Krista Allen

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Krista Allen
Krista Allen at the Oxfam America/MySpace Rock for Darfur event in October 2006
Born (1971-04-05) April 5, 1971 (age 52)
Other namesKrista Allen-Moritt
  • Actress
  • model
Years active1994–present
Justin Moritt
(m. 1996; div. 1999)
(m. 2010; div. 2012)

Krista Allen (born April 5, 1971) is an American actress, model and stand-up comic. She is best known for her work in the television series Days of Our Lives, Baywatch Hawaii, and the erotic TV series Emmanuelle in Space. Allen also appeared in the films Liar Liar, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Anger Management, and The Final Destination. She guest-starred in popular TV shows Married... with Children, The X-Files, Charmed, Smallville, and Two and a Half Men. She also portrayed the eponymous character on The CW series Significant Mother. In December 2021, Allen began playing the contract role of Dr. Taylor Hayes on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Early life[edit]

Krista Allen was born in Ventura, California, on April 5, 1971.[1] She grew up in Houston[1] and later lived in Austin, Texas. Allen is a certified yoga instructor.[2]


In 1994, Allen portrayed the lead character Emmanuelle in the erotic movie series Emmanuelle in Space.[3] She appeared on the television shows Days of Our Lives in the role of Billie Reed from 1996 to 1999, and Baywatch Hawaii as Jenna Avid (2000–2001). Allen played a sexy virtual-reality character Maitreya/Jade Blue Afterglow in an episode of The X-Files, and made a memorable appearance as the busty Elevator Girl in the Jim Carrey comedy Liar Liar.

In 2002, Allen appeared in an episode of Friends, "The One Where Joey Dates Rachel" as Joey's girlfriend Mable. In 2005, she appeared in the short-lived Fox sitcom Head Cases. In both Smallville and Mutant X, Allen played a woman who could control men with her pheromones. In 2001, she guest-starred in the supernatural TV series Charmed as "The Oracle" for three episodes. She also appeared in Toby Keith's video "A Little Too Late", and had a small role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Kristy Hopkins, a hooker who caught the eye of Nick Stokes, in the pilot episode on October 6, 2000. She returned later in two more episodes during the first season.

In 2002, Allen had a role in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. In 2003, she had a role in an entertaining episode of Gene Roddenbery's Andromeda, "The Illusion of Majesty", playing a con artist who impersonates both a princess and a goddess. In 2005, she was one of the stars of HBO's Unscripted, playing herself as an actress who struggles to overcome her sex symbol status in order to win more serious roles. Allen had a recurring role on the ABC series What About Brian as Bridget, a reluctant but potential love interest for the main character Brian, played by Barry Watson.[4]

In 2007, Allen appeared in the ABC reality television series Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, featuring a dozen celebrities in a stock-car racing competition. In the first round, she matched up against skateboarder Tony Hawk and rodeo champion Ty Murray.[5] Allen appeared on the second season of Denise Richards: It's Complicated, which premiered on June 7, 2009. Allen also appeared on an episode of NBC's Love Bites in 2011.

In August 2015, Allen began appearing as Lydia Marlowe on The CW series Significant Mother.[6] Allen was featured in Maxim magazine's Girls of Maxim gallery, and was named number 70 on the Maxim "Hot 100 of 2005" list.[7] Allen had a T-shirt line called Superexcellent for several years.[5]

In December 2021, Allen made her soap opera comeback when she began airing as the recast of Dr. Taylor Hayes on the long running daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful which was previously portrayed by Hunter Tylo.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Allen is a vegan.[9][10]

On September 14, 1996, Allen married Justin Moritt, a production manager. She gave birth to a son named Jacob "Jake" Nolan Moritt on July 12, 1997. The couple divorced in 1999.[11] She dated George Clooney for two years after meeting him on the set of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in 2002.[12]

On October 10, 2010, Allen married Mams Taylor, a British rapper. They separated in April 2011 and Allen filed for divorce at Los Angeles County Superior Court on February 12, 2012.[13] On November 15, 2015, it was reported that Allen was dating actor Nathan Fillion. However the two broke up in 2020.



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Raven Cali Goodwin Video
1997 Liar Liar Woman in Elevator
The Haunted Sea 2nd Mate Johnson
2000 Sunset Strip Jennifer
2001 Totally Blonde Meg Peters
2002 Face Value Syd Deshaye
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Pretty Woman
2003 Anger Management Stacy
Paycheck Holographic Woman
2004 Shut Up and Kiss Me! Tiara Benedette
Tony n' Tina's Wedding Maddy
2005 Feast Tuffy
2007 Leo Krista Short film
All Along Dr. Sara Thompson
2008 Meet Market Lucinda
The Third Nail Hannah
2009 Alien Presence Waymar
Locker 13 Patricia Short film
Shannon's Rainbow Jessica
Silent Venom Dr. Andrea Swanson Video
The Final Destination Samantha Lane
2010 Black Widow Jennifer
2012 Amazing Racer Jessica
Little Women, Big Cars Doro
2018 Eleven Eleven Andromeda
2019 Misfits Candy Bowen
2020 Psychos & Socios Dr. Adams
Case 347 Carol
The 420 Movie: Mary & Jane Ruth
2021 Paradise Cove Joan Carr


