Kristen Alderson Biography

Updated On Jul 05, 2019 Published On Jul 05, 2019
Facts of Kristen Alderson
Date of Birth: 1991 , May-29
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 1 Inch
Name Kristen Alderson
Birth Name Kristen DeAnn Alderson
Father Richard Alderson
Mother Kathy Alderson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $3 million
Hair Color Blond
Famous for One Life to Live
Boyfriend Brandon Weidemann
Awards Daytime Emmy Awards
Online Presence Instagram and Twitter
TV Show One Life to Live
Siblings Eddie Alderson
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Kristen Alderson is an American actress known for her role in ABC soap opera One Life to Live as Starr Manning. She is also recognized as Kiki Jerome in soap opera, General Hospital. She is also the elder sister of actor Eddie Alderson.

Early Life of Kristen Alderson

Kristen DeAnn Alderson is born on May 29, 1991, in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. Her mother’s name is Kathy Alderson and father’s name is Richard Alderson.  

Kristen CAPTION: Kristen Alderson with her brother, Eddie, mother and father. SOURCE: Instagram

She grew up with a sibling brother who she is very close to. Her younger brother, Eddie Alderson, is also an actor.

How old is Kristen Alderson?

Alderson’s age is 28, as of 2019.

Personal Life: Boyfriend, Marriage

Kristen Alderson started dating Brandon Weidemann in April 2019. She made their relationship public through her Instagram on April 28, 2019.

Kristen CAPTION: Kristen Alderson with her boyfriend, Brandon Weidemann. SOURCE: Instagram

Alderson gave a glimpse of her boyfriend first on April 22, 2019, without clarifying their relationship. Many of her followers demanded to know if Brandon was her boyfriend. She subtly confirmed with a second picture that showed her with her boyfriend and her dogs.

Kristen previously dated actor Chad Duell for two years in early 2013. Duell was her General Hospital costar. They broke up in October 2015 because of her decision to move back to the east coast.

She was also rumored to date her One Life to Live co-star Tanner Woods during her teenage years and even went to the prom with him. They have been good friends even after previously being involved romantically.

She does not have any records of a previous marriage or a husband.

Kristen is very close to her brother, Eddie and was heartbroken to find out about his Lymphoma cancer in November 2016. She is also very close to her producer, Tom Dangora. Dangora has been with Kristen since her One Life to Live days.

The 28 years old star is also a fan of British singer Harry Styles and has even attended One Direction concerts.

How tall is Kristen Alderson?

Kristen has a height of 5 feet and 1 inch (155 cm).

Kristen Alderson's Career

Kristen began her career in acting in Broadway Production’s Annie as the character Molly in 1997 at the age of six.

Alderson landed her breakthrough role in the ABC’s soap opera, One Life to Live, on March 20, 1998. She played the role of Starr Manning for 14 years from 1998 to 2012.

She was put on a contract in April 2001 which turned her into a series regular. She became the youngest actor to act with a contract in that year.

Kristen CAPTION: Kristen Alderson SOURCE: Instagram

After leaving One Life to Live in 2012, she joined ABC’s another soap opera, General Hospital in the same year. She played the character of Kiki Jerome for a year in the show and left in March 2013.

In 2018, she acted in a theatrical play, The Marvelous Wonderettes as Cindy Lou. The same year Alderson appeared in an episode of the TV series, Melange.

Award Nominations

From 2003 to 2015, Kristen has been nominated in eight awards. She has won the Soap Opera Digest Award in 2005 and a Daytime Emmy Award in 2013.

Aside from that, she has been nominated for four Young Artist Award and two Daytime Emmy Award.

Net Worth of Kristen Alderson

Kristen Alderson has had a very busy career since her childhood. Although she has not been as active in the past few years, she has been financially comfortable from her previous projects.

Her 14 years in One Life to Live earned her quite a bucks, especially after she became a series regular in 2001. She also added to her wealth from her work in General Hospital.

Kristen CAPTION: Kristen Alderson SOURCE: Instagram

According to sources, a newcomer in a soap opera makes around $1000 per episode. That soon changes to around $1500 to $3000 per episode once the actor becomes a regular.

Her appearance in more than 800 episodes in One Life to Live, 207 episodes in General Hospital and involvement in several other projects have landed her a net worth of $3 million, as of 2019.

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Born in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

May 29 , 1991

Kristen DeAnn Alderson is born on May 29, 1991, in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. She later moved to Bucks County.

Debuted in the play, Annie

1997

Kristen began her debuted her career in acting at the age of six in Broadway Production’s 'Annie' as the character Molly in 1997.

She debuted the soap opera, One Life to Live

March 20 , 1998

Alderson landed her breakthrough role in the ABC’s soap opera, One Life to Live, on March 20, 1998, as Starr Manning.

Started dating actor Chad Duell

2013

Kristen dated actor Chad Duell for two years in early 2013 and broke up with him on October 2015, to move back to the east coast.

Won the Daytime Emmy Awards

2013

She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2013 for her role in Kiki Jerome in ABC's soap opera, General Hospital.

Started dating Brandon Weidemann

2019

Kristen Alderson started dating Brandon Weidemann in April 2019. She made their relationship public through her Instagram with a picture of her and boyfriends with dogs.

Networth revealed to be $3 million

2019

Alderson's involvement in long term projects on ABC like 'One Life to Live' and 'General Hospital' have landed her a net worth of $3 million, as of 2019.