Birth Date: September 20, 1967 / Age: 47
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Also Credited as: Kristen Johnson
Biography: Kristen Johnston is an American stage, film and television actress born on 20 September, 1967 in Washington, DC. She may be most famous for her role in the television series "3rd Rock from the Sun". She also starred as Wilma Flintstone in the movie adaption of The Flintstones.
Johnston was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, although she spent much of her teens as an exchange student in Sweden and South America. She earned a B.F.A. degree in drama at New York University.
Johnson made her professional stage debut with New York's Atlantic Theatre Company founded by playwright David Mamet. During her association with the company she appeared in such productions as "As You Like It," "Girl's Talk," "Stage Door," "Author's Voice," "Portrait of a Woman" and "Rosemary for Remembrance." In addition she performed with the Naked Angels Theatre Company in "The Stand In" and "Hot Keys," and with New York Stage and Film in "Kim's Sister" with David Strathairn and Jane Adams.
For her performance in "The Lights" at Lincoln Center Theatre, Johnston was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as Best Supporting Actress. The show brought her to the attention of a Carsey-Werner television executive. After numerous auditions for "3rd Rock from the Sun", she won the role of "Sally Solomon", the alien security officer posing as a sexy, female human in Ohio. She appeared in the series from 1996 through 2001 with John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Johnston made her feature film debut in "The Debt," winner of Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993. In 1995 she played Kate in "Backfire". Other television credits include guest-starring roles on the series "Chicago Hope," "Heart's Afire" and "The Five Mrs. Buchanans". A recent role is as the narrator in "Microscopic Milton" on The Disney Channel.