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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.