Kristin Cavallari

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Kristin Cavallari
Cavallari attending a product launch at Lincoln Center in New York City in September 2010
Born Kristin Elizabeth Cavallari
(1987-01-05) January 5, 1987 (age 32)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Education Barrington High School
Laguna Beach High School
Occupation Television personality, fashion designer, actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Jay Cutler (m. 2013)
Children 3

Kristin Elizabeth Cutler[1] (née Cavallari; born January 5, 1987)[2] is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress. Born in Denver, Colorado, she attended Laguna Beach High School as a teenager. In 2004, Cavallari came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, which documented the lives of her and her friends.

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career in 2006, Cavallari appeared in several television series as minor characters. In 2009, she replaced former Laguna Beach cast member Lauren Conrad in her spin-off series The Hills, which was revamped to chronicle the personal and professional lives of Cavallari, Heidi Montag, and Audrina Patridge.

Cavallari is married to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Early life

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Cavallari in September 2008

Cavallari was born in Denver, Colorado,[2] one of two children of Judith Eifrig and Dennis Cavallari.[3]

Media career

Cavallari was in her junior year of high school when the first season of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County began production. At the time, she was involved in an on-and-off relationship with senior Stephen Colletti. Cavallari's romance with Colletti caused a rivalry with another cast member, Lauren Conrad. The love triangle became one of the series' central plot lines.

In May 2009, Cavallari confirmed she would be joining the cast of Laguna Beach's spin-off series, The Hills.[4] She made her first appearance on the series during the fifth season's mid-season finale on May 31, 2009, at Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's wedding, where she caught the bouquet. The second half of the season premiered on September 29, 2009, with Cavallari assuming the position of former main cast member and narrator Conrad. Despite originally signing a deal with MTV to appear in two additional seasons following the fifth, the sixth and final season concluded on July 13, 2010.[5]

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Cavallari pregnant with her second child in April 2014

Cavallari was on the 13th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars and partnered with two-time champion, Mark Ballas. She was the third to be eliminated.[citation needed]

After Laguna Beach, Cavallari headed to Los Angeles and signed on the UPN reality television series Get This Party Started, which premiered February 7, 2006. The series was canceled after airing two episodes. She appeared on one episode of another UPN series, Veronica Mars, and went on to guest roles on series including CSI: NY, Cane and Adventures in Hollyhood. In 2006, she signed on as Crystal in the horror film Fingerprints.

In 2008, she had a supporting role as Summer in Spring Breakdown alongside Amy Poehler. The film was released straight-to-DVD on June 2, 2009, and received mixed reviews. She also starred in the independent film Green Flash alongside Torrey DeVitto. In 2009, she starred in the independent American high school comedy film, Wild Cherry, as Trish, which also starred Rumer Willis. She also starred in the straight-to-DVD film, National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year, as Kaitlyn. The film was released July 14, 2009, to mixed to negative reviews.[citation needed]

Charity work and public image

Cavallari has been involved in the "Until There's a Cure" public service advertising campaign, to raise awareness and funds for AIDS and HIV research and vaccine development.[citation needed] In 2006, Cavallari appeared in ads for PETA,[6] and has also appeared as a celebrity spokesperson for "We Are Ellis Island", a campaign for the restoration of Ellis Island.[citation needed] In February 2009, she posed for the NOH8 Campaign in support of gay marriage.[7]

In January 2010, she traveled to El Salvador to do charity work. In March 2011, Cavallari traveled to Kenya to do charity work with the non-profit organization One Kid One World.[citation needed]

In March 2014, Cavallari drew national criticism for refusing to vaccinate her children, a decision she and her husband, Jay Cutler based on fears of a connection between childhood vaccination and autism.[8][9][10]

Personal life

Cavallari previously dated her Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County co-star Stephen Colletti[citation needed] and her The Hills co-star Brody Jenner.[11]

As a high school senior in the winter of 2004/05, Cavallari dated quarterback Matt Leinart, who at the time was attending the University of Southern California. She can be seen referring to Leinart in early episodes of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County's second season.[12]

Cavallari began dating Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in late 2010,[13] and became engaged to him in April 2011. They called off the engagement in July 2011,[14] but reconciled in November 2011.[15] Cavallari and Cutler wed on June 8, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee.[16] They have three children, sons Camden (born 8 August 2012),[17] and Jaxon (born 7 May 2014)[18] and daughter Saylor (born 23 November 2015).[19]

Her brother, Michael Cavallari, was found dead on December 10, 2015.[20]


As actress

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Veronica Mars Kylie Marker Episode: "Versatile Toppings"
2006 Fingerprints Crystal Main Role
2007 Cheerleader Camp Julie Television movie
2007 Cane Casey Episode: "Family Business"
2008 Green Flash aka Beach Kings Lana Direct-to-DVD release
2008 CSI: NY Isabelle Vaughn Episode: "Forbidden Fruit"
2008 Spring Breakdown Lizzie - Seven #3
2009 Wild Cherry Trish van Doren
2009 National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year Kaitlin Hayes Direct-to-DVD release
2011 The Middle Ms. Devereaux Episode: "Friends, Lies, and Videotape"

As herself

Year Title Notes
2004–05 Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County 28 episodes
2006 Get This Party Started Host; 2 episodes
2009–10 The Hills 23 episodes
2011 RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3
2011 America's Next Top Model Guest Judge; Season 17, Episode 3
2011 Dancing with the Stars Season 13, Eliminated week 3
2012 Cupcake Wars Guest Judge; Season 6, Episode 9: "Kristin Cavallari's Baby Shower"
2012–13 The League 2 episodes


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kristin Cavallari biography". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Descendants of Friedrich Wilhelm Eifrig". 2009. Archived from the original on July 13, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Note: Source spells first name "Kirsten".
  4. "It's official: Kristin Cavallari joins 'The Hills'". Los Angeles Times. May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on May 17, 2009. Retrieved May 22, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Stack, Tim (May 14, 2009). "Exclusive interview: 'Laguna Beach' star Kristin Cavallari on joining 'The Hills'". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 6, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Kristin Cavallari: Try Telling Him It's Just a Little Trim". PETA. Retrieved 11 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Kristin Cavallari, Mams Taylor, & Jennifer Gimenez". NOH8 Campaign. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Kristin Cavallari defends decision not to vaccinate her son". Fox News. March 14, 2014. Archived from the original on January 25, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Eby, Margaret (March 19, 2014). "Kristin Cavallari defends anti-vaccination choice: 'We feel like we're making the best decision for our kids'". Daily News. New York City. Archived from the original on September 17, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  11. Ingrassia, Lisa (August 8, 2006). "Cavallari & Brody Jenner Break Up". People. Archived from the original on July 6, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "New Couple Alert Matt Leinart and Kristin Cavallari".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Garcia, Jennifer (September 29, 2010). "Caught in the Act!". People.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  15. Shira, Dahvi (November 30, 2011). "Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler Are Engaged ... Again!". People.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Jordan, Julie (June 12, 2013). "Kristin Cavallari Tells All About Her 'Absolutely Perfect' Wedding Day". People.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. Leon, Anya (August 8, 2012). "Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Welcome Son Camden Jack". People.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. Messer, Lesley. "Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Welcome Son Jaxon Wyatt". ABC News. Retrieved May 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. Rayne, Naja (November 23, 2015). "Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari Welcome Daughter Saylor James". People. Retrieved November 23, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. Puente, Maria (December 10, 2015). "Kristin Cavallari's brother found dead". USA Today. Retrieved December 10, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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