Kirsten Zien

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Kirsten Zien
Kirsten Prout at MTV Movie Awards 2012.jpg
Zien interviewed at the MTV Movie Awards in 2012
Kirsten Prout

(1990-09-28) September 28, 1990 (age 28)
Years active2000–present
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.[1] Her first sizable break in film came in 2005, when she was cast as Abby Miller, a lead role opposite Jennifer Garner in Elektra.[2] 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.[3]

Early life[edit]

Zien began her acting career at the age of 10 after being cast in a commercial opposite NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky.[4][5] 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.[citation needed]

Zien graduated high school from Collingwood School in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, along with actors Alexander Ludwig[6] and Mackenzie Davis.[7]

An avid martial artist, Kirsten received a Black Belt in Taekwondo at the age of 13. That year, she was cast in Elektra, and performed her own stunts in the film.[8]

After completing high school and the final season of Kyle XY, Zien attended McGill University, where she majored in English literature.[9] 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."[9]


At the age of 13, Zien made her feature film debut in a lead role as Abigail "Abby" Miller in the 2005 film Elektra.[10] The film's Producer Gary Foster said of discovering Prout:

"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."[11]

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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

On October 13, 2017, Prout announced her engagement to television development executive Matt Zien.[12] They were married on November 6, 2017.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Mindstorm Young Tracy Wellman
2001 De grot Julie Uncredited
2005 Elektra Abigail "Abby" Miller
2008 Class Savage Julye Short film
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Lucy
2013 No Clue Reese
2014 Joy Ride 3: Roadkill Jewel McCaul Direct to video
2015 Even Lambs Have Teeth Sloane
2019 Captured Nicole


Year Title Role Notes
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

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Role Ref.
2010 "Starlight" The Framework Juliette [14]


  1. ^ "Kirsten Prout". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  2. ^ Elektra (2005), retrieved 2017-06-14
  3. ^ "28th Young Artist Awards". Wikipedia. 2017-04-02.
  4. ^ "Kirsten Prout Interview". Kidzworld. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  5. ^ KirstenProutNet (2012-08-23), Kirsten Prout first acting job, retrieved 2017-06-14
  6. ^ "Actor Alexander Ludwig says Hunger Games discourages violence". The Vancouver Observer. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  7. ^ "Metamorphosis: From North Van to Blade Runner 2, rising star Mackenzie Davis is happy being herself". Vancouver Sun. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  8. ^ "Girls - CraveOnline". CraveOnline. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  9. ^ a b Schaefer, Glen (February 24, 2009). "TV Star Tackles Studies at McGill". The Province. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Kirsten Prout". eGuide Network. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  11. ^ "Set Visit: Elektra (3/3)". Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  12. ^ "Kirsten Prout on Instagram". Instagram. October 13, 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  13. ^ "Kirsten Prout on Instagram". Instagram. November 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  14. ^ "The Framework – Starlight (Director's Cut)". YouTube. Retrieved October 20, 2018.

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