Kristolyn Lloyd 411

Birthday: January 11
Hails From: Spring, TX
Years On Show: 2010-present
Marital Status: Single

Texas native Kristolyn Lloyd began acting in high school and loved it so much that she decided to major in it in college. After impressing Carnegie Mellon University with a last-minute audition, she was awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious school. There, she participated in an intensive theater program. "We studied a lot of the classics," she says.

After graduating, Lloyd moved to Los Angeles and began pounding the pavement. The actress, who is also a talented singer, starred in several musicals, including Rent and Once On This Island. While Lloyd was doing Island, Angela Bassett attended a performance and hung out with the cast afterward. In 2009, Lloyd landed a guest-starring role on ER as Laura, the niece of Bassett's character Dr. Cate Banfield. Lloyd was thrilled since Bassett is one of her idols — and remembered Lloyd from the musical.

In 2010, Lloyd spent most of her year overseas doing volunteer work. When she returned, she auditioned for B&B's Dayzee, the homeless woman whom Stephanie befriended. Though Lloyd didn't think that her reading went well, she won the role. She was even more surprised when she was offered a contract in December.

Now that Dayzee has settled into B&B, she helps Stephanie runs Dayzee's coffeehouse and has been dating Thomas and Marcus — which Lloyd loves. "I can't believe that I have two hot guys after my character," she marvels. "It's a nice job perk!" Still, Lloyd looks forward to fleshing out other aspects of Dayzee.

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