Alfonso, Kristian 1963-

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Alfonso, Kristian 1963-


Full name, Kristian-Joy Alfonso; born September 5, 1963, in Brockton, MA; daughter of Gino and Joanne Alfonso; married Simon Macauley, 1987 (divorced, 1991); married Danny Daggenhurst, October 13, 2001; children: (first marriage) Gino; (second marriage) Jack, Spartan (stepson). Avocational Interests: Shopping, travel.


Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Actress. Worked as a model, beginning c. 1979, appearing on numerous magazine covers, including Seventeen magazine, 1979.

Awards, Honors:

Won gold medal in junior Olympic figure skating championships, c. 1977; Young Artist Award nominations, best young actress in a daytime soap, 1984, best young actress in a daytime or night-time television series, 1985, and outstanding young actress in a regular daytime serial, 1986, Soap Opera Digest Awards, exciting new actress in a daytime soap opera, 1984, hottest female star, 1999, and favorite couple (with Peter Reckell), 2001, Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding ingenue/woman in a drama series, 1985, and nomination for special fan award, irresistible combination (with Reckell), 2005, Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, favorite daytime super couple on a daytime serial (with Reckell), 1986, hottest female star, 1996, and favorite actress, 2000, and Soap Opera Update Awards, best "Days" actress, 1996, 1997, and best super-couple, 1997, all for Days of Our Lives.


Television Appearances; Series:

Hope Williams Brady, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days and DOOL), NBC, 1983-87, 1990, 1994—.

Pilar Ortega Cumson, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1988-90.

Hostess, Love Stories, 1991.

Lauren Ethridge, Melrose Place, Fox, 1993-94.

Princess Gina Von Amburg, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days and DOOL), NBC, 1999-2000, 2001.

Host, Secret Lives, Lifetime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Kelly Blake, The Star Maker, 1981.

Cassandra Barber, Out of Time, NBC, 1988.

Chris Madigan, Blindfold: Acts of Obsession (also known as Blindfold), 1994.

Chelsea Coals, What Happened to Bobby Earl? (also known as Murder in a College Town), CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1988, 1989.

Member of CBS team, Circus of the Stars XIV, CBS, 1989.

Candid Camera on Wheels, 1989.

Rich and Famous: 1990 World's Best, 1990.

50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration, CBS, 1994.

Leeza: Days 30th Anniversary Show, 1995.

Judge, 1995 Miss America Pageant, NBC, 1995.

Lisa,, 1997.

Candid Camera Looks at Love, 1997.

71st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1997.

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, UPN, 1998.

Judge, The Sexiest Bachelor in America, Fox, 2000.

Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary, NBC, 2000.

Days of Our Lives' Christmas, NBC, 2001.

Celebrity judge, Miss USA, NBC, 2003.

Mississippi Rising (benefit concert), 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Hour Magazine with Gary Collins, 1984.

"Remote Control Man," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1985.

Frankie, "Frankie and Tony Are Lovers," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1987.

Robin Winslow, "Half a Love Story," Full House, ABC, 1988.

Michele Gambini, "A Very Good Year for Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.

Deborah, "The Negotiator," MacGyver, ABC, 1988.

Candid Camera, 1988.

(Uncredited) Judge, "Star Search," Full House, ABC, 1989.

Deborah, "Unfinished Business," MacGyver, ABC, 1989.

Debra Harris, "Tentacles: Parts 1 & 2," Baywatch, syndicated, 1993.

Susan Bell, "Who Killed the Legal Eagle?" Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Hope Williams Brady, "The One that Could Have Been: Part 1," Friends, NBC, 2000.

"Days of Our Lives: The Rating Wars," Anything to Win, Game Show Network, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986.

Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1989.

Presenter, The 11th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1995.

Presenter, The 23rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1996.

The 12th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1996.

Presenter, The 25th Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1999.

Presenter, 5th Annual Prism Awards, syndicated, 2001.

Presenter, The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2001.

Presenter, The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2004.

Presenter, The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2005.

Presenter, The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2006.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Arsenio Hall Show, 1990.

The Howie Mandel Show, 1998.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2000.

Soap Talk, Soap Network, 2005, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Rita Marrick, Joshua Tree (also known as Army of One and Forced Vengeance), Live Entertainment, 1993.

Jeanna, In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King (also known as In the Kingdom of the Blind), Arrow Video, 1995.

Mary Everly, Day of Redemption, Echelon Entertainment, 2004.



Days of Our Lives Family Album, November, 1995.

Daytime TV, April, 1984; August, 1986.

New York Daily News Soap Dish, July, 1999.

Soap Opera Digest, April 1, 1987; April 4, 1989; September 13, 1994; December 5, 1995; 1997; August 18, 1998; May 23, 1998; June 8, 1999; June 17, 1999; November 23, 1999.

Soap Opera News, December 8, 1998.

Soap Opera Update, July 16, 1990; July 7, 1998.

Soap Opera Weekly, May, 1994; May, 1996; August 31, 1999.

Soaps in Depth, June 23, 1998.