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|Born||Christine Elise McCarthy
February 12, 1965
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Christine Elise (born February 12, 1965) is an American film and television actress.
Born Christine Elise McCarthy in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of artists, she graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1983. Between 1992–1997, she lived with Beverly Hills 90210 star, Jason Priestley.
Her life story partially inspired the DYS (band) song "Wild Card" released in 2011 on Bridge 9 Records. Christine grew up in the Boston Hardcore scene with members of the band and they appeared together in "American Hardcore."
Film and Writing
She had a recurring role in the final season of China Beach which she often cites as her best professional experience. She played the role of Kyle in the 1990 film Child's Play 2. In 1993, she played Jenn Platt in the horror film Body Snatchers (1993). She had a recurring role as Emily Valentine on Beverly Hills, 90210 and also appeared on the second season of ER for 17 episodes.
Following her stint on ER, she appeared on the short-lived Fox show L.A. Firefighters. She appeared in the TV movie Vanishing Point with Viggo Mortensen, who requested she play the role. They met on another project, Boiling Point, though her role was largely written out. She had a recurring role on In the Heat of the Night and also appeared in an episode of "Charmed". She was featured in the punk rock documentaries American Hardcore and All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film.
Her most recent film role was in Disney's film Prom. She made her directorial debut with an award winning short film she also wrote, produced, and starred in: Bathing and the Single Girl. Since December 2010, Bathing and the Single Girl has been screened at more than 100 festivals & has won 20 awards. Dystel & Goderich Literary Management represents her full length novel of the same name (Bathing & the Single Girl) & it is due to be released in late January 2014.
She has been a programmer of Michigan's Waterfront Film Festival, since it was founded in 1999. She has also been involved in multiple capacities (juror, panelist, programmer, moderator) with: Sidewalk FF, Indie Memphis FF, Oxford FF, RxSM FF, Victoria Texas Independent FF, Kansas City Jubilee FF, Lady Filmmakers FF & Portland Oregon Women's FF.
In January 2014, her debut novel, Bathing & the Single Girl,was released. "Bathing & the Single Girl".
Under her birth name (Christine McCarthy), she has pursued a lifelong love by working as a professional photographer, once (February 2008) showing her work at the 2nd Cup Cafe in Boston. In 2008, her photographs were displayed at the Paris restaurant Pink Flamingos. In April 2009, she participated in the Cambridge, Massachusetts exhibit called "Burlesque As Art".
- 2014 TBA (Single For Film)