The daughter of an American businessman and a Norwegian housewife, Kristina Lilley was born and raised in New York before moving to Colombia. Kristina booked her first television series at the age of 12 and pursued an education majoring in biology at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. Since she began performing, Lilley continues to be acknowledged by critics and fans as one of the most outstanding actresses in Latin America.
Kristina made her debut in the RCN soap opera " Azucar" as 'Alejandrina'. The highly-rated series was broadcast throughout Latin America as well as the United States and Europe. This was the first of many distinctive roles in television, theater and film for Kristina.
Following "Azucar", Kristina secured lead roles in over a dozen soap operas, including " Sangre de Lobos" and "Copas Amargas". In 2003, she garnered worldwide recognition as the villainess in "Pasion de Gavilanes", one of the most successful soap operas that to date still airs in many countries throughout Europe, Latin America and in the USA.
In 2005, Kristina received the "Premio Orquidea" award in Miami for the "Best Villain".
Kristina worked with the legendary director Fanny Mickey as the lead in his critically-acclaimed project "Sin Limites". She also appeared in films such as "Rosario Tijeras," a Colombian production that made its way to screens around the world. In 2001, she took more acting lessons for 2 years with coach Colleen Patrick in Seattle.
Recently, Kristina returned to Colombia to work on "El Penultimo Beso", a project by RCN. Kristina spends her free time with her two daughters and their dog.