Born and raised in New England, Kirsten discovered her love for acting at the ripe old age of 9 when she appeared in her first play, Hello, Dolly! She continued acting in community theatre throughout her adolescence before attending Hofstra University, where she would earn her BFA in Acting. While at Hofstra, Kirsten was awarded both academic and performance-based scholarships (including the Philip and Monica Rosenthal Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Comedic Acting, a grant generously given by the creator/executive producer of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”), was inducted into the Alpha Psi Omega National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity, and was given Best Actor awards in both 2003 and 2004.
After college, Kirsten worked as an actor in New York City, landing roles in various plays and independent films. In 2006, she attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London for an intensive in classical acting, and in 2007 was the co-artistic director of Bat Country, a theatre company that she also co-founded with writer Adam Michael Cohen and director Ryan Hemphill.
In 2008, Kirsten relocated her home base to Los Angeles, where she continues to work in theatre, independent film, television, and web series. She has studied intensively with actor Brad William Henke and has recently teamed up with director J Hanna to form 4byXmas Prods., who’s work has included the short films W.C., Honeypot, and Suspended (written by and co-starring Kirsten).
Kirsten is also the Senior Producer at Formosa Interactive.