Queens of Drama: Crystal Hunt

Emmy-nominated actress Crystal Hunt made her big return to television last spring in POP TV’s “Queens of Drama.” The clever reality series follows a group of former soap stars as they band together to create their own TV drama series in order to survive in a world that no longer watches soaps. Hunt and all the other actresses on the show, including Lindsay Hartley, Vanessa Marcil, Chrystee Pharris, Hunter Tylo and Donna Mills, play fictionalized versions of themselves. Soap legend Joan Collins even makes a stunning appearance later in the series. The show garnered very good reviews, with critics noting that there is engaging drama as the actresses decide on a pecking order and learn how to book meetings with the tough Hollywood executives who can greenlight their dream show. Critics also said the series was more intriguing than some other docu-dramas because the goal of landing a TV deal creates focus and raises the stakes.

Her website shows that Crystal Hunt was born February 5, 1985, in Clearwater, Florida. At at the tender age of 17, an agent saw her perform at the Actors Workshop in New York and snapped her up. She soon landed the role of disturbed teen Lizzie Spaulding on the CBS daytime drama “Guiding Light.” She played the role from 2003 until 2006 and earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2005. During the same period, she also co-starred with Zac Efron in “The Derby Stallion,” a warm-hearted family film. After leaving “Guiding Light,” she worked with Amanda Bynes in “Sydney White,” a modern take on the classic Snow White tale, and then returned to daytime drama by accepting the role of stripper Stacy Morasco in ABC’s “One Life to Live” in 2009. She left the show in 2010, but returned as a ghostly version of her character later that same year and again in 2012.

In recent years, CrunchBase shows that Hunt has appeared in films such as the thriller “NYC Underground” with Arielle Kebbel and Evan Ross, and “23 Blast” with Stephen Lang, Timothy Busfield and Dylan Baker. In 2014, she expanded her entertainment career beyond acting, producing the true life horror film “Talbot County” alongside her longtime friend Dania Ramirez. In 2015, she appeared in “Magic Mike XXL” with Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Maginello, Adam Rodriquez and Amber Heard.

Hunt splits her time between Savannah, Georgia, and Los Angeles, California. She once owned an upscale pet supplies shop called My Pets Dream Boutique in Florida.  A full acting reel for Crystal Hunt can be found on YouTube.