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Kristoff St. John
Born July 15, 1966 (1966-07-15) (age 43)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other name(s) Cristoff St. John
Spouse(s) Allana Nadal (2001-2007)(divorced)
Mia St. John (1991-1995) (divorced)

Kristoff St. John (born July 15, 1966 in New York City) is an American actor, best known for his role as Neil Winters on the daytime US drama The Young and the Restless.



As a child, St. John portrayed a young Alex Haley in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He also made a small but notable appearance as Booker Brown on the ABC sitcom popular Happy Days. In his first major role, he appeared as Charlie Richmond, Jr. on the CBS sitcom Charlie & Co., along with Flip Wilson, Gladys Knight, and Jaleel White.

St. John's first major soap role was Adam Marshall on the NBC soap opera Generations, the first daytime drama to feature a core African American family from its inception. After Generations was cancelled in 1991, he originated the role of Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless, where he continues to appear to this day. A cast member for over 18 years, no African American actor has appeared on Y&R more frequently than St. John. In 1992, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Y&R. Over the years, he has also won numerous NAACP Image Awards.

On September 5, 1994, he went on to host CBS Soap Break. The show ran until December 31, 1999.

In 2005, St. John became a special host for TV Guide Channel. In 2007, he received his fifth Daytime Emmy nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor. In 2008, St. John won his second Daytime Emmy, as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

He has a 6-year-old daughter Lola from last marriage to Allana Nadal. In addition, he has a son (Julian) and daughter (Paris) from his previous marriage to professional boxer Mia St. John.


Awards and nominations

  • Daytime Emmy Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2008)
  • Daytime Emmy Winner, Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (1992)
  • Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1999, 2000, 2007, 2008)
  • Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (1992, 1993)
  • Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1989; for Generations)
  • Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003; for The Young and the Restless)
  • Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2004, 2005)
  • NAACP Image Award Winner, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)

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