In the 1992 American comedy fantasy film dubbed Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristy Swanson portrayed the role of Buffy Summers. That is one of her most prominent roles in the film and television industry. The actress has been in this industry for over three decades and is one of the household names in Hollywood.
In her acting career so far, Kristy Swanson has featured in numerous television shows and movies. One of the most outstanding things about her is that she is very outspoken about her political views and opinions. She argues that she has been pretending to be someone else for years in her career, so she takes pride in being real in her personal life.
- Name: Kristy Noel Swanson
- Age: 50 years
- Date of birth: 19th of December 1969
- Place of birth: Mission Viejo, California, United States of America
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
- Nationality: American
- Ancestry: Swedish and German
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters/ 168 centimeters)
- Weight: 62 kilograms (135 pounds)
- Measurements: 35-24-35 inches (89-61-89 centimeters)
- Parents: Bob' Swanie' and Rosemary Swanson
- Spouse: Lloyd Eisler
- Son: Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler
- Political party: Republican
- Alma mater: El Toro High School
- Profession: Actress
The early life of Kristy Swanson
The actress was born in Mission Viejo, California, United States of America, on the 19th of December 1969. Her nationality is American, Sagittarius is her Zodiac sign, and she has Swedish and German ancestry.
How old is Kristy Swanson? Currently, Kristy Swanson age is 50 years. Her parents' names are Bob' Swanie' Swanson and Rosemary, and both worked as physical education teachers. They are now retired.
She has an older brother named Robert M. Swanson, Jr., who was born on the 12th of July 1965. He was a heavy metal musician. Both the actress and her brother were raised in Mission Viejo, California.
When she was only nine years old, Kristy expressed to her parents the desire to become an actress. They supported her, and she bagged her first job in a commercial for a dollhouse not long afterwards.
She had to forego regular schooling at 13 to focus on her acting career, so her parents home-schooled her. Between the ages of nine and 13, she had featured in at least 30 television commercials.
The actress went to El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California.
Kristy Swanson height and weight
The actress is 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters/ 168 centimeters) tall, and she weighs about 62 kilograms (135 pounds.) She has an hourglass figure.
Kristy Swanson measurements are 35-24-35 inches (89-61-89 centimeters) for her bust, waist, and hips, respectively. She wears bra size 32C, and her shoe size is 8 in US sizes.
The actress started her career at The Actors Workshop with R.J. Adams. She then moved to television advertising roles. She has been in the industry for over 30 years now and has featured in numerous television shows and movies.
Kristy Swanson movies
- Pretty in Pink (1986): She was Duckette in this movie. She had a non-speaking role.
- Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story (1986): She starred in this television film as Stephanie Gamble.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986): Kristy Swanson Ferris Bueller role was portraying the character of Simone Adamley. She was the character that announced a long-winded excuse for Ferris' absence in class. Charlie Sheen was her co-star in this movie.
- Deadly Friend (1986): She acted as Samantha Pringle, who was the girl next door. Samantha jumped through a second-story window to stop someone from running away.
- Flowers in the Attic (1987): She portrayed the character of Catherine "Cathy" Dollanganger. The movie was an adaptation of V. C. Andrews' novel with the same title.
- Juarez (1987): She portrayed the character of Cathy Dodge in this television film.
- Not Quite Human (1987): She was Eron Jeffries in this ABC television film.
- The Loner (1988): She portrayed the character of Sherry Spicer in this television film.
- Nightingales (1988): She was Rebecca "Becky" Granger in this NBC television film.
- Dream Trap (1990): She acted as Sue Halloran in this movie.
- Diving In (1990): She portrayed the character of Terry Hopkins.
- Mannequin Two: On the Move (1991): She acted as Jessie.
- Hot Shots! (1991): She portrayed the role of Kowalski.
- Highway to Hell (1991): She was Rachel Clark in this movie.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992): In the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, she portrayed the character of Buffy Summers, and her biological dad acted as the referee. In 1997, a supernatural drama television series based on this film started airing.
- The Program (1993): She was Camille Shafer in this film.
- The Chase (1994): She portrayed the character of Natalie Voss.
- Getting In (1994): She was Kirby Watts in this movie.
- Higher Learning (1995): She acted as Kristen Connor.
- The Chili Con Carne Club (1995): She featured in this short film as Julie.
- The Phantom (1996): She acted as Diana Palmer.
- Marshal Law (1996): She portrayed the character of Lilly Nelson in this television film.
