Kirsten Vangsness Actor

Kirsten Simone Vangsness (born July 7, 1972) is an American actress. She graduated from Cerritos High School in Cerritos, California in June 1990, and later attended Cypress College in Cypress, California and graduated from California State University Fullerton in Fullerton, California. She is currently appearing on the CBS drama series Criminal Minds as FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia. She also portrayed the same character on the spin-off, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. Vangsness was born in Pasadena, CA to parents Errol Leroy Vangsness (born 5 Feb. 1938 in Milwaukee, WI) and wife Barbara Mary, née Marconi (born 1 Dec. 1942 in Philadelphia, PA). Her father is of Norwegian descent with roots in Gol and Sogn. She got her first big break in the theater where she won several awards, including the 15 Minutes of Female Best Actress Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Emerging Comic Actress and the Golden Betty Award. She is also a writer, and her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Vangsness describes herself as "queer as a purple unicorn singing Madonna".

Personal details

Date of birth
July 7th, 1972
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Parents
Spouse

Education

1. Cerritos High School High school

Cerritos High School, also called CHS, is a comprehensive, 4 year public high school in Cerritos, California, serving grades 9-12. It is part of the ABC Unified School District.

Type High school
Founded
September, 1971
Headquarters
12500 E. 183rd St., 90703 - Cerritos, California
Official web page www.cerritoshs.com
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Cerritos High School connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1972., Professional Association Football Player
b. 1972., Soccer Defender
b. 1957., Coach
b. 1964., Baseball Coach

2. California State University, Fullerton Colleges/University

California State University, Fullerton (also known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, Cal State Fullerton) is a public university located in Fullerton, California. During the Fall 2007 semester, Cal State Fullerton enrolled a record-setting 37,130 students, the highest enrollment of the 23 campuses in the California State University system. As of Fall 2008, the University was the third largest in the state of California, just below UCLA and CSULB.

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 42.5 mil. $
2010. 23.7 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1957
Headquarters
800 N. State College Blvd., 92831 - Fullerton, California
Undergraduates
2013. 33,049
2010. 29,962
2009. 30,737
Postgraduates
2013. 5,276
2010. 5,628
Acceptance rate
2012. 46.0 %
2010. 45.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.19 K $
2011. 6.12 K $
2010. 4.86 K $
2009. 4.66 K $
2008. 3.65 K $
Official web page www.fullerton.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended California State University, Fullerton connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1976., Actor
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Movie performances

1. Kill Me, Deadly (2012)

Comedy, History, Mystery
played Mona Livingston
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Darrett Sanders
3 Show list $1.5M

Kill Me, Deadly is a 2012 comedy film written Bill Robens and directed by Darrett Sanders.

Awards

Top cast

Bugsy Siegel
Bill the Piano Player
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. The Chicago 8 (2011)

Drama
played Sketch Artist
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Pinchas Perry
Pinchas Perry
Pinchas Perry
23 Show list

The Chicago 8 is a 2010 American drama film written and directed by Pinchas Perry and starring Philip Baker Hall, Gary Cole, Steven Culp and Mayim Bialik. The film is based on actual court transcripts from the Chicago Seven trial.

Awards

Top cast

Judge Julius Hoffman
Bobby Seale
Allen Ginsberg
Bill Kunstler
Abbie Hoffman
Stehlin
Jerry Rubin
Lee Weiner
David Dellinger
John Froines
Anita Hoffman
Leslie Seale
Thomas Foran
Kristy A. King
Black Panther #8
Tom Hayden
Rennie Davis
Nancy Kurshan
Richard Schultz
Marshall Jones
Malik Seale
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Peter Bateman
Michelle Wang
English
United States of America

3. In My Sleep (2010)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller
played Madge
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
,
Brad Miller
,
David Austin
18 Show list $1M

In My Sleep is a 2010 suspense thriller film written, directed and produced by film director Allen Wolf. It stars Philip Winchester, Lacey Chabert, Tim Draxl, Abigail Spencer and Kelly Overton. It also features a Kirsten Vangsness from Criminal Minds in a cameo role. The story is about a massage therapist with chronic insomnia who fears he may have murdered a good friend while sleepwalking.

Awards

Top cast

Evelyn
Ben
Surprise Party Ex-Girlfriend #10
Olivia
Detective Curwen
Exotic Woman
Jennifer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Conrad Pope
Michael Hardwick
Tashiba Jones
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
CBS
Edward Allen Bernero
February 16th, 2011 May 25th, 2011 3
Matt Ryan
English

2. Criminal Minds

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Penelope Garcia
CBS
7, 8, 9
2005-09-22 September 22nd, 2005 11
JoNell Kennedy
Jeanne Tripplehorn
English

Guest TV appearances

LAX

Program genre

Drama

External resources

LAX is a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and draws its name from the airport's IATA airport code, LAX.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 November 17th, 2004
S01-E01 September 13th, 2004 ,
S01-E08 November 3rd, 2004

Phil of the Future

Program genre

Family
Science Fiction
Children's television series
Comedy
Sitcom

Official site

External resources

Phil of the Future is an American science fiction sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from June 18, 2004 to August 19, 2006 for a total of two seasons. The series was created by Tim Maile and Douglas Tuber and produced by 2121 Productions, a part of Brookwell McNamara Entertainment. It follows a family from the future that gets stranded in the 21st century when their time machine breaks down. The series began airing again as part of Disney Replay. It also currently airs in select countries such as Canada.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E16 November 12th, 2004

Wikipedia

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