Chrishell Stause

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Chrishell Stause
Chrishell Stause June 19, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Stause at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees Cocktail Reception on June 19, 2014
Born Terrina Chrishell Stause
(1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 35)
Draffenville, Kentucky, US
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Partner(s) Justin Hartley (2014–)

Terrina Chrishell Stause (/tɛˌrnə krˌʃɛl ˈsts/, born July 21, 1981[1]), professionally known as Chrishell Stause, is an American actress. She is known for her television roles as Amanda Dillon on All My Children and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of Our Lives.

Early life[edit]

Stause was born in Draffenville, Kentucky. She attended Murray State University, from which she received her B.A. in Theater in 2003.[2] She is of Japanese, Spanish, and other European descent.[citation needed]


Stause is best known for her portrayal of Amanda Dillon in the ABC soap opera All My Children, a role she began on May 4, 2005 when the character returned to Pine Valley after a five-year absence. The role of Amanda was previously portrayed by Alexis Manta. The soap was cancelled and ended on September 23, 2011, and later Stause guest starred in the second season of the Dana Delany series Body of Proof.[3] She also was a member of improvisational troupe The Groundlings in Los Angeles.[4]

In April 2013, it was announced that Stause had joined the cast of NBC soap Days of Our Lives.[5] Her character, Jordan, first appeared in Salem on August 15, 2013.[6][7][8] On October 24, 2014, it was announced that Stause would be leaving the series in 2015.[9] In 2015, she appeared in a guest spot on the ABC prime time soapy drama, Mistresses.[10] In April 2016, it was announced that Stause would be joining the cast of The Young and the Restless as Bethany Bryant, debuting in late May.[11] She is currently scheduled for a 12-episode story arc as of June 2016.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Stause was engaged to Matthew Morrison from December 9, 2006 to 2007.[12][13] In 2014, Stause began dating actor Justin Hartley,[14] and in July 2016, announced their engagement.[15]


Year Title Role Notes
2005–2011 All My Children Amanda Dillon Martin Series regular
2008 Scaring the Fish Robin
2009 The Crimson Mask Jules
2011 The Crimson Mask: Director's Cut Jules
2011 Body of Proof Justine Befort Episode: "Your Number's Up"
2012 Hot and Bothered Payton Short film
2013–2015 Days of Our Lives Jordan Ridgeway Series regular
2014–present Youthful Daze Zoey Miller Series regular
2014 Meanwhile... Party Girl 1 episode
2015 Another Time Julia Practor
2015 Mistresses Yoga Woman Episode: Season 3, episode 5
2015 Misguided Chrishell 1 episode
2016 The Young and the Restless Bethany Bryant Recurring role


  1. ^ a b "Rest Stop". Soap Opera Digest. June 28, 2016. pg. 38.
  2. ^ "All My Children Star Chrishell Stause Visits MSU". Murray State University. December 2006. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2006-12-12. 
  3. ^ "All My Children's Chrishell Stause Joins Dana Delany on Body of Proof - Today's News: Our Take". 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  4. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (2011-12-05). "Chrishell Stause Talks Body of Proof Role, Original All My Children Finale". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive: All My Children Alum Chrishell Stause Joins Days of Our Lives". TVLine. June 19, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Fairman, Michael (July 2, 2013). "The Ken Corday Interview – Days of our Lives". On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chrishell Stause Dishes On Her 'DAYS' Debut". June 19, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ Soap Opera Digest: Comings and Goings (Vol. 38, No. 33). p. 12. August 2013.
  9. ^ "CHRISHELL STAUSE OFF DAYS". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Rebecca Iannucci. "'Mistresses': Chrishell Stause in Season 3 Cast - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  11. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (April 20, 2016). "The Young and the Restless Casts Chrishell Stause as Wild Child". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ Spaner, Whitney (July 30, 2013). "Curtain Cutie: Matthew Morrison". Paper. Retrieved June 14, 2007. 
  13. ^ "Chrishell Stause says ex-fiance 'Glee's' Matthew Morrison is a real-life player - Zap2it". Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  14. ^ "Revenge's Justin Hartley Is Dating All My Children's Chrishell Stause". January 10, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ Fairman, Michael (July 31, 2016). "Justin Hartley and Chrishell Stause Engaged!". On-Air On-Soaps. United States: Michael Fairman Soaps, Inc. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 

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