• Kristen Connolly is a prominent actress best known for The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and House of Cards (2013-2014)
• She was interested in acting from an early age, and took drama classes at Middlebury College and Yale School of Drama
• Her big breakthrough came in 2012 with the lead role in horror comedy film “Cabin in the Woods”
• Her net worth is estimated at $5 million
• She married track and field athlete Cody Riffle in 2016

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$5 million dollars
Date Of BirthJuly 12, 1980
SpouseCody Riffle
FactOlder sister of Will Connolly.

Who is Kristen Connolly?

Born Kristen Nora Connolly on the 12th July 1980, in Montclair, New Jersey USA, she is a prominent actress, best known to the world from her appearances as Dana in the award-winning horror comedy film film “The Cabin in the Woods” in 2012, and as Christina Gallagher in the TV drama series “House of Cards” (2013-2014), among other roles she has secured in her career.

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Early Life, Parents, Education

Kristen has cleverly kept most of her childhood details hidden from the public, primarily her parents’ identity, however, she couldn’t manage to hide that her younger brother is the famous composer and actor Will Connolly. She has shared some details about her childhood, such as her love for sports, and that she spent a lot of time in Spring Lake and Rumson, and that she became interested in acting at an early age, and with her cousins and siblings was a part of a theater group Essex Youth Theater, located in her hometown of Montclair.  During high school, she appeared in a few plays, and upon matriculation started taking drama classes, first at Middlebury College in Vermont and later at the Yale School of Drama, where she was in a class that would perform Shakespearean plays, which only helped her further her interest in an acting career.

Career Beginnings

Before she launched her professional career, Kristen actually tried herself as a tennis player, but after a few unsuccessful matches, she decided that her true love and vocation was acting. Her debut was a minor role in the Golden Globe Award-winning drama film “Mona Lisa Smile” in 2003, starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles. Kirsten then had minor roles before she was chosen for the part of iGirl in the web series “iChannel” in 2005. Kristen entered the world of soap operas with the role of Jolene in the soap opera “Guiding Light” (2008), featuring in 16 episodes, which helped her further as her next role was as Josie Anderson in the daytime soap opera ‘As the World Turns” (2008-2009). Kristen continued to build her acting experience with such roles as Betsy in the drama film “Certainty” in 2011, and the lead role in the short comedy-drama film “The Five Stages of Grief”.
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Rise to Prominence

In 2012, Kristen made her big breakthrough with the lead role in Drew Goddard’s directorial debut, the horror comedy film “Cabin in the Woods”, co-starring Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison, which immediately launched her to prominence around the globe, especially as the film won over 20 awards and had another 30 nominations. Another proof that 2012 was a turning point in Kristen’s career, was her lead role in the sci-fi horror thriller film “The Bay”, next to Will Rogers and Kether Donohue, and Kristen continued her rise with the recurring role of Christina Gallagher in Netflix’s TV drama series “House of Cards” (2013-2014), and playing Bess Houdini in the TV mini-series “Houdini” (2014), next to Adrien Brody, for which she earned a nomination for WIN Award in the category Outstanding Actress Made for Television Movie / Mini-Series.

Continual Success

Since 2012, Kristen’s career has only gone forward, keeping up the momentum by securing several more roles that increased her popularity, including a supporting role in the thriller drama film “A Good Marriage” in 2014, based on the short story by the legendary writer Stephen King, then starring in the romantic comedy-drama film “Worst Friends”, next to Richard Tanne and Noah Barrow, while in 2015 she had the lead role of Jamie Campbell in the TV sci-fi mystery-drama series “Zoo”, next to James Wolk and Nonso Anozie, appeared in all 39 episodes so far, which has increased her wealth to a large degree. Also, Kristen played Lena in the short-lived Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV horror drama series “The Whispers” (2015), starring Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane and Milo Ventimiglia, and most recently Kristen appeared in the biopic about the infamous stockbroker, investment advisor and financier, Bernie Madoff, entitled “The Wizard of Lies” (2017), with Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Alessandro Nivola in the lead roles.

Do You Know How Rich Successful Actress, Kristen Connolly is?

Since launching her career in the early 2000s, Kristen has so far secured 30 film and TV roles which have consistently increased her net worth. Some of the most successful creations in which she has appeared are “The Cabin in the Woods” that made $66.5 million at the box office, and of course,the series “Zoo”, as her salary per episode, though not precisely disclosed, can be counted in tens of thousands. So, have you ever wondered how rich Kristen Connolly is, as of mid- 2018? Well, if you have, then brace yourself; according to authoritative sources, Kristen’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. Pretty decent don’t you think, for an actress of her experience?

