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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 September 1967Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (2)

She studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City. The School, located in Chelsea, was founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, and teaches the technique "Practical Aesthetics", which Ms. Johnson uses. She is currently a member of the company at the Atlantic, and sometimes performs in shows during their season.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Atlantic Student

Kristen Johnston played "Sally Solomon" on the hit television series, 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), for which she won two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In TV Land's original sitcom, The Exes (2011), Johnston plays "Holly Franklin", a divorce attorney and landlord to three of her former clients, who happen to share the apartment across the hall from her own.

Johnston was nominated in 2010 for a Drama Desk Award (outstanding lead actress in a play) for her performance as "Lily Darnley" in the hit production of "So Help Me God!", which ran at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York. She is a longtime member of the Atlantic Theater Company. Johnston's other theater credits include "Love Song" on the West End, "The Women" on Broadway, "Much Ado About Nothing", "Twelfth Night" and "The Skin Of Our Teeth" at the Public Theater in Central Park. Off-Broadway productions include "Baltimore Waltz" and "Aunt Dan and Lemon" and Atlantic's productions of "The Lights" by Howard Korder at Lincoln Center, which earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination (best supporting actress), and "Scarcity" by Lucy Thurber.

Johnston has appeared on numerous TV shows including ER (1994), Ugly Betty (2006) and Bored to Death (2009). She also had a memorable turn as "Lexi Featherstone", the party girl who falls out of a window on HBO's Sex and the City (1998).

Kristen Johnston made her screen debut in the short film, The Debt (1993), which won a number of awards at international film festivals, including the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Her other film credits include a cameo role in Finding Bliss (2009), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000), Strangers with Candy (2005), Music and Lyrics (2007) and Bride Wars (2009). Johnston teaches acting, both privately and at NYU (the Atlantic Acting School), and released her first book, "Guts", for Simon & Schuster.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TL

Trade Mark (2)

Her husky voice
Towering height.

Trivia (12)

Went to high school in Wisconsin.
Spent a large part of her teens traveling as an exchange student to Sweden and South America.
Attended Whitefish Bay High School, in Whitefish Bay, an upscale, small suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduated with good grades in 1985.
Her father is a former state senator.
Starred in the play "The Baltimore Waltz" in NYC (Dec 2004).
BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1989)
She appeared on the cover of punk band Bad Religion's 1998 album "No Substance".
She recently posed nude for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to protest the treatment of carriage horses in New York City.
A member of the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.
Currently starring in "Love Song" on the West End stage in London with Neve Campbell, Cillian Murphy and Michael McKean. [November 2006]
Diagnosed with lupus myelitis. [September 2013]
In early September 2013 she became ill and later was diagnosed with lupus myelitis. As a result of the disease she suffers from muscle weakness that led to difficulty walking, especially on the stairs, and she wears an orthopedic collar to keep the head up.

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