Who is Krista Allen?

American actress and model Krista Allen was born in Ventura, California USA, on 5 April 1971, so her zodiac sign’s Aries. She’s appeared in close to 120 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for her playing of the lead character Tuffy in the 2005 action horror comedy movie “Feast”, directed by John Gulager, and which also starred Navi Rawat and Balthazar Getty. It follows a group of people who’ve locked themselves in a bar, and now have to fight monsters – the film won an Austin Fantastic Fest Award for Best Director.

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Education and early life

Krista was raised in Houston, Texas by her mother Katherine and father Dale Allen, however, not many details about their lives have been shared, as they prefer to maintain their privacy. Krista seems to be an only child.

She studied at a local high school in Houston, and was mostly interested in sports during her time there; she ran track and was on her school’s volleyball team. Krista matriculated in 1989, and then moved to Austin, Texas to attend the Austin Community College, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1993; prior to becoming a popular actress, she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

Roles in movies

Krista’s debut film role was playing the lead character Emmanuelle in the 1994 romantic science fiction comedy “Emmanuelle: First Contact”, and she then reprised her role in the sequels “A World of Desire”, “A Lesson in Love” and “Concealed Fantasy”, all released in 1994.

The year 1996 saw her play Michelle in the action comedy “Rolling Thunder”, and she gained recognition in the following year, with her portrayal of the supporting character Lady in Elevator in the fantasy comedy “Liar Liar”, which Tom Shadyac directed, and which starred Amanda Donohoe, Maura Tierney and Jim Carrey. It follows a lawyer whose son has made a birthday wish for him to be unable to lie for 24 hours, which has now come true; the movie won four of its 10 award nominations. Krista’s only other two roles in the remainder of the decade were in the 1997 action horror “The Haunted Sea”, and the 1999 science fiction mystery “Avalon: Beyond the Abyss”.

In 2002, she was cast to play Pretty Woman in the critically acclaimed biographical crime comedy “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, directed by George Clooney, who also starred in it alongside Drew Barrymore and Sam Rockwell. It follows game-show impresario Chuck Barris who’s pretending to be a CIA hitman, and the movie won seven of its 19 award nominations. A couple of Krista’s following roles were in the evergreen 2003 comedy “Anger Management”, the 2004 romantic comedy “Meet Market”, and the 2009 science fiction thriller “Alien Presence”.

What marked the 2010s for her was perhaps playing the main character Karen Rogers in the 2015 romantic family drama “Rodeo & Juliet”, directed by Thadd Turner, and which also starred Tim Abell and Nadine Crocker. It follows a girl who’s come from a big city to the countryside, where she’s being taught to barrel race by a young cowboy.

Some of Krista’s most recent film roles have been in the 2018 comedy “Eleven Eleven”, the 2021 drama “After Masks”, and the 2022 crime action “Shadows”.

Roles in TV series

Krista’s debut TV series role was playing Mrs Fleisig in the 1995 episode “One Mean Mother” of the action science fiction comedy “Deadly Games”, then from 1996 through 1999, she starred as Billie Reed in 412 episodes of the soap opera “Days of Our Lives”. It’s been airing since 1965, today numbers close to 15,000 episodes, and tells the story of the city Salem and its people; the series has won 240 of its 869 award nominations.

In 2000 and 2001, Krista appeared as Jenna Avid in 26 episodes of the action crime adventure “Baywatch”, and was then invited to guest star in single episodes of the comedy “Spin City”, the fantasy mystery “Charmed”, and the comedy “Inside Schwartz”. What marked the 2000s for her was perhaps playing Bridget Keller in 11 episodes of the 2007 romantic comedy “What About Brian”, created by Dana Stevens, and which starred Barry Watson, Matthew Davis and Rick Gomez; it tells the story of several friends from Los Angeles, California.

Krista started off the 2010s with a guest appearance in an episode of the drama “Life Unexpected”, the crime drama “The Protector” and the romantic comedy “Love Bites”, and in 2015, she starred as Lydia Marlowe in all the nine episodes of the comedy “Significant Mother”, created by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, and which also starred Josh Zuckerman and Nathaniel Buzolic. It follows restaurateur Nate who’s just learned that his roommate’s dating his mother.

Some of Krista’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2017 episode “Five Minutes” of the romantic comedy “Modern Family”, the 2021 episode “There Goes the Neighborhood” of the action thriller “9-1-1”, and 211 episodes of the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” since 2021.

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Other credits

Krista’s received special thanks for the 2003 short documentary comedy movies “My Buddy Jack” and “Skull Session: The Making of ‘Anger Management’”, and the 2017 short comedy film “Extra School”.

She sang the song “Bad Reputation” in the 2021 episode “There Goes the Neighborhood” of the series “9-1-1”.

Some of Krista’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Steve”, “Meaningless Debate” and “Comedy Doctors”.

Awards and nominations

Krista’s won three of her six award nominations: she won a 2018 Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival Award for Best Actress, and a 2018 IndieFEST Film Award for Leading Actress, both for her performance in “Eleven Eleven”, and a 2022 Silver State Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress – Feature Film for “Shadows”.

Love life and husband

Krista’s been married twice. She and her first husband, American production manager Justin Moritt, exchanged vows on 14 September 1996, and Krista gave birth to their son Jacob ‘Jake’ Nolan Moritt on 12 July 1997, but Krista and Justin divorced in 1999.

She met American actor George Clooney on the set of the 2002 movie “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, and they were together for two years.

Krista married her second husband, British singer-songwriter and rapper Mams Taylor on 10 October 2010, but they split in April 2011 and Krista filed for divorce on 12 February 2012.

From November 2015 through 2020, Krista was in a relationship with Canadian-American actor Nathan Fillion.

She seems to be single as of January 2023, has been married twice, and has a son with her first husband Justin Moritt.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Krista’s a vegan.

She’s a licensed yoga instructor.

There are close to 200,000 people following Krista on Instagram today, and she’s posted more than 330 pictures and videos onto the social media network.

One can say that she’s also a fashion designer, as she launched her T-shirt line Sex Brand sometime in the early 2000s, while it’s since been renamed to SuperExcellent.

The magazine “Maxim” ranked Krista #70 on their 2005 list ‘Hot 100’.

She’s the director and spokesman of the R. I. S. E. & Stand non-profit organization, which aims to raise awareness about animal cruelty, domestic abuse and bullying.

Some of Krista’s favorite actors are Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt and Russell Crowe, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Replicas”, “The Whole Truth” and “John Wick”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Krista’s age is 51. Her eyes and hair are brown, her height’s 5ft 7ins (1.71m) and she weighs about 130lbs (60kgs).

Krista’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of January 2023.

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