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Facts of Karissa Staples

Date of Birth: 1987 , December-1
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Karissa Staples
Birth Name Karissa Lee Staples
Father Wayne Staples
Mother Diane Staples
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Biddeford, Maine
Profession Actress
Net Worth $2 million
Eye Color Light brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for What's Up, Warthogs!
Boyfriend Matthew Atkinson (dating since 2016)
Married No
Children No
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies Inspired to Kill, Merry Kissmas, Betting on the Bride, Chasing the One
TV Show What's Up Warthogs!, Necessary Roughness, The Lottery, S.W.A.T.

Quick Timeline of Karissa Staples

1987 Born & Raised in Maine
2007 Competed in Miss America
2009 Made On-Screen Debut
2011 Breakthrough from What's Up Warthogs!
2016 Began Dating Matthew Atkinson
2020 Is a Millionaire

Detail Timeline of Karissa Staples

December 1 , 1987

Born & Raised in Maine

Staples is the daughter of Wayne and Daine & was born in  Biddeford, Maine, the USA & holds an American nationality. Her birthday falls on December 1.


Competed in Miss America

After being crowned Miss Maine 2006, Karissa competed in Miss America Pageant in 2007 & was the youngest in the pageant.


Made On-Screen Debut

At the age of 22, Karissa made her on-screen debut in the film I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell in 2009. Before that, Staples worked in theater production in her hometown Maine.


Breakthrough from What's Up Warthogs!

Karissa was cast in a regular role as Victoria in the TV series What's Up Warthogs! in 2011 & worked until 2012. It earned her fame as well as opportunities from other series; later was cast in Necessary Roughness (2013) and The Lottery (2014).


Began Dating Matthew Atkinson

Staples is in a relationship with boyfriend Matthew Atkinson ever since they met in the set of Inspired to Kill in 2016. The duo shares their cozy posts on Instagram & often makes red carpet appearances together. 


Is a Millionaire

American actress Karissa Staples is a millionaire & owns $2 million net worth in 2020. Turned professional in 2009, Staples records 32 acting credits in 2020 & majorly earns through acting career.


Karissa Staples, an American TV actress & formerly crowned Miss Maine got notable TV fame for portraying Victoria in the comedy-drama What's Up Warthogs! (2011- 2012). Staples made her on-screen debut in 2009, following stints in theatre productions and grabbed pace in the acting industry with TV series appearances in Necessary Roughness, The Lottery, Grimm, and S.W.A.T.

With already a decade of professional career, Karrisa records 35 acting credits including her upcoming project Distancing Socially (under pre-production). In addition to acting, the Biddeford-native is often in highlights with her adorable dating life with Matthew Atkinson.

Was Crowned 'Miss Maine' Title: Family & Early Career

Karissa Lee Staples was born on December 1, 1987, in Biddeford, Maine, the USA, to Wayne Staples and Diane Staples. She is an American by nationality.

As a high school student, she competed in Miss Maine 2006 & was crowned the title, just a week before her graduation. Thereafter, Karissa went to compete in the 2007 Miss America Pageant at the age of 20, being the youngest in the pageant.

Having worked in both community theater and professional theatrical productions in Maine, then-19 years old Karissa Staples moved to New York City to study acting, but later went to Los Angeles.

How Old Is Karissa Staples Now?

As of October 2020, Staples is 32 years old and has a height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm).

Career In Movies and TV Series: How She Came To Fame?

In 2009, Karissa made her on-screen debut through the comedy movie I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell and worked in the comedy-horror film Red Hook, the same year. Following a guest appearance in the TV series 90210 (2010), Staples made her career breakthrough in 2011 as a cast of What's Up Warthogs! (2011- 2012). There, she portrayed Victoria & appeared in 40 episodes alongside Eduard Witzke, Ana Golja, and Duane Murray.

The American actress got further fame for playing Paloma in the TV series Necessary Roughness (2013, 10 episodes) starring Mehcad Brooks, Scott Cohen, and Callie Thorne. In 2014, she portrayed Perry Sommers in 6 episodes of The Lotteryfeaturing Athena Karkanis, Shelley Conn, Marley Shelton, among others.

Actress CAPTION: Actress Karissa Staples made acting debut in 2009 & got a breakthrough with What's Up Warthogs! (2011- 2012)  SOURCE: Pinterest

Over the years, Stapels made guest appearances in many TV series that include Grimm (2014), Primrose Becomes a Princess (2018), L.A.'s Finest (2019), & most notably in S.W.A.T. (2019- 2020)

Check out the list of Karissa Staples film credits (including TV movies):

  • Merry Kissmas (2015)
  • Inspired to Kill (2017, TV film)
  • The Wedding Do Over (2018, TV film)
  • Psycho Stripper (2019, TV film)
  • His Secret Marriage (2019, TV film)
  • Marisa Brown (2020)

As per IMDB, the Maine-born & now LA-based actress is set to appear in the upcoming film Distancing Socially, currently under pre-production.

Karissa Staples' Relationship Status

The 'What's Up Warthogs!' actress is yet to be married but is currently in a relationship with actor boyfriend Matthew Atkinson. They met in 2016 on the set of TV film Inspired to Kill (released in 2017), where Karissa played Kara and Matthew played Jason; they began dating soon after.

The couple doesn't lag behind to show their affection on social media or in red carpet moments. On July 16, 2019, Karissa shared an Instagram post stating their 3 year anniversary of relationship. The duo is yet to announce their engagement or wedding plans meanwhile. The couple currently lives in Los Angeles.

Karissa CAPTION: Karissa Staples and her boyfriend Matthew Atkinson SOURCE: Karissa's Instagram

No reports of Staples' past relationships or ex-boyfriend ever came up. Reportedly, she has been in 2 on-screen matchups with Brant Daugherty in Merry Kissmas (2015) and Peter Mooney in Betting on the Bride (2017).

Net Worth & Earnings In 2020

According to online sources, Karissa Staples has a net worth of $2 million as of October 2020. Her acting career is the major source of income & totals 32 acting credits already (TV series and films). Staples notably appeared in TV series such as What's Up Warthogs!, Necessary Roughness, and The Lottery, which earned her a considerable sum of money.

With a grip on the acting industry & such prominence, she allegedly sums up a salary in 6-digit figure (hundreds of thousand dollars) per year. On average, an actor in the USA earns $57,000 annually.

An avid user of Instagram, Karissa Staples has 20.6K followers on her Instagram account (@karissaleelee) currently, while Twitter followers count 2K. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, she can potentially grab $131 - $218 per sponsored post on Instagram.