American film and television actress Kristin Bauer, who has been in the business since her early 20's, is most known for her role as Pam, the vampire co-owner of Bon Temps' Fangtasia bar, in True Blood. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kristin had an idyllic childhood centered around nature and animals. After high school Kristin completed three years of art school before moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting.
In 1996, Kristin appeared in one of her most memorable guest roles as "Man Hands" Gillian, Jerry's girlfriend, on Seinfeld. Throughout the years, she has played a few other series regular characters and appeared on dozens of drama and comedy series. In 2008, Alan Ball tapped her to co-manage the vampire bar Fangtasia with formidable Viking Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) on HBO's original drama True Blood.
Today she lives in Los Angeles with her musician, South African husband, Abri van Straten, two rescued dogs and two rescued cats. She splits her time between shooting, painting and trying to bring light to things that should not be happening. She has been working with IFAW on their whale campaign since early 2009. Nature and animals are her greatest passion as they “have always given selflessly to me, so much more than I ever could have dreamed or given back. Mother Nature is the greatest, most magical artist I have ever seen.”