- Bad to the Bone (1997): She was Francesca Wells in this ABC television film.
- 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997): She was Laurie Bennett in this movie.
- Lover Girl (1997): She acted as Darlene Ferrari/"Sherry" in this film.
- Tinseltown (1997): She portrayed the character of Nikki Randall.
- Ground Control (1998): She acted as Julie Albrecht.
- Big Daddy (1999): She portrayed the character of Vanessa, who was the girlfriend of Adam Sandler.
- Supreme Sanction (1999): SH was Jenna in this HBO television film.
- Meeting Daddy (2000): She featured in this movie as Laurel Lee.
- Dude, Where's My Car? (2000): She starred in this movie as Christie Boner.
- Soul Assassin (2001): She was Tessa Jansen in this film.
- Zebra Lounge (2001): She portrayed the character of Louise Bauer in this television film.
- Silence (2003): She acted as Dr. Julia Craig.
- Red Water (2003): She was Dr. Kelli Raymond in this television film.
- Forbidden Secrets (2005): She featured in this television film as Alexandra Kent Lambeth.
- Bound by Lies (2005): She starred in the film as Laura Cross.
- Six Months Later (2005): She featured in this short film as Linda.
- Living Death (2006): She portrayed the character of Elizabeth Harris.
- The Closer (2009): She was Kaitlyn in this short film.
- The Black Hole (2006): She portrayed the character of Shannon Muir in this television film.
- What If... (2010): She was Wendy Walker in this movie.
- Chick Magnet (2011): She was Kristy in this movie.
- Swamp Shark (2011): She portrayed the character of Rachel Bouchard in this television film.
- A Christmas Wish (2011): She was Martha Evans in this Hallmark television film.
- Little Women, Big Cars (2012): She featured in the film as Rocky.
- Operation Cupcake (2012): She acted as Janet Carson in this television film.
- The Bouquet (2013): She was Terri Benton.
- Storm Rider (2013): She was Jody Peterson.
- Beethoven's Treasure Tail (2014): She was Daniella Downy.
- Merry Ex-Mas (2014): She was Noelle in this ION television film.
- Driven Underground (2015): She portrayed the role of Sarah Palmer in this Lifetime television film.
- Angels in the Snow (2015): She featured in this production as Judith Montgomery.
- A Parent's Worst Nightmare (2017): She featured in this television movie as Kathrin.
- A Mother's Sacrifice (2017): She was Joanna in this movie.
- Crowning Jules (2017): She acted as Victoria.
- Bad Stepmother (2018): She featured in this television film as Louise.
- Winter's Dream (2018): She was Kat in this Hallmark television film.
- It's Your Move (1984): She featured in the episode dubbed Love Letters as Laura.
- Call to Glory (1985): She appeared in the episode dubbed JFK: Parts 1 & 2 as Sally.
- Cagney & Lacey (1985): She was Stephanie Brandon in the episode titled On the Street.
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1986): She featured in the episode dubbed The Gloating Place as Female Student #2.
- The Magical World of Disney (1986): She portrayed the character of Jennifer Davis in the episode dubbed Mr. Boogedy.
- The Hogan Family (1986): She appeared in the episode dubbed The Big Fix-Up as Linda Perkins.
- Growing Pains (1987): She portrayed the character of Rhonda in the episode dubbed Thank God It's Friday.
- Knots Landing (1987-1988): She was Jody Campbell in this series, and she appeared in eight episodes.
- Ohara (1988): She featured in the episode dubbed X.
- Nightingales (1989): In this television series, she starred as Rebecca "Becky" Granger, who was one of the leading characters. She appeared in 13 episodes.
- B.L. Stryker (1989): She was Lynn Ellingsworth in the episodes dubbed Blues for Buder and The Dancer's Touch.
- Early Edition (1998-1999): She starred in this series as Erica Paget, who was the love interest of the main character named Gary Hobson. She appeared in 20 episodes.
- Grapevine (2000): She portrayed the character of Susan Crawford in five episodes.
- Just Shoot Me! (2003): She featured in the episode dubbed There's Something About Allison as Allison Cavanaugh.
- CSI: Miami (2004): She was Roxanne Price in the episode dubbed Complications.
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007): She featured in the episode dubbed Bombshell as Lorelai Mailer.
- 3Way (2008): She acted as Leslie Lapdalulu in the episodes titled Fatal Distraction: Parts 1 & 2 and The Dinah Monologues.
