Zien interviewed at the MTV Movie Awards in 2012
September 28, 1990
Matt Zien (m. 2017)
Kirsten Zien (née Prout; born September 28, 1990) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her lead roles in the ABC Family television shows, Kyle XY and The Lying Game. Her first sizable break in film came in 2005, when she was cast as Abby Miller, a lead role opposite Jennifer Garner in Elektra. In 2007, Zien was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Series by the Young Artists Awards for her portrayal of Amanda Bloom in Kyle XY.
Zien began her acting career at the age of 10 after being cast in a commercial opposite NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky. Speaking about her desire to start acting, Kirsten recalled that it was the only way she thought she could turn being a Disney Princess into a career.
After completing high school and the final season of Kyle XY, Zien attended McGill University, where she majored in English literature. In an interview with The Province, then 18-year-old Zien said of attending University:
"I grew up on sets where I was treated like I was 25... In university you're in classes with incredibly intelligent people. You realize you're not an expert on everything."
"We did a big search... and frankly LA or New York, we thought we'd find somebody there. She came in and auditioned and we were blown away."
Zien has had lead roles or guest stars in 39 different film and television productions. Her most notable lead roles include "Amanda Bloom" in ABC Family's Kyle XY, Alex Bell in MTV's My Super Psycho Sweet 16 comedy-horror trilogy, and "Char Chamberlin" in ABC Family's The Lying Game. Her most notable guest stars include roles in Stargate SG-1, NCIS, Psych, Devious Maids, and Dear White People.
|2001||Mindstorm||Young Tracy Wellman|
|2005||Elektra||Abigail "Abby" Miller|
|2008||Class Savage||Julye||Short film|
|2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Lucy|
|2014||Joy Ride 3: Roadkill||Jewel McCaul||Direct to video|
|2015||Even Lambs Have Teeth||Sloane|
|2000||The Linda McCartney Story||Stella||Television film|
|2000||First Wave||Emily||Episode: "Wednesday's Child"|
|2000||Once Upon a Christmas||Brittney Morgan||Television film|
|2001||Mysterious Ways||Lindsay Kasper||Episode: "Wonderful"|
|2001||The Wedding Dress||Stella Carver||Television film|
|2001||Twice Upon a Christmas||Brittney Morgan||Television film|
|2002||Jeremiah||Elayna||Episode: "The Touch"|
|2002||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Katie||Episode: "The Doll"|
|2002||The Dead Zone||Susan Reed||Episode: "Here There Be Monsters"|
|2003||Stargate SG-1||Nesa||Episode: "Birthright"|
|2004||The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess||Amanda Guess||Television film|
|2005||Cold Squad||Ashley||Episode: "The Filth"|
|2006–2009||Kyle XY||Amanda Bloom||Main role, 39 episodes|
|2007||Witness to Murder||Samantha Cooper||Television film|
|2010||Meteor Storm||Kara||Television film|
|2010||Locked Away||Taylin||Television film|
|2010||Seven Deadly Sins||Miranda Stevens||Television miniseries|
|2010||My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2||Alex Bell||Television film|
|2011–2012||The Lying Game||Charlotte "Char" Chamberlin||Main role, 12 episodes|
|2012||My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 3||Alex Bell||Television film|
|2012||NCIS||Lydia Wade||Episode: "Gone"|
|2013||Psych||Zola||Episode: "Cirque du Soul"|
|2013||Devious Maids||Allison||Episode: "Taking Out the Trash"|
|2013||Social Nightmare||Catherine Hardy||Television film|
|2015||My Life as a Dead Girl||Chelsea White||Television film|
|2015||The Wrong Girl||Michelle Foley||Television film|
|2015||Ties That Bind||Chelsea Boyd||Episode: "The Whole Picture"|
|2017||Dear White People||Emily||2 episodes|
|2017||Woman of the House||Sara Weiss||Television film|
|2017||The Christmas Train||Julie||Television film|
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