Emmy Nominated actress Krista
Tesreau currently divides her time
between acting and hosting. Perhaps
it’s her acting background,
her audience recognition or her mid-western
likeability and sincerity that makes
her so outstanding at Hosting. From
the start of her Hosting career, Krista
was an instant success, winning an
ERA award for Best Short Form Spot
for Swiffer Wet Jet Mops. Krista went
on to Host for Bare Escentuals, whose
products have become the number one
best seller in the beauty category
since Ms. Tesreau became its face
and Host. All this success has led
to Krista working for top companies
in the Direct Response industry, including
Hawthorne Direct, Script to Screen,
Proctor & Gamble, Icon, and Modern
Media. Krista has also hosted numerous
TV reality-based shows, and is a spokesperson
for various companies.
At the tender age of two, the St.
Louis born actress started playing
the piano. This early affinity for
the piano developed into a true talent.
She placed second in the Jefferson
City, Missouri piano concerto competition.
Later, at age fourteen, Krista placed
in the top ten in the nationwide Liberace
Music Competition. In addition to
Krista’s talents at the piano,
she also performed competitively in
gymnastics exhibitions and studied
dancing, singing, and clarinet, earning
over seventy-five awards.
Her first professional acting role
came a year later when she performed
with the famed comedy team Stiller
and Meara, playing their daughter
in a short film. In high school and
the University of Missouri, Krista
modeled, appeared in several commercials
and won the 1981 Miss TEEN title.
While doing summer stock theater,
Krista was spotted by a Hollywood
producer who encouraged her to move
to Los Angeles. She took his advice
and within a few months of her arrival,
she was cast in her signature role
of “Mindy Lewis” on CBS’s
Krista stayed on Guiding Light for
six years, during which the show enjoyed
its zenith of popularity. In 1987,
Krista received the Daytime Emmy nomination
as Outstanding Ingénue in a
Drama Series for her portrayal of
Mindy, and also garnered a Soap Opera
Digest Award Nomination for Outstanding
Actress in a Drama Series, in 1988.
Krista left Guiding Light in 1989,
but still makes regular appearances.
Her roles since leaving the show are
wide and substantial. She had recurring
roles on “My Two Dads”,
“Elvis” and “Silk
Stalkings”. She’s showcased
her dancing and gymnastics talent
on “Circus of the Stars”
and “CBS New Year’s Eve”.
She made guest appearances on “Who’s
The Boss”, “Quantum Leap”,
“Dragnet” and starred
in a Perry Mason Movie of the Week.
She also returned to daytime television
as Andi Klein on “Santa Barbara”.
In 1994, Krista assumed the role of
the tantalizing Tina Roberts on the
show “One Life to Live”,
and played that role for three years.
After returning to Los Angeles, Krista
starred in several independent films,
including the movie “Ringmaster”,
based on the life of the ever controversial
talk show host, Jerry Springer. Her
other film credits include “Breaking
the Rules” and “Laws of
Krista is married and resides in
Los Angeles with her husband Glen
and their children Andrew, Rachel,
and Michael. She also enjoys hosting
recitals in which she plays the piano.
For further information, see Krista’s