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The Acting Career of Crystal Hunt

Crystal Hunt (born February 5, 1985) is an American actress hailing from Clearwater, Florida. Hunt was drawn to the spotlight at an early age and competed in beauty pageants beginning when she was just a toddler, though her acting career began in 1991 when she held an uncredited role in Brian Levant’s “Problem Child 2.” Destined to return to the screen, Hunt’s career began in earnest in 2003, when she was cast as Lizzie Spaulding, the first-born child of a fabulously wealthy and dysfunctional family on the daytime television series “Guiding Light.”

Prior to winning the role of Lizzie, Hunt had made minor forays into television, namely commercials. She made notable appearances in a commercial for the Disney Company, as well as a widely aired anti-drug advertisement alongside *NSYNC. The role on “Guiding Light,” however, decidedly elevated her career. Her portrayal of Lizzie won acclaim, including a Daytime Emmy Nomination in 2005. Hunt held this role until 2006.

Ventures into film began with 2005’s “The Derby Stallion” alongside Zac Efron and “Sydney White,” where she played a close friend of the title character. Recent years have seen Hunt featured in further films, namely the sports drama “23 Blast” and the worldwide hit “Magic Mike XXL.” Hunt has continued to appear on television as well, acting in the daytime series “One Life to Live” and appearing as herself on “Queens of Drama,” a reality-drama series that follows several former stars of soap operas. The years ahead look promising for Hunt; in addition to her appearances on the screen she assumed the behind-the-scenes role of executive producer for the recent film “Talbot County.”