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Actor, Writer, Producer currently living in LA.

 

Kristen grew up in Philadelphia with my stereotypically crazy Greek-American family and graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama that I earned in just three years *Hair flip*

Stars in the Lifetime original film Mommy Would Never Hurt You,  WongFu's (3M subscribers) newest rom-com series Dating After College, and Fake News Writer, a comedic web series that won the 2019 Webby Award for Online Entertainment!

Coming soon: Wedding Screeners, a Hallmark rom-com, I Am Lisa, a new werewolf thriller from Patrick Rea in which Kristen stars as the titular Lisa, and The Hoarding, a short directed by and starring Karen Gillan of Jumanji and Avengers, that is currently being developed into a feature Warner Bros.

Kristen is a performer on the UCB Mess Hall improv team Parliament and is the writer and producer of two feature films that are currently in pre-production.

Kristen is driven by her strong sense of empathy and a passion to illuminate honest human behavior in nuanced and empowered female characters. But also, she hopes to some day 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 I'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 I'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 I COULD STAR AS SOMEONE IN THE BIOPIC OF THEIR LIFE, WHO WOULD IT BE?

  • Aly Raisman, USA Olympic gymnast

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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

  • Oh Captain, My Captain, Robin Williams

WHEN AM I MOST CREATIVE?

  • When I'm trying to fall asleep 

WHEN AM I 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 MY BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT?

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

IF I COULD ONLY BRING 3 THINGS ONTO AN ISLAND, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

  • Chapstick

  • Tostitos

  • More Chapstick

BEST PIZZA IN NYC?

  • Bravo Pizza, specifically in Union Square

MOST I'VE EVER PAID FOR A LATTE?

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

© 2020 Kristen Vaganos