She says the most beautiful things she has ever seen are The Grand Canyon, Budapest Hungary, her first baby nephew Christian, and Boulder Lake Montana.
She describes herself as quirky, dorky and very very loving!
• Movies - The Sound of Music, Cinderella, The Notebook, Legends of the Fall
• Author - Anita Shreve, who wrote A Wedding in December
• Musical Artists - Renee Olstead and Kelly Clarkson
• Actors - Johnny Depp, Alison Lohman
• TV Shows - Dawson's Creek, Family Guy, Full House, Lost.
• Food - Sushi
Gabrielle recently appeared in the music video for "How To Save A Life", by The Fray.
Her last name, "Christian", honors her younger brother who died in 1991.
Gabrielle is currently engaged to Justin Mentzer. (September 2006)
Gabrielle is conversational in Russian.
Gabrielle enjoys playing ping-pong and raquetball.
Gabrielle is a certified lifeguard.
She can sing and play piano.
She started in numerous plays at her performing arts high school, landing her all-time favorite role, Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
She is an avid traveler.
Gabrielle enjoys learning new languages.
She grew up in the theater and always had a passion for film. Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles by herself when she was 19 years old to continue to pursue her dreams as an actress.
She studied theater at the University of Pittsburgh.
She is the daughter of a librarian for the Library of Congress and a writer/editor.
She began performing professionally onstage in the nation's capital at age 12.
She is the cousin of movie legend Spencer Tracy.
Her nickname is Gabby.
When Gabrielle goes singing Karaoke she loves to sing show tunes. Some of her favorites are "All That Jazz" and "Let Me Entertain You." And when she is with Mandy from South of Nowhere they like to sing "Summer Nights."
Gabrielle Christian loves to sing. She loves karaoke.
She dyed her hair blonde for the show South of Nowhere.
Guest starred on Drake and Josh as Drake's girlfriend in the episode Girl Power.
In her spare time Gabrielle enjoys yoga, Pilates, skiing, running, swimming, movies and singing.
Her younger brother died of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Her parents are Gabe Horchler and Joani, who is a SIDS activist and an author. She is one of five daughters.
Gabrielle is 5'3' tall.
She is of Hungarian Descent and speaks fluent Hungarian.
Gabrielle: My dream has always been to break into the film world. I love movies. I love especially independent films.
Gabrielle: Because things are so sensationalized, kids want to see a lot of drama, that is kind of what appeals to young people. But, nowadays I think it's important that kids can see [characters] they can relate to.
Gabrielle: [Maeve's] like the buffest person I've ever met!
Gabrielle: I love the city (I grew up there), but I think I am slowly but surely kind of getting over it...what I love about in Montana is that people are real and genuine, and they really appreciate the small pleasures of life. I also do love animals- my boyfriend's family lives on a ranch of 200 head of cattle, 50 horses, goats, bunny rabbits, cats and a huge heard of cattle dogs!
Gabrielle: Well, my dreams are to help out my parents and support my little sisters' college tuitions...However, I'd also eventually love to have a family of my own and help fulfill my husband and kids' goals in life. I'd also love for my family to have the ability to travel and see the world together. Traveling is extremely important to me, I just love it.
Gabrielle: Oh, I love having people come see me on set....helps me relax and reminds me what I am working for.
Gabrielle (about her impressions on the charactor Ashley and Mandy Musgrave): Mandy's character and my character are so similar to our personalities in real life, that we have a lot chemistry on a personal level. On the first set of callbacks for the show, out of a room of 25 girls I went and sat by Mandy. We talked the whole time—two hours in the lobby. Tommy Lynch (the producer) kept calling us back in over and over again to read together. It was weird. We were friends but we had just met that day. So the more in-depth we got in the auditioning process, it started to narrow down to Mandy and me.
And now she's my best friend in LA. We're like Spencer and Ashley, we go everywhere together and we do everything together. We have a very good friendship and it's helped in developing our characters.
Gabrielle: (talking about her families reaction to "South of Nowhere") My father is pretty much everything you think would be against this show. He's Catholic, conservative, traditional. He's from Europe and his whole life he's been very stuck in his traditions and how he was raised. At first he was pretty shocked. He saw the pilot and it was a little much for him, especially considering that I'm his daughter. But it's funny because his family is the same as him-he has five brothers and sisters-and they're all really excited about the show. They're sending out these mass emails--I don't even need a publicist right now because my family is so excited!
I wouldn't have thought they'd do that, because they would technically be identified as people who would be against this show. But they're all for it.
Gabrielle: You have to flail to fly.