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31 October 1986 |
South Coast, NSW 
|Years active||2000 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Daniel White, (2013-present)|
Christie Lynne Hayes (born 31 October 1986) is an Australian actress, best known for her work on the television series Home and Away as Kirsty Phillips (née Sutherland) who she played from June 2000 to February 2005 and again from May 2008 to October 2009. Hayes is the sister of actress Katherine Hayes.
Hayes is the second of four girls in her family. As a child she took up gymnastics for a small amount of time before giving it up in order to pursue acting. She also played the flute, and learned to read music at age 8. For a while whilst working on the show she lived with fellow Home and Away cast member Kate Garven and Garven's family. Christie married actor/director Greg Hatton in 2008, after 5 years of marriage the couple divorced in May 2013. Christie then got engaged to her fiancee, Daniel White on 31 August 2013.
In 2000, Hayes was cast as Maria in the family adventure series Search for Treasure Island.
Later that year Hayes was cast in her biggest role to date as Kirsty Sutherland in the successful soap opera Home and Away, after turning down the role of Dani Sutherland (her character's older sister), because she was uncomfortable playing someone three years older than herself, Kirsty being 13 and Dani 16.
She was the first person to be cast in her on screen "Sutherland" family. She played both Kirsty Phillips (née Sutherland) and Laura DeGroot (the two characters were twin sisters separated at birth). Hayes, who was on the cover of TV Week more times in 2004 than any of her other castmates, left Home and Away in October 2004 in order to travel. Her final H&A appearance aired in February 2005.
After leaving the show she appeared in a Pepsi Light commercial in 2006 and made a guest appearance on the soap Blue Water High. She was also involved in the making of various films and television shows, including Room 101, Searching For Eva, The First Goodbye and Noir.
Christie plays the lead in I.D the film as Kate in 2011.
Hayes returned to Home and Away in May 2008, as a series regular remaining until October 2009.
In 2003 at age 16, "Youth Week" elected her as "Youth Ambassador of Australia" for encouraging youth across Australia to realise their creativity. She also sponsors children through World Vision Australia. Christie also appears at the annual Teddy bears picnic for sick children.