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      Kristy Swanson

      Kristy Swanson

      Highest Rated: 82% Hot Shots! (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 10% 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)

      Birthday: Dec 19, 1969

      Birthplace: Mission Viejo, California, USA

      A dynamic, athletic performer who decided at the age of nine that she wanted to be an actor, Kristy Swanson had racked up some 30 TV commercial credits by the age of 15. She made her feature debut in the John Hughes-produced "Pretty in Pink" (1986) and also appeared in Hughes' "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) before essaying her first lead in Wes Craven's "Deadly Friend" (1986). After landing a key role in the film version of V. C. Andrews' classic horror novel "Flowers in the Attic" (1987), Swanson segued to TV. She had her first shot at series stardom portraying student nurse Rebecca Halliday in the short-lived Aaron Spelling-produced "Nightingales" (NBC, 1989). Her career received a big boost as the Valley Girl title character of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992). Fans discovered the young star when the picture became a hot video rental, helping to spawn the highly successful TV series version. She put her athleticism to good use as a calm, cool tennis star in "The Program" (1993) and starred as a millionaire's daughter taken hostage by an innocent man (Charlie Sheen) on the run in "The Chase" (1994). Swanson also snagged the female lead of Diana Palmer to Billy Zane's "The Phantom" (1996), in the adventure thriller based on the popular comic strip. She went on to star in "Bad to the Bone" (1997) "Meeting Daddy" (1998) and the blockbuster "Big Daddy" (1999) alongside Adam Sandler. Swanson eventually returned to television, joining the cast of "Early Edition" (CBS, 1998-99) and, later, "Grapevine" (CBS, 2000).

