Kristian-Joy Alfonso
Vertical DAYS Soap Banner Kristian Alfonso
Salem Presence
April 14, 1983 to 1987; 1990; May 1994 to Present
Gina Von Amberg
1999 to 2000
At A Glance

Kristian-Joy Alfonso grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts. As a teenager, she was an above-average student whose extra-curricular activities were divided between rigorous ice skating and dance classes. Alfonso won the gold medal in figure skating at the Junior Olympics when she was only 13-years old. The combination of innate athletic ability and a fierce competitive spirit made Kristian a natural to compete in the Olympics, but an unfortunate sledding accident ended both her skating and dancing careers. That tragedy quickly turned into an opportunity for Alfonso when Wilhelmina, the world-famous modeling agency, persuaded her to enter the glamorous world of cover girls.

By the age of 15 Alfonso had graced the covers of 30 international magazines including Vogue and Bazaar. NBC casting director Vicki Rosenberg saw Alfonso's picture in a magazine and cast her opposite Rock Hudson in the movie-of-the-week Starmaker. In 1984, Kristian joined the cast of Days of our Lives and created one of television's most beloved heroines, Hope Williams.

Alfonso starred for two years as Pilar Ortega on CBS-TV's nighttime drama, Falcon Crest. In addition to her busy schedule, Alfonso hosted Love Stories, a half-hour syndicated reality show which focused on relationships in the '90s. She also starred opposite Dolph Lundgren in the feature film Joshua Tree. Alfonso co-starred with Kate Jackson in the CBS movie of the week Whatever Happened to Bobby Earl, portraying, against type, an evil manipulative woman. Alfonso starred with Shannon Doherty and Judd Nelson in the USA Cable Channel's suspense thriller Blindfold. One of Kristian's favorite roles was as the cunning Hollywood madam, Lauren Etheridge, on the immensely popular Melrose Place, produced by Aaron Spelling.

Alfonso currently makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband and their sons, Gino, Spartan and Jack. Her birthday is September 5.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
Friends
Hope
2000

Days of our Lives
Gina Von Amberg
1999-2000

Burke's Law
Susan Bell
1994

Baywatch
Debra Harris
1993

Melrose Place
Lauren Etheridge
1993-1994

Circus of the Stars #14
1989

Falcon Crest
Pilar Ortega
1988-1990

MacGyver
Deborah
1988

Murder, She Wrote
Michele Gambini
1988

Full House
Robin Winslow
1988

Who's the Boss?
Frankie
1987

Amazing Stories
1985

Days of our Lives
Hope Brady
April 14, 1983 to 1987; 1990; May 1994 to Present
Acting Portfolio: FILM
steve.oedekerk.com
1997

What Happened to Bobby Earl?
Chelsea Coals
1997

In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King
Jeanna
1995

Blindfold: Acts of Obsession
Chris Madigan
1994

Joshua Tree
Rita Marrick
1993

Out of Time
Cassandra Barber
1988

The Star Maker
Kelly Blake
1981
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Ingénue in a Daytime Drama Series (1985)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2007, 2011)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Female Newcomer Award (1984)

Soap Opera Update Awards Winner, Best Days Actress (1996, 1997)
Soap Opera Update Awards Winner, Best Supercouple (1997)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Hottest Female Star (1999)
Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Brockton, Massachusetts

DATE OF BIRTH: September 5, 1964

HEIGHT: 5' 4"

MARITAL STATUS: Married; Danny Daggenhurst (October 6, 2001)

MARITAL STATUS: Divorced; Simon Macauley (1987 - 1991)

CHILDREN: Son, Gino [Oct 1990]; Son, Jack [Jul 2002]; Stepson, Spartan

Miscellaneous
Graduated Brockton High School, Brockton Massachusetts Class of 1982

Appeared on cover of Seventeen Magazine in 1979

Won a gold medal in the Junior Olympic Figure Skating Championships at age 13

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