Kristin Dattilo

Actor
An attractive, sandy-haired petite actress who was a familiar face to many for nearly ubiquitous work on television and an iconic turn as the eponymous firearm-toting abused teen in the video for the Aerosmith hit ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1970 in Kankakee, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Southland 2009 (Tv Show)

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To Love & Die 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

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Dexter 2008 (Tv Show)

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Complete Savages 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Coronado 2005 (Movie)

Claire Winslow (Actor)

Veronica Mars 2005 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 1990 - 1992, 1998 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Davis Rules 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Grounded For Life 2004 (Tv Show)

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It's Like, You Know... 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Parker Lewis 1990 - 1992, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Chris Isaak Show 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Drew Carey Show 1995 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Intolerable Cruelty 2003 (Movie)

Rex's Young Woman (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2003 (Tv Show)

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Two and a Half Men 2003 (Tv Show)

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Friends 1999 (Tv Show)

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Love and Support 1999 (Movie)

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Hitz 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Moloney 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Relativity 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Some Girls 1997 (Movie)

Suzanne (Actor)

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

Joan Feynman (Actor)

Local Heroes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Office 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Joe's Life 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Byrds of Paradise 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Camp Wilder 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Final Judgement 1992 (Movie)

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A Question About Sex 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1991 (Tv Show)

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Hull High 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Pyrates 1991 (Movie)

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Exile 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Mirror, Mirror 1989 (Movie)

Nikki (Actor)

The Legend of Grizzly Adams 1989 (Movie)

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Cruel Doubt (TV Show)

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If Someone Had Known (TV Show)

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Marker (TV Show)

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Power 98 (TV Show)

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Biography

An attractive, sandy-haired petite actress who was a familiar face to many for nearly ubiquitous work on television and an iconic turn as the eponymous firearm-toting abused teen in the video for the Aerosmith hit "Janie's Got a Gun", Kristen Dattilo began her career in the late 1980s and stayed busy with steady work through the 1990s, mostly starring in short-lived sitcoms before starting out the new millennium with a meaty role on the Showtime series "The Chris Isaak Show" (2001- ).

Relationships

Peggy Dattilo

Mother

Brent Dattilo

Brother
older

Bryan Dattilo

Brother
younger starred on the daytime drama "Days of Our Lives"

Anna Dattilo

Half-Sister
younger

Tess Dattilo

Half-Sister
younger

Tiffany Dattilo

Half-Sister
younger

EDUCATION

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California
left to pursue acting career

Milestones

2004

Cast as the mom on the WB comedy "Commando Nanny"

2003

Appeared in the romantic comedy "Intolerable Cruelty," directed by Joel Coen

2001

Had a regular role on the Showtime series "The Chris Isaak Show"

1999

Featured in episodes of "Friends" (NBC), "JAG" (CBS), "Angel" (The WB) and "It's Like... You Know" (ABC)

1998

Acted in the independent comedy "Some Girls"

1998

Guest starred on "Ally McBeal" as a woman who is thrown into a dumpster by her former friend (Natasha Gregson Wagner)

1997

Starred on UPN's "Hitz", yet another ill-fated sitcom

1996

Had a supporting role in the independent feature "Infinity", a period piece directed by Matthew Broderick

1996

Had a regular role on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Local Heroes"

1995

Was a regular on the short-lived CBS sitcom "The Office"

1994

Appeared in two episodes of the ABC drama "The Byrds of Paradise"

1992

Acted in the crime drama "Final Judgement"; also featured in the NBC TV-movie "Cruel Doubt"

1991

Guested on a memorable episode of "Beverly Hills, 90201" (Fox) playing a teen mom who dates Brandon (Jason Priestly); that same year, appeared in an episode of the sitcom "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" (also Fox)

1991

Featured in the supernatural feature "Pyrates" and the USA Network TV-movie thriller "Child of Darkness, Child of Light"

1990

Made regular series debut on the short-lived high school musical series "Hull High" (NBC)

1990

Starred as the eponymous homicidal abused teen in the acclaimed video for Aerosmith's hit "Janie's Got a Gun"

1990

Acted in the horror feature "Mirror, Mirror"

1988

Had early TV credit on an episode of the CBS drama "TV 101"

1987

Filmed the adventure feature "The Legend of Grizzly Adams" with her brother Bryan (released in 1990)

1985

Settled in California

1982

Returned to Florida

1979

Relocated with family to Los Angeles at age ten (date approximate)

1973

With mother and two brothers, moved from Kankakee, Illinois to Florida at age four (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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"I have worked a lot, but I'm absolutely still struggling. It all depends on your definition of success. I see fame and success as having power in your field. But at the moment, I'm still auditioning and taking meetings. People can know my work, but I'm not getting the dream roles yet." --Kristin Datillo quoted in Steppin' Out Magazine, January 30, 2002

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