Crista's nickname is Cris.
Crista is of Irish-American descent.
Crista is 5'2" tall.
She has brown hair and blue eyes.
She attended Mount Vernon High School in Illinois and graduated from there in 1994.
She hosted the second annual "The Ladies First Celebrity Golf Tournament," the only all-female charity event, along with then-fellow Mad TV actress Daniele Gaither in 2005.
She plays "Hermoine" in the movie "Epic Movie." This is Crista's first movie role.
She currently lives in Los Angeles (as of February 2007).
Crista's first paying gig was as a heroine-addicted jogger on "ER."
Crista claims her worst job before making it big was at "Country Cookin'," a buffet in Virginia where she was a waitress.
She wears adult braces.
Her favorite color is blue.
Special skills include:
- Comedy improvisation
- Stage combat: unarmed, rapier/dagger
- Singing (alto)
- Stand-up comedy
Impressions on "Mad TV" include Meredith Viera, Lindsay Lohan, Heidi Klum, and Patricia Arquette.
All of the characters Crista played on MTV's "You've Got a Friend" were based on characters from her stand-up and sketch shows.
She was the winner of 15 Minutes of Fem (a one-woman show festival) in 2003.
Has done stand-up at:
- The L.A. Improv
- The Brea Improv
- The Comedy Union
- Knitting Factory
- The Comedy Store
Crista graduated from The University of Evansville, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Science and from UC, Irvine with a Master of Fine Arts.
Supporting her background in live performance, she developed her own one-person show, But Wait…I Have Impressions, which played at the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles.
Crista plays the title character in 'Hope is Emo' which is a very popular internet comedy podcast.