Christie Black is an actress, model and athlete. Her professional career began at the age of 10 when she was scouted by a Representative with United Colors of Benetton while living in Italy. Upon graduating high school she became a Division 1 Athlete in the ACC as she accepted a Track and Field Scholarship to North Carolina State University. She represented the state of Virginia as Miss Virginia United States 2009 and Miss Black Virginia USA 2011.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Blessed, ambitious, and optimistic.
My last acting gig taught me… To trust my instincts.
Proudest performance moment… Someone told me that my performance impacted their life in a positive way and moved them to tears.
Most embarrassing audition… When I was getting started, new to LA Casting, and without representation I got an audition for an Indie Film- it was a role I WANTED BAD... a super-hero, combative, vixen! Well, I didn't know that the scene was attached to the casting notice. Needless to say, I arrived unprepared in every way possible - it was a disaster. I was mortified. All I really remember is apologizing for the 100th time, saying, I promise I'm a total bad-ass though, and exiting the audition. Live and learn. I arrive over-prepared ever since.
Movie I can’t stop talking about... I recently watched Good Will Hunting again and then, like the nerd that I am, I researched every publicized fact about the movie and Matt Damon. Ever since I've been over-eager to share my findings with anyone who will listen. I'm pretty sure there's an IMDb link to the movie on my Facebook wall coupled with an excerpt.
Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… The West Wing, Mad Men, and House of Cards - all of which I've seen in full but love and refuse to not see in my queue.
Currently reading… "The Magic of Believing" by Nido Quiben and "The Actor's Art and Craft" by William Esper and Damon DiMarco.
Car karaoke tune... You'd pay me to stop singing but I love to sing anything by Tina Turner, Toni Braxton, or Prince while in the car.
Would switch careers with… Why would I do that? I'm just getting started.
The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... I've always known.
If I weren't an actor, I'd be... I've got a one-track mind. I am an actress.
Dying to work with... I am thankful for being able to work with whomever I have the opportunity to work with. Everyone brings something unique, that only they can bring to a role. There is magic in every pairing.
Get mistaken for… Various models.
Was born to play... A powerful, dominating, and sassy, heroine.
Learn lines by... As a long monologue then I break it into beats.
Get into character by... Finding the heart of the matter and trusting my instincts.
Acting is… "Behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances" - Meisner
Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I dance like I'm in my living room, while in public.
Secret I want everyone to know… Well, then it wouldn't be a secret.
Actor crush... Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. He's just so darn handsome and charismatic.
If I were a color, I'd be… Rose Pink
Fave travel destination… Caribbean Islands
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Ave of the Stars on Hollywood Blvd. I will always be inspired by the accomplishments, contributions, and talent of those great, fearless individuals who are named on the stars.
The best advice I ever got… "You may get 100 no's but one yes can change your life." Tyra Banks said that in a documentary I saw when I was a kid about her life/journey. She was talking about her pursuit to become a model and how much rejection she faced until one day she got the one yes that changed her life.