A career spanning half her life, Kristy has been based in both Los Angeles and Sydney as an Actress, Presenter, Voice-Over Artist and Coach. Australian born, Kristy entered the industry by auditioning as a teen and skipping school to travel to Sydney from the country! A graduate of New York Film Academy, and a regular at the Groundlings and U.C.B., Kristy discovered AMAW in 2012 and has been grateful for the community, growth and master teachers ever since.
Kristy’s work spans from hosting tech and gadget show Cybershack on Channel 9, to various roles in Aussie comedies such as Orange is the New Brown, Legally Brown, The Checkout, and Bondi Slayer, to short films and Independent feature film credits and a plethora of comedy sketches.
Kristy has appeared in various television commercials throughout her career along with her on-going appearance as the Lendi ambassador. Performing Improv comedy saw Kristy and her troupe Confetti Gun travel to New York for U.C.B.’s Del Close Marathon. A passionate environmentalist and yoga facilitator, Kristy is beyond thrilled to join the AMAW faculty and continue the incredible work at the studio.
WHY DID YOU BECOME AN ACTOR?
I buried myself in books and lost myself in movies from such an early age. I was positively obsessed with the worlds I could travel to via dress ups, writting my own stories and acting out my own shows. I was inspired by the likes of Robin Williams who's heart and spirit felt so strong through all the roles he explored and Goldie Hawn who's bravery and playfullness filled me with confidence. Coupled with the encourgaement and guidance of a particularly talented highschool drama school teacher, I catapulted straight into the indsutry at 16 getting signed by an agent and travled to Los Angles as soon as I could afford a plane ticket at 19. What inspired me then and continues to inspire me daily is the transformational quality of strory to incite change, embolden bravery, and spread love. We are not alone when we share our stories.