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Kristen Alderson
Kristen Alderson
Born May 29, 1991
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania[1]
Age 23
General Hospital
Character Starr Manning
Kiki Jerome
Duration 2012-13 (Starr)
2013-15 (Kiki)

Kristen DeAnn Alderson is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Starr Manning, most recently on the ABC soap opera General Hospital, and previously on the former ABC soap opera One Life to Live. She potrayed Kiki Jerome on GH from 2013 to 2015.

Alderson would be one of the main Llanview transplants with Roger Howarth and Michael Easton, that was placed on contract with the GH series. She returned after a brief mandated stint, with a first air date of May 13, as Kiki Jerome. Alderson won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2013. On January 20, 2015, it is revealed that Alderson will be leaving the show and the role of Kiki will be recast by Hayley Erin, who made her debut on February 26, 2015.


Kristen was born on May 29, 1991 in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania to Richard and Kathy Alderson. She has a younger brother, Eddie, who played Matthew Buchanan on OLTL until its cancellation. At six years old, Alderson auditioned for the One Life to Live role of Starr Manning in February 1998 and has portrayed the character since March 20, 1998, and was put on contract at the age of nine. She was at the time the youngest actor on daytime television with a contract role. Kristen experienced her first kiss on-screen, when Starr and her boyfriend Travis O'Connell kissed. In 2005, Kristen received a Soap Opera Digest Award for "Favorite Teen" for her work on OLTL. While acting, she attended a Catholic school in Pennsylvania through the seventh grade, but received on-set tutoring in the eighth grade. She then attended the Professional Performing Arts School in New York for high school.

After OLTL's cancellation, Kristen moved to Los Angeles with her brother, where she continued her role of Starr on GH. Due to the OLTL reboot she will return to GH as a new character. She has returned to GH as Kiki Jerome, her full name is Lauren Katherine "Kiki" Jerome.

She is currently dating her General Hospital co-star Chad Duell, who plays her on-screen love interest, Michael Corinthos. The two have been dating since 2013.

She currently resides in Los Angeles.

On September 24, 2013, Kristen Alderson was honored as "The Star of Tomorrow" by the ZEPHRA Magazine Recognition Awards and the City of West Hollywood issued a proclamation for the actress.

On January 20, 2015, Soap Opera Digest reported that Alderson would be leaving the series and her role as Kiki to pursue other interests. The role of Kiki will be recast by Hayley Erin, who made her debut on February 26, 2015.[2][3]



Year Award Work Result
2003 Young Artist Award Young Actress Age Ten or Younger for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) OLTL Nominated
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Teen OLTL Won
2008 Young Artist Award  for Best Performance in a TV series - Recurring Young Actress OLTL Nominated
2009 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress OLTL Nominated
2009 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (shared with Eddie Alderson, Camila Banus, Carmen LoPorto and Austin Williams) OLTL Nominated
2013 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series GH Won

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