ACTOR, Thespian EXTRAORDINAIRE
Hey, this is Kristen. I'm writing this in the first person. Why not? Welcome to my acting page. I have always been an actor. As young as I can remember I would devour books and imagine myself as the protagonist, I loved to sprint through the woods of Western Massachusetts, pretending to be a traveler in another place and time. In 4th grade, I was the lead in the elementary school musical. That was a big deal because this role usually went to 6th graders, and that year my folks divorced, I changed schools and I didn't have any friends. But I threw everything into that role and I loved it. I had a few small theater roles at my performing arts high school, but I mostly didn't get cast. This was the time I was learning guitar and writing songs, so that has carried me off in another direction. Becoming a film actor seemed impossible.
Flash forward to 2020, I was cast as Knockout Nancy in the indie film "Valentine Crush" where I also wrote, produced, and performed two original songs for the film, "Skating in the Circles" and "Roll On". I spent much of 2016 and 2017 working as an extra, mostly on the TV show "Nashville" but also on a few commercials, films, and Netflix shows. Valentine Crush was different. Having lines, stunts, multiple takes, and the grueling schedule of an indie film, I was totally hooked.
Since "Valentine Crush" wrapped I have been taking acting classes at the Studio for Acting in Nashville, plus every "Masterclass" on acting and learning about filmmaking, script writing, and throwing myself into the deep end of this new discipline as much as I can.
I've had some amazing opportunities, producing and acting in "The High Road" a 7-minute short film for the Nashville 48 Hour Film Fest,
Meeting and working with Samuel L. Jackson in a scene for his AppleTV series "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey"
Producing "Lisa Frank" a music video with over 74,000 views and a big ole colorful cast.
Being cast as a lead "Dee" and filming 9 episodes in Atlanta for the dramatic comedy series Ten90 (iElevateTV).
Who knows what will come next? #sagaftrastrong #sagaftrastrike We will wait for the unions to get 'er done! In the meantime, to quote the late great Tom Petty, The Future is Wide Open!