Kirsten Vangsness’s net worth is about $4 million.
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Kirsten is a writer and actress best known for her role as Penelope Garcia, an FBI Technical Analyst, on the show “Criminal Minds.” Aside from television, Kirsten is well-known for her stage work, for which she has received numerous awards.
She has also written for “Criminal Minds” and been featured in the Los Angeles Times. All of her endeavors have contributed to her current net worth
What is the Net Worth of Kirsten Vangsness?
According to sources, Kirsten Vangsness’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million as of 2017, earned primarily through a successful career as an actress that began in the late 1990s.
Her wealth is expected to grow as her career progresses, especially if she can repeat her salary of $100,000 per episode of “Criminal Minds” late in the series.
Facts of Kirsten Vangsness
|Full Name||Kirsten Vangsness|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Date Of Birth||July 7, 1972|
|Place Of Birth||Pasadena, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Education||California State University, Fullerton, Cerritos High School|
|Parents||Errol Leroy Vangsness, Barbara Mary Vangsness|
|Partner||Keith Hanson (2015, engaged)|
|Nicknames||Kirsten Simone Vangsness , Kristen S. Vangsness|
|Awards||15 Minutes of Female Best Actress Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, Golden Betty Award|
|Nominations||Indie Series Awards -Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)/Outstanding Supporting Actress (2013, 2011)|
|Movies||“A-List” (2006), “In My Sleep” (2010), “The Chicago 8” (2011), “Kill Me, Deadly” (2015), “Axis” (2016), “From the Mouths of Babes” (2014-2016, documentary)|
|TV Shows||“The Tomorrow Show” (2016), “Criminal Minds” (2005-), “In My Sleep” (2010), “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour” (2011), “Pretty the Series” (2010-2012), “Good Job, Thanks!” (2011-2013)|
Kirsten Vangsness: Birth & Nationality
Kirsten Simone Vangsness was born on July 7, 1972, in Pasadena, California, USA, to Norwegian and Italian parents.
Kirsten Vangsness: Professional Career
Kirsten attended Cerritos High School, where she had her first stage acting experience. She enrolled at Cypress College in 1990, then transferred to California State University, Fullerton, where she graduated in 1995 with a degree in Theatre.
Vangsness worked as a grant writer, restaurant hostess, and dinner-theatre performer at a thematic restaurant that hosted a murder mystery dinner while looking for acting roles.
Her first television acting role was in a Diet Dr. Pepper commercial, but she eventually found work in theatre, joining the Theatre of NOTE in Los Angeles and winning a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and a Golden Betty Award for her various performances.
Her net worth has been boosted by her roles in films such as “Perfuct,” “The Learned Ladies,” “Spider Bites,” and “The Fan Maroo.”
She was given opportunities in film and television after many performances, including films such as “A-List,” “In My Sleep,” and “The Chicago 8.” She has appeared in television shows such as “Phil of the Future” and “LAX.”
She was then cast in “Criminal Minds,” which premiered in 2005 and has since aired more than 250 episodes.
She was also given the chance to co-write a few episodes, including “Nelson’s Sparrow” and “A Beautiful Disaster.” This has contributed significantly to her net worth.
Vangsness has also established herself as a writer, with her work frequently appearing in Los Angeles Magazine. She has also appeared in the “Criminal Minds” spin-off series “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” appearing as a special guest in “Beyond Borders.”
She recently returned to the stage for a noir spoof titled “Kill Me, Deadly,” for which she was also the executive producer and wrote several acts. She was most recently seen in the horror-thriller film “Dave in a Maze” in 2017, so her net worth is still increasing.
In terms of her personal life, Vangsness dated Melanie Goldstein in 2006, and they were engaged but broke up in 2013.
In 2015, she revealed that she had a boyfriend and was unsure of her sexuality. In November 2015, she got engaged to her boyfriend, actor/writer Keith Hanson.
Quick Facts of Kirsten Vangsness
- Co-wrote the Criminal Minds: Nelson’s Sparrow (2015) episode, which features the (off-screen) murder of Jason Gideon, the character who Graduated from the Theatre & Dance Department at California State University, Fullerton.
- Was recast as a featured performer on Criminal Minds in the 2006 season (2005).
- In 2005, she received the Natalie Schafer Award for Best Emerging Comedic Actress from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. The award was presented to her at the Coronet Theatre on March 21, 2005.
- She is a member of and continues to perform at the Theatre of NOTE in Los Angeles, California.
- She is a one-woman show performer, and her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine.
- Her day jobs included being a substitute teacher, a child counselor, a restaurant hostess, a personal assistant, a grant writer, and an actress in a murder mystery dinner theater.
- Her first paid role was in a Diet Dr. Pepper commercial.