An American Talent

There are many people that aspire to be in the spotlight, but getting a shot at stardom is a chance that comes around very rarely for many. Many people have the ambition and the drive to see their name in lights but the only trait that matters in the world of acting and film is true and bold talent. Crystal Hunt is a women who knew what she wanted to do from a young age and pushed herself until she reached her goal. Crystal Hunt is not only an Emmy-Nominated actress but is a successful director as well as business owner.

Hunt started her road to success at the ripe age of two and spent her childhood entering beauty pageants, using her acting as her pageant talent. Hunt is a face you’d recognize from early 90’s and 2000’s commercials before she got her big role on CBS. Hunt participated in an anti-drug advertisement with the massively popular N*sync as well as a commercial for The Walt Disney Company’s twenty-fifth anniversary celebration. Her long time running role and what she is best known for is what caught America’s attention and hearts.

She started her role at the mere age of seventeen, staring one a major network’s highly ranked soap opera. CBS’s daytime series, The Guiding Light, featured Hunt as ‘Lizzie Spaulding’ an iconic role as the troubled daughter of long-suffering couple Phillip and Beth Raines. After being spotted by an agent at the Actors Workshop in New York she was quickly offered the role. Hunt played the role from 2003 to 2006 and received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Young Actress In A Drama Series in 2005. Amid her busy series schedule Hunt was able to break into film, staring alongside well known actor Zac Efron in the movie The Derby Stallion. After leaving The Guiding Light she starred along side actress Amanda Bynes in the comedy “Sydney White”, which was a modern twist on the Disney fairy tale, Snow White.

Hunt is also an accomplished producer and just recently finished her film she made with her best friend and fellow actress, Dania Ramirez, who stars on the show Devious Maids. The feature film, Talbot County, is an Alfred Hitchcockian horror film based off a true story. This film is just the beginning of Hunt’s continuous career in film and she will continue to dazzle America from behind the lens.

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