Kris Kristofferson Children: Meet the 8 children of the Singer

Kris Kristofferson Children: How many children did he have?

Kris Kristofferson is a celebrity who is a retired American singer, songwriter, and actor. He celebrates his birthday every year on June 22. He was born in the year 1936 and is 86 years old as of 2022. Kris is considered one of the pillars of music that pioneered the outlaw country music movement.

His songwriting credits are the songs “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, all of which were hits for other artists. Kris Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup The Highwaymen.

Kris has made historic contributions to country music. He has been widely recognized in music, films and has also been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has been nominated for 13 competitive GRAMMY Awards, including Song of the Year, Best Country Song, and Best Country Performance. He also has three GRAMMY trophies on his belt and a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. He has retired.

Kris Kristofferson: Profile Summary

NameKris Kristofferson
BornJune 22, 1936
BirthplaceBrownsville, Texas
ParentMary Ann and Lars Henry Kristofferson
SpouseLisa Meyers
ChildrenJesse, Tracy, Kris, Casey, Kelly Marie, Blake, Johnny, Jody
Professionsinger, songwriter, and actor

Kris Kristofferson: Early Life

Kris Kristofferson was born Kristoffer Kristofferson in Brownsville, Texas. His parents are Mary Ann and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His mother is of English, Scots-Irish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch ancestry. His father was a U.S. Army Air Corps officer and later a U.S. Air Force major general.

His grandparents from his father’s side departed from Sweden. His grandfather from his father’s side was an officer in the Swedish Army. He enrolled in San Mateo High School and graduated in 1954. He went on to attend attended Pomona College and Oxford University. He had won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, studying at Merton College. He graduated with a B.Phil. degree in English literature.

Kris Kristofferson’s Children

Kris Kristofferson was married three times. He had three marriages and was divorced twice. He has given birth to eight children. He gave birth to five children with Lisa Meyers, whom he married in 1983. He gave birth to a daughter and a son, with Fran Beer and a daughter with Rita Coolidge. His daughter Tracy was born in the year 1962, his son Kris was born in the year 1968, his daughter Casey was born in 1974.

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Kris Kristofferson And Lisa Meyers’ 5 Children

Jesse Kristofferson

Kris’ son Jesse was born in the year 1983, on October 7. Jesse is an actor who has made appearances in popular films and TV shows. He worked as an extra with his father in Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and played a role in Melrose Place, Days of Our Lives, and then a year later in Range Junkies. His role as Neil in Days of Our Lives made daytime soap history with his same-sex kiss scene with actor Chandler Massey who played Will in the show.

Johnny Robert Kristofferson.

Johnny Robert Kristofferson decided to step in his mother’s footsteps rather than his father’s. He was born in the year 1988. He studied law as he attended Pepperdine University. He is currently a practicing attorney based in California.

Jody Kristofferson

Jody Kristofferson is a wrestler. He opted to pursue a career in wrestling. As a wrestler, he was known inside the ring as Garrett Dylan. He was born on May 21, 1985. He was in the independent circuit working in California-based promotions before finally debuting in WWE under the ring name Jody Reese, during Friday Night Smackdown. He earned four championships with three different singles titles as well as one tag team title.

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Blake Cameron Kristofferson

Blake prefers to live a life away from the spotlight. He has remained away from the limelight. He was born in the year 1994 and is the youngest child of Kris Kristofferson and Lisa Meyers. He had reportedly earned a degree from Pepperdine University, where his mom Lisa and brother Johnny also graduated.

Kelly Marie Kristofferson

Kelly was born in the year 1990. She is an actress known for films including Traded in 2016 and Pimp My Life in 2017. She is a singer and has joined her father on stage for a performance during Magnolia Fest in Florida in 2013. The father-daughter sang his song “The Wonder.” According to news circulating on the internet, she will be in the film Little Lamb, which will be released in 2022, and the mini-series Heartbreak and Other Sharp Things.

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