance later followed this in 1989 “Nightingales.”
That same year she landed a starring role in the television series B.L. Stryker. Unfortunately, the series lasted only a season.
In 1992, Kristy landed her significant role in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as the lead cast Buffy.
The film recorded commercial success and eventually made the young actress well known.
Subsequently, she made appearances in Hot Shots!, The Program, The Chase, among others.
Kristy soon landed a lead role in John Singleton’s “Higher Learning” as Kristen Conner, a part that became one of her critically acclaimed ones.
Between 1998 to 1999, Kristy played the role of Erica Paget in the television series “Early Edition.”
After her role in the series, she was cast as Vanessa in Adam Sandler’s “Big Daddy.”
Although the talented actress began 2000 by starring in the television series “Grapevine,” she also appeared in “Dude, Where’s My Car?”, a pretty successful film.
In 2002, Kristy Swanson was cover-featured in the November 2002 magazine edition for Playboy, and the actress posed naked in the pictorial, which was quite controversial and increased her popularity.
In 2006 she participated in the Fox television program “Skating with Celebrities” and emerged the winner alongside her partner Lloyd Eisler.
In 2007, Kristy appeared in an episode of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and was also made the spokesperson of the Medifast diet.
In 2008, she guest-starred in three episodes of the series 3Way.
In July 2009, Kristy filmed her first theatrical film, ” What If…, ” featuring Kevin Sorbo and Debby Ryan. The film was events released on August 20, 2010.
The following year she appeared in the Hallmark Christmas movie, “Christmas Wish.”
A lead role soon followed this in the 2018 Hallmark Channel original movie “Winter’s Dream.”
Kristy Swanson now
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress Kristy Swanson is a Republican.
According to the actress, she and actor Dean Cain received death threats for participating in the stage play “Obamagate” as it was focused on Donald Trump, whom she was a big supporter of.
Aside from acting, Kristy also enjoys playing golf, which led to her launching her golf wear and accessories line for ladies in 2014.
The clothing line is named “aDRESSitGOLF.”
Kristy Swanson husband
In 2009, Kristy Swanson got married to her “Skating with Celebrities” partner, Lloyd Eisler.
The couple who tied the knot on February 7, 2009, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America, currently has a son together.
Kristy Swanson began dating her now-husband, Lloyd Eisler, when he was still married to Marcia O’Brien.
The couple who met while filming the show “Skating with Celebrities” soon began dating,
despite Lloyd being married. She later gave birth to their son Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler on February 16, 2007, just one month after Eisler’s divorce to Marcia.
That same year, Marcia filed an assault charge against the actress. She was arrested and later released on bail.
However, it was soon followed by another assault charge, this time by Kristy against Marcia.
The actress claimed that Eisler’s former wife had assaulted her, resulting in body injuries during a scuffle.
Kristy Swanson Net Worth
American actress Kristy Swanson has an estimated net worth of $5 million, this figure mainly made from her acting career.