Kristin Bauer van Straten Bio, Age, Husband, Family, Net Worth, Height, Movies, Seinfeld

Kristin Bauer van Straten Biography

Kristin Bauer van Straten is an American film and television actress best known for her roles on HBO’s True Blood as vampire Pamela Swynford De Beaufort. Straten’s career took off in 1995 when she was cast as a regular in the television series ‘The Crew.’


How old is Kristin Bauer van Straten?- Age

Van is 56 years old as of November 2022. She was born Kristin Neubauer on November 26, 1966, in Racine, Wisconsin, United States of America.

Kristin Bauer van Straten- Education

She graduated from Wind Point’s The Prairie School. Bauer van Straten studied fine arts at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as in Boston and at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In her youth, she attended the New School for Design.

Kristin Bauer van Straten Height

Bauer stands at a height of 5’9″ (175 cm), tall.

Kristin Bauer van Straten Family

She was born in Racine, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ralph Neubauer an avid horseman and a gun collector, and Mother: Sara Neubauer a housewife who was into charity.

Kristin Bauer van Straten Husband

She married Abri van Straten, a South African singer, and songwriter, on August 1, 2009. He was also the lead vocalist and guitarist of the South African rock band “The Lemmings”.

Kristin Bauer van Straten Photo
Kristin Bauer van Straten Photo

Kristin Bauer van Straten Career

Maggie Reynolds on The Crew was Bauer van’s first regular role in a television series. Geneva Renault in Total Security, Candy Cooper in That’s Life, Rebecca Colfax in Dirty Sexy Money, and Belinda Slypich in Hidden Hills are among the other recurring characters. Her most well-known film role was in the 2000 film Dancing at the Blue Iguana. Bauer van Straten portrayed a porn star who performed an extended nude dance as the featured act at a Los Angeles strip club. She appeared in the award-winning short film Room 302 in 2001, and she had a minor role in Adam Sandler’s 2004 film 50 First Dates. She provided the voice of the superhero Mera in the animated series Justice League.

She has also appeared in a number of TV shows, including LA Law, Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, Dark Angel, Two and a Half Men, Star Trek: Enterprise, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Desperate Housewives, and George Lopez. She was famous for her appearance in a Seinfeld episode (The Bizarro Jerry) as Gillian, Jerry’s girlfriend with “man hands,” despite the fact that the actual “man hands,” seen only in close-ups, belonged to a member of the production crew. Bauer van Straten portrayed vampire Pamela Swynford De Beaufort on HBO’s fantasy drama series True Blood from 2008 to 2014. On December 8, 2009, TV Guide confirmed her promotion from recurring to series regular.

In 2011, she was cast as the evil fairy Maleficent (the wicked fairy godmother, using the name from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty), the rival of Snow White’s Evil Queen, in the fantasy television series Once Upon a Time.  Straten works on animal conservation to improve animal welfare. In 2011, she joined forces with the Animal Legal Defense Fund in an unsuccessful attempt to free Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger kept as a roadside attraction at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tête, Louisiana, since 2000. She collaborated with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to promote animal-free cosmetics. She is a vegetaria and has used her platform to promote adoption of shelter animals.

Bauer van Straten Net Worth

Van has an estimated net worth of 4 million dollars.

Bauer van Straten Movies

  • 2021 Paradise Cove
  • 2020 The Boy Behind the Door
  • 2018 Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
  • 2018 Happy Anniversary
  • 2018 Rich Boy, Rich Girl
  • 2016 Nocturnal Animals
  • 2014 Teen Lust
  • 2012 Gotten Mother
  • 2012 The Story of Luke
  • 2011 Subject: I Love You
  • 2005 Life of the Party
  • 2004 50 First Dates
  • 2004 Living with Lou
  • 2001 Hollywood Palms
  • 2001 Room 302
  • 2000 Dancing at the Blue Iguana
  • 1998 My Little Havana
  • 1997 Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
  • 1995 Galaxis
  • 1995 Glory Daze