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Kristen Noel Swanson was born on 19 December 1969, in Mission Viejo, California USA, of German and Swedish descent, and is an actress, still perhaps best known for being part of the 1992 hit film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as the titular character. She has also appeared in noted films such as “Pretty in Pink” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Kristy Swanson? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful acting career. She had a role in the horror film “Deadly Friend”, and was part of the controversial film “Flowers in the Attic”. As she continues her career it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Kristy Swanson Net Worth $5 million

While Swanson was young, she expressed an interest in acting and began by taking part in television commercials – one of her first appearances was in a doll house commercial which would lead to several more opportunities. Meantime, she attended and matriculated from El Toro High School.

Later, Kristy would join The Actors Workshop and was still mostly given television advertising roles. She would then appear as a guest in TV series such as “Cagney and Lacy” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”. In 1986, she made her film debut in “Pretty and Pink” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” though only minor roles, so her first major role came in 1986’s “Deadly Friend” in which she played Samantha, and was then cast in the adaptation of the best-selling novel entitled “Flowers in the Attic”. She continued her career by appearing in numerous television shows, including “Knot’s Landing”, and had a lead role in both “Nightingales” and “BL Stryker” but they were short lived. She then concentrated mostly on films, and starred in 1992’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” which was not an initial hit but eventually found success. Other films she was a part of include “The Program” and “Hot Shots!” Thanks to her numerous opportunities her net worth started to increase.

In “Higher Learning”(1995) she played Kristen Connor, a student who’s discovering her sexuality; the success of the film and her well-received performance by critics helped increase Swanson’s net worth a bit. She also appeared in the film adaptation of “The Phantom” and “8 Heads in a Duffel Bag” which didn’t really find success at the box office. In 1998, she joined “Early Edition” playing Erica Paget who would become a love interest of the main character Gary Hobson. The following year, she appeared in the movie “Big Daddy” as the girlfriend of Adam Sandler, then in 2000 she returned to television in “Grapevine” which was a revamp of a 1992 television series. Her net worth rose steadily.

In 2002, Kristen posed nude for Playboy Magazine, and would win in the television program “Skating with Celebrities”. Five years later, she would appear as a guest in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and the lesbian web series “3Way”. In 2009, she made her first film in 10 years entitled “What If…” and one of her latest appearances was in an episode of “One Tree Hill”.

