Full detailed profile on Eileen Davidson playing Kristen Blake Black DiMera on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Eileen Davidson (CBS)
Birthday: June 15 1959
Eileen was born and raised in Southern California. Her parents are Charlotte, a homemaker, and Richard Davidson, an airplane parts manufacturer.
Eileen originated the role of Ashley Abbott on "Y&R" in 1982 before leaving for a Primetime role in "Broken Badges" in 1989. By 1991, she was enticed into taking the role of Kelly Capwell on "Santa Barbara" and remained there until the show ended in 1993. Next for Eileen was "Days Of Our Lives," where she started out playing Kristen Blake, and wound up taking on an additional 4 roles, making her the first actress to play 5 parts simultaneously! She left "Days" in 1998, took a well-deserved year off, and returned to "Y&R" in 1999 as Ashley once again. In 2006, the show let her go due to lack of storyline, but "The Bold and the Beautiful" snapped up Eileen and Ashley right away. In September 2008, Eileen and her Abbott alter-ego jumped back to "Y&R" where she signed a long-term contract. She was let go in June 2012 and snapped up by "Days" to reprise her role as Kristen Blake.
The actress has been penning novels based on soap operas. Her first novel, "Death in Daytime" came out in the fall of 2008, "Dial Emmy for Murder" which was out 2009, "Diva Las Vegas," in (2010), and "Swinging in the Rain" in 2011.
When Eileen is not working, she enjoys surfing and scuba diving. She plays the piano, paints and enjoys writing. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Vince Van Patton, with their son Jesse.
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Days of Our Lives - Kristen Blake (1993-1998, October 11 2012 - present)
The Young and the Restless - Ashley Abbott (2008 - present)
The Bold and the Beautiful - Ashley Abbott (2007-2008)
The Young and the Restless - Ashley Abbott (1982 - 1989; 1999 - January 2007)
Days of Our Lives - Penelope Kent (1998)
Days of Our Lives - Thomas Banks (1997)
Days of Our Lives - Sister Mary Moira Banks (1997-1998)
Days of Our Lives - Susan Banks (1996-1998)
Days of Our Lives - Kristen Blake (1993-1998)
Santa Barbara - Kelly Capwell #4 (1991-1993)
Broken Badges - J.J. 'Bullet' Tingreedes (1990)
The House on Sorority Row - Vicki (1983)
Goin' All the Way - BJ (1982)