Kristen Johnston is an award-winning American screen star, best known for her jaw-dropping performances in movies and TV shows. She is best remembered for her role in the NBC sitcom series, 3rd Rock from the Sun which earned her two Primetime Emmys for her outstanding performance.
Having been active in the Hollywood industry for over three decades, the actress boasts an impressive resume with several movies and TV series to her credit. Some of her other notable works include The Exes, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Mom, The Exes, and many others. Join us as we bring you all there is to know about her below.
Kristen Johnston – Bio
The Mom star was born as Kristen Angela Johnston on the 20th day of September 1967 in Washington D.C. She is the daughter of former Wisconsin Republican state senator Rod Johnston and his wife. Although she was born in Washington, Kristen grew up in Wisconsin. She also spent time in Sweden and South America as a teenager. She has two siblings named Scott and Julie. Sadly, their father kicked the bucket on 30th March 2018.
While she was growing up, Kristen completed her basic education at St. Eugene’s Catholic Grade School and Whitefish Bay High School both in Fox Point, Wisconsin. Upon graduation, she proceeded to the New York University where she got a degree in drama.
Movies and TV Shows
Johnston made her on-screen debut with a role in the 1985 short film, Orkly Kid. Before that, she had already begun her career on stage, working with the New York’s Atlantic Theatre Company. At the time, the actress appeared in several productions including As You Like It and Stage Door, among others.
In the ‘90s, Kristen was seen in movies such as Amazonia (1992), Backfire! (1995), and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. She also appeared in TV series like Chicago Hope (1994) and Heart Afire (1995). Others are 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 – 2001) for which she was honored with two Emmy Awards and Microscopic Milton (1997).
The dawn of the millennium ushered more acting opportunities for Kristen Johnston. She played Wilma Slaghoople in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000), Rhonda in Music and Lyrics (2007), and Deb in Bride Wars (2009). The actress also portrayed the role of Katherine in Lovesick (2014), Thrill Ride (2016), Swiped (2018), and Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate.
The highlight of her other TV shows include Sex and the City, ER, Kim Possible, The New adventures of old Kristen, Ugly Betty, The Exes, Modern Family, Daytime Divas, and Amphibia, etc.
Mom is a CBS sitcom series which revolves around a dysfunctional family of mother/daughter, Christy (played by Anna Faris) and Bonnie Plunkett (played by Allison Janney) who separated as a result of alcohol addiction. After so many years, they get back together as they try to build a better relationship by staying sober and attending rehab. The show first premiered on CBS Network in September 2013 and has been running to date.
Kristen Johnston joined the show in its fifth season, portraying the character of Tammy Diffendorf, Bonnie Plunkett’s old friend. She has been making recurring appearances on the show since 2018. The show also stars other notable actors including Sadie Calvano, Octavia Spencer, and many others.
Is She Married, Who is Her Partner?
The American actress has won the hearts of many through her jaw-dropping performances. Many of her fans have been hell-bent on having a peek at her love life; nevertheless, they weren’t so successful in that regard. Digging deeper into the love life of this thespian, we were able to find out that Kristen is still single and not yet married. Although she has been in two known relationships in the past, she has not made it down the aisle. Her first relationship was with a fellow actor named David Newsom. The pair was together for two years from 1996 to 1998.
After they parted ways, she briefly dated another actor, Ryan Reynolds. The lovebirds started their relationship in 1999 and a year later, they went their separate ways. Since then, Kristen has been keeping the details of her love life under the radar, hence there is no clue regarding her subsequent relationships. More so, she doesn’t have any kids yet.
Kristen Johnston’s outstanding performances have earned her roles in a good number of commercially successful movies and TV shows. She has made huge wealth from her careers and is currently living her best life with a net worth of $14 million. Johnston made her wealth not just from her acting career but also from her stints as a teacher and other endeavors.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
If you know Kristen Johnston very well, then you’d learn to appreciate her for her good looks. The actress has a gorgeous physique with a curvaceous figure. Even though she gained some weight lately, Johnston has lost so much weight and has got her fans wondering what she did. That said, the actress stands at a towering height of 6 feet (1.83 m) with a commensurate body weight of 72 kg. She further has attractive body measurements of 38-29-39 inches for her bust, waist, and hips respectively. In addition, Kristen also wears a size 10 dress as well as a size 12 shoe, and bra of size 36B.