Khrystyne Haje

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Khrystyne Haje
Khrystyne Kamil Haje

(1968-12-21) December 21, 1968 (age 50)
Years active1985–2009

Khrystyne Kamil Haje (/krɪˈstn hɑːʒ/;[1] born December 21, 1968) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Simone Foster in the sitcom series Head of the Class.


Haje began her career at age 14 as a fashion model while attending North Hollywood High School.[2] Her acting career started at 17 in the television movie Crime of Innocence.

After appearing in several other television roles, including an appearance in the movie Bates Motel, Haje landed the role of sensitive poet Simone Foster on Head of the Class. After the series ended in 1991, she continued acting in both television and films. She was named as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in People Magazine's first edition of that list in 1990.[3]

That same year, Haje won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program for hosting the special Spaceship Earth: Our Global Environment.[4] In 1995, Haje voiced the character of Rebecca Fallbrook in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series.[citation needed]

In the late 1990s, she began working in theatre productions and appearing less in television productions.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Haje was born in Santa Clara, California and has four brothers. Haje is a founding board member of the Earth Communication Office (ECO), which helps to protect ecosystems.[citation needed]

She appeared on the March 23, 2012 episode of the Rachael Ray Show to have her hair cut as part of National Donate Your Hair Day (April 27) for women with cancer.[6]




Awards and nominations[edit]

1992: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program; Spaceship Earth: Our Global Environment (shared with Kirk Bergstrom and Kit Thomas)

Young Artist Awards nominations:

  • 1987: Exceptional Performance By a Young Actress in a New Television, Comedy or Drama Series, Head of the Class
  • 1988: Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Television Comedy Series, Head of the Class
  • 1989: Best Young Actress – Starring in a Television Comedy Series, Head of the Class


  1. ^ "Come out for #fun #free #happenings in #nyc !". Instagram. July 17, 2018. Khrystyne Haje's Instagram video that includes her pronunciation of her name.
  2. ^ Pace, Constance (March 20, 1987). "The real Khrystyne Haje is hardly the class wallflower". Huntingdon Daily News. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Beautiful Through the Years". Meredith Corp. May 12, 1997.
  4. ^ "Khrystyne Haje, Awards". Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Martindale, Davi (July 2, 2000). "Haje still enjoys the thrill of acting". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Three Long-Hair Makeovers". KWP Studios. Retrieved March 23, 2012.

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