For her personal life, it is known that Swanson dated actor Alan Thicke and they were engaged in 1988, however did not marry. She also had a relationship with her “Skating with Celebrities” partner Lloyd Eisler despite the fact that he was married. They had a son and eventually married just a month after Eisler’s divorce in 2009. The family currently live in Santa Clarita, California.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Mother's Sacrifice 2017 post-production Kathrin
A Parent's Worst Nightmare 2017 post-production Joanna
Crowning Jules 2017 post-production Victoria
Jessica Frost 2017 pre-production Audrey
Angels in the Snow 2015 TV Movie Judith Montgomery
Driven Underground 2015 TV Movie Sarah Palmer
Merry Ex-Mas 2014 Noëlle Rogers
A Belle for Christmas 2014 Dani Downy
Beethoven's Treasure Tail 2014 Video Anne Parker
Psych 2011-2014 TV Series Marlowe Viccellio
A Lesson in Romance 2014 TV Movie Megan Mills
Storm Rider 2013 Jody Peterson
The Bouquet 2013 Terri Benton
Operation Cupcake 2012 TV Movie Janet Carson
Little Women, Big Cars 2 2012 TV Series Rocky
Little Women, Big Cars 2012 Rocky
A Christmas Wish 2011 TV Movie Martha Evans
Chick Magnet 2011 Video Kristy
Swamp Shark 2011 TV Movie Rachel Broussard
What If... 2010/I Wendy Walker
One Tree Hill 2010 TV Series Woman in Car
The Closer 2009 Short Kaitlyn
3Way 2008 TV Series Leslie Lapdalulu
Crysis 2007 Video Game Female Scientist (voice)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007 TV Series Lorelai Mailer
Living Death 2006 Video Elizabeth Harris
The Black Hole 2006 TV Movie Shannon Muir
Six Months Later 2005 Short Linda
Forbidden Secrets 2005 TV Movie Alexandra Kent Lambeth
Bound by Lies 2005 Video Laura Cross
CSI: Miami 2004 TV Series Roxanne Price
Red Water 2003 TV Movie Dr. Kelli Raymond
Just Shoot Me! 2003 TV Series Allison Cavanaugh
Silence 2002 Dr. Julia Craig
Zebra Lounge 2001 TV Movie Louise Bauer
Soul Assassin 2001 Tessa Jansen
Dude, Where's My Car? 2000 Christie Boner
Meeting Daddy 2000 Laurel Lee
Grapevine 2000 TV Series Susan Crawford
Big Daddy 1999 Vanessa
Early Edition 1998-1999 TV Series Erica Paget
Supreme Sanction 1999 TV Movie Jenna
Ground Control 1998 Julie Albrecht
Bad to the Bone 1997 TV Movie Francesca Wells
Tinseltown 1997 Nikki Randall
Lover Girl 1997 Darlene Ferrari / 'Sherry'
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag 1997 Laurie Bennett
Marshal Law 1996 TV Movie Lilly Nelson
The Phantom 1996 Diana Palmer
The Chili Con Carne Club 1995 Short Julie
Higher Learning 1995 Kristen Connor
Getting In 1994 Kirby Watts
The Chase 1994 Natalie Voss
The Program 1993 Camille Shafer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 Buffy
Hot Shots! 1991 Kowalski
Highway to Hell 1991 Rachel Clark
Mannequin: On the Move 1991 Jessie
Diving In 1990 Terry Hopkins
Dream Trap 1990 Sue Halloran
B.L. Stryker 1989 TV Series Lynn Ellingsworth
Nightingales 1989 TV Series Rebecca 'Becky' Granger
Nightingales 1988 TV Movie Rebecca 'Becky' Granger
Ohara 1988 TV Series
Knots Landing 1987-1988 TV Series Jody Campbell
The Loner 1988 TV Movie Sherry Spicer
Flowers in the Attic 1987 Cathy
Not Quite Human 1987 TV Movie Eron Jeffries, Chip's Crush
Growing Pains 1987 TV Series Rhonda
Juarez 1987 TV Movie Cathy Dodge
Deadly Friend 1986 Samantha Pringle
Valerie's Family: The Hogans 1986 TV Series Linda Perkins
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 Simone Adamley
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1986 TV Series Jennifer Davis
Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story 1986 TV Movie Stephanie Gamble
Pretty in Pink 1986 Duckette
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1986 TV Series Female Student #2
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz 1985 TV Movie Teenage Heidi Abromowitz (uncredited)
Cagney & Lacey 1985 TV Series Stephanie Brandon
Call to Glory 1985 TV Series Sally
It's Your Move 1984 TV Series Laura

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bound by Lies 2005 Video executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 performer: "FEELINGS"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 20th Annual Movieguide Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
unCONventional 2012 TV Series Herself
The 19th Annual Movieguide Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
MKP Celebrity Talk 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
American Chopper: The Series 2009 TV Series Herself
Hell's Kitchen 2009 TV Series Herself - Restaurant Patron
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Herself
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Herself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tyra Banks Show 2006 TV Series Herself
Skating with Celebrities 2006 TV Series Herself
It's Christopher Lowell 2003 TV Series Herself
Backstory 2002 TV Series documentary Herself / Buffy Summers
Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2002 TV Special Herself
The Making of 'Soul Assassin' 2001 TV Short documentary Herself
Dude Cam 2000 Video documentary short Herself
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Herself
Untitled 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Featurette 1992 TV Short documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hot Shots: The Making of an Important Movie 1991 Video documentary short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebrities Uncensored 2004 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress in a Horror or Mystery Motion Picture Flowers in the Attic (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Grace Award MovieGuide Awards Most Inspirational Television Acting A Christmas Wish (2011)
2011 Grace Award MovieGuide Awards Most Inspiring Movie Acting What If... (2010)
1992 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
1988 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Female Superstar in Motion Pictures Deadly Friend (1986)
1987 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Exceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week Mr. Boogedy (1986)
1986 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress - Guest in a Television Series Cagney & Lacey (1981)


