Who is Kristin Bauer Van Straten? Know Her Husband, Net Worth, Career and More

Kristin Bauer Van Straten is an American actress, renowned for her role as Pamela Swynford De Beaufort in the series True Blood. She has been active in the showbiz industry for more than two decades. Likewise, she is an environmentalist and also a wildlife activist. Kristin has been in a relationship with a singer, Abri Van Straten for over a decade. 

Who is Kristin Bauer Van Straten?

Kristin Bauer Van Straten with her friend elaine
Source: Instagram @kristinbauer

Kristin was born on 26 November 1966, in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. She grew up on a farm in her hometown with an older sister. Her father was very fond of horse riding and also an avid gun collector. This might be the reason she grew up to be fond of horse riding and shotgun firing. 

She was also an athletic kid and loved sports. She completed her high school at Prairie School in her hometown, Racine. After graduating from high school, she joined Washington University in St. Louis to study fine arts. 

She studied various courses of fine arts in St. Louis, Boston and New York, mainly focusing on music courses. However, in 1994, she completely turned her focus towards acting and moved to Los Angeles to join the showbiz industry. 

Kristin Has Been Active in the Industry for Over Two Decades

The 54-year-old actress began her career in 1994. She debuted with the role of Miss English in a TV series L.A. Law. However, she had done a role of a blond girl in the star trek series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1993 which was an uncredited role. 

Her career skyrocketed in 1995 when she debuted for a movie and also got a recurring role in the series, The Crew. Although she had been part of numerous movies and TV shows, she only started gaining popularity in 2000 when she portrayed the role of a Los Angeles strip club’s pornstar in the movie Dancing at the Blue Iguana. 

Kristin is Married to a Singer

Kristin Bauer with her husband Abri Van Straten
Source: International Business Times

The veteran actress has been married to a South African singer-songwriter and lead vocalist and guitarist for a South African rock band, “The Lemmings”, Abri Van Straten. They exchanged vows on August 1, 2009, after dating for a few years. Even after a decade of marriage, their relationship is going strong.

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Kristin Bauer Van Straten Net Worth

The actress has been active in the showbiz industry for over two decades. During this time, she has contributed to many movies and TV shows.

Similarly, she, along with a fellow actress Liz Vassey runs a company that sells their own designed T-shirts. They sell T-shirts with slogans poking fun at female worries and neuroses, often relating to relationships. The name of the company is Neurosis to a T(ee).

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kristin has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

She is Also an Environmentalist and Conservationist

The girl from a farm in Wisconsin didn’t just grow up to be an outstanding actress, but also a great environmentalist and conservationist. She still studies painting and sketching and does commission artwork which she uses for great causes to make the environment better. 

She fought for the release of a Siberian Bengal tiger in Louisiana, however, it didn’t succeed. Likewise, she is involved with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to prevent the testing of cosmetics on animals.

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