Crystal Hunt: From Pageant Girl to Producer

American actress and Florida native Crystal Hunt has been acting nearly from the time she could walk. At two-years old, Hunt was already a budding actress and could be found participating in pageants, showcasing her acting chops. As a child, she appeared in a number of commercials, including one celebrating The Walt Disney Company’s 25th anniversary and another alongside boy band NSYNC in an anti-drug campaign.

Hunt’s breakout and to date most recognizable role came at the age of 17, when she was cast as troubled teen “Lizzie Spaulding” on the CBS hit Guiding Light. Hunt played “Lizzie” for four years. Her portrayal of the often misguided teen earned Hunt an Emmy nomination in 2005 for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

Around the same time, Hunt’s newfound recognition allowed her to make the jump to the big screen, starring alongside Zac Effron in the family film The Derby Stallion. After leaving Guiding Light, Hunt earned herself a starring role alongside Amanda Bynes in the romantic comedy Sydney White.

In 2009, the actress returned to her television roots, portraying mischievous stripper Stacy Morasco on One Life to Live over the course of three seasons. The actress went on to act in a handful films, including: NYC Underground, 23 Blast, and most recently, Magic Mike XXL.

More recently, the actress has found herself working on the other side of the camera. In 2015, Hunt worked alongside long-time friend Damia Ramirez as executive producer on the Hitchcockian horror film Talbot County.

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