Christina Paterno

Christina Paterno

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Made in Australia, living and playing dress ups in LA, Christina now splits her time between her two homes… But will hop on a plane to just about anywhere. She attributes that to the “Aussie” in her.

At the tender age of 5, thanks to Bette Midler’s stunning performance in Hocus Pocus, Christina pronounced her desire to be an actress- to literally anyone who would listen to her. At 18 she was finally allowed to run off and join the theatre (yippee!) and was accepted, with scholarship, to study Music Theatre at the prestigious Australian Institute of Music under the tutelage of Jennifer Murphy (Evita, Broadway).

Upon graduation, Christina was part of the acclaimed New Musicals Australia initiative, working with the very best composers and theater artists in the country to workshop and premiere entirely new theatrical works. She has since gone on to study Film and Television at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and completed a Two Year Conservatory at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York. She now trains in Los Angeles with John Rosenfeld at The JRS Studios.

Christina has traveled to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2016 with short film “Sarah Is Not Her Name” which went on to screen across New York, Los Angeles and Sydney in The Chelsea Film Festival, Nitehawk Short Film Festival, Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, HollyShorts and Sydney Lift Off Film Festival.

Outside of television in Australia having played a minor role on long running soap “Home and Away”, Christina was thrilled to be a core nurse in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” on Cinemax. She can be seen in sci-fi new-media project titled “Here We Wait” which was featured in esteemed publications and USA Today, playing series regular Rachel: Fun-loving and loud, impetuous in a charming way and competitive to a fault. Commercially, Christina has worked globally for brands Lays Chips, ESPN, Smirnoff Vodka and Nike.

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