Stacey Oristano

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Stacey Oristano
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Oristano at ATX Festival in June 2015
Born (1980-05-06) May 6, 1980 (age 37)
Arlington, Texas, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Stacey Oristano (born May 6, 1980[1]) is an American stage, screen & television actress. She is best known for her role as Mindy Riggins on the critically acclaimed television series Friday Night Lights[2] and for starring on ABC Family's Bunheads as Truly Stone.[3]


As a stage and screen actor, Stacey Oristano graduated from College in London, England at Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama. After graduation she was seen in the West End production of Steel Magnolias (as Annelle). She then moved to New York City where she toured with Cabaret (as Sally Bowles). Regionally she has performed in Urinetown (as Hope Cladwell); The Spitfire Grill (as Percy Talbot); The Wild Party (as Queenie); and numerous others. She is also a seasoned concert vocalist, having sung in concerts in London, New York, and Dallas. While in New York, Stacey was seen on Chappelle's Show and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.

For her best known role, she starred as stripper Mindy Riggins on the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights throughout the series entire run. Initially a minor recurring role, as the series progressed the character was interwoven into the show's storylines, especially in the last two seasons.[4] [5][6][7]

She starred in Amy Sherman-Palladino's Bunheads as Truly Stone, the unhinged Sparkles clothing boutique owner and close friend to Fanny & Michelle.[8][9]

In January 2015, she replaced Mary Birdsong as Jackie in the off-Broadway production of Disaster!.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Hitting on Destiny Destiny Short Film
2013 Crazy Kind of Love Jenny Uncredited
2013 Flash in the Pan Jamie Short Film
2014 Sons of the Devil Melissa Short Film


Year Title Role Notes
2006–2011 Friday Night Lights Mindy Collette-Riggins Recurring Role
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Diana
2010 Funny or Die Presents Miss Patrick 2 Episodes
2011 Criminal Minds Anisa Gold
2012 In Plain Sight Eve Wilson
2012–2013 Bunheads Truly Stone Main Role
2012 My Synthesized Life Karen 2 Episodes
2014 Status: Unknown Jessica TV Movie
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Allie


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Disaster! Jackie Off Broadway

Podcast appearances[edit]

Year Podcast Role Notes
2015 Gilmore Guys Herself 4 Episodes


  1. ^ "Stacey Orisanto". Maxim. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "". Cast and Crew. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
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  4. ^ "21 questions with Stacey Oristano". 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  5. ^ "popular underground Stacey Oristano interview". Popular Underground. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Smallscreenscoop: Movie Truck Recap". Smallscreenscoop. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  7. ^ " Interview with Stacey Oristano". About.Com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  8. ^ "IMDB profile". filmreference. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  9. ^ "Smallscreenscoop: Movie Truck Recap". Smallscreenscoop. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  10. ^ "Look Out! Stacey Oristano, Annie Golden & Judy Gold Join Disaster!".