Kristy Swanson Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 19, 1969
Birth place: Mission Viejo, California, U.S.
Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
Profession:Actress
Nationality:American
Spouse:Lloyd Eisler
Children:Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler
Parents:Robert Swanson, Rosemary Swanson
Siblings:Rob Swanson Junior
TV shows:Early Edition, Skating with Celebrities, Nightingales, Grapevine
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1An avid golfer, in 2014 she launched aDRESSitGOLF, a clothing line of ladies golf wear and accessories.
2Was 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.
3Attended and graduated from El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California.
4Auditioned 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.
5Used her own personal pictures to decorate her dorm bedroom in Higher Learning (1995). The baby photos seen hanging are from her niece, Amanda Swanson.
6Was 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.
7As 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.
8John 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.
9Her older brother, Robert M. Swanson, Jr., was a heavy metal musician.
10Her paternal grandfather had Swedish ancestry and her maternal grandfather had German ancestry. She also has English, Irish, Scottish, and other German, roots.
11Aunt of Amanda Swanson, with whom she co-starred in the film Storm Rider (2013).
12Is currently a celebrity spokesperson for Medifast. [October 2007]
13Lives as a stay-at-home mother in Santa Clarita, California. [August 2013]
14Filmed 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.
15Arrested for cocaine overdose. [January 1988]
16Was 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]
17Dated 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.
19Her father Bob 'Swanie' Swanson played the referee in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992).
20Kristy 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.
21Has one older brother, Robert M. Swanson, Jr. (born July 12, 1965), but he does not act or skate.
22Has 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).
23Has co-starred with Charlie Sheen in three films: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Hot Shots! (1991) and The Chase (1994).
24Was the original Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) before Sarah Michelle Gellar.
25Between the ages of 9 and 13, Kristy appeared in over 30 television commercials.
26She 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.
27She received her first acting job at age 9 in a commercial for a dollhouse.


Trademarks

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


Quotes

#Quote
1I'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.
2I 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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Horror or Mystery Motion PictureFlowers in the Attic (1987)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsMost Inspirational Television ActingA Christmas Wish (2011)
2011Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsMost Inspiring Movie ActingWhat If... (2010)
1992Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Female Superstar in Motion PicturesDeadly Friend (1986)
1987Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the WeekMr. Boogedy (1986)
1986Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress - Guest in a Television SeriesCagney & Lacey (1981)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Mother's Sacrifice2017post-productionKathrin
A Parent's Worst Nightmare2017post-productionJoanna
Crowning Jules2017post-productionVictoria
Jessica Frost2017pre-productionAudrey
Angels in the Snow2015TV MovieJudith Montgomery
Driven Underground2015TV MovieSarah Palmer
Merry Ex-Mas2014Noëlle Rogers
A Belle for Christmas2014Dani Downy
Beethoven's Treasure Tail2014VideoAnne Parker
Psych2011-2014TV SeriesMarlowe Viccellio
A Lesson in Romance2014TV MovieMegan Mills
Storm Rider2013Jody Peterson
The Bouquet2013Terri Benton
Operation Cupcake2012TV MovieJanet Carson
Little Women, Big Cars 22012TV SeriesRocky
Little Women, Big Cars2012Rocky
A Christmas Wish2011TV MovieMartha Evans
Chick Magnet2011VideoKristy
Swamp Shark2011TV MovieRachel Broussard
What If...2010/IWendy Walker
One Tree Hill2010TV SeriesWoman in Car
The Closer2009ShortKaitlyn
3Way2008TV SeriesLeslie Lapdalulu
Crysis2007Video GameFemale Scientist (voice)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2007TV SeriesLorelai Mailer
Living Death2006VideoElizabeth Harris
The Black Hole2006TV MovieShannon Muir
Six Months Later2005ShortLinda
Forbidden Secrets2005TV MovieAlexandra Kent Lambeth
Bound by Lies2005VideoLaura Cross
CSI: Miami2004TV SeriesRoxanne Price
Red Water2003TV MovieDr. Kelli Raymond
Just Shoot Me!2003TV SeriesAllison Cavanaugh
Silence2002Dr. Julia Craig
Zebra Lounge2001TV MovieLouise Bauer
Soul Assassin2001Tessa Jansen
Dude, Where's My Car?2000Christie Boner
Meeting Daddy2000Laurel Lee
Grapevine2000TV SeriesSusan Crawford
Big Daddy1999Vanessa
Early Edition1998-1999TV SeriesErica Paget
Supreme Sanction1999TV MovieJenna
Ground Control1998Julie Albrecht
Bad to the Bone1997TV MovieFrancesca Wells
Tinseltown1997Nikki Randall
Lover Girl1997Darlene Ferrari / 'Sherry'
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag1997Laurie Bennett
Marshal Law1996TV MovieLilly Nelson
The Phantom1996Diana Palmer
The Chili Con Carne Club1995ShortJulie
Higher Learning1995Kristen Connor
Getting In1994Kirby Watts
The Chase1994Natalie Voss
The Program1993Camille Shafer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1992Buffy
Hot Shots!1991Kowalski
Highway to Hell1991Rachel Clark
Mannequin: On the Move1991Jessie
Diving In1990Terry Hopkins
Dream Trap1990Sue Halloran
B.L. Stryker1989TV SeriesLynn Ellingsworth
Nightingales1989TV SeriesRebecca 'Becky' Granger
Nightingales1988TV MovieRebecca 'Becky' Granger
Ohara1988TV Series
Knots Landing1987-1988TV SeriesJody Campbell
The Loner1988TV MovieSherry Spicer
Flowers in the Attic1987Cathy
Not Quite Human1987TV MovieEron Jeffries, Chip's Crush
Growing Pains1987TV SeriesRhonda
Juarez1987TV MovieCathy Dodge
Deadly Friend1986Samantha Pringle
Valerie's Family: The Hogans1986TV SeriesLinda Perkins
Ferris Bueller's Day Off1986Simone Adamley
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesJennifer Davis
Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story1986TV MovieStephanie Gamble
Pretty in Pink1986Duckette
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1986TV SeriesFemale Student #2
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz1985TV MovieTeenage Heidi Abromowitz (uncredited)
Cagney & Lacey1985TV SeriesStephanie Brandon
Call to Glory1985TV SeriesSally
It's Your Move1984TV SeriesLaura

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bound by Lies2005Video executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1992performer: "FEELINGS"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 20th Annual Movieguide Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
unCONventional2012TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual Movieguide Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
MKP Celebrity Talk2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Chopper: The Series2009TV SeriesHerself
Hell's Kitchen2009TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHerself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Skating with Celebrities2006TV SeriesHerself
It's Christopher Lowell2003TV SeriesHerself
Backstory2002TV Series documentaryHerself / Buffy Summers
Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute2002TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Soul Assassin'2001TV Short documentaryHerself
Dude Cam2000Video documentary shortHerself
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHerself
Untitled 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Featurette1992TV Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Hot Shots: The Making of an Important Movie1991Video documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHerself

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