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Starr Manning on the ABC Television Network's "General Hospital"
Kristen Alderson began playing the role of Starr Manning on “One Life to Live” in March 1998 and brought the character over to “General Hospital” in February 2012. Thanks to the questionable example set by her parents, Blair Cramer and Todd Manning, Starr has often found herself in the middle of trouble, usually of her own making.
ABC Daytime continued its long history of entertaining while informing in 2008, when “OLTL” chose to tackle the prominent issue of teen pregnancy in the story of 16-year-old Starr, who had sex for the first time and got pregnant. When the story launched in March 2008, Alderson began writing a weekly blog entitled “Start Talking with Kristen” to discuss her character’s story from her own perspective (www.onelifetolive.com). The blog was supported with important factual information and discussion topics provided by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy to help parents and teens start a dialogue. For the effort made to raise awareness on the subject of teen pregnancy and prevention, Alderson and ABC Daytime were honored in May 2008 by the Candies Foundation at the “Event to Prevent.”
Alderson began her show business career at age five, after seeing a film about the making of “Annie.” She subsequently landed the role of Molly in the Broadway production of “Annie,” where she was discovered by “OLTL,” and eventually went on tour with the production before being cast on “OLTL.”
Alderson graduated from high school in 2009. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her younger brother, Eddie, who plays “OLTL’s” Matthew Buchanan.