Kirsten Vangsness: Criminal Minds’ Penelope Garcia (Photos)

September 18, 2010
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Kirsten Vangsness is the actress who plays Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds, she recently said she wants a same-sex wedding in every country around the world where gay marriage is legal. Keep reading to find out more, see photos and video.

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Criminal Minds star, Kirsten Vangsness and fiancee Melanie Goldstein are planning a wedding world tour (See a picture of the couple below). Yeap, you read right! The actress – who plays computer genius Penelope Garcia – has plans for a wedding in every country that gay marriage is legal. According to a report, she and her girlfriend had to suspend their wedding last year when gay marriage was made illegal in California.

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Photo: Kirsten Vangsness and fiancee Melanie Goldstein

She tells, “We’re going to do it in 2013 – no matter what. Melanie wants us to go to every place that it’s (gay marriage) legal and just collect marriage certificates from places like Sweden and Mexico like people collect Disney pins. We want to put up a whole wall of them.”

As a brief biography, Kirsten Vangsness was born in Pasadena, California, on July 7, 1972. Her age is 38. The daughter of Errol Leroy Vangsness and Barbara Mary Marconi is well known for her role as Penelope Garcia in Criminal Minds but is also a renowned writer, some of her works has been published in important magazines and Los Angeles Times.

Kirsten Vangsness character Penelope Garcia recently joined to a spinn-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior as a regular. She said she was so happy and excited to be on both shows.

“I’m super excited to be invited onto the series,” Vangsness said in a statement. “The cast is astounding and I love playing this character.”

See recent pictures of Kirsten Vangsness at The Every Monday Matters Foundation presents the first annual ‘Party With A Purpose’ to launch the ‘Our Schools Matter’ Sponsorship Program at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood Los Angeles, California on May 03, 2010, and other photos. Plus, a video. Don’t forget to leave your comments.

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One Response to “Kirsten Vangsness: Criminal Minds’ Penelope Garcia (Photos)”

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    Miriam Says:

    It’s been a while since I watched Criminal minds for the last time