Mini Bio (1)
Christine Altan, formerly credited as Christine Hunt, hasn't been a stranger to the life of entertainment and the arts. Starting at a young age, Christine pursued both dance and modeling. While living in her mother's native country of Turkey, she was featured in both print work and local commercials. In 2008, a dream came true and she won the prestigious title of Mrs. New Hampshire America. Soon after, she participated in local theater, not only acting, but writing and directing as well. This experience planted a deep passion and pursuit for the art and life of acting.
Taking the direction and training from nationally and locally known directors and actors, Christine began her career path as a New England actress, quickly establishing herself and gaining respect in the film community for her integrity and commitment to the craft. Christine has since been featured in numerous independent feature and short films, and both local and national commercials. Her desire as an actress is to take on the humanity of her characters, developing truth and reality in a way that directly connects to the heart of her audience.
Christine is also a writer and co-wrote and starred in the short film My Pretty Maura, an intense and dark dramatic film that explores the social themes of mental illness and self image. Following this, she wrote, produced, and starred in the short film Threads That Bind Us, a mysterious drama that explores the subjects of loss, trauma, and a phenomenon called Genetic Sexual Attraction. In 2016, Christine was the recipient of the Shawna Shea Film Festival's First Time Women in Film Fellowship Award.
Christine's life hasn't been all glamour and lights. At the age of 13, Christine spent a year as a runaway. Her cross-country journey began in Tampa, Florida and ended in Fresno, CA. Christine's year in the Sunshine State was riddled with many precarious situations. After a year of being homesick, she called her mother and flew back to Turkey where she spent the next few years. This experience, and other soul-crushing moments in her adulthood, have shaped Christine into a woman who has a deep understanding of the struggles of humanity, including her own, and has enabled her to take on challenging roles.
Christine continues her training studying with former Days of Our Lives star, Steve Blackwood, through his private Masterclass Sessions in Newburyport, MA.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christine Altan