Who is Kirsten Storms?
American actress Kirsten Renee Storms was born in Orlando, Florida USA, on 8 April 1984, making Aries her zodiac sign. She has only 28 acting credits, and this is because she’s been shooting for the soap opera “General Hospital” since 2005, playing Maxie Jones in more than 1,500 episodes. The series was created back in 1963 by Doris and Frank Hursley, and today also stars Steve Burton and Maurice Benard, and follows a group of people living in Port Charles, New York State; it’s won 315 of the 1,121 awards for which it was nominated.
Education and early life
Kirsten was raised in Orlando alongside her brother Austin and sister Gretchen, by their father Mike Storms who’s an American sportscaster, and mother Karen Storms who’s an American housewife; Kirsten also has a paternal half-brother Chris.
She was five when she visited her father at work, and was then able to convince her parents to find her an agent; she was also five when she stated that she wanted to become a popular soap opera actress. She was enrolled into an intensive children’s acting camp, and went on to appear in a number of commercials, including for Galoob Baby Doll. Kirsten was 11 when she launched her acting career, appearing in the 1995 family series “Sing Me a Story with Belle”, and she’s been active in the film industry ever since.
She studied at a local high school in Los Angeles, California as she moved there because of acting opportunities; Kirsten matriculated in 2002, and then focused on acting, rather than to pursue a college degree.
Roles in TV series
Kirsten played Ashley in two episodes of the 1996 family drama “Second Noah”, which starred Betsy Brantley and Daniel Hugh Kelly, and was created by Pamela K. Long. It follows an author who’s married a zookeeper, and who’ve now adopted many children as well as various animals; the series was nominated for a 1997 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Young Ensemble. The remainder of the ‘90s saw Kirsten appear in an episode of the action “The Cape”, the comedy “You Wish” and the drama “Any Day Now”.
From 1999 through 2004, Kirsten starred as Belle Black in 779 episodes of another long-running soap opera “Days of Our Lives”, which starred Kristian Alfonso and Deidre Hall, and was created by Ted Corday and Irna Phillips. It follows the citizens of Salem, the soap opera’s been airing since 1965 and has won 241 of its 877 award nominations. Some of Kirsten’s roles in the remainder of the 2000s were in the crime action “CSI: Miami”, the family sports drama “Clubhouse” and the animated action adventure “Kim Possible” (voice role).
Kirsten’s since appeared in only two TV series: she played Maxie Jones in five episodes of the 2007 romantic drama “General Hospital: Night Shift”, and Selene Winterthorne in the 2015 episode “Part IV” of the drama “Winterthorne”.
Roles in movies
Kirsten’s debut film role was playing the lead character Zenon Kar in the 1999 adventure family comedy “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century”, which also starred Bob Bancroft and Raven-Symone, and was directed by Kenneth Johnson. It follows a teenager who’s living on a space station, and has been sent down to Earth; the movie was nominated for two awards.
Some of Kirsten’s following roles were in the drama “Love Letters”, the mystery thriller “The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds… It Leads”, and the family sports drama “Johnny Tsunami”, all released in 1999.
Kirsten reprised her role as Zenon Kar in the 2001 adventure family comedy “Zenon: The Zequel”, which also starred Lauren Maltby and Shadia Simmons, and was directed by Manny Coto. It follows a 15 years old girl as she’s living on a space station, and is helping a group of homeless aliens; the movie was nominated for only a single award.
Kirsten’s since had only three movie roles: she played Zenon Kar in the 2004 adventure family comedy “Zenon: Z3”, voiced Bonnie Rockwaller in the 2005 animated action adventure “Kim Possible: So the Drama”, and played Hot Girl in the 2011 short thriller comedy “Nice Guys Finish Last”.
Kirsten will be singing the song “You Gotta Make Up Your Mind” in the upcoming movie “Crayola Kids Adventures: The Trojan Horse”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Dirty Soap”, “FabLife” and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Awards and nominations
Kirsten’s won two of her nine award nominations: she won a 2001 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Child Actor for “Days of Our Lives”, and a 2002 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress, also for “Days of Our Lives”.
Love life and relationships
Kirsten rarely speaks about her love life in public, but it’s known that she was married. She and American actor Brandon Joseph Barash met on the set of the soap opera “General Hospital”, and in August 2013 revealed that they’d married in secret on 16 June; Brandon has 32 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for having been starring as Jake DiMera in 384 episodes of the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” since 2019.
On 7 January 2014, Kirsten gave birth to their daughter Harper Rose Barash; she and Brandon divorced in 2016 but have remained equally involved in Harper’s upbringing.
There are no other men whom Kirsten’s perhaps been with, that we know about; she seems to be unattached as of July 2023, and has a daughter with former husband Brandon Joseph Barash.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Brandon proposed to Kirsten at a gas station, with a blue raspberry Ring Pop.
She’s suffering from endometriosis, which results in irregular menstrual cycle and pelvic pain.
She’s a philanthropist and has worked with a number of organizations which aim to help war veterans and soldiers; while her brother Austin was in Iraq with the US troops, Kirsten volunteered with a program which supported the troops.
She’s a huge animal lover, and together with her parents and siblings, has adopted several dogs from a local dog shelter.
The magazine “TV Guide” ranked her #16 on their 2008 list ‘Soaps’ Sexiest Women’.
She and American actor Taran Noah Smith were born on the exact same day.
One of Kirsten’s favorite actresses is Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known better under her stage name as Meg Ryan, and some of her favorite movies include “Courage Under Fire”, “City of Angels” and “Kate & Leopold”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Kirsten’s age is 39. She has blue eyes and blonde hair, is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (53kgs).
Kirsten’s net worth’s been estimated at over $6 million, as of July 2023.