Gabrielle Christian

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Gabrielle Christian
Born Gabrielle Christine Horchler[1]
(1984-07-30) July 30, 1984 (age 29)[1]
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Justin Mentzer (m. 2009-present)[2]
Website
www.gabriellechristian.com

Gabrielle Christian (born Gabrielle Christine Horchler; July 30, 1984)[1] is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Spencer Carlin in The N original series South of Nowhere and her portrayal of Colby Robson in the web series Girltrash! and its musical prequel film Girltrash!: All Night Long. In addition, she has also guest starred on Drake & Josh, Windfall, Without a Trace, and What Should You Do?.

Early life and career[edit]

Christian was born Gabrielle Christine Horchler in Washington, D.C. to parents Gabe and Joani. She grew up in Cheverly, Maryland. She began performing in plays at age 12. She has four sisters (Gen, Steph, Jules, Ili). Christian acquired her first acting job while she still attending high school at Eleanor Roosevelt High School located in Greenbelt, Maryland, on the television series Young Americans.[1] She studied one and half years of theater at the University of Pittsburgh, before relocating to Los Angeles, California after landing roles on several television series.[1]

Career[edit]

Christian relocated to Los Angeles after landing roles on the What Should You Do?, Without a Trace, Drake & Josh television series's.[3] Her most notable role was portraying Spencer Carlin on The N’s hit television series South of Nowhere which aired for three seasons between 2005–2008.[1] Outside of South Of Nowhere Christian has appeared on several other television series, she appeared on CSI: Miami as Amy Hobbs in the Season six episode Permanent Vacation.[3] In 2006 she appeared as Miranda Keyton in the Truth Be Told and Priceless episodes of Windfall. In 2007 Christian portrayed Colby Robson in Angela Robinson's Girltrash! web-series alongside South of Nowhere co-star Mandy Musgrave. In 2008 she appeared in the Atomic No. 33 episode of Numb3rs.[3] Also in 2008 she appeared in the web-series 3Way as Cindy Shims, however her episodeLadycops, was not posted as a regular episode during the duration of the series. In 2010 she appeared as Justine Grogan the daughter of Abbey Grogan (Jennifer Grey) on the Unplanned Parenthood episode of House.[4] In August 2011 she guest starred on The Protector as lab assistant Laurel Nash. Christian has two films yet to be released the first being You're Cordially Uninvited where she portrays Rose, A woman who is getting ready to get married to another woman Lisa, but wishes not to have to face her parents and how they’ll react to it. The Second film yet to be released is the Musical prequel to the Girltrash! web-series titled Girltrash: All Night Long where she will once again portray Colby Robson.[3]

On June 2, 2011 Christian released her first single entitled Kissing Mandy to iTunes.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Christian helps her mother with the Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) organization. This organization was created by her mother after the loss of her son in 1991. She uses the surname Christian in memory of her brother. Her mother has written a book, often known as the SIDS "Bible". The book features a poem Christian wrote when she was eight.[1]

Christian became the spokesperson for the organization FAIR Fund,[6] which works to engage youth in the areas of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault prevention. She hosts cocktail events to showcase jewelry made by girls participating in the JewelGirls program.[7] Christian's father is from Hungary. She speaks fluent Hungarian, conversational French, and basic Russian.[8]

Christian maintains close friendships with fellow South of Nowhere cast members Maeve Quinlan and Mandy Musgrave. Christian married longtime boyfriend Justin Mentzer on July 11, 2009 at Saint Timothy's Chapel in Mentzer's home town of Drummond, Montana with the reception held at the Mentzer's family ranch.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 American Gun Girl
2006 Joe Lies High School Girl Short film
2007 South of Pico Astrid
2009 John Dunn's Last Run Stephanie Short film
2011 You're Cordially Uninvited Rose Short film
2012 Party Is Over, TheThe Party Is Over Danielle Completed
2013 2nd Opinion, AA 2nd Opinion Lilian Short film, completed
2013 Bawlin' Chelsie Short film, completed
2013 Girltrash: All Night Long Colby Robson Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Young Americans Grace Banks Episodes: "Cinderbella", "Winning Isn't Everything", "Gone"
2003 What Should You Do? Tai TV series
2004 Without a Trace Monica Episode: "In the Dark"
2005 Drake & Josh Lucy Episode: "Girl Power"
2005-2008 South of Nowhere Spencer Carlin Main role (42 episodes)
2006 Windfall Miranda Keyton Episodes: "Truth Be Told", "Priceless"
2007 Drake & Josh Lucy Episode: "The Storm"
2007 Girltrash! Colby Robson Main role (11 episodes)
2007 CSI: Miami Amy Hobbs Episode: "Permanent Vacation"
2008 Numb3rs Audrey Doran Episode: "Atomic No. 33"
2008 3Way Cindy Shimms Episode: "Ladycop"
2009 3Way Cindy Shimms Episode: "LadyCops: Brotherly Love"
2010 House Justine Episode: "Unplanned Parenthood"
2011 Protector, TheThe Protector Laurel Nash Episode: "Rats"
2011 Pretend Time Drunk Girl Episode: "The Mis-Educated of Garry Gaga"
2011 Middle, TheThe Middle Cashier Episode: "Thanksgiving III"
2012 Dirty Work Veronica Episode: "Armadillo"
2012 Unwritten Rules, TheThe Unwritten Rules Lauren Episode: "But He's Black"
2013 Unwritten Rules, TheThe Unwritten Rules Lauren Episode: "The Itis"
2013 Brandt Point Ashley Hoffman TV film
2013 Hawaii Five-0 Tina Episode: "Kekoa"
2013 Run DMZ Candy TV series

Other work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 How to Save a Life Girl Going to Prom Music video for The Fray
2012 Remember Everything Wife/Girlfriend Music video for Five Finger Death Punch

Discography[edit]

Year Title Notes
2011 Kissing Mandy Single[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Facts". www.gabriellechristian.com. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "SOUTH OF NOWHERE STAR GABRIELLE CHRISTIAN TIES THE KNOT!". www.hollywoodteenzine.com. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Filmography". www.gabriellechristian.com. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "GABRIELLE CHRISTIAN TO GUEST STAR ON HOUSE!". hollywoodteenzine.com. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Bendix, Trish. "Morning Brew - Monday, June 6: Gabrielle Christian releases "Kissing Mandy," Ellen Page's "Freeheld" can't find funding". www.afterellen.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "ABOUT FAIR FUND". www.fairfund.org. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "JewelGirls". www.fairfund.org. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Nai, Dara (2008-11-30). "Interview with Gabrielle Christian". AfterEllen. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 

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