Kristin Cavallari

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Kristin Cavallari
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Cavallari attending a product launch at the Lincoln Center in New York City in September 2010
Born Kristin Elizabeth Cavallari
(1987-01-05) January 5, 1987 (age 27)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Education Laguna Beach High School (dropped out)
Occupation Television personality, fashion designer, actress
Years active 2004–present
Television Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (2004–06)
The Hills (2009–10)
Spouse(s) Jay Cutler (m. 2013)
Children 1

Kristin Elizabeth Cutler[1] (née Cavallari; born January 5, 1987)[2] is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress. Born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Laguna Beach, California, she attended Laguna Beach High School as a teenager. In 2004, Cavallari came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, which documented the lives of her and her friends.

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career in 2006, Cavallari appeared in several television series as minor characters. In 2009, she replaced former Laguna Beach cast member Lauren Conrad in her spin-off series The Hills, which was revamped to chronicle the personal and professional lives of Cavallari, Heidi Montag, and Audrina Patridge.

In 2011, Cavallari became engaged to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. She gave birth to son Camden Jack, the first child for both, the following year. Cavallari and Cutler married in 2013.

Life and career[edit]

Cavallari at the L.A. Confidential/Belvedere/Water Club/Sapporo Emmy Party in September 2008

1987–2005: Early life and Laguna Beach[edit]

Cavallari was born in Denver, Colorado, the second of two children of Judith Spies (née Eifrig) and Dennis Cavallari.[3][4]

When her mother divorced her father, her older brother, Mike, moved with their father to Laguna Beach, California, while she moved with her mother to the village of Barrington, Illinois, a suburb an hour northwest of Chicago. She attended Barrington Station Middle School, and graduated on to Barrington High School. After difficulties adjusting to a new life with a stepfather and stepbrother, Cavallari moved to California to live with her father. There, Cavallari was enrolled at Santa Margarita Catholic High School for her freshman year. After she attended a Driver's Education course through Laguna Beach High School, her father enrolled her in Laguna Beach High School.

Cavallari was in her junior year of high school when the first season of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County began production. At the time, she was involved in an on-and-off relationship with senior Stephen Colletti. Cavallari's romance with Colletti caused a rivalry with another cast member, Lauren Conrad. The love triangle became one of the series' central plot lines.[2]

2006–10: Acting and The Hills[edit]

Cavallari at the Lincoln Center in 2010.

In May 2009, Cavallari confirmed that she would be joining the cast of Laguna Beach's spin-off series, The Hills.[5] She made her first appearance on the series during the fifth season's mid-season finale on May 31, 2009, at Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's wedding, where she caught the bouquet. The second half of the season premiered on September 29, 2009, with Cavallari assuming the position of former main cast member and narrator Lauren Conrad. Despite originally signing a deal with MTV to appear in two additional seasons following the fifth, the sixth and final season concluded on July 13, 2010.[6]

Cavallari was on the 13th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars and partnered with two-time champion, Mark Ballas. Despite having high scores, Cavallari was the third to be eliminated, shocking the audience, judges, and fellow dancers alike. One of the judges, Len Goodman, commented that he expected to see Cavallari dancing in the final. The cumulative average of Cavallari's dances were higher than of contestants who had lasted twice as long as she did.

After her stint on Laguna Beach, Cavallari headed to Los Angeles and briefly attended the Loyola Marymount University. She signed on the UPN reality television series Get This Party Started, which premiered February 7, 2006. The series was canceled after airing two episodes due to extremely low ratings. She guest starred on one episode of another UPN series, Veronica Mars. She has appeared in numerous television roles such as CSI: NY, Cane and Adventures in Hollyhood. In 2006, she signed on as Crystal in the horror film Fingerprints. She also played a small role in Wristcutters: A Love Story, an independent film, directed by Goran Dukic in 2006.

In 2008, she had a supporting role as Summer in Spring Breakdown alongside Amy Poehler. The film was released straight-to-DVD on June 2, 2009, and received mixed reviews. She also starred in the independent film Green Flash alongside Torrey DeVitto. In 2009 she starred in the independent American high school comedy film, Wild Cherry, as Trish, which also starred Rumer Willis. She also starred in the straight-to-DVD film, National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year, as Kaitlyn. The film was released July 14, 2009, to mixed to negative reviews.

