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Kristin Cavallari
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Cavallari in September 2010
Kristin Elizabeth Cavallari

(1987-01-05) January 5, 1987 (age 32)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
ResidenceNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
EducationLaguna Beach High School
OccupationTelevision personality, fashion designer, actress
Years active2004–present
Jay Cutler (m. 2013)

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 after spending junior high and freshman year living in Barrington, Illinois. 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.

Cavallari is married to American football player Jay Cutler.[3]


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Media career
  • 3 Charity work and public image
  • 4 Personal life
  • 5 Filmography
    • 5.1 As actress
    • 5.2 As herself
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life[edit]

Cavallari was born in Denver, Colorado,[2] one of two children of Judith Eifrig and Dennis Cavallari.[4] She is of German and Italian descent.[5]

Media career[edit]

Cavallari in September 2008

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.[6] She made her first appearance on the series during the fifth season's midseason 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.[7]

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.[8][9]

After Laguna Beach, Cavallari headed to Los Angeles and [10] 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 with 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]

In March 2012, Kristin commented her first Oscars with the E! team and in 2014, began 'hosting the half-hour fashion/lifestyle trends show called The Fabulist alongside Orly Shani (Fashion Star).'[10] Kristin is also passionate about food and decided to write a cookbook called True Roots - A Mindful Kitchen with more than 100 recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy and Refined Sugar. The book made it on the New Yorker's best-selling list at number three.

On April 4, 2018, E! announced that Cavallari would be getting her own reality show, Very Cavallari. It premiered in summer 2018 and followed "Kristin as she opens the flagship store and Nashville headquarters of her rapidly growing fashion and lifestyle brand Uncommon James".[11] The show was renewed for a second season on August 23, 2018. [1]

Charity work and public image[edit]

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,[12] 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.[13]

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 nonprofit One Kid One World.[citation needed]

In March 2014, Cavallari drew national criticism for refusing to vaccinate her children, a decision her husband, Jay Cutler, and she based on fears of a connection between childhood vaccination and autism.[14][15][16]

From 2015–2016, the former website Gawker ran a series of daily articles on Cavallari for a streak of 415 days.[17] The series, by Allie Jones, was called "500 Days of Kristin", although it ended after just 415 days, with the publication of Cavallari's book Balancing in Heels. By treating Cavallari's quotidian Instagram posts as newsworthy, the series appeared to gently mock the culture of celebrity women on social media.

Personal life[edit]

Cavallari pregnant with her second child in April 2014

Cavallari began dating then-Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in late 2010,[18] and they became engaged in April 2011. They called off the engagement in July 2011,[19] but reconciled in November 2011.[20] Cavallari and Cutler wed on June 8, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee.[21] They have three children: sons Camden Jack (born August 8, 2012),[22] Jaxon Wyatt (born May 7, 2014)[23] and daughter Saylor James (born November 23, 2015).[24]

In June 2018, Cavallari and Cutler put their mansion in Nashville up for sale for $7.9 million. The mansion is seen in numerous scenes of Very Cavallari.[25] The couple purchased a cheaper mansion in Nashville for $4.2 million in April 2018.[26]

Her brother, Michael Cavallari, was found dead on December 10, 2015, having died of hypothermia following a car crash.[27][28]


As actress[edit]

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 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"
2012-2013 The League Herself Season 4, Episode 4; Season 5, Episode 3

As herself[edit]

Year Title Notes
2004–2005 Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County 28 episodes
2006 Get This Party Started Host; 2 episodes
2009–2010 The Hills 23 episodes (Guest appearance Season 5 Episode 10,Main Cast Season 5 Episode 11-Season 6 Episode 12)
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"
2018 Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry Guest; Season 3: Episode 1
2018–present Very Cavallari 18 episodes