Kristen Johnston

  • Birth Name: Kristen Johnston
  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Father is a former state legislator from Wisconsin.
  • Began a lucrative stage career with off-Broadway's lauded Atlantic Theater Company after obtaining her degree in drama from New York University.
  • Appeared in 1993's The Debt, which won Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Breakout stage role as a surly, drunken New Yorker in Lincoln Center's The Lights jump-started her TV career: A Carsey-Werner casting agent saw her performance and recommended her for the role of Sally Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun.
  • Auditioned for 3rd Rock several times before landing her seminal role, for which she earned two Emmy Awards.
  • Appeared on the cover of Bad Religion's 1998 album No Substance.

Awards

  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • David Newsom — Ex-significant Other
  • Rod Johnston — Father

College

  • New York University, New York, New York, United States (BFA in Drama, 1989)
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