Cavallari has been involved in the "Until There's a Cure", public service advertising campaign, to raise awareness and funds for AIDS and HIV research and vaccine development.[citation needed] In 2006, Cavallari appeared in ads for PETA,[7] and has also appeared as a celebrity spokesperson for "We Are Ellis Island", a campaign for the restoration of Ellis Island.[citation needed] In February 2009, she posed for the NOH8 Campaign in support of gay marriage.[8]

In January 2010, she traveled to El Salvador to do charity work. In March 2011, Cavallari traveled to Kenya to do charity work with the non-profit organization One Kid One World.[citation needed]

2011–present: Motherhood and marriage[edit]

Cavallari previously dated her Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County co-star Stephen Colletti and her The Hills co-stars, Brody Jenner and Justin Brescia.[9]

Cavallari began dating Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in the fall of 2010[10] and became engaged to him in April 2011. They called off the engagement in July 2011,[11] but reconciled in November 2011.[12] In January 2012, the couple announced Cavallari's pregnancy.[13] She gave birth to their first child, son Camden Jack, on August 8, 2012.[14] Cavallari and Cutler wed on June 8, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee.[15] In October 2013, it was announced that Cavallari is pregnant with their second child.[16] On February 1, 2014, the couple revealed via Instagram that they were expecting another boy.[17]


Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County Herself 28 episodes
2007 Get This Party Started Host 2 episodes
2006 Veronica Mars Kylie Marker 1 episode
2006 Fingerprints Crystal Main Role
2007 Cheerleader Camp Julie Television movie
2007 Cane Casey Episode: "Family Business"
2008 Green Flash aka Beach Kings Lana Direct-to-DVD release
2008 CSI: NY Isabelle Vaughn Episode: "Forbidden Fruit"
2008 Spring Breakdown Lizzie - Seven #3
2009 Wild Cherry Trish van Doren
2009 National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year Kaitlin Hayes Direct-to-DVD release
2009–2010 The Hills Herself 23 episodes
2011 The Middle Ms. Devereaux Episode: "Friends, Lies, and Videotape"
2011 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Season 3
2011 America's Next Top Model Guest Judge Season 17, Episode 3
2011 Dancing with the Stars Herself/Contestant Season 13, Eliminated week 3
2012 Cupcake Wars Guest Judge Season 6, Episode 9: "Kristin Cavallari's Baby Shower"
2012–2013 The League Herself 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maggie Hendricks (June 7, 2013). "Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari Tie the Knot". NBC Chicago. NBCUniversal. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Kristin Cavallari biography". Yahoo!. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Sims, Stephanie (2010-09-13). "Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler Escape To New York City After DUI". All Headline News. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  4. ^ "Descendants of Friedrich Wilhelm Eifrig". Genealogy.com. 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  5. ^ "It's official: Kristin Cavallari joins 'The Hills'". The Los Angeles Times. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  6. ^ Stack, Tim (2009-05-14). "Exclusive interview: 'Laguna Beach' star Kristin Cavallari on joining 'The Hills'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  7. ^ "Kristin Cavallari: Try Telling Him It’s Just a Little Trim". PETA. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kristin Cavallari, Mams Taylor, & Jennifer Gimenez". NOH8 Campaign. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Ingrassia, Lisa. "Cavallari & Brody Jenner Break Up". People.com. 
  10. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (September 29, 2010). "Caught in the Act!". People.com. 
  11. ^ Jennifer Garcia (July 24, 2011). "Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Call Off Engagement". People.com. 
  12. ^ Dahvi Shira (November 30, 2011). "Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler Are Engaged ... Again!". People.com. 
  13. ^ Jennifer Garcia (January 22, 2012). "Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Are Expecting!". People.com. 
  14. ^ Anya Leon (August 8, 2012). "Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Welcome Son!". People.com. 
  15. ^ Jordan, Julie (June 12, 2013). "Kristin Cavallari Tells All About Her 'Absolutely Perfect' Wedding Day". People. 
  16. ^ Gicas, Peter (24 March 2014). "Kristin Cavallari Says Jay Cutler Gets Weird About Pregnancy Sex". E!. 
  17. ^ Johnson, Zach (18 February 2014). "Kristin Cavallari Shares New Pregnancy Picture on Instagram, Says Her "Baby Bump" Is "Getting BIG"". E!. 

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