Who is Krista Allen?
Krista is an American actress, known for her roles in various films and television shows. She gained fame for portraying Billie Reed in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” in the 1990s, and has also appeared in films such as “Liar Liar” (1997) and “Anger Management” (2003), in addition to numerous other roles she has had in her career.
Krista Allen Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Krista Allen was born on 5 April 1971 in Ventura, California, USA. The daughter of Dale Allen and Katherine Allen, she grew up in Houston, Texas, and after high school, enrolled at Austin Community College in Texas, where she majored in education. She then gained practical experience by interning as a kindergarten teacher, however, driven by her passion for acting, she decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, ultimately realizing her dream on the path to becoming an actress.
Career Beginnings and Early Success as Emmanuelle
After deciding to pursue her acting career, Krista Allen made moves to make a start in the entertainment industry. In 1994, she gained recognition for her role as Emmanuelle in the TV movie “Emmanuelle 1: Queen of the Galaxy (First Contact)”. The film featured Allen as the iconic character Emmanuelle, exploring her sensual and erotic adventures in outer space.
Subsequently, Allen continued her portrayal of Emmanuelle in the subsequent films of the series. In “Emmanuelle 2: A World of Desire”, she delved into a passionate affair with an archeologist while uncovering hidden treasures. In “Emmanuelle 3: A Lesson in Love”, Emmanuelle finds herself torn between her husband and a charming novelist. “Emmanuelle 4: Concealed Fantasy” followed her captivating journey into the world of dreams and desires.
In “Emmanuelle 5: A Time to Dream”, Allen’s character embarked on a voyage to a mystical island where she discovered the power of love and the secrets of immortality. “Emmanuelle 6: One Final Fling” showcased her emotional turmoil as she confronted her past and contemplated a love-filled future. Finally, in “Emmanuelle 7: The Meaning of Love”, Emmanuelle embarked on a spiritual journey, exploring the depths of passion and connection.
Throughout the Emmanuelle film series, Krista shared the screen with various co-stars, including actors like Paul Michael Robinson, Debra K. Beatty, and Timothy Di Pri, among others.
Following her early film roles, Krista Allen achieved notable success with her portrayal of Billie Reed in the popular soap opera “Days of Our Lives” from 1996 to 1999, appearing in a total of 41 episodes, in which she shared the screen with fellow actors such as Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Alison Sweeney and Joseph Mascolo among others, contributing to the show’s daytime-drama-infused storylines and earning recognition for her performance.
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Continuing her career, Krista Allen joined the cast of the iconic TV series “Baywatch” from 2000 to 2001, portraying the character Jenna Avid in 26 episodes. In the show, she shared the screen with renowned lifeguards and co-stars, including David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, and Yasmine Bleeth, among others, as they tackled thrilling rescues and personal dramas on the sunny beaches of California.
In 2001, Allen also appeared in the film “Totally Blonde”, in which she played the character Meg Peters. The movie follows the comedic journey of a young woman attempting to fit into the glamorous world of Los Angeles.
During the early 2000s, Krista Allen made several guest appearances in popular television series.
Allen made appearances in such acclaimed series as “Arli$$” in which she portrayed Krista in the episode “Hard Choices”, then the supernatural drama “Charmed” in which Allen took on the role of The Oracle in three episodes, contributing to the magical world of the show. She also guest-starred as Kelsie Anders in the episode “Comic Relief Pitcher” of the series “Inside Schwartz”.
In 2004, Allen appeared in the sitcom “I’m with Her” as Jennifer and also showcased her singing talent as a singer in the TV series “The Screaming Cocktail Hour”. She continued her guest roles in 2005, appearing in shows such as “Monk” as Teresa Telenko, “Jake in Progress” as Lisa, and “Head Cases” as Laurie Payne.
In 2006, Allen made a guest appearance as Kathy Kelly in the comedy series “Out of Practice” and portrayed Kaitlyn in the episode “Freddie and the Hot…” of the show “Freddie”.
In the second half of the 2000s and early 2010s, Krista Allen experienced a decline in her career as she struggled to secure major roles. During this period, she appeared in several projects that did not achieve significant recognition.
In 2008, Allen starred in the romantic comedy film “Meet Market” as Lucinda, followed by her role as Hannah in the drama thriller “The Third Nail”. These films failed to garner widespread attention or propel her career to new heights.
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In 2009, she appeared in several lesser-known projects such as “Alien Presence” as Waymar and “Locker 13” as Patricia, a short film. She also had a role as Jessica in the drama film “Shannon’s Rainbow” and portrayed Dr. Andrea Swanson in the direct-to-video movie “Silent Venom”. Additionally, Allen had a small role as Samantha Lane in the horror film “The Final Destination”, which has since become a cult classic.
In 2010, she appeared as Jennifer in the thriller film “Black Widow”, but despite her involvement in these projects, Allen struggled to secure significant roles or breakthrough opportunities during this period.
Allen continued to take on minor roles in various television shows. In 2011, she appeared as Miss Monroe in the episode “Pilot” of the series “The Protector”, and portrayed Janine in one episode of “Love Bites”.
In 2012, Allen landed the recurring role of Jennifer Bell in the drama series “The L.A. Complex,” and continued to make guest appearances in other television series, such as playing Heidi in “Rules of Engagement” and Candice in the episode “Teach Your Children” of the series “Melissa & Joey” in 2013.
The following year, Krista appeared as Nani Kahanu in the episode of “Hawaii Five-0” entitled “Ho’i Hou”, also portrayed Janine Winterbaum in two episodes of the drama series “Mistresses”, and had a guest role as Naomi Duvray in the episode “Last Action Hero” of the series “Castle”.
However, in 2015, Krista Allen had a notable breakthrough when she was selected for the part of Lydia Marlowe in the comedy-drama series “Significant Mother”, which also starred Josh Zuckerman.
Three years later, Krista appeared in the science fiction film “Eleven Eleven”, in which she portrayed Andromeda. The film delved into a mysterious event that occurred at 11:11 on 11 November, and its profound impact on the lives of various individuals.
More recently, in 2021, Allen took on a significant role as Taylor Hayes in the long-running soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”. She assumed the main role starting on 10 December, 2021 and continues to portray the character to the present day. Taylor is a pivotal character in the series, known for her complex relationships and intriguing storylines that contribute to the ongoing drama within the show’s narrative.
She is now working on several projects, including the film “Five Below”, which is now in pre-production and without a premiere date set yet.
According to authoritative sources, Krista Allen’s net worth is estimated at $4 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
She was married to production manager Justin Moritt from 1996 until 1999 – in 1997, they welcomed son Jacob Nolan Moritt.
Her second marriage was to British rapper Mams Taylor. The two were married from 2010 until 2012. She dated actor Nathan Fillion from 2015 to 2020, but seems to be unattached as of mid-2023.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Krista Allen has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 130 lbs (59kgs), with vital statistics of 35-24-33, and bra size 40C.