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|Fact||Before joining Ghost Hunters, Kris worked as a floor installer/carpenter for three years.|
Who is Kris Williams?
Kris Williams was born on February 20, 1981 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. She is a television personality, social media personality and an actress, perhaps best known for her work on the series “Ghost Hunters”, as well as its spin-off “Ghost Hunters International”. She became popular as part of the research team of these shows.
Kris Williams net worth
As of mid-2020, Kris Williams’ net worth is estimated to be over $7 million earned through her years of work in the entertainment industry. She landed valuable contracts throughout her career and appeared in other television shows and feature films.
Recently, she has also received numerous income-related opportunities through online platforms such as YouTube.
Beginning of early life, education and career
Kris grew up in Lowell alongside a younger sibling. At a young age, she became very handy around the house, as her father thought of her numerous things, such as carpentry and other household chores. During high school, she developed an interest in acting and took performing arts classes while attending Alvirne High School in New Hampshire. At that time, the family had moved and settled in that state.
After her entrance exam, she continued her studies by enrolling in a two-year communications course at nearby Rivier College.
The private university is part of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and offers both on-campus and online programs for its students. After graduating, she had not set a goal for her career, so she initially used her skills and knowledge in carpentry to work for about three years at a company dedicated to flooring. She also teamed up with her father and became an employee in his gun shop, which also lasted a few years.
In the early 2000s, Williams decided she would pursue her interest in acting and began attending auditions. This led to her getting a minor role in the movie “mystical river”, which was directed by Clint Eastwood.
The film starred Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon and is based on Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name, the story of three childhood friends who grew apart and later became involved in a murder case as adults. The film was very successful and won several awards at the Oscars.
She did a few more acting projects over the next few years, though she didn’t find the same success as her first work. She mainly appeared in B-movies and independent film projects, including “The Lady Trio,” which follows the relationships of three women with vastly different circumstances. She also worked with Vincent Pagano and Marley Shelton in the movie “Jesus, Mary, and Joey”, about a man who meets one of his childhood classmates, only to find out that she has grown into a beauty as an adult .
One of her latest acting projects was 2007’s ‘Diabolical Tales: Part II’, a series of shorts set in a fictional universe where most of the popular conspiracy theories turned out to be true.
In 2007 Kris form as one of the investigators and case managers of the show “Ghost Hunters”, establishing herself as one of the main personalities of the show. Although she had no experience in ghost hunting in the past, unlike other cast members, she showed a strong interest in the project and had the qualities to stand out as a television personality. The show features members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) investigating various locations that have been reported as haunted.
Main cast members Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes are shown as plumbers by day and detectives by night. In later seasons, the producers dropped the TAPS team in favor of other researchers, although reasons were not disclosed. The show was initially more of a docu-soap opera, with drama elements to add to the entertainment value. Later on, however, the show became more of a documentary as the team visited more popular haunted locations in different parts of the world. The show is said to have been one of the reasons ghost-hunting shows and other paranormal-focused reality shows became popular.
Ghost Hunters International and Recent Efforts
In 2008, Williams began appearing in the “Ghost Hunters” spin-off, “Ghost Hunter International”, working on more episodes for the spin-off and eventually becoming a main part of the international team. Unlike the original show, this team traveled the world visiting various haunted locations of international fame. She later admitted that she was motivated to move to the other show because she was shocked by one of the “Ghost Hunters” crew members who started a creepy bloodletting ritual while they were filming. “Ghost Hunters International” ran for four years before the show finally ended with no renewal by Syfy.
In recent years, Kris moved away from acting and television work, moved to Australia and became more of a mainstay within the paranormal scene. She appears in various events related to ghosts, appears in tours or other paranormal celebrations. She also focused more on her online presence, establishing a YouTube channel and posting regularly on Instagram as well. She moved to Australia, and one of her most recent projects is a public ghost hunting tour of the historic warship, the USS Edson.
Kris has kept quiet about her romantic endeavors for most of her life, so it came as a surprise when she announced in 2017 that she was married.
Her husband is a former military pilot for the Australian Air Force, and the two have been together for a long time and even had a child long before they got married. With their marriage, she also became the stepmother to her husband’s child from a previous relationship.
She calls herself a centipede, with numerous interests. She loved that “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Hunters International” allowed her to combine her interest in conspiracy theories, paranormal and urban legends with travel. Apart from that, she is a big fan of art and is also very interested in genealogy, tracing even most of her family’s roots over time.
|First and last name||Kris Williams|
|Education||University of Southern Illinois Carbondale|
|Movies||Joshy, Unexpected, Happy Christmas, The Zone, Art History, Autoerotic, 4/11/08, Alexander the Last, Baby Mary, Empire Builder, It was great but I was ready to come home|
|TV shows||Ghost hunters|
|1||Before joining Ghost Hunters, Kris worked as a floor installer/carpenter for three years.|
|2||Kris has been studying her family’s genealogy since she was eleven.|
|3||Graduated from Alvirne High School in New Hampshire in 1999. Major in art.|
|4||Went to study Communications for two years at River College in New Hampshire.|
|21||2008||Friend of Jill (uncredited)|
|Devilish Tales: Part II||2007||Video short||Zella|
|Jesus, Mary and Joey||2005||Bar Patron|
|The Lady Red trio||2005||Short||Alyssa|
|Fever height||2005||Kris Williams (uncredited)|
|mystical river||2003||Spectator (uncredited)|
|childhood||2008||Documentary about the TV series||herself|
|The Unauthorized Lady Red||2005||Video documentary short||herself|
|Ghost Hunter International||2008-2012||Documentary about the TV series||Herself / Herself – Principal Investigator / Co-Lead / …|
|Ghost hunters||2007-2011||Documentary about the TV series||Herself / guest researcher|
|Destination truth||2010-2011||TV serials||Herself – Paranormal Expert / Herself – Guest Investigator|