Crystal Hunt is an American actress who is best known for her soap opera roles on network television. Her most famous role was that of Lizzie Spalding on the long-running CBS daytime drama “Guiding Light.” Hunt played the fictional character from 2003 to 2006 and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2005.
In 2009, she originated the fictional character Stacy Morasco on the ABC daytime drama “One Life to Live.” She played the role until 2010 and reprised it during the 2012 series finale. Unlike her “Guiding Light” character, Hunt as Morasco never clicked for viewers and critics, according to “Soap Opera Digest.”
Hunt’s Early Career
Hunt was born in Clearwater, Florida on February 5, 1985. With acting as her talent, she entered her first pageant when she was 2 years old. She starred in several television commercials as a child. One promoted a Walt Disney 25th anniversary celebration, and another featured an anti-drug campaign with the Orlando boy band NSYNC.
Television and Film
Her role on “Guiding Light” and her Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series” opened the door to film roles. In 2005, Hunt starred with Zac Efron in “The Derby Stallion.” In 2007, she appeared in the teen comedy “Sydney White and the Seven Dorks” featuring Amanda Bynes.
Moviegoers can catch Hunt right now in “Magic Mike XXL,” where she stars opposite Channing Tatum. She recently produced her first movie, a horror film called “Talbot County,” which is set to release later this year. Apart from acting and producing, Hunt once owned an upscale pet boutique in her Florida hometown.