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Kirsten Vangsness


While Kirsten is best known as the bespectacled-brainiac-tech-kitten Penelope Garcia on the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds (2005)(and its spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), she has had a long and varied career prior to joining the cast of the hit CBS series. Stage appearances include Perfuct, The Book of Liz and a number of plays at ... See full bio »

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Known For

Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds Penelope Garcia
(2005-2017)
Kill Me, Deadly
Kill Me, Deadly Mona Livingston
(2015)
In My Sleep
In My Sleep Madge
(2010)

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 2015 Agent Carter (TV Series)
Ruby
- Now Is Not the End (2015) ... Ruby (uncredited)
 2013 Shelf Life (TV Series)
Freaky Squeaky
- Shelf of the Dead, Part 1 (2013) ... Freaky Squeaky
- Pristine (2013) ... Freaky Squeaky
- Toypocalypse Now (2013) ... Freaky Squeaky
- Hero Worship (2013) ... Freaky Squeaky
- Little Big House (2013) ... Freaky Squeaky
 2011-2013 Good Job, Thanks! (TV Series)
Therapist
- Dream Big (2013) ... Therapist
- It's Just Theater Sweetie (2011) ... Therapist
 2010-2012 Pretty the Series (TV Series)
Meredith Champagne
- The Prettiest Finale Yet (2012) ... Meredith Champagne
- A Pretty Dangerous Situation (2012) ... Meredith Champagne
- Meet the Minks (2011) ... Meredith Champagne
- A Pretty Hot Mess (2011) ... Meredith Champagne
- A Very Pretty RV (2011) ... Meredith Champagne
 2011 Second City This Week (TV Series)
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- Baby Girl or in Hitler Times (2011) ... Celebrity Guest
 2010 Vampire Mob (TV Series)
Laura Anderson (2010)
 2004 LAX (TV Series)
Stephanie / Ticket Agent #1
- Secret Santa (2004) ... Stephanie
- The Pictures to Prove It (2004) ... Stephanie
- Pilot (2004) ... Ticket Agent #1
 2004 Phil of the Future (TV Series)
Veronica
 2004 Annie Unleashed (TV Movie)
Teresa O'Malley
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Other Works:

Plays `Maroo Montrose' in Fan Maroo(named outstanding performance by an actress in a lead role by reviewplays.com) See more »

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2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I am always sort of delightedly surprised when someone recognizes me because as far as I'm concerned, I'm just going to work and getting paid to act and that alone is fantastic, I forget people watch it too. [Interview with Style Bible, September 2010.]

Trivia:

Co-wrote the Criminal Minds (2005) episode Criminal Minds: Nelson's Sparrow (2015), which features the (off-screen) murder of Jason Gideon, the character Mandy Patinkin played in seasons one and two, and the first two episodes of season three. See more »

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