Kristian Alfonso Bio

(Hope, DAYS)


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BIRTHDATE: September 5
BIRTHPLACE: Brockton, Massachusetts
YEARS ON SHOW: 1983-'87, 1990, 1994-present
MARITAL STATUS: Alfonso wed attorney/businessman Danny Daggenhurst on Oct. 6, 2001. Previously married to Simon Macauley, 1987-'91
CHILDREN: Gino (b. October 1990), Spartan (stepson) and Jack (b. July 2002)

Growing up in chilly New England — Brockton, MA, specifically — Kristian Alfonso developed an early passion for figure skating. She became a Junior Olympic Champion with bright prospects, until a tobogganing accident caused multiple fractures to her landing leg.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Birth name is Kristian-Joy Alfonso.
  2. Won a gold medal in the Junior Olympic Figure Skating Championships at age 13.
  3. Appeared on the cover of Seventeen in 1979.
  4. Kristian, whose grandparents hail from Sicily and Calabria, is 100 percent Italian.
  5. The white gold and diamond fleur de lis earrings that Hope wears on DAYS are from Kristian's jewelry collection — Hope • Faith • Miracles.
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Kristian Alfonso

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Exclusive! New DAYS Deal For Kristian Alfonso   Jul 26, 2013

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DAYS Stars Co-Host Special Crime Series   Sep 4, 2012

This week, DAYS's Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and Drake Hogestyn (John) are co-...

DAYS's Alfonso: Staying!   Jun 12, 2012

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Tune In! HOLLYWOOD GIRLS NIGHT Finale   Mar 30, 2012

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Other Roles

Former Soap Roles
MELROSE PLACE (Lauren Etheridge, 1993-'94)
FALCON CREST (Pilar Ortega Cumson, 1988-’90)

TV Roles
30 ROCK (Hope, 2009)
SECRET LIVES (host, 2003)
FRIENDS (guest star, 2000)
CANDID CAMERA (guest star, 1998, 1999)
BURKE'S LAW (guest star, 1995)
BAYWATCH (guest star, 1993)
LOVE STORIES (host, 1991)
CIRCUS OF THE STARS NO. 14 (guest star, 1989)
FULL HOUSE (guest star, 1988)
MURDER, SHE WROTE (guest star, 1988)
MACGYVER (guest star, 1988, 1989)
WHO'S THE BOSS (guest star, 1987)
AMAZING STORIES (guest star, 1985)

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