|Date of Birth||27 March 1979, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA|
|Birth Name||Kristen Elizabeth Aldridge|
|Height||5' 8" (1.73 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Kristen Elizabeth Aldridge was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. A natural performer, she spent her childhood years making funny faces and trying to get laughs. Taking those experiences to stage, Kristen nabbed her very first acting role playing the lead in the theater production of "Alice in Wonderland". Developing her acting skills early on, her comedic performances got big laughs in "Ducktails and Bobbysox", for which she won her first Drama Award for "Most Talent, Sweetest Smile" at 12-years-old.
Kristen got a local agent in Minnesota and soon started landing local modeling and commercial gigs. Her spots in cheerleading and prom magazines led to runway shows for Nordstrom and Marshall Fields and print ads for Target Stores. When Kristen was 15, she auditioned for Touchstone Pictures' My Father the Hero (1994) with Gérard Depardieu, Lauren Hutton and Emma Thompson. After many callbacks, she came close but didn't get the part.
Destined for Hollywood, Kristen graduated from Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota with hopes of pursuing an acting career. While majoring in Broadcast Journalism and a top tennis player at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Kristen made a dash to showcase her modeling and acting talent in the Big Apple. She was discovered in New York by Star Manager / Producer Jaime Monroy.
Kristen spent the summer modeling and acting in Europe, booking several international commercials and print ads. After returning home to Minnesota, she decided she was permanently moving to Hollywood. Once again reunited with Star Manager / Producer Jaime Monroy, she is now on the Hollywood beat.
A Hollywood "It" girl on the rise, Kristen just completed a starring role as "Paula Grayson" in the romantic comedy, "Two for Paula", co-starring the legendary Marla Gibbs. Using her athletic skills and talent, she landed a leading role playing "Raquel Angelo" in the "Charlie's Angels"-inspired independent film, "Arc Angels: Faith and Fury", which premiered at the American Film Market in November. Some of Kristen's recent television appearances include co-starring roles as the "love interest" for the Fox Television pilot, "True Love", and the Spike TV pilot, The Playbook (2005). Catch her as a host for the MTV pilot, "Just a Guy Thing", as well as the host commentator for Staying Alive (1983), with John Travolta, on the AMC Network.
Recently, Kristen was a semi-finalist in the "Hometown Hotties Sexiest Girls Next Door" for "Maxim Magazine" along with dozens of other print campaigns and commercials, including "Morongo Casino", "Mercedes-Benz", "Bud Light Beer" and "NutraRenew Hair". She was recently awarded the title of "Miss Westwood USA" and was a trophy presenter with Tom Green at the 2004 Golden Trailer Awards. In March, Kristen was spotlighted on the TLC Network as a top model/actress in Hollywood. Look out for this wholesome sexy brunette's poster, coming soon to a store near you...
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Monroy Entertainment
Kristen Aldridge can be seen by sports fans across the country as co-host of ESPN Road Trip (2008). The ESPN series gives college football fans a look at the rituals, revelry and rivalries that seize college campuses each week. "ESPN Road Trip" joins a growing lineup of "ESPN Original Digital series" on ESPN.com, with videos viewed monthly by fans an average of more than 120 million times.
Kristen Aldridge's interest in television hosting and entertainment journalism began early on. A self-professed "pop culture junkie", Kristen discovered Entertainment Tonight (1981) on television when she was 12 and her dream of becoming a television personality was born. Yep, she was hooked.
With a naturally inquisitive nature and energetic personality, the dream job of a television host seemed a perfect fit. While growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Kristen did anything she could to get her questions answered about TV journalism.
As a teenager, she would often pretend her hairbrush was a microphone to practice her interviewing skills on a mock red carpet in the family room (embarrassing to admit, but so true). In high school, Kristen wrote for the school newspaper and after countless hours bugging her journalism teacher with still more questions, he decided to make her T.A. Kristen's tenacity and ability at getting the "inside scoop" was just starting to pay off.
After majoring in Broadcast Journalism at The University of St. Thomas, Kristen packed her bags into the family's red pick-up truck and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her entertainment career. With hard work, loads of determination and a little luck, she got hired as an entertainment reporter for a local TV show and that mock red carpet from the family room finally became a reality.
Now a seasoned on-camera television personality, Kristen Aldridge has gotten the scoop directly from Hollywood's biggest stars. Some of the celebrities she has interviewed include director Oliver Stone, Anthony Hopkins, Liza Minnelli, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Gosling, Anne Hathaway, Jared Leto, Richard Dreyfuss, Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Biel, Jon Voight, AFI, Alicia Keys and 30 Seconds to Mars: The Making of 'The Ride' (2010), to name a few.
While working in Los Angeles, Kristen was entertainment reporter for "Your LA" on NBC and writer/producer/reporter for the nationally syndicated-Hollywood Previews: Fingerprints Interview (2009). In 2007, Kristen joined the CNN family as anchor for their premiere broadband news service, CNN Pipeline (2005).
Soon, Kristen Aldridge caught the eye of Hollywood heavyweights Cynthia Biamon (co-founder of Leonardo DiCaprio's production company and former manager of Cameron Diaz) and Bradley Cramp (executive producer of Lord of War (2005) with Nicolas Cage and S1m0ne (2002) with Al Pacino). Out of hundreds of applicants, they hired Kristen to host "AT&T U-Verse Buzz", an entertainment news program seen across the country, where she got the chance to cover the red carpet for big name events like "Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week".
Other television hosting duties include AMC's "Date Night" movie review, TLC's "Faking It", GO TV Network's entertainment news program "Bottom Line, Etc." and pilots for MTV and The Travel Channel.
Kristen's experience also extends behind the scenes. As a true "one-woman band", Kristen recently wrote, produced, directed, hosted, edited and pitched several entertainment pilots that were sold to a top news station in the Twin Cities.
This sealed her job as entertainment reporter for Metromix, a national youth-oriented listings site owned by Tribune and Gannett that receives nearly 20 million page views from over 2.0 million unique visitors per month. She has written over a hundred editorial reviews on the hottest restaurants, bars, clubs and events for the website, and her entertainment reports can be seen regularly on KARE 11 News.
In fact, Kristen Aldridge just won a regional Emmy for her work with Metromix/KARE 11 in the Arts/Entertainment category.
Kristen Aldridge is also founder of "Positively Celebrity", an online entertainment magazine. Armed with a laptop computer, some crazy-ambitious ideas, an extreme excitement over HTML and a few too many double espressos, Kristen created the online magazine to share her love of pop culture with the world.
In addition to her duties as publisher and managing editor, Kristen is also a major contributor to the website, writing daily feature stories on everything from movies and music to fashion and TV.
As an actress, Kristen has been featured in dozens of national commercials, including "Secret Deodorant" (Academy Award-winning Director), "Bud Light Beer" (Super Bowl Spot), "Mercedes-Benz" and "K-Swiss" (with Anna Kournikova). She recently starred in "Two for Paula", a romantic comedy feature film with 4-time Emmy nominee Marla Gibbs.
As a model, Kristen has been featured in print campaigns for "Target", "Nordstrom", "Lily McNeal" and "Schweppes Ginger Ale" in Allure, In Style and US Weekly, to name a few. She was also a semi-finalist in Maxim Magazine's "Hometown Hotties" Search for the Sexiest Girl Next Door.
As a mid-western girl at heart, not much has changed since Kristen's childhood growing up in the suburbs of Minnesota - she's still asking lots of questions - only this time the microphone is real.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous