Kristin BaxterPlayed by Amanda Fuller
Kristin Baxter is an independent 20-year-old single mother constantly fighting her urge to take a nap. Between chasing around her baby, Boyd, and working at the diner, Kristin rarely has a moment to herself. Recently, she moved back in with her family, which has allowed Kristin to have the luxury of free child care. She is still sleep deprived, but Kristin can now enjoy a few moments of peace and quiet a day. At least until Mike comes home.
Amanda Fuller first captured the hearts of audiences as intern Morgan Peterson on “Grey’s Anatomy.” In addition to her current role on “Last Man Standing,” she is also working on the indie thriller “Cheap Thrills,” alongside Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner and Pat Healy. She recently starred in “The Brittany Murphy Story” for Lifetime in September 2014.
As far back as she can remember, Fuller knew she would be an actress. Born in Sacramento and raised in Los Angeles, she was put into dance class at the age of two and by three, had discovered school plays and community theatre. She spent the bulk of her youth acting and modeling, gaining valuable experience in dance, theater and commercials. She booked her first major TV movie role at the age of eight, in “Tales of the City,” opposite Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis.
Fuller has played captivating characters in over 35 television series, including “That ‘70s Show,” “The Practice,” “Life,” “Bones,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Without a Trace” and “Law & Order: SVU,” as well as various films made for television. She has also been on the big screen in several independent features.
In 2010, Fuller received critical acclaim for her award-winning performance in the independent thriller “Red White & Blue,” which premiered at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and had its American premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. She had her directorial debut directing Tyler Williams in Kenneth Lonnergan’s “This is Our Youth,” and also recently produced her first music video for the talented Lindsey Haun and her band, The Haun Solo Project.
Fuller spends her down time polishing her craft and playing with other mediums of art. She has become a skilled photographer and writer, and is currently writing her first feature. She also enjoys painting and traveling. With two dogs of her own, Fuller is passionate about animals and is active in many animal rescue charities that strive to make a difference in animal treatment.