Kirsten Vangsness Bio, Affair, In Relation, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Age, Nationality, Height


Kirsten Vangsness is an American actress and writer. She is best known for her portrayal of FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia on the CBS drama series Criminal Minds.

Relationship Facts of Kirsten Vangsness

  • Kirsten Vangsness is having an affair.
  • Her sexual orientation is not straight and is lesbian.

More about the relationship

Kirsten Vangsness’s current relationship status is engaged!

Though she considers herself bisexual, she finally has found her partner. She is now engaged to actor and writer Keith Hanson since November 2015, after dating for sometimes.

Kirsten previously dated film editor, Melanie Goldstein from 2006 to 2013 seven long years.

Who is Kirsten Vangsness?

Kirsten Vangsness is an American actress and writer. Kirsten Vangsness is famous for her role as FBI’s bespectacled-brainiac-tech-kitten, Penelope Garcia on CBS drama Criminal Minds.

She has acted in many films such as Sometimes Santa’s Gotta Get Whacked, Saria’s Songs, The Chicago 8, Axis, Dave Made a Maze.

Kirsten Vangsness: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Vangsness was born Kirsten Simone Vangsness on July 7, 1972, in Pasadena, California, United States. She is a Cancer. As of 2021, she is 49 years old.

Her father is Errol Leroy Vangsness and her mother, Barbara Mary Vangness of Norwegian-Italian ethnicity.


Vangsness went to Cerritos High School in Los Angeles. Later, she attended Cypress College in Cypress, Northen Orange Country.

She graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1995.

Kirsten Vangsness: Professional Life, Career

Kirsten is recognized for her distinguishing character in every role she plays. Her stage credits include A Mulholland Christmas Carol, The Fan Maroo, The Bank of Liz, Spider Bites among others.

Kirsten started her career in 1998 when she gets a role in the Short film “Sometimes Santa’s Gotta Get Whacked“. Some of her famous films are

  • “A-List Blue” 2006
  • “Scream of the Bikini Interior Decorator ”  2009
  • “In My Sleep Madge” 2010
  • “The Chicago 8 Sketch Artist” 2011
  • “Kill Me, Deadly Mona Livingston”  2015
  • “Dave Made a Maze Jane” 2017

She acted in short movies such as: “Sarina’s Song Party Guest” Short film 2011, “Sarina’s Song” 2011, “Remember to Breathe Vocals for Young Alice” 2012.


Vangsness acted in the following Television series: Future Veronica Episode: “Age Before Beauty” 2004, LAX 2005, “Vampire Mob Laura Anderson” 2010, “Pretty the Series”, “Good Job, Thanks!”, “Shelf Life “, “Criminal Mind: Suspect Behavior”, “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”.


Kristen’s articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times. Additionally, she has co-written three episodes of “Criminal Minds” with executive producer, Erica Messer.

She co-wrote Episodes such as “Nelson’s Sparrow” in 2014, “A Beautiful Disaster” in 2015, and” Spencer” in 2016.

Kirsten Vangsness: Net Worth, Salary

Kirsten has an estimated Net Worth of around $3 million. Her earning sources are acting, writing, and earns $37,430 and above as an actress.

Kirsten Vangsness
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Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Kirsten Vangsness is a blonde with blue eyes, a height of 5 feet 7 inches, and weighs 76 Kg. Her body measurement is 41-35-40 inches and her cup size is 36E, her shoe size is 8.5  (US), and her dress size is 16 (US).

Social Media

Kirsten has around 694.2K followers on Twitter, which is more than on Facebook and Instagram.

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