Kirsten Vangsness

Biography: Although Kirsten Vangsness is currently starring in Criminal Minds as Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia, she is well-known in the Los Angeles theater community and as a performance artist. Kirsten is an active member of Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood. Her hard work has earned her the 15 Minutes of Fem Best Actress Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Emerging Comic Actress, and the Golden Betty Award. Her theatre credits include original plays that include A Mulholland Christmas Carol, Book of Liz, Fan Maroo, Perfuct, and Steaming City. Kirsten also starred as Helen in the West Coast premiere of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse in 2007. Her short plays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine and in theatres throughout Los Angeles. She graduated from Cerritos High School in Cerritos, California, in June 1990.

Kirsten Vangsness' Scores

Average career score: 42
Highest Metascore: 42 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 42 Criminal Minds: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
42 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1 Feb 16, 2011 Analyst Penelope Garcia 4.6
tbd Criminal Minds: Season 2 Sep 20, 2006 Analyst Penelope Garcia 7.3
42 Criminal Minds: Season 1 Sep 22, 2005 Analyst Penelope Garcia / Analyst Penelope Garcia / Writer 8.2