American actress Kristen Ariza

‘StartUp’ Actress Kristen Ariza Biography

American actress Kristen Ariza developed acting proficiency from theaters before she went for a TV career in the 90s. Although she took a decade-long hiatus after her TV debut from The Tomorrow People (1992), the Lie To Me actress made her comeback in 2002. Since then, Ariza has set her eyes high with notable TV credits, inclusive of notable roles in StartUP (2016-18), The Fosters (2017-18), and Bosch (2018-20).

The Florida native enjoys not only a successful career but also a healthy married life as well. Kristen lives with her husband of 8 years, Patrick O’Brien Demsey.

What Is Age and Height Of Kristen Ariza?

The StartUp actress from Orlando, Florida, is low-key about her birthday, but sources cite, she was born in the mid-1970s. As of 2021, Kristen Ariza is allegedly in her late 40s. The TV actress stands 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall.

An American by nationality, she is from a mixed ethnic background; her father is Hispanic, West Indian while her mother is African American. She is the cousin of Trevor Ariza, an American basketball player.

Actress Ariza with her parents
Actress Ariza with her parents
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Ariza is an alumna of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, she graduated with BA in Theatre.

Started Theater Before TV Series Career

At the age of 17, the black-haired & brown-eyed actress made her acting debut through The Tomorrow People in 1992. But, she still lacked an acting approach, so Kristen went to Flordia State University and then trained at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

With numerous stage productions stints, Kristen made comeback into the TV career by 2002. Throughout the 2000s, she only found herself in guest roles; in Friends, Star Trek: Enterprise, Numb3rs, Cold Case, Grey’s Anatomy, and NCIS. Having worked in Lie to Me (2009), the American actress also sought film appearances in The Obama Effect (2012), The Occupants (2013), and Revenge of the Bimbot Zombie Killers (2014).

Moreover, she had brief appearances in General Hospital, Criminal Minds, Emily Owens M.D., Parks and Recreation, and American Horror Story.

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Net Worth of Kristen Ariza- Breakthrough From ‘StartUp’

As of 2021, Ariza has an estimated net worth of $300,000. Without a doubt, most of her earnings came through an acting career spanning over 2 decades. The Alliance Theatre attendant got her acting breakthrough as Tamara Dacey in the TV series StartUp (2016-18). There, she starred alongside Adam Brody, Jocelin Donahue, Edi Gathegi & Otmara Marrero.

Moreover, she notably portrayed Tess Bayfield in The Fosters (2017-18, 9 episodes), and as Laura Cooke in Bosch (2018-20, 6 episodes).

Kristen Ariza made her TV breakthrough from StartUp (2016-18)
Kristen Ariza made her TV breakthrough from StartUp (2016-18)
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Online sources cite that the American actress earned tens of thousand dollars per episode from her TV venture. Allegedly, she takes home a payroll in the 6-digit figure per year. In the United States, the average salary of an actor is $57,000 annually.

Moreover, she will appear as Resurrected in the film Resurrected, currently under post-production. So it will add up a notable portion of earnings in her fortune.

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Ariza Is A Married Woman- Who Is Her Husband? All About Her Relationship!

The Fosters actress currently lives with her husband Patrick O’Brien Demsey and enjoys a blissful married life of 8 years of 2021. They married on June 29, 2013, as her Instagram post suggests; she shared a throwback of their wedding on the 7th anniversary in 2020 summer.

An avid Instagram user, Ariza has more than 19.6K followers on her official account @kristenariza. Aside from her TV works, her husband Patrick is a frequent mention on the platform. Reportedly, her spouse Patrick owns a grocery store. They reside in Los Angeles, California.

Kristen Ariza and her husband Patrick O’Brien Demsey married in 2013 & are together ever since
Kristen Ariza and her husband Patrick O’Brien Demsey married in 2013 & are together ever since
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The couple is yet to share details on their courtship; about how and when they began dating. Even more, they are don’t share any children at the moment. Kristen rather shares pictures of her nephew from her sister Mona Ariza-Renteria.

She is fond of Twitter as well (@@kris10ariza). The American TV actress loves to travel and has visited England, Mexico, and Scotland.

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