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Emmanuelle 1: Queen of the Galaxy (First Contact) Emmanuelle TV movie
Emmanuelle 2: A World of Desire
Emmanuelle 3: A Lesson in Love
Emmanuelle 4: Concealed Fantasy
Emmanuelle 5: A Time to Dream
Emmanuelle 6: One Final Fling
Emmanuelle 7: The Meaning of Love
1995 The Bold and the Beautiful Shelley
Deadly Games Mrs. Fleisig Episode: "One Mean Mother"
High Tide Patty Episode: "Bikini Patrol"
1996 Episode: "A Three Hour Tour"
Episode: "Sunspirit"
Silk Stalkings Cora Jean Riggs / Sharon Grayson Episode: "Black and Blue"
Diagnosis: Murder Page Tanner Episode: "Misdiagnosis Murder"
Married... with Children Crystal Clark Episode: "Calendar Girl"
Weird Science Annabel Episode: "Gary and Wyatt's Bloodsucking Adventure"
Rolling Thunder Michelle TV movie
1996–1999 Days of Our Lives Billie Reed 41 episodes
1996 Pacific Blue Theresa Vanoni Episode: "Takedown"
1999 Ann Fairchild Episode: "Just a Gigolo"
2000 The X-Files Jade Blue Afterglow / Maitreya Episode: "First Person Shooter"
18 Wheels of Justice Jessica Macy Episode: "Smuggler's Blues"
2000–2001 Baywatch Jenna Avid 26 episodes
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kristy Hopkins (uncredited) Episode: "Pilot"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kristy Hopkins Episode "I-15 Murders"
Episode: "Boom"
Arli$$ Krista Episode: "Hard Choices"
Spin City Jesse (uncredited) Episode: "Yeah Baby!"
Charmed The Oracle 3 episodes
Inside Schwartz Kelsie Anders Episode: "Comic Relief Pitcher"
2002 Zero Effect TV movie
Friends Mable Episode: "The One Where Joey Dates Rachel"
Glory Days Melanie Stark Episode: "Miss Fortune Teller"
Mutant X Lorna Templeton Episode: "Deadly Desire"
Smallville Desiree Atkins Episode: "Heat"
2003 Fastlane Skyler Kase Episode: "Defense"
Episode: "Offense"
Andromeda The Princess Episode: "The Illusion of Majesty"
Just Shoot Me! Mary Elizabeth Episode: "The Last Temptation of Elliot"
The Lyon's Den Gloria Episode: "The Quantum Theory"
Episode "Separation Anxiety"
Frasier Liz Wright Episode: "The Placeholder"
Two and a Half Men Olivia Pearson Episode: "Did You Check with the Captain of the Flying Monkeys?"
2004 I'm with Her Jennifer Episode: "I'm Not with Her"
The Screaming Cocktail Hour Singer TV series
2005 Monk Teresa Telenko Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas"
Jake in Progress Lisa Episode: "Take a Number"
Head Cases Laurie Payne Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "S(elf) Help"
2006 Out of Practice Kathy Kelly Episode: "Restaurant Row"
Freddie Kaitlyn Episode: "Freddie and the Hot Mom"
2006–2007 What About Brian Bridget Keller 11 episodes
2007 Business Class Lori TV movie
2008 Held Up TV movie
Cashmere Mafia Victoria Episode: "Conference Call"
The Starter Wife Eve 4 episodes
2009 Dirty Sexy Money Dana Whatley Episode: "The Unexpected Arrival"
Episode: "The Bad Guy"
The Philanthropist Julia Rist 3 episodes
2010 Jesse Stone: No Remorse Cissy Hathaway TV movie
Life Unexpected Candace Carter Episode: "Homecoming Crashed"
2011 The Protector Miss Monroe Episode: "Pilot"
Love Bites Janine Episode: "Sky High"
2012 The L.A. Complex Jennifer Bell Recurring Role
2013 Rules of Engagement Heidi Episode: "Timmy Quits"
Melissa & Joey Candice Episode: "Teach Your Children"
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Nani Kahanu Episode: "Ho'i Hou"
Mistresses Janine Winterbaum 2 Episodes
Castle Naomi Duvray Episode: "Last Action Hero"
2015 Significant Mother Lydia Marlowe 9 Episodes
2018 Party Mom [14] Jackie TV movie
The Perfect Mother Ruth Kelly TV movie
2019 I Almost Married a Serial Killer Camille TV movie
2020 The Wrong Stepfather Mrs. Woodley TV movie
Sinister Stepfather Tracy TV movie
2021 9-1-1 Meegan Episode: "There Goes the Neighborhood"
2021– The Bold and the Beautiful Dr. Taylor Hayes Main role: December 10, 2021 – present[15]


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  13. ^ "Separation and Divorce". Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  14. ^ "Party Mom".
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