Grew up in the Oak Creek Village subdivision in Houston, Texas.
Sister of Scarlett Bernard and Angelique Bernard who graduated from Westfield High Schoold in Houston, Texas.
Attended Bammel Middle School in Houston, Texas (close to Spring, Texas). Created her own video which included a self-written song about Tom Sawyer for a school project.
Involved with Grammy-winning producer/engineer/music mixer Michael Shipley.
Despite her Southern Baptist background, she is not a firm believer in marriage.
Her Wings (1990) character of "Helen Chapel", the cello-playing lunch counter waitress at the airport, was supposed to have been of Greek descent and played by actress Peri Gilpin of Frasier (1993) fame. Gilpin had to decline the part and it was eventually rewritten as a Texas girl to fit the talents of Crystal.
Wrote several songs for her debut album (1996) and wrote and produced her second album released late in 1999.
Spokesperson for 'O Premium Waters' - a bottled water supplier in Phoenix, Arizona. 
Personal Quotes (2)
I knew that I did not want to be a statistic, that I wanted happiness within, and I wanted to be present because I knew what a great mover I was. I could move things and make things happen.
We actors have to be conscious of ourselves; there's vanity involved. There's a competitiveness. There's something that's not appealing to me about myself that I try to get away from. I'm constantly trying. To see that in others, that doesn't feel like home to me.