Cast Member

Penelope Garcia

Kirsten Vangsness


Kirsten Vangsness stars as Penelope Garcia in "Criminal Minds." Apart from her role on "Criminal Minds," Vangsness is well known for her work on stage. She has received critical acclaim through the theater community, including the 15 Minutes of Fem Best Actress Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Emerging Comic Actress and the Golden Betty Award. Her credits include several West Coast premieres of original plays including "A Mulholland Christmas Carol," "Book of Liz," "Fan Maroo," "Perfuct" and "Steaming City."