Emily Bergl (Kristy)
Emily Bergl was born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, but moved with her family to the United States in 1981. Her education includes a Phi Beta Kappa BA from Grinnell College in Theatre and English, and training at the Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Theatre Institute.
Emily’s professional acting career began just months after graduating from college, when she was cast as an understudy in the Lincoln Center Theatre’s production of Ah, Wilderness! She has also appeared on stage in The Lion in Winter (winning a Fany Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut for her portrayal of Alise Capet), Once in a Lifetime, Our Town, Romeo and Juliet, Under Cover of Darkness, Old Money, The Effects of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon-Marigolds and Where Do We Live and Fiction.
Her first major motion picture was in The Rage: Carrie 2 – the sequel to the 1976 film, Carrie – for which she received a 2000 Saturn Award nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress. Bergl’s other film credits include Chasing Sleep, Happy Campers, Final Draft, The Hard Easy, Grassroots, I Know What I’m Doing, and Eva, currently in post-production.
Her television work includes Desperate Housewives, Southland, Men in Trees, Medium, The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, Gilmore Girls,Hawaii Five-0, and the TV movie The Governor’s Wife.
She received a 2003 Saturn Award nomination as Best Actress in a Television Series for her role in Stephen Spielberg’s science fiction miniseries Taken.