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Overview (4)

Born in Mission Viejo, California, USA
Birth NameKristen Noel Swanson
Nickname Swanie
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kristy Swanson was born on December 19, 1969 in Mission Viejo, California, USA as Kristen Noel Swanson. She is an actress and producer, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Flowers in the Attic (1987). She has been married to Lloyd Eisler since February 7, 2009. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Lloyd Eisler (7 February 2009 - present) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays strong-willed, independent women
Lisp, breathless voice

Trivia (27)

She received her first acting job at age 9 in a commercial for a dollhouse.
She gave up regular schooling at age 13 to focus on acting. Her parents, Bob and Rosemary, gave her home instruction. Her parents are retired physical education teachers.
Between the ages of 9 and 13, Kristy appeared in over 30 television commercials.
Was the original Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) before Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Has co-starred with Charlie Sheen in three films: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Hot Shots! (1991) and The Chase (1994).
Has played two roles in which she jumps through a second story window to stop someone from running away. The first was Samantha/BB in Deadly Friend (1986) and the second was a Medeival Slayer in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992).
Has one older brother, Robert M. Swanson, Jr. (born July 12, 1965), but he does not act or skate. He was a heavy metal musician.
Kristy and Lloyd Eisler became the parents of their first child, a boy named Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler, on February 16, 2007. The baby weighed in 7 lbs. 11 oz.
Her father Bob 'Swanie' Swanson played the referee in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992).
(October 31, 2007) Assault charges in Canada against her have been dropped. Was arrested in June 2006 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada after an alleged altercation between her and her boyfriend's, Lloyd Eisler, ex-wife, Marcia O'Brien.
Dated Alan Thicke when she was 17 and he was 40. They were engaged two years later. She said they met when she was 16 while working at Warner Bros. Studios.
Was ordered to attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after pleading no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving in Los Angeles. She was also fined, put on probation and ordered to perform community service. Tests showed she had a blood alcohol level of 0.23 percent, nearly three times California's legal limit of 0.08. [August 2000]
Arrested for cocaine overdose. [January 1988]
Filmed a scene with Willem Dafoe in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), but the scene was deleted on the final cut of the film. This would have marked her feature film debut.
Lives as a stay-at-home mother in Santa Clarita, California. [August 2013]
Is currently a celebrity spokesperson for Medifast. [October 2007]
Aunt of Amanda Swanson, with whom she co-starred in the film Storm Rider (2013).
Her paternal grandfather had Swedish ancestry and her maternal grandfather had German ancestry. She also has English, Irish, Scottish, and other German, roots.
John Hughes originally cast Swanson on the role of the girl who picks up the phone in the school hall in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), however he inadvertently recast the role as it was filmed in Chicago. Hughes had liked Swanson's audition so much he wrote the small role of the Economics student specifically for her. He then recommended her for a small role in the reshot ending of Pretty in Pink (1986), which was done a few months later.
As seen on an outtake of the web series 3Way (2008), she still knows her long, tongue-twisting line from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) by heart.
Was originally attached to star in the movie Blowing Smoke (2004) when it was first announced in 1997. However, lack of finance halted the project. When the movie was finally made in 2004, Estella Warren was cast in the role instead.
Used her own personal pictures to decorate her dorm bedroom in Higher Learning (1995). The baby photos seen hanging are from her niece, Amanda Swanson.
Auditioned for the role of Rain in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives (1992). Allen liked her very much and she was one of the last two actresses considered, but the role went to Emily Lloyd instead. Lloyd was later fired and replaced by Juliette Lewis.
Attended and graduated from El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California.
Was offered to reprise her Flowers in the Attic (1987) role of Cathy in the TV sequels If There Be Thorns (2015) and Seeds of Yesterday (2015). She had to decline due to a scheduling conflict with Where Heaven and Hell Collide.
An avid golfer, in 2014 she launched aDRESSitGOLF, a clothing line of ladies golf wear and accessories.
She is left-handed.

Personal Quotes (2)

I won't date a guy who doesn't own a toolbox. I'm not saying you need to be able to knock down a wall or build a house or anything like that. But I've been out with a couple of guys who didn't own toolboxes, and they couldn't even change a light bulb.
I've always been this strong-willed person and I've always been in love with acting. I love every aspect of show business and that includes both the show part of it and the business part of it.

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