Crystal Hunt’s first foray into acting was competing in beauty pageants when she was a toddler. As a child, Hunt appeared in various commercials, including a high-profile spot for The Walt Disney Company and an anti-drug announcement featuring the band *NSYNC.
Hunt really broke out in 2003 when, at age 17, she was cast on the famed soap opera “Guiding Light.” This long-running CBS staple was the perfect launching pad for Crystal’s career, as the angst-ridden teen character she played, Lizzie Spaulding, gave her the chance to fully showcase her range and talent.
In 2005, while still acting on “Guiding Light,” Hunt made the leap to the big screen by appearing opposite Zac Efron in the family-friendly film “The Derby Stallion.” In 2007, after she had left “Guiding Light,” Hunt co-starred with Amanda Bynes in the teen comedy “Sydney White.”
After these film appearances, Crystal returned to television in 2009 as the originator of the character Stacy Morasco on the ABC series “One Life to Live.” Although Hunt only portrayed this character steadily until early 2010, she reprised the role for the series finale in 2012.
Hunt’s next notable role was in the 2013 film “NYC Underground,” in which she appeared alongside actress and real-life best friend Dania Ramirez. The two would go on to produce a horror film together in 2014 entitled “Talbot County,” which was inspired by a true story.
Also in 2014, Hunt appeared in Dylan Baker’s directorial debut, “23 Blast,” another film inspired by a true story, this one about a high school football player who suddenly went completely blind. The next year, Hunt appeared in “Magic Mike XXL,” the much-anticipated 2015 sequel to the 2012 original, “Magic Mike.”
Crystal’s most recent work has been on the scripted POP reality series “Queens of Drama,” which follows former soap stars as they strive to create an original soap opera.