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Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness is an American actress as well as a writer. Kirsten Vangsness is famous for her role as FBI in the CBS drama Criminal Minds. She has acted in many films such as Sometimes Santa’s Gotta Get Whacked, Saria’s Songs, The Chicago 8, Axis, Dave Made a Maze, etc. Some of her famous TV series are Criminal Minds, Pretty the Series, and Good Job, Thanks!

Early Life and Childhood

Kirsten Vangsness is an American Actress and Writer (50 years as of 2022) who was born on July 7, 1972, in Pasadena, California, United States. Her full name is Kirsten Simone Vangsness.

Her father’s name is Errol Leroy Vangsness (Norwegian) and her mother’s name is Barbara Mary Vangness (Italian). There is no information about her sibling yet.

Kirsten follows Christianity and her birth sign is Cancer. She belongs to a mixed (Norwegian-Italian) ethnicity.

Vangsness went to Cerritos High School in Los Angeles. Later, she attended Cypress College in Cypress, Northern Orange Country. And graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1995.

Kirsten Vangsness – Personal Life and Scandals

Kristen is bisexual. She dated film editor Melanie Goldstein from 2006 to 2013 for seven long years. Later, She engaged to actor and writer Keith Hanson in November 2015 after dating him for a while.

Likewise, she is an avid animal lover and activist. She loves cats and has rescued several animals in her neighborhood.

Kristen was rumored that she was going to leave the “Criminal Minds” if she was not paid what she was worth.

She acted and co-wrote various episodes. Although, she gained popularity but was not satisfied with the salaries.


Caption: Kirsten Vangsness with Keith Hanson


As her achievement in her career, She was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress for “Pretty The Series” in 2010 and Best Supporting Actress (Comedy) for “Pretty the Series” in 2013.

Kirsten Vangsness – Net Worth 2023

She has earned her name, fame, and wealth in her career. She has an estimated net worth of around $3 million.

So, the sources of her income are various films, TV series, and writing the TV episode for “Criminal Minds”.

Kirsten Vangsness – Professional Life

Kristen started filming or acting to overcome shyness. Her career started in 1998 when she got a role in the Short film “Sometimes Santa’s Gotta Get Whacked“.

Then after some of her famous films 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.

She has acted in some short movies such as “Sarina’s Song Party Guest” a short film in 2011, “Sarina’s Song” in 2011, and Remember to Breathe Vocals for Young Alice” in 2012.

Kirsten Vangsness

Caption: Kirsten Vangsness with Criminal Mind star
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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 published in the Los Angeles Times. However, she has co-written three episodes of “Criminal Minds” with executive producer, Erica Messer.

She co-wrote Episodes such as “Nelson’s Sparrow” in 2014, “A Beautiful Disaster”  in 2015, and”Spencer” in 2016.

Body Measurements

Kirsten Vangsness has a large body type. She has a height of 5 ft 7 inches (1.7 inches) a weight of 76 kg (167.5) and a body measurement of 41-35-40. She has blue eyes and blonde hair color.

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

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Caption: Kirsten Vangsness
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Social Media

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