Kristy Swanson

Born Dec 19, 1969

Kristen Nöel "Kristy" Swanson is an American actress best known for playing Buffy Summers in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she also played Catherine "Cathy" Dollanganger in the movie version of the V.C. Andrews book Flowers in the Attic.

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1969 Birth Born on December 19, 1969.


In 1986, she debuted on the big screen in two John Hughes films: Pretty In Pink, in a non-speaking role, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off as a character who announces a convoluted excuse for Ferris' absence in class.


1990 20 Years Old By 1990, Swanson had made many television appearances, including multiple appearances in Knots Landing (1987–1988), Nightingales (1989), her first starring role in a TV series, although it only lasted a season, and a short-lived Burt Reynolds television series called B.L. Stryker (1989). … Read More
1992 22 Years Old She played the title role in the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer. … Read More
1998 28 Years Old In the 1998–99 season of Early Edition, Swanson played Erica Paget, a love interest of the main character, Gary Hobson.
1999 29 Years Old In 1999, Swanson played Vanessa, the girlfriend of Adam Sandler in the movie Big Daddy.


2000 30 Years Old In 2000, she returned to a television series, as the star of Grapevine, a revamp of a 1992 TV series that was canceled after five episodes.
2002 32 Years Old Swanson posed nude for Playboy magazine in November 2002 in a cover-featured pictorial.
2006 36 Years Old She appeared in and won the 2006 Fox television program Skating with Celebrities, partnered with Lloyd Eisler.
In 2007, she became a spokesperson of the Medifast diet. … Read More
2009 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Swanson married Eisler on February 7, 2009 in San Luis Obispo, California. … Read More


2010 40 Years Old Swanson made a cameo appearance in the "Don't You Forget About Me" episode of One Tree Hill, which aired on February 1, 2010. … Read More
2015 45 Years Old Swanson revealed in a 2015 television interview how she was cast in Pretty In Pink: "Director John Hughes said, 'We're re-shooting the end of Pretty in Pink. … Read More
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