Kristen Wilson (born September 4, 1969) is an American actress.
Wilson was born and raised in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, near Boston. She was adopted as a child. She trained as a dancer there and worked with the Boston Ballet for four years. She received her BFA degree in musical theatre from Syracuse University but took some time off during her junior year to be in a national tour of West Side Story.
Kristen made her film debut in the 1992 film Prototype and later landed a supporting role in Who's the Man? In 1995 Kristen moved to New York where she starred in the HBO TV movie Tyson as actress Robin Givens. Subsequently, she appeared alongside Adam Sandler in Bulletproof. Her other film credits include Get on the Bus, Pompatus of Love, Girl 6, Cross-Eyed, Dr. Dolittle, Dr. Dolittle 2 and Dr. Dolittle 3. She also plays the biological mother of Cameron(Tamera Mowry) and Alex(Tia Mowry) in the Disney film Twitches and Twitches Too.
Wilson also has extensive television career as well; she is well known for her recurring role on The District. Her other credits include My Wife and Kids, Crossing Jordan, New York Undercover, Matt Waters and a pilot episode for the CBS' legal drama series Shark.
Wilson's work in theater consists of the Broadway hit Nick & Nora, 1492, The Hunchback, A FunnyForum, A My Name is Alice, The Club, and the national tour of West Side Story.
Kristen Wilson has 2 children. She currently works as a hostess at Townhouse but has recently filmed in a lead role in "Then the Night Comes" (2012).