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Overview (2)

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

Mini Bio (1)

Kristen Johnston studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City.

She won two Emmys for her role on "Third Rock from the Sun". She has appeared on many other television shows including "Ugly Better", "ER", "Bored to Death", and, perhaps most memorably, as the party girl whose famous final words were "I'm so bored I could die" on "Sex and the City". She's currently on television on TV Land's hit series, "The Exes", which is now in its fourth season. Just a few of Johnston's many stage credits are "So Help Me God!" (Drama desk nomination), "The Women", "Aunt Dan & Lemon", "Love Song" on the West End, as well as starring in three Shakespeare in Central Park productions, "Much Ado About Nothing", "12th Night", and "The Skin of our Teeth". She is a long-time member of The Atlantic Theater Company, and her roles over the years have included "The Lights"(Drama Desk Nomination) and "Scarcity". Kristen's film credits include the 2nd Austin Powers film (as Ivana Humpalot), "Finding Bliss", "Bad Parents", "Bride Wars", "Life Happens", "Vamps", "Strangers with Candy", and the upcoming independent film "Lovesick" with Matt LeBlanc. Johnston teaches acting at The Atlantic Theater Company's Acting School at NYU. She founded an organization called SLAM, whose goal is the creation of a desperately needed sober high school in New York City Johnston's first book,was a New York Times Bestselling memoir entitled GUTS, the endless follies and tiny triumphs of a giant disaster.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Atlantic Student

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.

Salary (1)

The Exes (2011) $50,000 per episode (2013-2014)

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