Crystal Hunt: From Commercial Star to Soap Opera Star

Acting has been a part of Crystal Hunt’s life almost from birth. Starting at six months old, she began participating in pageants in her native Clearwater, Florida. As she got older, Hunt took acting and singing lessons, which landed her a small role in the movie “Problem Child 2” at the age of six.

After that, it was on to starring in commercials, where Hunt had the chance to work alongside Tom Hanks and the boy band N-Sync. Her big break came in 2003 when she got the role of Lizzie Spaulding, a problem teen on the soap opera Guiding Light. She continued with that role until 2006, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination and a Soap Opera Digest nomination along the way for her performance. It also led to roles in the movies The Derby Stallion opposite Zac Efron, and Sydney White opposite Amanda Bynes.

In 2009, Hunt returned to the soap opera scene on One Life to Live starring as stripper Stacy Morasco. She remained on the show until 2012, then went on to star in a pair of movies, the football drama 23 Blast as Molly, the girlfriend of the main character, and the comedy Magic Mike XXL as Lauren. She can now be seen in the scripted reality show Queens of Drama, where Hunt and other past soap opera stars attempt to form a production company.

Outside the acting world, Hunt had announced on Facebook that she opened a high-end pet boutique in Clearwater called My Pets Dream Boutique.  She’s something of a photographer, as Crystal is a complete artist.  The real deal.