- Hell's Kitchen (2009): She appeared in episode four of the sixth season as herself. The title of the episode was 13 Chefs Compete.
- One Tree Hill (2010): She was a woman in a car in the episode dubbed Don't You Forget About Me.
- Psych (2011-2014): She was Marlowe Viccellio, a recurring character, in six episodes.
- A Lesson in Romance (2014): She portrayed the character of Megan Mills.
- SEAL Team (2019): She featured as Julia Logan in the episodes dubbed Rock Bottom, Medicate and Isolate, and Payback.
Nominations and awards
The actress has won one award and has received six nominations.
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards
- In 1992, she was nominated for the Best Actress Chainsaw Award for her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- In 2011, she was nominated in the category of Most Inspiring Movie Acting for her work in What If...
- In 2012, she was nominated in the category of Most Inspirational Television Acting for her work in A Christmas Wish.
Young Artist Awards
- In 1986, she was nominated for the award of Best Young Actress - Guest in a Television Series for her role in Cagney & Lacey (for the season premiere.)
- In 1987, she was nominated for the award of Exceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week for her role in Mr. Boogedy.
- In 1988, she was nominated in the category of Best Young Female Superstar in Motion Pictures for her work in Deadly Friend.
- In 1989, she won the Best Young Actress in a Horror or Mystery Motion Picture for her role in Flowers in the Attic.
How much is Kristy Swanson worth?
The actress has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She has made most of her money from her acting jobs.
Kristy Swanson husband and child
Who is Kristy Swanson married to? Lloyd Eisler is the name of her spouse. She married him on the 7th of February 2009 in San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America.
The actress first started dating Eisler while he was still married to someone else. The affair started as the show dubbed Skating with Celebrities was running.
She gave birth to the couple's only child, Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler, on the 16th of February 2007, which was one month before Eisler's divorce was finalized. Magnus weighed seven pounds and 11 ounces at birth.
In 2007, the actress filed assault charges against Eisler's former wife, Marcia O'Brien. The police officers took photos of the bruises on her back and other body parts. She claimed that she sustained the injuries during a scuffle with O'Brien.
Before she filed her complaint, O'Brien had filed one against her. She was arrested the released after posting bail in Kingston, Ontario. She said that both she and Eisler were visiting Eisler's children with O'Brien when the scuffle happened.
Before getting married to Eisler, the actress was the fiancée of Alan Thicke. She was only 16 years old when she first met the actor. The two started dating when she was 17 years old, and they got engaged when she was 19 years old, but they never got married.
Where is Kristy Swanson now?
Although she has had fewer roles in television shows and movies in recent times, she is still an actress. Many people know Kristy Swanson today as one of the actresses who are very vocal about their political stands and opinions.
Is Kristy Swanson a Republican? Yes, she is. She is a Hollywood conservative who tried to keep quiet about her political views.
However, when the film industry showed high levels of contempt for President Trump, she decided to speak up so she came out publicly as a conservative. She came out to defend President Trump and argued that she did not bash former president, Barrack Obama, when he was in power.
When Patrick Gallagher expressed his anti-Trump sentiments in July 2019, the actress said that she would be more than happy to buy him a one-way ticket back to Canada. She also said that the 'actor' was making a living in The United States Of America.
In response, Gallagher said that Kristy was still a rude diva because she had not changed since the last time they worked together. He went on to say that the actress had not done her research well, and that is why she did knot know that he was an American citizen.
The beef between the two started after President Trump sent out a series of racist tweets that criticized progressive Democratic congresswomen. He urged them to go back to the high-crime regions from which they came.
In late February 2020, President Trump held a meeting with some actors. He met the cast members of FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers, a play in which the actress featured. The Kristy Swanson Trump meeting was a dream come true for the actress.
Fun facts about the actress
- In January 1988, she was arrested for cocaine overdose.
- In 1985, filmed a scene with Willem Dafoe in To Live and Die in L.A. Unfortunately, it was deleted on the final cut of the film. This would have been her first feature film.
- She enjoys playing golf, and in 2014, she launched a clothing line dubbed aDRESSitGOLF. It sells ladies' golf wear and accessories.
- Her paternal grandfather had Swedish roots while her maternal grandfather had German ancestry.
- She auditioned for the role of Rain in Husbands and Wives, but Emily Lloyd was picked instead.
Kristy Swanson is known to many as Buffy from the 1992 film dubbed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has also starred in many other movies and television shows. The doting wife is also a mother of one.