Kristen Wilson | Biography

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  • Full Name Kristen Wilson
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
  • Birth Date Sep 04, 1969
  • Age 54 Years, 10 Months
American Actress Known for Her Performance in the Film 'Doctor Dolittle' 

Kristen Wilson | Biography

Played her last on-screen role in the 2011 movie 'Mega Python vs. Gatoroid'

In 1999, she played her career-defining the role of Lisa Dolittle in the movie 'Doctor Dolittle.' She revived the same part in the 2001 movie 'Dr. Dolittle 2'  as well. Both of the films were about a doctor who discovers the ability to communicate with animals.

Kristen Wilson is an actress known for her performance in the film 'Doctor Dolittle.' 

Who Is Kristen Wilson?

Kristen Wilson is an actress from the United States. She was a trained dancer who initially started as a ballerina from the Boston Ballet. Eventually, Wilson got interested in acting after touring for the West Side Story musical while studying at Syracuse University. 

Later, she left university and took upon commercials and minor acting roles in the beginning. Then in 1995, she appeared as a supporting character in the film Tyson, and in 1996 she acted in the Adam Sandler starring movie Bulletproof

Eventually, Wilson landed the role of Lisa Dolittle in the 1999 movie Doctor Dolittle, which is about a doctor who discovers that he could communicate with animals. She further acted as Lisa in the 2001 sequel movie Dr. Dolittle 2 as well. 

Besides that, she acted in several other movies such as Harlem Aria and Cross-Eyed in 1999, Dungeons & Dragons in 2000, Ritual in 2002, Confessions of Dangerous Mind in 2002, Walking Tall in 2004, Twitches in 2005, Crossover in 2006, and Mega Python vs. Gatoroid in 2011.  

Early Life and Education

Wilson was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on 4 September 1969. She was adopted by her parents and was raised in the suburban area of Boston. 

She went to Syracuse University for a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts Musical Theater. However, she later pursued an acting career before graduating college. 

Early Career

Wilson received dance training as a child. She was recruited by the Boston Ballet, where she performed professionally for four years. 

After leaving the Boston Ballet, she enrolled at Syracuse University. Then, during her junior year, she took part in an agency's national tour of the musical West Side Story. Her participation sparked her interest in acting, and she left college to pursue acting. 

Career in Acting

In the beginning, Wilson appeared as a minor character on shows, followed by appearances on commercials. Then in 1995, she landed the role of Robin Givens in the film Tyson

The following year, Wilson appeared in five projects. First, she played the role of Nicole More in the series Matt Waters, then the role of Traci in the Adam Sandler starring movie Bulletproof. She also featured in Educating Matt WatersGet on the Bus, and Girl 6. Then in 1997, she appeared as Corrine on the show The Big Easy.

Following that, in 1999, she played her career-defining the role of Lisa Dolittle in the movie Doctor Dolittle. She revived the same part in the 2001 movie Dr. Dolittle 2  as well. Both of the films were about a doctor who discovers the ability to communicate with animals. In the same year, she acted in Harlem Aria as Julia and in Cross-Eyed as Laura. 

Further, she was cast as Norda in the 2000 film Dungeons & Dragons, as Caro Lamb in Ritual (2002), as Loretta in Confessions of Dangerous Mind (2002), as Michelle Baughn in Walking Tall (2004), as Miranda in Twitches (2005), as Nikki in Crossover (2006), and then as Barbara in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011). 

In addition to films, Wilson played the role of Kim Watkins in the series Crossing Jordan from 2001 to 2002, Kendall Truman on The District from 2002 to 2003, and Billie Willis on Shark in 2006. 

Where Is Kristen Wilson Now?

Wilson has not appeared in any movies or television series after her appearance in the sci-fi/horror film Mega Python vs. Gatoroid in 2011. After leaving the entertainment business, she has kept her life out of the limelight.

Husband & Children

Wilson was married to her ex-husband, Michael Marzovilla, from 1997 to 1999. She has one child with him. 

Then, in 2000, she married the make-up artist and actor Martin Astles. She shares two children with him. 

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