Who is Kristen Connolly? Here are 5 Facts You Need To Know

Popularly known as Jamie by most of her TV series fans, Kristen Connolly is one actress who knows how best to slay her roles in any character she is meant to portray. She is fond of not leaving any stone unturned when it comes to exposing the qualities of any character she portraying. Just as she perfectly played out the role of Jamie from the first episode of the first season of the CBS series Zoo, Kristen’s popularity grew further after she featured as Dana in the horror comedy film The Cabin in the Woods, and as Christina Gallagher in the Netflix series House of Cards. Her popularity has made many try to dig deep into her personality which is where we come in. Here’s all you would like to know about the American sensation.

Who is Kristen Connolly?

Fully addressed as Kristen Nora Connolly, the stellar actress was born on July 12, 1980, in Montclair, New Jersey. She is a daughter to American parents and she has a younger brother whose name is Will Connolly. Like herself, her brother is also a well-known actor and composer.

Kris, as she is fondly called by people close to her, attended Middlebury College in Vermont where she studied drama before moving to Yale School of Drama to further gain proper training for a career in acting- an interest she has nursed since childhood. Kristen is of white ethnicity.

1. Acting Career

Kristen’s acting career began with the Los Angeles-based CollegeHumor digital short films. Her first appearance was as an extra on the 2003 drama film Mona Lisa Smile and after about five years break, she appeared in the 2008 science fiction film Meet Dave, and the horror-thriller film The Happening. From then, she began to identify herself with more notable TV roles like in the two soap operas As the World Turns and Guiding Light which both aired on CBS. Example of movies that featured her include Mercy, The Bay, Worst Friends, The Bay, Ex-Girlfriends, and of course Confessions of a Shopaholic. Talking about TV shows that the young actress featured, they include The Whispers, Zoo, Mercy, House of Cards, Life on Mars and many more.

2014 appeared to be a very interesting year for Kristen. This is because she made most of her notable appearances that led to her rise to stardom that year. Her first appearance was as Bess Houdini in the A&E Houdini miniseries which premiered on September 1, 2014, with over 3.7 million viewers. Next to it was her role as passionate journalist Jamie, in the CBS series Zoo. She also appeared as Lena in the drama series The Whispers, and as Petra Anderson in the thriller film A Good Marriage. 

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2. Her Net Worth and Awards

Thanks to the quality of movies and TV series she has featured, Kristen is now listed among the rich actresses in the woods. Having been active on the screen since 2003, it is only natural for this beautiful actress to have acquired a good measure of wealth for herself. Kristen currently has a massively growing net worth of $5 million. Her annual earnings are not yet known but considering the success of the movies and TV series she has featured, we believe she is paid handsomely too. As per her awards and accolades, Kris is yet to earn an award. However, her first nomination was in the 2013 Online Film & Television Association for Most Cinematic Moment.

3. Is Kristen Connolly Married, Who is her Husband?

Aside from her acting career, one other interesting fact about Kristen is that she is a married woman and she is one of the few women celebrities who have chosen to stay married. Kris got married to Cody Riffle, her long-time sweetheart who probably is an athlete. Not minding her popularity caused by her professional career, Kristen hid her marriage ceremony from the public. She secretly tied the knot with her now husband, sometime in 2016, with only her very close friends and family in attendance. This came as a surprise to the majority of her friends and fans all over the world and Kris feels she is not obliged to explain her actions to anyone.

The couple has since remained together as husband and wife with no children yet and no rumors about them getting divorced.

4. Life Outside Acting

Kris is not the kind whose life monotonously revolves around TV screens. She is into sports. In fact, she was notably a professional table tennis player even before she ventured into acting as her newly-found profession. Perhaps she met Riffle during her years of playing table tennis. She is passionate about sports and is still active in it.

5. Kisten Connolly’s Height, Weight, Body Measurement

As an athlete, keeping fit has remained a big part of Kristen’s goal even while she pursues her career in entertainment. The beautiful actress has a stunning height of 5 feet 7 inches which is 1.70m, and she keeps a healthy body weight of 52 kg. Her body measurements are 33-24-34 inches for bust waist and hip, and her shoe size is 078. Looking at her smiley face, you could easily discover her dark blue eyes and blond hair color.

Chuck Dez
Chuck is a personal finance and entertainment writer with over 15 years of experience covering famous biographies, personal finance, celebrity net worth, and celebrity lifestyles. He loves the process of researching new information, discovering and learning new things, as well as putting into words, interesting things others might like to read. When he's not talking about the future of media, business or entertainment, you'll find him watching films, reading or spending time with his wife and kids


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