Thank you for visiting my website! I’m Kristina (with a K) and my last name is pronounced Kleeb. I grew up in the city that never sleeps, NYC, as a proud first generation American. My parents instilled in me their love of cultures and languages and traveled the world with me from a young age, which is why I speak 4 languages fluently (English, German, French and Italian) but I didn’t speak a word until I was 2 yrs old.
See, I really am just a flurry of contradictions. You probably know me best from my roles as serial killers or detectives on TV and in film. Yet in real life I’m more prone to pulling a tarot card than a pistol. I’m a certified Reiki Practitioner but the truth is I actually also am a really good shot.
My love for acting and directing started at a very young age with the theater in NYC. From the first moment I set foot on a stage, I didn’t want to get off. But being a competitive equestrian from the age of 10, I also never wanted to get off my horse! My college application essay was about making the decision of reducing my time with my horse in order to pursue acting more professionally as I began to do more commercials and Off-Broadway work. It was a definite fork in the road for me. The choice was tough but the essay got me into Dartmouth College from which I graduated cum laude with a major in politics and a minor in film.
When I was 24, I got my advanced PADI rescue diver certification while living in a palapa on the beach near Tulum, Mexico and it was one of the best times of my life.
My mother was knighted into the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest French order for military and civil merits, for her exceptional charity work and my father is an Emmy Award nominated documentary producer. To see how I’ve followed in my mother’s footsteps and read more about CHARITABLE organizations I support click here. To see how I’ve followed in my father’s footsteps, click here to see some of the DOCUMENTARY footage I’ve shot for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti.
I still dream of having a rescue farm, with my own horses, someday. And I will always always always be creating in some capacity.
I value these things above all else:
honesty, kindness and integrity.
Tell the truth, do it with love and stick to your word.
Working in film, theater, videogames, as an actor or a director, is not a one person endeavor. It’s a team effort and everything functions only because of everyone’s donation. I hold people to a high standard because I hold myself to an even higher standard and if I put my heart and soul into my work, I hope the rest of my team does as well.
When I was 5 years old, my parents gave me an antique book to hold. They left the room and as I was looking through it, I accidentally ripped one of the pages. The book probably had 1000 pages. I was terrified. But rather than just close the book and lie about it, I called my mother into the room and showed her. She couldn’t believe that I had felt the need to confess this to her and immediately told me I wouldn’t get in trouble because I told the truth. The truth will always set you free.
Don’t live life in fear.