Kristen Johnston - Updated Jul 2024

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Kristen Johnston

Kristen Angela Johnston is an American award-winning film and theater Actress. Kristen Johnston is best known for her role in the TV series 3rd Rock From The Sun. Her first-ever feature film, The Debt won the Best Short Film at Cannes Film Festival. As of 2018, She has been working on a TV series, Mom.

Early Life and Childhood

Kristen Johnston is 56 years old. She was born on September 20, 1967, in Washington DC, United States but raised in Fox Point, Wisconsin. Kristen Angela Johnston recently turned 53 years old.

Her father, Rod Johnstone was a former Wisconsin Republican state senator. She, along with her family moved to Fox Point, Wisconsin.

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Caption: Kristen Johnston then vs now (Source: Geeks on Coffee)


Kristen completed her elementary schooling at St. Eugene’s Catholic Grade School. Then she went to Whitefish Bay High School.

As a teen, she moved to Sweden and South Africa back and forth as an exchange student. After completing her schooling, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from the University of New York in 1989.

Johnston got addicted to drugs and alcohol as a teen. Johnston revealed that she was addicted to Vicodin. Moreover, she made a confession saying she used to consume at least two bottles of wine per day.

Kristen Johnston – Net Worth 2024

Kristen’s estimated net worth is around $15 million. She makes most of her money from acting in theater, TV series, and movies.

Likewise, she made $50,000 per episode when on ‘The Exes’.

Professional Life

Kristen Johnston began her acting career in theaters and plays. She made her stage debut with New York’s Atlantic Theater Company, where she appeared in many productions such as As You Like It and Stage Door.

Then she worked with numerous theater companies like Naked Angels Theater Company, New York Stage and Film, and Lincoln Center Theater.  Johnston was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for her performance in The Lights at Lincoln Center Theater.

Likewise, she did numerous audition stars on Television and the big screen. And finally, in 1996 she got the role in the TV Series 3rd Rock from the Sun.

She won an Emmy Award twice for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the 3rd Rock Series.

Johnston made her debut in the feature film The Debt which won Best Short Film at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Moreover, her discography includes Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Ice Age, Absolutely Fabulous, Ugly Betty, and The Exes.

Her most recent is the series Mom where she has a recurring role.

Likewise, she has also appeared in the sixth and final season of Sex and the City. In 2005, she starred in six episodes of NBC’s ER.

Similarly, she played the role of Patsy in a proposed American remake of the British TV show Fabulous. However, the series was never picked up by a network.

She again made an appearance in a recurring role in the 2009 season of Ugly Betty. There, she had a single-episode appearance as a dominatrix in the second season opener of Bored to Death.

Moreover, she starred in the TV Land sitcom The Exes. The show ran for four seasons between November 30, 2011, and September 16, 2015.

In 2018, she started a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Mom and was promoted to series regular for season 7 (2019–2020).

Social Media

Kristen Johnston is decently active on social media. She mostly uses Twitter and Instagram to connect with her fans.

Likewise, she has more than a thousand followers on Twitter and more than 17.7k followers on Instagram.

Awards and Nominations

Kristen Johnston is an award-winning Actress. She has collected many accolades so far.

She won an Emmy Award for her role in the TV series “3rd Rock from the Sun” twice as an Outstanding Supporting Actress.

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Caption: Kristen winning an award (Source: Pop Sugar)

Likewise, her first short film ‘The Debt’ won Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival.  Moreover, she got nominated for a drama desk award for her role in the play ‘The Lights and ‘So Help Me God’.

Personal Life

Kristen Johnston is supposedly single at the moment. The media and the web know nothing about her current relationship status.

However, she seems to be interested in actors since both of her past dates are popular actors.

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Caption: Kristen with her first love, the great actor Todd Weeks, at the AtlanticTheater Co. (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, Kristen first dated actor David Newsom in the year 1996 and Ryan Reynolds (1999-2000). Similarly, she has even mentioned her first love with Todd Weeks on her Instagram with the above picture.

Health Issues

Johnston was diagnosed with lupus myelitis, which made her miss shooting for some episodes of her series The Exes. In her absence, the character was played by Leah Remini in season three to cover Johnston’s absence.

Kristen Johnston – Body Measurements

Kristen Johnston has a towering height that stands 6 feet tall. She has a voluptuous body. Furthermore, her body measures 36-inch breasts, 25-inch waists, and 34-inch hips.

Likewise, her dress size is 10 and her shoe size is 10.5.