Do You Know of Her Personal Affairs?

When it comes to Kristen’s personal life, she tends to keep most of her private details hidden from the media, but nevertheless it has been discovered that Kristen has been married to Cody Riffle since 2016; her husband is a famous track and field athlete, known to the world in the shot put category in the mother of all sports. The couple doesn’t have any children.


Kristen and her life partner Cody both hate publicity, and as a result, kept their plans extremely low-key. She only announced their marriage following the wedding ceremony, which took place at a secret location, out of the highly unwanted spotlight by bought spouses. Do you blame her for keeping it a secret? She just loves privacy.

Kristen Connolly Body Measurements

Kristen is often described as a talented actress, she has also been spoken of as a great beauty, and has captured the hearts of many with her light brown hair and blue eyes. She stands at 5ft 7ins, which is equal to 1.70m, while she weighs 119lb or 54kg. Her vital statistics are 33-24-34 inches

Internet Fame

Since becoming world famous, Kristen has managed to expand her popularity to social media platforms, primarily through her official Instagram page which has over 26,000 followers, with whom Kristen has shared pictures of herself in various poses and destinations. Some of her pictures showcase her love towards animals.

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Kristen is no stranger also to Twitter and Facebook, but her fan base on these two platforms is quite small in contrast to Instagram.

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General Info

Full NameKristen Connolly
Net Worth$5 million dollars
Date Of BirthJuly 12, 1980
Height1.71 m
ProfessionActor, Tennis player
EducationYale School of Drama


SpouseCody Riffle
SiblingsWill Connolly


MoviesThe Cabin in the Woods, A Good Marriage, The Bay, The Happening, Mona Lisa Smile, Meet Dave, Worst Friends, Revolutionary Road, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Wizard of Lies, The Five Stages of Grief, A Mighty Nice Man, Certainty
TV ShowsThe Whispers, Houdini, House of Cards

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1Hair and make-up people don't get enough credit for what they do. It's not just making people look good. It's really creating the character.
2I went to Yale's drama school for theater, so we did tons of Shakespeare; then, I got out of school and said, 'OK, it will be Shakespeare,' and it was like, 'Or, it will be commercials and soaps.'
3Everyone has dated or been with a person who is obsessed with their work, and it's immensely frustrating.
4A lot of auditions are not fun; they're just a necessary evil, and, if you're lucky, you have a few moments that are fun.


1Attended middle school with actor Zach Braff, singer/rapper Lauryn Hill and EXTRA correspondent AJ Calloway.
2Older sister of Will Connolly.
3Studied drama at Middlebury College in Vermont and the Yale School of Drama.
4Plays "iGirl" in the popular Internet series "iChannel".




The Wizard of Lies2017TV Movie post-productionStephanie Madoff
Zoo2015-2016TV SeriesJamie Campbell
The Whispers2015TV SeriesLena
Worst Friends2014Zoe
A Good Marriage2014Petra Anderson
Houdini2014TV Mini-SeriesBess Houdini
F to 7th2014TV Series shortSandy
House of Cards2013-2014TV SeriesChristina Gallagher
A Mighty Nice Man2014ShortCharlotte's Mother
The Bay2012/IIStephanie
The Cabin in the Woods2012Dana
The Five Stages of Grief2011ShortAllison
The Good Wife2011TV SeriesMaggie Reeves
Superego2010TV MovieJosey
Mercy2009TV SeriesCarey Whitlow
Nurse Jackie2009TV SeriesMrs. Vogal
As the World Turns2008-2009TV SeriesJosie Anderson
Life on Mars2009TV SeriesDonna
Confessions of a Shopaholic2009Girl in Pink
Revolutionary Road2008Mrs. Brace
Guiding Light2008TV SeriesJolene
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2008TV SeriesMiranda / Teresa
Meet Dave2008Make Out Girl
The Happening2008Woman Reading on Bench
New Amsterdam2008TV SeriesFanny
Mona Lisa Smile2003Art History Student


iChannel2006associate producer

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2014TV Series documentaryDana


Nominated Awards

2015WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Made for Television Movie / Mini-SeriesHoudini (2014)
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationMost Cinematic MomentThe Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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