|Kristin Bauer van Straten|
|Real Name||Kristin Bauer van Straten|
|Date of Birth||November 26, 1966|
|Place of Birth||Racine, Wisconsin, USA|
Van Straten was born in Racine, Wisconsin on November 26, 1966. As a child, she played sports, rode horses, and shot guns. She graduated from The Prarie High School in Racine.
Van Straten studied fine arts at Washington University in St. Louis as well as in Boston and New York (Parsons the New School for Design) in her youth, but 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 commisioned portraits.
Van Straten carries out conversation work to improve the treatment of animals. She lives with many rescued animals at her home in Los Angeles.
On August 1, 2009, van Straten married South African musician Abri van Straten, of the group The Lemmings, at her family’s farm in Wisconsin.