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Kirsten Vangsness Net Worth

Kirsten Vangsness Net Worth 2019: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kirsten Simone Vangsness net worth is
$4 Million


Kirsten Simone Vangsness Wiki Biography

Kirsten Simone Vangsness was born on 7 July 1972, in Pasadena, California USA, of part-Norwegian and Italian descent. Kirsten is a writer and actress, probably best known for being a part of the show “Criminal Minds”, portraying Penelope Garcia, an FBI Technical Analyst.  Aside from television, Kirsten is also known for her theatre work, having won various awards. She’s also done written work for “Criminal Minds”, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times. All her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Kirsten Vangsness? As of 2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress, which began in the late ’90s. As she continues her career, her wealth is expected to increase, especially if she can repeat her salary of $100,00 per episode of “Criminal Minds” late in the series.

Kirsten Vangsness Net Worth $4 Million

Kirsten attended Cerritos High School where she had her first acting opportunity on stage. She matriculated in 1990, and then attended Cypress College, moving to California State University, Fullerton and graduating in 1995 with a degree in Theatre. While looking for acting roles, Vangsness worked a variety of jobs such as being a grant writer, restaurant hostess. and a dinner-theatre performer, at a thematic restaurant that hosted a murder mystery dinner. Her first television acting opportunity came in a commercial for Diet Dr. Pepper, but eventually she found work in theatre, becoming a part of the Theatre of NOTE in Los Angeles, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and Golden Betty Award for her various performances. Some productions she’s been a part of include “Perfuct”, “The Learned Ladies”, Spider Bites”, and “The Fan Maroo”, which all contributed to her net worth.

After many performances, she was then given opportunities in film and television, including movies such as “A-List”, “In My Sleep” and “The Chicago 8”. Television shows that she’s been a part of include “Phil of the Future”, and “LAX”. She was then cast to be a part of “Criminal Minds” which started airing in 2005, and has now been a part of the show for more than 250 episodes. She was also given the opportunity to co-write a few episodes, such as “Nelson’s Sparrow” and “A Beautiful Disaster”. This has been a significant contributor to her net worth.

Vangsness has established herself as a writer too, and her work is usually seen in Los Angeles Magazine. She has also appeared in the spin-offs series from “Criminal Minds” which are “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior”, and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, appearing in “Beyond Borders” as a special guest. She recently went back to theatre for a noir spoof entitled “Kill Me, Deadly”, of which she was also the executive producer, and has written several acts of the show too. Most recently, she appeared in the horror-thriller film “Dave in a Maze” in 2017, so her ner worth is still rising.

For her personal life, it is known that Vangsness dated Melanie Goldstein in 2006, and they were engaged but cancelled it in 2013. She then revealed in 2015 that she had a boyfriend, and was unsure of her sexuality. She became engaged to her boyfriend, actor/writer Keith Hanson, in November 2015.


Full NameKirsten Vangsness
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 7, 1972
Place Of BirthPasadena, California, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
ProfessionActress, Writer
EducationCalifornia State University, Fullerton, Cerritos High School
NationalityAmerican
ParentsErrol Leroy Vangsness, Barbara Mary Vangsness
PartnerKeith Hanson (2015, engaged)
NicknamesKirsten Simone Vangsness , Kristen S. Vangsness
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/vangsness
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kirstenvangsness/?hl=en
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1494536
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/kirsten-vangsness-mn0002426352
Awards15 Minutes of Female Best Actress Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, Golden Betty Award
NominationsIndie Series Awards -Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)/Outstanding Supporting Actress (2013, 2011)
Movies"A-List" (2006), "In My Sleep" (2010), "The Chicago 8" (2011), "Kill Me, Deadly" (2015), "Axis" (2016), "From the Mouths of Babes" (2014-2016, documentary)
TV Shows"The Tomorrow Show" (2016), "Criminal Minds" (2005-), "In My Sleep" (2010), "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour" (2011), "Pretty the Series" (2010-2012), "Good Job, Thanks!" (2011-2013)
TitleSalary
Criminal Minds (2005)$100,000 per episode (2013-2014)
#Quote
1I 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.]
#Fact
1Co-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.
2Graduated from California State University Fullerton Theatre & Dance Dept.
3Is 50% Norwegian; her father is from Norway. Her mother is of Italian ancestry.
4Was updated as a featured performer in the 2006 season of Criminal Minds (2005).
5In 2005, she won the LA Drama Critics Circle Natalie Schafer Award for Best Emerging Comedic Actress. The award was given to her on March 21, 2005, at the Coronet THeatre.
6She is a member of Theatre of NOTE in Los Angeles, California, and continues to perform there.
7She is a solo performer and her writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine.
8Her day jobs included substitute teacher, child counselor, restaurant hostess, personal assistant, grant writer, and murder mystery dinner theater actress. Her first paid acting job was a Diet Dr. Pepper commercial.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Axis2017post-productionHeather (voice)
Stuck2017/Ipost-productionSunny
Criminal Minds2005-2017TV SeriesPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2016-2017TV SeriesPenelope Garcia
Dave Made a Maze2017Jane
Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse2016Fawn
Baby X2016ShortXpert (voice)
Kill Me, Deadly2015Mona Livingston
Agent Carter2015TV SeriesRuby
Shelf Life2013TV SeriesFreaky Squeaky
Remember to Breathe2013/IIShortVocals for Young Alice (voice)
Good Job, Thanks!2011-2013TV SeriesTherapist
Acquainted2012ShortMs. Hope
Pretty the Series2010-2012TV SeriesMeredith Champagne
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Alternate Reality: The New Criminal Minds2011Video shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - House of Corpses2011Video shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Inside the Red Cell2011Video shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Loved Ones2011Video shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - The Profiler2011Video shortPenelope Garcia
Second City This Week2011TV SeriesCelebrity Guest
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior2011TV SeriesPenelope Garcia
The Chicago 82011Sketch Artist
Sarina's Song2011ShortParty Guest
Vampire Mob2010TV SeriesLaura Anderson (2010)
In My Sleep2010Madge
Scream of the Bikini2009Interior Decorator
Tranny McGuyver2008ShortTV news reporter
A-List2006Blue
LAX2004TV SeriesStephanie / Ticket Agent #1
Phil of the Future2004TV SeriesVeronica
Annie Unleashed2004TV MovieTeresa O'Malley
Don't Make Me Laugh2003ShortKate
Sometimes Santa's Gotta Get Whacked1998ShortTooth Fairy

