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Kristin Bauer van Straten            

Best known as Pam on HBO's "True Blood"

American film and television actress Kristin Bauer is best known for her portrayal of the campy vampire "Pam" on HBO's hit show, True Blood. Before playing a blood thirsty vampire, Bauer starred in several TV series, such as The Crew for FOX, That's Life for CBS with Ellen Burstyn and Paul Sorvino in 2000, and the NBC comedy Hidden Hills.

Bauer has also been a recurring or guest starring on over 40 TV shows including: Everybody Loves Raymond, Just Shoot Me, CSI, Cold Case, Boston Legal, Private Practice, and Seinfeld.

Today she lives in Los Angeles with her musician husband, Abri van Straten. She spends her time between filming, painting and trying to shine a spotlight on animal rights advocacy. She works with IFAW, WildAid, Best Friends, The David Sheldrick Foundation, LEWA doing PSA's, visiting the Hill, and promoting her cause on CNN, The Young Turks, Good Day LA, and HuffPost Live.

"Animals have always given selflessly to me, so much more than I ever could have dreamed or given back. Mother Nature is the greatest, most magical artist I have ever seen. The least I can do is speak up for her and her creations."

In 2012 Bauer traveled with her husband to Kenya to produce and direct a documentary on the increasing elephant ivory and rhino horn poaching crisis, which is currently in production. The study of Kenya's incredible wildlife and her people has been both enlightening and crucial. "What I've learned since beginning this journey was unexpected and life changing. Africa has a secret that we are missing - a connection to life, all life. I have been so enriched by this journey and look forward to sharing it and hopefully inspiring others."

Speech Topics

Out for Africa

Kristin Bauer presents a multimedia lecture on the situation in Africa, specifically the global genocide of elephants and rhinos in Africa. She tells the current story of the African wildlife and what we need to do to preserve it. After traveling to Africa and filming her experience, Bauer share stories of a people and a culture many of us will never experience firsthand. The program will feature clips from her upcoming documentary on the crisis. With Bauer as a tour guide, audiences will step into one of the last "wild west" frontiers on earth and arguably the most beautiful.


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