Krista Allen is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress, stand-up comic, and model, who is perhaps best known for her performances in the TV series “Days of Our Lives,” “Baywatch,” and the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Krista Allen is a native of Ventura, California, who was born under the Aries zodiac sign on 5 April 1971, which makes her 52 years old as of 2023. She’s the daughter of Dale and Katherine Allen and has a brother named Dalton E. Allen, Jr. She’s of Portuguese, Dutch, English and German roots.
Allen spent her childhood days in Houston, Texas, and is an alumnus of Austin Community College, where she majored in English, though her childhood dream was to become an attorney. To raise her tuition fee, the actress worked in Foley’s store’s beauty department. Allen later left Austin Community College for the University of Texas, from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education.
Facts and Hobbies
Allen has served as the spokesperson and director of the humanitarian organization, R.I.S.E. & Stand, which is committed to educating and raising awareness about human trafficking, domestic abuse, bullying, and animal cruelty.
The actress came to the public’s attention when she caught an intruder in her home. She successfully restrained the burglar, who injured her dog, drank her alcohol, and even stole her vibrator, before the local authorities arrived and arrested her.
In 2005, the Californian model was ranked at position 70 on “Maxim” magazine’s Hot 100 list.
Krista is a fitness fanatic, who is also keen on her diet; she’s a vegan, and a certified Yoga teacher.
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After graduating, Krista landed an internship as a kindergarten tutor before she ventured into the showbiz industry.
In 1996, Allen shared the screen with Burt Reynolds in the direct-to-video action “Raven.” In the year that followed, she appeared alongside Jim Carrey in the legal comedy “Liar Liar,” about lawyer Fletcher Reede, (played by Carrey) whose entire career is built on the basis of deceit and lies and his life crumbles when his son, Max Reede (Justin Cooper) wishes for him to tell the truth for 24 hours, and his wish comes true. The film was a critical and commercial success, and had a box office collection of over $300 million against a budget of $45 million.
Allen appeared in various films in the 2000s including the 2000 biographical spy movie “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, and the 2003 Adam Sandler-starred buddy comedy “Anger Management.”
Allen’s next notable role was in the fourth installment of the “Final Destination” film franchise (2009). In 2010, she was cast as Jennifer in the thriller “Black Widow”, then in various support roles in the 2010s, until in 2021, she appeared in the film “For the Hits,” which saw her nominated for two awards: a Seattle Film Festival and an East Europe International Film Festival Award for her performance.
In 1994, Allen starred in the title role as “Emmanuelle 1: Queen of the Galaxy (First Contact),” which was the first episode of the American erotic sci-fi series “Emmanuelle in Space”, reprising her role in six more episodes of the series in the same year. From 1996 to 1999, Krista portrayed Billie Reed in 41 episodes of the American TV soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” which is ranked among the longest-running TV programs in the world. Her next notable TV appearance was in the action drama “Baywatch,” which follows the experiences of lifeguards patrolling the beaches of Los Angeles California; she appeared in 26 episodes in 2000 and 2001.
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Allen made one-episode appearances in various TV series including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Friends,” and “Monk” in the early 2000s, and her next notable appearance was in Dana Stevens’ comedy-drama “What About Brian” (2006 and 2007). Allen continued appearing in an episode or two of various other TV series and her next noteworthy appearance was in the TV sitcom “Significant Mother” in 2015. She began portraying Dr. Taylor Hayes in the CBS TV soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” in 2021.
Krista has posed as a nude model – she featured in various magazines including “Newlook” and “Maxim”, and appeared on “Vogue” magazine’s cover.
Allen is also an entrepreneur who runs the apparel line, Superexcellent, which mostly deals with T-shirts.”
Awards and Nominations
Krista has been nominated for four awards and has scooped three as of 2023. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series for her performance in the series “The Bold and the Beautiful” in 2023. In 2020, she bagged a Silver State Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film for her performance in “Shadows.” Krista’s performance in “Eleven Eleven” saw her win two awards in 2018: an IndieFEST Film Award for Leading Actress and a Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival Award for Best Actress.
Social Media Presence
Allen is active on Instagram (@kristaallenxo) with over 200,000 followers. She opened her Twitter account (@KristaAllenXO) in June 2009, and is currently followed by over 90,000 fans. Moreover, Allen is active on Facebook with over 50,000 followers.
Allen is a divorced woman. She exchanged vows with the production manager, Justin Moritt, on 14 September 1996, and in July 1997, the couple welcomed a son they named Jake Nolan Moritt; the duo divorced in 1999. In 2002, she met the actor George Clooney on the set of the film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and the two dated briefly.
In October 2010, Allen walked the aisle with the British rapper, Mams Taylor, however, their marriage was short-lived, and they separated in early 2011 – their divorce was finalized at Los Angeles Superior Court in February 2012. It is reported that Allen began dating the actor Nathan Fillion in November 2015; the duo called it quits in 2020, since when she’s apparently been single.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Krista Allen is of White ethnicity, has a pair of dark brown eyes and long dark brown hair; her distinctive features include a dimpled face and forehead bangs. She has an hourglass body, weighs around 130lbs (59kgs), and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, with vital statistics of 35-24-34. The actress wears shoe and dress sizes 8.5(US) and 6(US) respectively.
Allen’s primary source of income is her successful acting career; she has also earned a decent sum from modeling, and brand endorsement deals. She’s authoritatively worth around $4 million, as of mid-2023.