What happened to Kristen Wilson and where is she today? Wiki, Bio
Kristen Wilson was born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA, on 4 September 1969 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. Kristen is a retired actress, perhaps still best known for her portrayal of Lisa Dolittle, one of the lead characters in the comedy fantasy family film “Dr. Dolittle 3”, which was directed by Rich Thorne and written by Nina Colman and Hugh Lofting. The film also starred Tara Wilson and Kyla Pratt, and follows a girl who can talk to animals, and who uses this special ability to prevent the ranch Durango from being taken over by another ranch.
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Kristen retired from acting in 2011 and has since been focused on spending time with her family.
Childhood and education
Kristen was raised in Chelmsford as an only child, by her father who worked for an insurance company, and her mother who was a housewife. Kristen grew up being interested in dancing, so her parents enrolled her at a dance school when she was six, and she practiced ballet for two years before joining the professional classical company The Boston Ballet, where she stayed for four years. Upon enrolling at a local high school, Kristen became interested in acting too, and joined the school’s drama club, then upon matriculation in 1987, she went on to tour around the US with her colleagues in the musical play “West Side Story”.
Kristen then attended Syracuse University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theatre in 1991.
Roles in movies
Kristen made her debut film appearance in 1992, when she portrayed the Bar Girl in the action science fiction film “Prototype”, written and directed by Phillip J. Roth, and which starred Lane Lenhart, Robert Tossberg and Brenda Swanson in the story of a veteran living in a post-apocalyptic future. The film received rather poor reviews.
The following year saw her appear as Maria in the thriller comedy movie “Who’s the Man?”, also starring Ed Lover, Doctor Dre and Badja Djola, and which follows two friends working as barbers who decide to become policemen. In 1994, Kristen portrayed Fate in the independent movie “Dead Funny”, directed and written by John Feldman, which starred Elizabeth Pena and Andrew McCarthy and which is about a woman who finds her husband dead after coming home from work.
In 1996, Kristen played Robin Givens in the biographical sport film “Tyson” which follows the life of the famous boxer Mike Tyson and it was nominated for a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Award for Outstanding Television Movie or Mini-Series.
Her next role was in the romantic black comedy thriller movie “Girl 6”, which starred Theresa Randle and Isaiah Washington, and is about an actress who starts doing ‘phone sex for a living – the film won Suzan-Lori Parks a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Kristen was invited to appear in several movies in 1996, and some of her most notable performances were in the comedy “The Pompatus of Love” in which she portrayed Tasha, the buddy cop action comedy “Bulletproof” which starred Adam Sandler and Damon Wayans, and the drama “Get on the Bus”, in which she played the supporting character Shelly.
Kristen gained recognition in 1998 when she was cast to play one of the lead characters, Lisa Dolittle in the fantasy comedy movie “Dr. Dolittle”, which also starred Eddie Murphy, Peter Boyle and Ossie Davis, and is about a doctor who learns that he can talk to animals. The film was a huge success, and won four awards while it was nominated for 11 others. The following year Kristen appeared in two movies – “Cross-Eyes” and “Harlem Aria” – neither of which attracted much attention, then in 2000 she played the supporting role as Schuyler in the comedy movie “The Photographer”; directed and written by Jeremy Stein, and starring Reg Rogers and Tina Holmes, it follows a photographer who has to take ten amazing photos in a day or will lose things most precious to him.
The film won Vanja Cernjul a Vision Award at Avignon/New York Film Festival, while it was nominated for one other award.
In the same year, Kristen portrayed Norda in the action adventure fantasy movie “Dungeons & Dragons”, which attracted rather poor reviews, and is currently ranked #75 Bottom Rated Movie on the IMDb.com movie and TV series rating website. The year 2001 saw Kristen reprise her role as Lisa Dolittle in the sequel “Dr. Dolittle 2”, which follows Eddie Murphy who now has to save a bear’s life as well as the entire forest from the people set to destroy it – it won three awards and was nominated for six others.
In 2002, Kristen portrayed Caro Lamb in the horror comedy movie “Tales from the Crypt Presents: Ritual”, which failed to attract many viewers, and in the same year she appeared as Loretta in the biographical spy comedy movie “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, the true story of Chuck Barris who claims that he was a hitman working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); the movie was a big success, as it won seven awards and was nominated for 12 others. Kristen was praised for her performance as Michelle Vaughn in the action movie “Walking Tall” in 2004, which starred the famous actors Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Scott and Johnny Knoxville, and which is about a USA soldier who returns home only to find out that his town has been overtaken by corrupt politicians and policemen.
In 2005, Kristen played Miranda Martine-DuBaer in the Disney Channel original movie “Twitches” and Helen in the film “Schakles”, before in 2006 again reprising her role as Lisa Dolittle in the film “Dr. Dolittle 3”.
Three of Kristen’s final roles in movies before retiring were in the basketball film “Crossover” in 2006, which starred Anthony Mackie and Wesley Jonathan, the direct-to-video movie “Soccer Mom” in 2008 in which she portrayed Dee Dee, and the monster science fiction disaster movie “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” in 2011, in which she played Barbara.
Roles in TV series
Kristen has appeared in only eight TV series during her acting career.
She made her debut appearance in 1992, when she portrayed the Hostess in two episodes of the documentary comedy series “Stand-Up Stand-Up”, which was cancelled after those two episodes, while her next role was in 1994 when she was Eileen Pleshette in the episode “Eyewitness Blues” of the police series “New York Undercover”, starring Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo and Patti D’Arbanville, and which was a big success, winning nine awards and being nominated for 16 others.
In 1996, Kristen played the supporting character Nicole Moore in six episodes of the drama series “Matt Watters”, while her next role came in 2001 when she appeared as Kim Watkins in three episodes of the critically acclaimed crime series “Crossing Jordan”, starring Jill Hennessy and which won five awards and was nominated for seven others.
Three of Kristen’s final roles in TV series before retiring from acting were in the comedy series “My Wife and Kids” in 2002, in which she portrayed Dr. Cooper Madison in the episode “Quality Time”, the crime police procedural series “The District” in 2003 in which she played Kendall Truman in nine episodes, and the legal drama series “Shark” in 2006, as Billie Willis in the episode “Pilot”.
Love life and relationships
Kristen met her first husband, Michael Marzovilla in 1995, when they worked on the same movie; they began dating and married after two years in June 1997 in a small ceremony attended by only several of their friends and their family. Michael is a cinematographer who has worked in the camera and electrical department on many movies.
After a year of marriage, Kristen gave birth to their daughter, but in 1999, Michael and Kristen divorced citing irreconcilable differences, but it’s believed that Kristen was cheating on Michael with Martin Astles, a special effects make-up artist, as she married him shortly after divorcing Michael. She gave birth to two of their children, and as Kristen has full custody over her and Michael’s daughter, the family of five is currently living in Los Angeles, California.
Hobbies and other interests
Kristen has been physically active since her teenage years, as she played soccer at high school and was also interested in a variety of other sports, including tennis and volleyball. During her 20s and 30s, she had three to four training sessions at the gym each week, while she was often running and completed several half-marathons, while following a strict diet.
Today, Kristen is not so active, and the only sport she occasionally plays is golf, while some of the new things which she finds interesting are reading history books such as “Les Miserables” and “The Guns of August”, and listening to music and performers such as Frank Sinatra and Nile Rodgers.
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys watching movies – her favorite actor and actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, while some of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, and “Shutter Island”.
Kristen’s net worth
Kristen’s net worth has been estimated at over $1 million as of June 2020. Her hair is brown and her eyes are blue, while she is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall. Kristen’s age is 50.