      Highest rated movies

      Hot Shots!
      Higher Learning
      The Phantom
      The Program
      Ground Control
      The Chase
      Big Daddy
      Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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      FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, Lindsay Parker, Jeb Stuart Adams, Kristy Swanson, Ben Ryan Ganger, 1987, (c)New World Pictures Psych, Kristy Swanson (L), Timothy Omundson (R), 'Deez Nupz', Season 7, Ep. #7, 04/10/2013, ©USA Psych, Kristy Swanson, 'Deez Nupz', Season 7, Ep. #7, 04/10/2013, ©USA Psych, Kristy Swanson (L), Maggie Lawson (C), Kirsten Nelson (R), 'Deez Nupz', Season 7, Ep. #7, 04/10/2013, ©USA Psych, Timothy Omundson (L), Kristy Swanson (C), James Roday (R), 'This Episode Sucks', Season 6, Ep. #3, 10/26/2011, ©USA Psych, Kristy Swanson, 'This Episode Sucks', Season 6, Ep. #3, 10/26/2011, ©USA Psych, Timothy Omundson (L), Kristy Swanson (R), 'This Episode Sucks', Season 6, Ep. #3, 10/26/2011, ©USA Psych, from left: Kristy Swanson, Cocoa Brown, Maggie Lawson, Dana McLoughlin, 'Deez Nupz', Season 7, Ep. #7, 04/10/2013, ©USA Psych, Dulé Hill (L), Timothy Omundson (C), Kristy Swanson (R), 'Shawn And Gus Truck Things Up', Season 8, Ep. #7, 03/05/2014, ©USA Psych, from left: Katy Mixon, Maggie Lawson, Kristy Swanson, Timothy Omundson, 'Cirque Du Soul', Season 7, Ep. #6, 04/03/2013, ©USA Psych, Kristy Swanson, 'Shawn And Gus Truck Things Up', Season 8, Ep. #7, 03/05/2014, ©USA Psych, Timothy Omundson (L), Kristy Swanson (R), 'Shawn And Gus Truck Things Up', Season 8, Ep. #7, 03/05/2014, ©USA Psych, Kristy Swanson (L), Timothy Omundson (R), 'Shawn And Gus Truck Things Up', Season 8, Ep. #7, 03/05/2014, ©USA DEADLY FRIEND, from left: Matthew Laborteaux, Kristy Swanson, 1986. ©Warner Brothers DEADLY FRIEND, from left: Kristy Swanson, Matthew Laborteaux, 1986. ©Warner Brothers THE CHASE, Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, 1994, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE CHASE, Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, 1994, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. HIGHER LEARNING, Kristy Swanson, 1995, ©Columbia Pictures BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, Kristy Swanson, 1992, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, Kristy Swanson, 1992, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jessica Frost Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 12% Just Another Dream Cindy Miller (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Courting Mom and Dad Sarah Lambert (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Parent's Worst Nightmare Joanna Riley (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mimesis Nosferatu Max's Mother (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 33% Bad Stepmother Louise (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 39% Killer Under the Bed Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 20% Winter's Dream Kat Miller (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Qu'est-il arrivé à ma fille ? Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Mother's Sacrifice Kathrin (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 30% Crowning Jules Victoria (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Driven Underground Sarah Palmer (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 42% Angels in the Snow Judith Montgomery (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 31% Merry Ex-Mas Noëlle (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 44% A Belle for Christmas Dani Downy (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 28% Beethoven's Treasure Tail Anne (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lesson in Romance Megan Mills (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 33% The Bouquet Terri (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 65% Storm Rider Jody Peterson (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 0% Mom and Dad Undergrads Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet LIttle Women Big Cars Rocky (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Women, Big Cars 2 Rocky (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Cupcake Janet Carson (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 14% Swamp Shark Rachel Broussard (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 60% A Christmas Wish Martha Evans (Character) - 2011
      33% 68% What If ... Wendy Walker (Character) $814.9K 2010
      No Score Yet 19% Living Death Elizabeth Harris (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 8% The Black Hole Shannon Muir (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 7% Bound by Lies Laura Cross (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 22% Forbidden Secrets Alexandra Kent Lambeth (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 18% Red Water Dr. Kelli Raymond (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silence Dr. Julia Craig (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 13% Soul Assassin Tessa Jansen (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 34% Zebra Lounge Louise Bauer (Character) - 2001
      17% 47% Dude, Where's My Car? Christie Boner (Character) $46.7M 2000
      39% 74% Big Daddy Vanessa (Character) $163.5M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tinseltown Nikki Randall (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meeting Daddy Laurel Lee (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Supreme Sanction Jenna (Character) - 1998
      40% 34% Ground Control Julie Albrecht (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lover Girl Darlene Ferrari/"Sherry" (Character) - 1997
      10% 35% 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Laurie Bennett (Character) $3.6M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad to the Bone Francesca Wells (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 50% Marshal Law Lilly Nelson (Character) - 1996
      44% 31% The Phantom Diana Palmer (Character) $17.3M 1996
      46% 73% Higher Learning Kristen Connor (Character) $36.8M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chili Con Carne Club Julie (Character) - 1995
      40% 37% The Chase Natalie Voss (Character) $8.0M 1994
      No Score Yet 40% Getting In Kirby Watts (Character) - 1994
      43% 80% The Program Camille Shafer (Character) $22.8M 1993
      36% 43% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy Summers (Character) $14.1M 1992
      No Score Yet 52% Highway to Hell Rachel Clark (Character) $12.3K 1991
      13% 40% Mannequin: On the Move Jessie (Character) $3.2M 1991
      82% 65% Hot Shots! Kowalski (Character) $68.3M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dream Trap Sue Halloran (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diving In Terry Hopkins (Character) - 1990
      11% 51% Flowers in the Attic Cathy (Character) $13.1M 1987
      20% 38% Deadly Friend Samantha Pringle (Character) $8.9M 1986

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 87% SEAL Team Julia (Guest Star) 2019
      89% 94% Psych Marlowe (Guest Star) 2012-2014
      No Score Yet 68% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet American Chopper - Senior vs Junior Self 2009
      No Score Yet 63% Hell's Kitchen Guest 2009
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lorelai Mailer (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Alison (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grapevine Susan Crawford (Character) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Character) 1998-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986