Born on September 20th, 1967, this 48-year-old tall and sultry, actress and comedian has acted in movies, stage and American television. She was born in Washington DC and mostly raised in Wisconsin. There she went to St. Eugene’s Catholic Grade School. She has a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama from
University. Her father, Rod Johnston is a former Wisconsin Republican. She also attended another school in Wisconsin named Whitefish Bay High School. Johnston made her professional debut at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York. During this time, she has appeared in productions like As You Like It, Girl’s talk, Portrait of a Woman, Stage Door, Author’s Voice and Rosemary for Resemblance.
She has performed on various other theatrical platforms like the Naked Angels Theatre Company in “The Stand-in” and in Hot Keys. She got nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best supporting actress for her impeccable performance in The Lights at the Lincoln Centre Theatre. She is well known for her performance as Sally Soloman, in the popular television series Rock from the Sun for which she auditioned a number of times. She starred in from 1996 to 2001, for which she also bagged two Emmy awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Her debut in the film industry was via the movie
, which was the winner of Best Short at the famous Cannes Film Festival in 1993. In the year 1995, she successfully played Kate in Backfire. She has done various cameos on shows like Chicago Hope, The 5 Mrs Buchanans and Hearts Afire.
Her epic appearances in movies include Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me in the year 1999, Austin Powers in Goldmember in the year 2002 and of course Music and Lyrics in 2007. The year 1998 was jam packed for Kristen Johnston. She was a spokesperson for the Clairol Company and appeared on an album cover called No Substance by the Bad Religion. She made a thought provoking appearance in the final season of Sex and the City, where she plays the character of Lexi Featherston, who accidentally falls out of a window and dies, right after she says “I am so bored I could die!” In 2005, she appeared in six episodes of NBC’S hit show ER. She also starred in the British television hit “Absolutely,” a season in
in 2009 and also in an episode as the dominatrix in Bored to Death’s second season opener.
Her funniest venture was in The Exes, where she was the protagonist. The show which debuted on November 30th, 2011, ended on September 16th, 2015. “Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster,” her autobiography, she discusses her addiction to drugs and pills during her high school days. She successfully overcame them and now advice high school kids in New York. In November 2013, she was diagnosed with lupus myelitis.