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Terrina Chrishell Stause

July 21, 1981 (1981-07-21) (age 40)
Other names Chrishell Hartley
  • Actress
  • real estate agent
Years active 2005–present
Justin Hartley
(m. 2017; div. 2021)

Terrina Chrishell Stause (born July 21, 1981) is an American actress and real estate agent. She is known for her role on the Netflix reality show Selling Sunset, along with previous television roles as Amanda Dillon on All My Children and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of Our Lives.

Early life

Stause was born in Draffenville, Kentucky. She attended Murray State University, from which she received her B.A. in Theater in 2003. Though she was born "Terrina Chrishell Stause", she is more commonly known by her middle name "Chrishell", which originated from the day of her birth. Her mother was in labor at a Shell station, and "Chris", an attendant, helped deliver her. Thus, "Chrishell" got her name.


Stause is best known for her portrayal of Amanda Dillon in the ABC soap opera All My Children, a role she began on May 4, 2005 when the character returned to Pine Valley after a five-year absence. The role of Amanda was previously portrayed by Alexis Manta. The soap was cancelled and ended on September 23, 2011, and later Stause guest starred in the second season of the Dana Delany series Body of Proof. She was a member of improvisational troupe The Groundlings in Los Angeles.

In April 2013, it was announced that Stause had joined the cast of NBC soap Days of Our Lives. Her character, Jordan Ridgeway, first appeared in Salem on August 15, 2013. On October 24, 2014, it was announced that Stause would be leaving the series in 2015. In 2018, it was announced that Stause was reprising the role and would begin airing in February 2019.

In 2015, she appeared in a guest spot on the ABC prime time soapy drama, Mistresses. In April 2016, it was announced that Stause would be joining the cast of The Young and the Restless as Bethany Bryant, debuting in late May. She last appeared on August 17, 2016.

In 2017, she was cast in her first film leading role, in the thriller Eve of Abduction.

In addition to her acting career, Stause is also a real estate agent. Her work is showcased in Selling Sunset, a Netflix reality television show focused on The Oppenheim Group, a real estate brokerage dealing in luxury homes in L.A.

On September 2, 2020, Stause was announced as one of the celebrities competing on the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars. She was eliminated in the eighth week of competition, getting to eighth place.

Personal life

Stause was engaged to Matthew Morrison from December 9, 2006, to 2007.

In January 2014, it was confirmed that Stause and Justin Hartley were dating and, in July 2016, the couple announced their engagement. They were married on October 28, 2017. In November 2019, Hartley filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Stause alleged that Hartley had let her know about the divorce by text. She filed for dissolution of the marriage in December 2019. The divorce was finalized on February 22, 2021.

Both of Stause's parents died from lung cancer between 2019 and 2020.

Stause has four sisters. One of her sisters, Shonda, made an appearance on seasons 1 and 3 of Selling Sunset.


Year Title Role Notes
2005–11 All My Children Amanda Dillon Martin Series regular
2008 Scaring the Fish Robin
2009 The Crimson Mask Jules
2011 The Crimson Mask: Director's Cut Jules
2011 Body of Proof Justine Befort Episode: "Your Number's Up"
2012 Hot and Bothered Payton Short film
2013–15, 2019–21 Days of Our Lives Jordan Ridgeway Series regular (2013–2015); recurring role (2019); guest role (2020-2021)
2014–present Youthful Daze Zoey Miller Series regular
2014 Meanwhile... Party Girl 1 episode
2015 Another Time Julia Practor
2015 Mistresses Yoga Woman Episode: Season 3, episode 5
2015 Misguided Chrishell 1 episode
2016 The Young and the Restless Bethany Bryant Recurring role
2018 Eve of Abduction Lila
2019–present Selling Sunset Herself Main
2020 Dancing with the Stars Herself Contestant on season 29


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives Nominated
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