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kill Me, Deadly2015executive producer / producer
Pretty the Series2011TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal Minds2015-2017TV Series written by - 3 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal Minds2013TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal Minds - Season 11: The Dirty Eleven2016Video shortHerself
Criminal Minds - Season 11: To Derek, with Love2016Video shortHerself
Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously2016DocumentaryHerself
From the Mouths of Babes2014-2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Home & Family2013-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Steampunk'd2015TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Criminal Minds: Season 10 - Origin Story2015ShortHerself
Criminal Minds: Season 10 - Criminal Minds Top Ten2015ShortHerself
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself - Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds: Season 9 - Eyes Only2014Video documentary shortHerself
Take My Bitcoins2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co- Host
The Talk2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Criminal Minds: Season 8 - The Killing Season2013Video shortHerself
Marie2012TV Series documentary
Criminal Minds Season 7: Fireside Chat with Matthew Gray Gubler2012Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 7: Minds' Eye - Bloodlust2012Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 7: Minds' Eye - Devil Inside2012Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 7: Minds' Eye - Implosion2012Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 7: Minds' Eye - The Fall2012Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 7: Minds' Eye - Too Big to Fail2012Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 7: Minds' Eye - Twisted2012Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 7: Seven Stories2012Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 7: Wedding Toasts2012Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
80th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2011TV MovieHerself
Criminal Minds Season 6: Crime Scene - Death Cab2011Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 6: Crime Scene - Devil in the Details2011Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 6: Crime Scene - Love Is Explosive2011Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 6: Crime Scene - The Deep End2011Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 6: From Script to Screen - Agent Down2011Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 6: Secrets - Making of Criminal Minds2011Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
CBS Cares2007-2011TV SeriesHerself
Criminal Minds Season 5: Case Files - Break2010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 5: Case Files - Dante2010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 5: Case Files - Darkness2010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 5: Case Files - Deserted2010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 5: Case Files - Grim2010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 5: Case Files - Subjects Unknown2010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 5: Material Witness2010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 5: Celebrating 1002010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 5: Fear the Reaper2010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Criminal Minds Season 5: Gubler Direct2010Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Swan... One Man's Journey2010DocumentaryHerself
Working the Scene: A Look Behind the Scenes of 'Criminal Minds Season 4'2009Video documentary shortHerself / Penelope Garcia
23rd Annual Genesis Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Criminal Minds Season 3: Killer Roles2008Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
From Script to Screen: True Night2008Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Profile: Rossi/Mantegna2008Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Shemar Moore: Criminal Minds' Wild Ride2008Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
The Criminal Element: The Making of 'Criminal Minds, Season 3'2008Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
Meet Kirsten Vangsness2007Video documentary shortpenelope Garcia
Profilers, Profiled2007Video documentary shortPenelope Garcia
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phil of the Future: Gadgets & Gizmos2005VideoVeronica

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Comedy)Pretty the Series (2010)
2011ISAIndie Series AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressPretty the Series (2010)

Known for movies

Source
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