Born in Orlando, Florida in 1984, Kirsten lived the normal life of a child until she was five years old. While performing in a showcase at an area acting school for kids, Kirsten was discovered by a talent scout who convinced her parents to enroll their young daughter in an intensive children's acting program in the Catskills in New York. The opportunity was too good to pass up. However, Kirsten would need to make this trip on her own. The sacrifice paid off when the training culminated in an off-Broadway show where the five year old caught the eye of many agents and talent scouts.
Kirsten's first professional acting job was a commercial for Galoob Baby Doll, a gig she landed before she even returned to Florida. The rising star spent the next several years commuting back and forth between New York and Florida with her mother, Karen.
Kirsten's first television series was a recurring role in the series Second Noah
, portraying the best friend of Hannah Beckett. Shortly after the series ended its run, the Storms family decided to head west and give Hollywood a try. Kirsten soon landed the role of Laura Cummings, Simon Camden's girlfriend, on the hit series, 7th Heaven
. Sadly, Laura broke Simon's heart when Kirsten was chosen to star as spicy, free-spirited Zenon, in the Disney Channel's original movie Zenon
, girl of the 21st Century. Kirsten portrayed the younger Melissa in the acclaimed made for television movie Love Letters
, directed by legendary Stanley Donen.
Kirsten celebrates her birthday on April 8.
May 23, 2005
to September 27, 2011
; September 5, 2012
Zenon: The Zequel
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Days of Our Lives
Isabella "Belle" Black
1999 to July 16, 2004
Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2009; for General Hospital
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; for General Hospital
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2003, 2004; for Days of our Lives
PLACE OF BIRTH: Orlando, Florida
DATE OF BIRTH: April 8, 1984
HEIGHT: 5' 4"
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Brandon Barash
: Storms to take DAYS break to film a movie [Oct 28, 2002]
: DAYS could lose Kirsten Storms and Jason Cook [Mar 29, 2004]
: Good news! Cook, Storms extend DAYS stay. [Apr 26, 2004]
: CBS series picked up, Storms to leave DAYS. [May 31, 2004]
: Charity Rahmer lands role as Storms' successor. [Jul 19, 2004]
: Storms returns to daytime -- but as a GH cast member. [Mar 28, 2005]
: Storms arrested on DUI charges. [Sep 10, 2007]
: Illness sidelines Storms for one to two months. [Sep 14, 2011]
: Dirty Soap
will not be back for a second season. [Jan 25, 2012]
: Report: Storms in GH return talks. [Jun 22, 2012]
: Emotional Jen Lilley confirms her GH exit. [Jul 22, 2012]
: Lilley's DAYS/GH comparison draws fire. [Jul 10, 2013]
: Barash, Kirsten Storms secretly wed, are expecting!. [Mar 22, 2013]
: Storms shows off baby bump at movie premiere. [Sep 26, 2013]
: Barash, Storms welcome a baby girl. [Jan 8, 2014]
: Storms' real-life daughter to play her on-screen daughter. [Feb 12, 2015]
: Web soap Winterthorne snags another GH actress [Feb 26, 2015]