"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Joan Walsh Anglund
CHRISTINA MARIE WON PAT
Hey, dudes. Welcome to my page. If you've made it this far, thanks for stopping by. I am happy to have peaked your interest. A little 'bout me? I’m a product of the Bay Area. I grew up in a small beach town called Pacifica, just South of San Francisco, California. From what I remember I was pretty shy growing up. Hooowever, my Mama says I always had a pretty big personality if you could make it past the reserved exterior. Please observe the photo to the left. I was the kind of kid that enjoyed setting up a stage in my living room and singing into a hairbrush microphone. I took dance lessons with my close friends at our community rec center for fun. I caught the theatre bug around 8 & quickly found myself attending voice lessons weekly, and rehearsals, daily. My love for theatre evolved into something greater and I realized fairly quickly that performing would forever remain part of my life. Being onstage made me the happiest.
I attended a prestigious all-girls Catholic college prep high school, Notre Dame Belmont, & was involved in a few productions with two other all-girl & all-boy schools, that made up the company, Tri-School.
I had options when I graduated high school. When the time came to pick a university it was obvious to me that if there was one thing I’d like to do with the rest of my life, it would be sharing my art & the gifts that came to me sort of naturally (but also with a ton of hard work). So, I packed my backs & moved to sunny Los Angeles.
Since then, I have graduated from AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. From coast to coast, & having attended both Los Angeles & New York campuses, I made a home in both Hollywood & New York. Living in NYC, though for only a semester, was the best time of my life. I definitely see myself heading back one day.
On the daily, I enjoy making coffee for some amazing folks at Philz Coffee. I started working as a barista after my freshman year in college & have found so much joy in it. I’m lucky to be surrounded by amazing & badass individuals who are also breaking into the business. I enjoy exploring LA with close friends & immersing myself into a culture of vast talent & artistry. Catch me sipping on coffee, admiring strangers’ pups, taking waaay too many photos, hanging at the beach, or at the movies/concerts/shows/museums, weekly. We’ve only got one life to live, folks. Let’s enjoy it.
Thanks for taking the time to read about ya girl. I am a lucky gal & my life has panned out in ways better than I had ever imagined. I am so proud of the work I have accomplished in my training & only hope to share it with people. Honoring my unique voice & using it to better this world ~ it is just something I’ve always felt so strongly about.
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It's a cause for celebration -- I completed a four year program in just under three years. I have graduated from American Musical & Dramatic Academy with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre, having attended both campuses in Los Angeles & New York
Joined Taylor Nichol's Acting Workshop
Worked with Casting Director, Lisa Hamil
Worked with Voiceover Coach, Jason Smith