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Kristen Vaganos Headshot.jpg

Actor, Writer, Producer currently living in LA. 

 

After growing up in Philadelphia, Kristen graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama that she earned in just three years *Hair flip*

Kristen is known for her portrayal of the titular Lisa in I Am Lisa, a revenge thriller directed by horror vet Patrick Rea. The film is widely available to stream, rent, or buy and a sequel is in development. Watch on Peacock!

Obsessed with the Babysitter, a dance thriller that Kristen stars in as the babysitter Elaine, is currently streaming on Hulu

 

You cam also watch Kristen in WongFu's (3M subscribers) rom-com series Dating After College, in the Amazon Prime series Bulge Bracket​, and in Fake News Writer, a comedic web series that won the 2019 Webby Award for Online Entertainment!

As a comedian, Kristen performs on the UCB improv team Parliament.

 

Kristen is the Producer of the feature film Bobcat Moretti starring Vivica A. Fox, Taryn Manning, Matt Peters, and Oscar-nominee Sally Kirkland, in which Kristen shares a scene with Taryn and Matt. 

Kristen is also the Producer of the female driven coming-of-middle-age feature film Ramona at Midlife starring Yvonne Woods, Alysia Reiner, Joel de la Fuente, April Matthis, Cathy Curtin, and featuring a cameo by Josh Radnor. Kristen shares a scene with David Alan Basche. 

Kristen has two features and a pilot in development.

 

Kristen is driven by her strong sense of empathy and a passion to illuminate honest human behavior in nuanced and empowered female characters. But really, this is all an elaborate plan to someday be a celebrity guest judge on the Food Network Channel. 

frequently asked questions... by nobody in particular

FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE?

  • "The more you know who you are and what you want, the less things upset you." -Sophia Coppola's Lost in Translation

5 DREAM THEATRE ROLES?

  • Kayleen in Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries

  • Lil' Bit in Paula Vogel's How I Learned To Drive

  • Margaritah in Jessica Goldberg's Stuck

  • Tilda in N Richard Nash's Echoes

  • Chris Gorman in Neil Simon's Rumors

FAVORITE ROLES YOU'VE PLAYED ON STAGE?

  • Heidi in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles

  • Raymonde Chandebise in Georges Feydeau's A Flea In Her Ear

3 REMAKES YOU'D WANT TO BE IN?

  • Jo in the 100th remake of Little Women

  • Scarlett in a remake of Clue

  • Elaine in the remake of Seinfeld that will never and should never occur

IF YOU COULD STAR AS SOMEONE IN THE BIOPIC OF THEIR LIFE, WHO WOULD IT BE?

  • Aly Raisman, USA Olympic gymnast

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

IF YOU COULD HAVE LUNCH WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS PASSED AWAY, WHO WOULD IT BE?

  • Oh Captain, My Captain, Robin Williams

WHEN ARE YOU MOST CREATIVE?

  • When I'm trying to fall asleep 

WHEN ARE YOU MOST COMPETITIVE?

  • When I'm playing the board game Clue

 

BAD HABITS?

  • Nail/cuticle biting

  • Reading the last line of a book before starting it

 

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT?

  • I saw Hamilton in its second month on Broadway with its original cast for $50...!

IF YOU COULD ONLY BRING 3 THINGS TO A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

  • Chapstick

  • Skinny Pop Kettle Corn flavor

  • A book of Sudoku

BEST PIZZA IN NYC?

  • Bravo Pizza, specifically in Union Square

MOST YOU'VE EVER PAID FOR A LATTE?

  • $6.25 and it was damn good... thanks a lot Almond Milk