Christina Hastings is an American actress, originally from Virginia, and the youngest of five so she knows what it means to work hard. She has studied at Tony Award-winning institutions such as American Conservatory Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre. In the past year, Christina has been cast in 36 productions, ranging from leads in films and plays, to a Series Regular role on Vice Squad. Vice Squad features Academy Award-winning directors, Best-selling authors, Academy-Award winning sound mixers, and Academy Award-winning cinematographers from Narcos, Lord of The Rings, and Magnum P.I.
In much of her early life, Christina was a dancer. Training in jazz, lyrical, tap, and hip-hop, she traveled across the east coast in a performative troupe. She was constantly on or around the stage being that her aunt is the owner of Chorus Line Dance Studio in New York. As she grew, she developed more interests leading her to make her own short films and novels from her own writing, cinematography, and editing. By the age of eleven she had written a sequel of five books and many short stories, which have been printed for her family to cherish. By the age of fifteen, she started her own photography/cinematography business and was later accepted to train abroad with National Geographic. She received the privilege to open the National Geographic Barcelona Gallery with her own artwork.
Christina had plans to attend medical school and worked very hard in her studies to do so. She took over 5 AP courses and maintained honor roll, later graduating with an Advanced Studies Diploma. However, as time went by, Christina decided to renew her love of the stage by taking drama in high school. She starred in over twelve productions, as well as writing one and directing another. Christina joined the high school's improv troupe and began to compete competitively in drama as well as improv. Doing so, she won four theatrical awards in one year. Christina is the recipient of the 2017 VHSL All-Star Cast Award, Second-Best Actress Award, District's Honorable Judge's Mention and The Director's Award. She realized the importance of acting when she began to prioritize it over her schoolwork.
When it came time for college, Christina completed one semester working to obtain a Theatre Arts degree. Within her first semester at the university, she was cast in the main-stage show amongst a limited cast of ten people (directed by National Arts Recipient Ping Chong), as well as five other collegiate productions and two-time Emmy Award-winning Charles Dye's thesis film. These accomplishments, along with some professors, persuaded Christina to leave university and begin her career, as she was ready for it. At 18 years old, she moved to Los Angeles. Within her first year of pursuing her dream, Christina was cast in 27 productions; working in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Monterey, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Baltimore, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Atlanta. Christina would be happy to say that her two passions of acting and traveling are working together.
Along with acting, Christina has now moved into screenwriting, casting, and producing as well, creating the short films 'It's Always Necessary', 'A-Wake' and 'Caged-in Bird' which will all be released Summer 2019.