Kirsten Vangsness is a scene stealing stalwart on the hit television drama series "Criminal Minds". The bubbly, blonde plays the FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia on the show but over the past two years she has taken her acting to a level that suggests she is ready to be on the big screen as a dramatic actress.
She recently completed a comedy film, "Kill Me, Deadly" in which she is the executive producer and also plays a role in the film which will be released in 2015 but I think she might be 'selling' herself short with the move behind the camera.
Over the past couple years each time I have seen her on "Criminal Minds" I have been astounded as to how she seems to 'win' every scene she is in and leaves viewers such as myself wondering how she is going to help her team solve the situation. She has been a regular on the show for the past ten years, from 2005-2015 and for those who have had the opportunity to watch each of those episodes I suspect they have been treated to a PHD level class of acting in watching her on the show.
On the show she has shown an ability identify and explore the multiple issues and personalities of her character and also displayed the grit and complexity that very likely exists within FBI Agents dealing with serious crimes. What is so intriguing is that rarely can only watch an episode of the show and not remember something she has said or done and often it is the mere inflexion of her voice and the way she says her lines that makes one remember her more than some of her colleagues who receive much more screen time.
For Kirsten Vangsness, the time might be ideal for this actress to seriously consider taking on a dramatic role in a big screen movie because she similar to the departed Philip Seymour Hoffman is an actress of incredible acting range and one whom once seen on the big screen will likely become a favourite of fans just like she has become on the show "Criminal Minds".
Kirsten Vangsness, an actress of exceptional dramatic range and one who should consider making the move to the big screen in a dramatic role.