A fan-favorite since she was a child, Kristen Alderson began gracing our screens in 1998. Fans of One Life To Live and General Hospital watched the actress grow from a little beauty into a young woman. Alderson was last seen on the shows in 2012 and 2015 respectively, leaving her audience longing for more of her charming talents. Eager to find out what the OLTL star has been up to lately; as well as the juicy details about her love life? The updates below should not escape your attention.
Who Is Kristen Alderson?
Kristen DeAnn Alderson is a Pennsylvanian born on May 29, 1991. The actress is one of the two children born to Kathy and Richard Alderson. Kristen is not the only person with artistic talents in her family. Her brother Eddie is also doing well as an actor and both siblings even have shared screen credits. You may recognize him as Matthew Buchanan in the hit soap opera, One Life to Live. Alderson’s educational background has remained quite a mystery to the public as the actress has not disclosed the names of the institutions she attended nor her field of study.
Kristen made her acting debut on stage in 1997 after she landed the role of Molly in the Broadway revival of Annie. She later moved on to TV and has built her acting career on the small screen. Fans may mostly remember Kristen Alderson as Starr Manning on One Life to Live. She joined the soap opera back in 1998 at age six and grew up onscreen. Alderson had a fourteen-year-long stint on the ABC show until its cancellation in 2012. Following OLTL’s cancellation, she joined the cast of General Hospital in 2012 reprising her role as Starr Manning for about one year. From 2013 to 2015, Kristen built a new life in Port Charles, returning to GH as Kiki Jerome.
What Is Kristen Alderson Doing Now?
Alderson’s early career years were centered around two hit soaps. But she left OLTL in 2012 and was last seen on GH in 2015. While Kristen’s role as Kiki Jerome on the ABC soap has since been taken over by Hayley Erin, fans are still hoping that she may return to General Hospital soon.
In fact, the former One Life To Live star recently baited her fans on social media when she revealed that she’s working on a fun project, teasing that it’s related to General Hospital. Many were excited and guessed that it was an indication that the actress was heading back to GH. However, Alderson later shut down the speculations, stating that although she’ll be happy to return, her earlier post was actually a reference to a podcast she did with some of her General Hospital co-stars.
Despite yearnings for Kristen to return to the long-standing soap, the actress appears to have moved on to other acting gigs and interests. More recently and about twenty-one years after her debut theatre role (in 2018), Kristen Alderson returned to the stage as part of the New York City-based Theater Row musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes. That same year, she landed a TV role as Abigail Collins in the pilot episode of Mélange. The OLTL star may be looking to explore other creative options in the near future, but for now, she is happy to just take things one step at a time.
Who Is She Married To?
Kristen Alderson sprung to the limelight as a kid and while growing up in the public eye, the actress tried to maintain a low profile with her personal life. Regardless, it is known that the beautiful actress is not yet married but has been in a few relationships with her fellow actors in the past. Between 2013 and 2015, Alderson was romantically linked to her GH co-star Chad Duell.
Prior to that, she and OLTL castmate Brandon Buddy were speculated to have taken their onscreen love story off the show. The actors’ romance remained relatively a secret while it lasted until recently when Alderson admitted that they were once a pair. Given that Kristen Alderson hasn’t been linked to anyone lately, she is presumed to be single and more focused on building her career.
Other Fun Facts About Kristen
1. Alderson’s TV stints on One Life To Live and General Hospital earned her no less than 7 prestigious nominations. She took home a Soap Opera Digest Award in 2005 for One Life To Live and a Daytime Emmy Award in 2013 for General Hospital.
2. The GH alum is a fan of body art and has a heart tattoo, which is exactly like that of Britt Underwood.
3. Alderson loves animal and she keeps two Shitzu canines as pets.
4. Kristen Alderson has blossomed into a fine woman. The blue-eyed actress is 5 feet 4 inches tall. She complements her height with a weight of about 52 kg. Her other body measurements are bust – 33 inches, waist – 24 inches, and hips – 35 inches.