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Kristin Dattilo

Kristin Dattilo (born 30 November 1970) is an Italian-American actress, comedian, writer, and producer.

She played Barbara Gianna, a Vice Detective and love interest of Angel Batista, on Showtime's series DEXTER.


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She is perhaps best known for playing Yola Gaylen on The Chris Isaak Show from 2001 to 2004. She has made many other television appearances, including on Beverly Hills, 90210, Angel, Friends, Grounded for Life, Veronica Mars, Two and a Half Men, Southland, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Tracey Takes On...

Personal Life

Dattilo was born in Kankakee, Illinois. She has an older brother, a younger brother, and three younger half-sisters. One of her brothers is the Days of Our Lives actor Bryan Dattilo. She is currently married to screenwriter Jason Keller and they have two daughters. She was previously married to Leland Hayward.


  • Dattilo is also remembered for her role as the titular song character in the music video of Aerosmith's 1989 record "Janie's Got a Gun".