Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Christina began her acting and modeling career at age 16. She received her A.A. Degree in Theater from Santa Barbara City College, where her performances garnered national recognition in the form of an Irene Ryan Nomination for Best Actress and Best Production (American College Theater Festival). A former model with Elite Agency with dozens of commercials under her belt, she continued her acting studies at UCLA, private conservatories in NYC and LA, as well as at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia. She has performed all over, including by invitation at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and in a leading role at the Sydney Opera House.
She completed her B.A. in Film Directing, and her M.F.A. in Screenwriting at UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude and won the prestigious UCLA Screenwriter's Showcase. She is winner the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Screenwriting for “Divine Mistress,” the biography of brilliant French mathematician Emilie du Chatelet. Her most recent writing credits include Co-Producer/Co-Writer: “The Bet” (winner: Best Feature Film, La Femme Film Festival), Screenwriter: “Treasure Island” (Andrew Davis/Phoenix Pictures), Screenwriter: “New Breed” (Panic Attack Films) and Producer/Screenwriter: “Your Favorite Place," currently making festival rounds.
LOCKDOWN (Short) - Drama
Inspired by actual events that occurred the day after the Parkland, FL shootings.
This film has no guns and no violence, nor does it take political sides. It depicts something far more powerful: how far teachers will go to protect their kids when fearing the worst.