Kristine Froseth

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Kristine Froseth
Kristine Froseth on Vlogbrothers.jpg
Froseth interviewed on Vlogbrothers about Looking for Alaska in 2019
Born (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 25)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2013–present

Kristine Froseth (/ˈfrsɛθ/;[1] Norwegian: Frøseth; born 21 September 1996[2][3]) is an American and Norwegian[4] actress and model. She is known for playing Kelly Aldrich in the Netflix series The Society and Alaska Young in the Hulu series Looking for Alaska. In 2022, she starred in the Showtime series The First Lady as young Betty Ford.

Life and career[edit]

Froseth was born in the United States to Norwegian parents and her early life was spent traveling back and forth between Oslo, Norway and New Jersey due to her father's work.[4]

She started modeling after being discovered on a catwalk audition at Ski Storsenter in Norway,[2][5] and was also scouted by IMG Models while in New Jersey at a local mall fashion show.[6] She has modeled for brands such as Prada, Armani, Juicy Couture, Miu Miu and H&M.[citation needed]

Her acting career began when a casting director found her photos and encouraged her to audition for the film adaptation of John Green's novel Looking for Alaska. This film adaptation was never made. In 2016, she was cast in the pilot for a potential series adaptation of Let the Right One In.[7] Froseth began her acting career with the 2017 film Rebel in the Rye.[3][8] In 2018, she starred in two Netflix movies, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser[9] and Apostle,[10] and a Sky miniseries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.[11]

On 9 May 2018, it was announced that Hulu would be adapting the John Green novel Looking for Alaska into an 8-episode miniseries.[12] On 30 October 2018, Green announced that Froseth would be playing Alaska Young, one of the main characters.[13] She stars in the 2021 Amazon Prime Video film Birds of Paradise directed by Sarah Adina Smith.[14]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 New Face Herself Web series by DBTV (Norway)[2][15]
2016 False Alarm The Girl Music video from The Weeknd
2016 Killing Me To Love You Girl Music video from Vancouver Sleep Clinic
2016 Junior Jess Main role, television series
2017 Rebel in the Rye Shirley Blaney Film
2017 Let the Right One In Eli Unsold television pilot
2018 Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Veronica Direct-to-streaming film
2018 Apostle Ffion Direct-to-streaming film
2018 The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair Nola Kellergan Television miniseries
2019 The Society Kelly Main role
2019 Prey Madeleine Direct-to-streaming film
2019 Low Tide Mary Film[16]
2019 The Assistant Sienna Film[17]
2019 Looking for Alaska Alaska Young Miniseries[13]
2020 When the Streetlights Go On Chrissy Monroe Miniseries
2021 Birds of Paradise Marine Elise Durand Direct-to-streaming film[14]
2022 The First Lady Betty Ford (young) 3 episodes[18]
2022 Sharp Stick Sarah Jo Film[19]


  1. ^ "'Looking for Alaska' Cast on Relating to Their Teen Characters". MTV News. October 17, 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Marthinussen, Linn-Christin (11 September 2018). "Norske Kristine (22) tar Hollywood med storm" [Norwegian Kristine (22) takes Hollywood by storm]. Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b Harding, Natasha (11 September 2018). "Meet Kristine Froseth, Netflix's New Cool Girl". Elle (Australia). Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b Smith, Krista (1 October 2018). "How Kristine Froseth Became a Netflix Darling". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  5. ^ Dahle, Mariann Leines (16 May 2018). "Toppmodellen Kristine (20) fra Drøbak med i thriller og Netflix-serie" [Top model Kristine (20) from Drøbak with thriller and Netflix series]. Akershus Amtstidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. ^ McCarthy, Lauren (22 August 2018). "Meet Kristine Froseth, Netflix's Next Big Romcom Star of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser". W Magazine. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (30 September 2016). "'Let The Right One In': Kristine Froseth Set To Star In TNT Vampire Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  8. ^ Fuentes, Tamara (6 September 2018). "8 Things to Know About Kristine Froseth from "Sierra Burgess is a Loser"". Seventeen. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  9. ^ Hipes, Patrick (6 January 2017). "Kristine Froseth Joins Class For 'Sierra Burgess Is A Loser'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (28 March 2017). "Netflix Nabs Gareth Evans' 'Apostle'; Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton, Kristine Froseth & More Round Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  11. ^ Bacle, Ariana (15 August 2017). "Patrick Dempsey Sets TV Return With 'The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair' Adaptation". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 May 2018). "Hulu Ordering 'Looking For Alaska' Limited Series From Josh Schwartz Based On John Green's Novel From Paramount TV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  13. ^ a b Green, John. "In the Looking for Alaska hulu series, Alaska will be played by Kristine Froseth, and Miles will be played by Charlie Plummer". Twitter. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  14. ^ a b Donnelly, Matt (11 February 2020). "Ballet Drama 'Birds of Paradise' Underway at Amazon Studios From Director Sarah Adina Smith (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  15. ^ Dagbladet. "Trailer: New Face" – via YouTube.
  16. ^ "Low Tide". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  17. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (8 April 2019). "Harvey Weinstein Assistant Movie: Matthew Macfadyen, Kristine Froseth & Makenzie Leigh Join Kitty Green Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  18. ^ Otterson, Joe (January 26, 2021). "'The First Lady' at Showtime Adds Kristine Froseth, Jayme Lawson (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  19. ^ Donnelly, Matt (March 2, 2021). "Secret Lena Dunham Feature 'Sharp Stick' Wraps Production, Launches Sales at Virtual Berlin (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2021.

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