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#Fact
1 An avid golfer, in 2014 she launched aDRESSitGOLF, a clothing line of ladies golf wear and accessories.
2 Was offered to reprise her Flowers in the Attic (1987) role of Cathy in the TV sequels If There Be Thorns (2015) and Seeds of Yesterday (2015). She had to decline due to a scheduling conflict with Where Heaven and Hell Collide.
3 Attended and graduated from El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California.
4 Auditioned for the role of Rain in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives (1992). Allen liked her very much and she was one of the last two actresses considered, but the role went to Emily Lloyd instead. Lloyd was later fired and replaced by Juliette Lewis.
5 Used her own personal pictures to decorate her dorm bedroom in Higher Learning (1995). The baby photos seen hanging are from her niece, Amanda Swanson.
6 Was originally attached to star in the movie Blowing Smoke (2004) when it was first announced in 1997. However, lack of finance halted the project. When the movie was finally made in 2004, Estella Warren was cast in the role instead.
7 As seen on an outtake of the web series 3Way (2008), she still knows her long, tongue-twisting line from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) by heart.
8 John Hughes originally cast Swanson on the role of the girl who picks up the phone in the school hall in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), however he inadvertently recast the role as it was filmed in Chicago. Hughes had liked Swanson's audition so much he wrote the small role of the Economics student specifically for her. He then recommended her for a small role in the reshot ending of Pretty in Pink (1986), which was done a few months later.
9 Her older brother, Robert M. Swanson, Jr., was a heavy metal musician.
10 Her paternal grandfather had Swedish ancestry and her maternal grandfather had German ancestry. She also has English, Irish, Scottish, and other German, roots.
11 Aunt of Amanda Swanson, with whom she co-starred in the film Storm Rider (2013).
12 Is currently a celebrity spokesperson for Medifast. [October 2007]
13 Lives as a stay-at-home mother in Santa Clarita, California. [August 2013]
14 Filmed a scene with Willem Dafoe in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), but the scene was deleted on the final cut of the film. This would have marked her feature film debut.
15 Arrested for cocaine overdose. [January 1988]
16 Was ordered to attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after pleading no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving in Los Angeles. She was also fined, put on probation and ordered to perform community service. Tests showed she had a blood alcohol level of 0.23 percent, nearly three times California's legal limit of 0.08. [August 2000]
17 Dated Alan Thicke when she was 17 and he was 40. They were engaged two years later. She said they met when she was 16 while working at Warner Bros. Studios.
18 (October 31, 2007) Assault charges in Canada against her have been dropped. Was arrested in June 2006 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada after an alleged altercation between her and her boyfriend's, Lloyd Eisler, ex-wife, Marcia O'Brien.
19 Her father Bob 'Swanie' Swanson played the referee in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992).
20 Kristy and Lloyd Eisler became the parents of their first child, a boy named Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler, on February 16, 2007. The baby weighed in 7 lbs. 11 oz.
21 Has one older brother, Robert M. Swanson, Jr. (born July 12, 1965), but he does not act or skate.
22 Has played two roles in which she jumps through a second story window to stop someone from running away. The first was Samantha/BB in Deadly Friend (1986) and the second was a Medeival Slayer in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992).
23 Has co-starred with Charlie Sheen in three films: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Hot Shots! (1991) and The Chase (1994).
24 Was the original Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) before Sarah Michelle Gellar.
25 Between the ages of 9 and 13, Kristy appeared in over 30 television commercials.
26 She gave up regular schooling at age 13 to focus on acting. Her parents, Bob and Rosemary, gave her home instruction. Her parents are retired physical education teachers.
27 She received her first acting job at age 9 in a commercial for a dollhouse.

#Quote
1 I've always been this strong-willed person and I've always been in love with acting. I love every aspect of show business and that includes both the show part of it and the business part of it.
2 I won't date a guy who doesn't own a toolbox. I'm not saying you need to be able to knock down a wall or build a house or anything like that. But I've been out with a couple of guys who didn't own toolboxes, and they couldn't even change a light bulb.

#Trademark
1 Lisp, breathless voice
2 Often plays strong-willed, independent women
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