Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA
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Kristin Bauer van Straten (born November 26, 1973) is an American film and television actress, most well known for her role as Pam on the HBO hit series True Blood.
Bauer was born and raised in Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin with her parents - an avid horseman and gun collector, and a housewife involved in charities. In childhood she played sports, and, like her father, rode horses and shot guns.
She studied fine arts in St. Louis, Boston and New York in her youth, but she decided to become an actress and moved to Los Angeles, where she has been living since she began acting in 1994. She continues to draw and paint. Her works include commissioned portraits.
In 1995 she had her first recurring role in a television series, as Maggie Reynolds on The Crew. Other recurring roles are those of Geneva Renault in Total Security, Candy Cooper in That`s Life, and Belinda Slypich in Hidden Hills.
Perhaps her best known film role was in Dancing at the Blue Iguana in 2000. Bauer played a porn star appearing as the featured act at a Los Angeles strip club and performed an extended nude dance routine. In 2001 she starred in the award winning short film Room 302 and in 2004 she had a minor role in 50 First Dates, starring Adam Sandler. In the animated series Justice League she supplied the voice of the superhero Mera.
She has also made a number of guest appearances in several television shows, including LA Law, Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, Dark Angel, Two and a Half Men, Star Trek: Enterprise, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Desperate Housewives, George Lopez and others.
She famously appeared in a Seinfeld episode (The Bizarro Jerry) as Gillian, Jerry`s girlfriend with "man hands".
Bauer currently plays vampire Pam on the HBO hit series True Blood. On December 8, 2009, TVGuide.com confirmed Kristin has become a series regular.
She also carries out conservation work and to better the treatment of animals. She lives with many rescued animals at her home in Los Angeles.
On August 1, 2009, she married South African musician Abri van Straten, of the group The Lemmings, at her family's farm in Wisconsin.
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Kristin Bauer van Straten is an American film and television actress, perhaps best known for her roles as vampire Pamela Swynford De Beaufort on the HBO television series True Blood, Jerry's girlfriend Gillian on Seinfeld, and as sorceress Maleficent in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.
Washington University, St. Louis, Parsons The New School for Design, New York
East of Eden, Owen Meany, Atlas Shrugged, Shogun
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According to our records Kristin Bauer van Straten is currently single.
She was married to Abri Van Straten from 2009 to 2007.
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