Hello there,


 I am a tall, starry-eyed, hopelessly enthusiastic, comfy girl. I love dogs and the color yellow and Victor Hugo, and plan to open a coffee shop as my mid-life crisis. 


I grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (if you’ve ever seen M. Night Shamalan’s SIGNS, then you’ve seen my hometown).  


received my B.A. in theatre, and while in school, I produced my own plays Colors & Lines and Lemon Shaker Pie, wrote for the sitcom Milwaukee Basic, performed in both undergrad and graduate level productions, and studied with incredible teachers such as Mark Paladini (Casting Director for The MaskBabylon 5, 90210, and others), Dir. Michael Kirkland (SAFD, Virginia Beach Bash Coordinator), and Derek Leonidoff (Groundlings LA). 

Post grad, I moved back to my home town of Philadelphia and delved into the artistic scene. I worked with companies such as Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia Artist Collective, Resident Theatre Company, Subscension Theatre Group, Shawnee Theatre, and Ethos Physical Theatre as an actor, stage manager, and collaborator.  


This October, I made the journey west to Los Angeles. I'm loving my new home in North Hollywood, and on arrival jumped head first into the aggressive industry. After finding great representation, I have been spending all my time auditioning, taking classes, and working with amazing film makers (okay, and snuggling my puppy Penny). And it's been paying off!

Recently I appeared on the Disney Channel (12-year-old Kristen is screaming for joy) in the ZOMBIES Z-Cap, and my feature film Kings with Jambalaya Productions will enter festival circuits Summer 2020. You may have also seen me in commercials for Janelle on Location and music videos for Jennie Michelle and A Bad Think. 

I am so excited to share the adventures, projects, and opportunities I've had, and hope you'll check out my portfolio. 

-Kristen Phaneuf