Young TV actress Kirsten Storms was noticed while portraying Isabella 'Belle' Black (1999-2004) in the long-lived soap "Days of Our Lives." The breakout role even handed her Young Artist and Soap Opera Digest Awards. First appearing on television in the sitcom "Second Noah" in 1996, Storms later gained more notice as Zenon Kar in the 1999 Disney Channel movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st, as well as in its 2001 and 2004 installments. More recent, she played roles in two TV series: "Clubhouse" (2004, as Betsy Young) and "General Hospital" (as Maria Maximilliana "Maxie" Jones).
Blue-eyed, blonde-haired Kirsten, who stands at 5' 4 inches tall, is currently dating Erik-Michael Estrada (O-Town). She is also good friends with actresses Alexis Thorpe, Farah Fath (Days of our Lives costar), Nadia Bjorlin, and Heather Lindell.
Childhood and Family:
In Orlando, Florida, Kirsten Elisha Storms was born on April 8, 1984. The middle child of parents Karen and Michael (was Sports Director of WFTV and WCPX - now WKMG, in Orlando), Kirsten has one older brother named Austin (currently serving in Iraq) and one younger sister named Gretchen Storms (actress). She also has one half brother named Chris.
Kirsten, nicknamed Carrot and K-Puppy, has three golden retrievers, Shelby, Grayson, and Hunter, as well as two cats, Priscilla and Rum Tug Tugger. She loves basketball and is a big supporter of the LA Lakers. During her off time, Kirsten likes to read (John Grisham is her favorite author), go to the movies, hang out with friends and spend time with her family in Los Angeles.
While performing at a local acting school for children, a talent scout discovered 5-year-old Kirsten and persuaded her father to enroll her in an intensive children's acting program in New York. In the Big Apple, she trained extensively and performed on Off-Broadway productions. Soon, several agents and talents scouts approached and Storms landed jobs as a model for such commercials as Galoob Baby Doll, Tyco campaigns, Sea World, Mattel and Toyota.
Storms stepped on television playing the reoccurring role of Ashley in two episodes of the ABC family drama Second Noah, in March and April of 1996. She debuted in the TV movie The Cape (1996) with a tiny part and continued her TV appearances with the role of Laura Cummings in the WB's 7th Heaven. She was also spotted as a guest in the sitcoms You Wish and Any Day Now.
In 1999, Storms provided her voice to the short-lived animated series Sing Me a Story with Belle. She also won the lead role of Zenon Kar, a trouble-prone 13-year-old girl who lives on a space station with her family in the year 2049 AD, in the Disney Channel's original movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999).
In that same year, Storms played Teenaged Melissa (adult Melissa was played by Laura Linney) in the small screen version of A.R. Gurney's play, Love Letters. After an unaccredited role in the mystery drama The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads (TV), she played character Emily in Johnny Tsunami (both in 1999, TV, starring Brandon Baker).
Isabella 'Belle' Black (1999-2004) was Storms' first regular role in the long-running drama series Days of Our Lives (1965). While working on the soap opera, she reprised her role of Zenon Kar in the two sequels: Zenon: The Zequel (2001, TV) and Zenon: Z3 (2004, TV). She also lent her voice for Bonnie 'Bon-Bon' Rockwaller in Kim Possible (2002, TV Series) and Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003, TV), as well as became a presenter for The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2003.
Presently, Storms is seen on television and landed a role on the brief-lived family drama series Clubhouse (2004-2005), playing Betsy Young. Additionally, she was cast as Maria Maximilliana "Maxie" Jones (2005-present) in the long-running daytime drama series General Hospital and her voice can be heard in Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005, TV). She also guest starred in an episode of the crime drama series CSI: Miami in early 2005.
- Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress, Days of Our Lives, 2002
- Soap Opera Digest: Outstanding Child Actor, Days of Our Lives, 2001