16 september, 1971
Kristina Hughes, a New England native and a firm believer that through hard work and perseverance one's acting career can flourish to "expected heights" while unveiling "unexpected roles".
While growing up in Medford, Massachusetts and attending Lexington Christian Academy in the suburbs of Boston in her late teens, she was captivated by the Entertainment Industry while acting in local theatre productions, participating in finishing school and involving herself in modeling. Ms. Hughes then took the next step to follow her curiosity and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Communications with a concentration in Writing and Theatre from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.
Soon after she made her way to NYC and Florida to train, audition and work as an actor on the sets of Thunder in Paradise, DropZone, Central Park West and on stage in Pomp, Duck and Circumstance. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Hughes experienced the thrill of competing in the world-renowned 'Miss USA Pageant' as the proud representative of 'The Constitution State'- embracing the coveted role of "Miss Connecticut USA".
With the intent of making acting her career, she re-located to Los Angeles. Since the big move she has appeared on Boston Legal, Old School, Unwrapped, Days of Our Lives, --- has been cast in several independent films (notably as the lead in the psychological thriller Green River), well-known Web Series (The Resolve, Vegan 101) and has appeared in numerous national commercials. Not one to be shy of the stage, Kristina is also a valuable member of the Moveable Theatre Company.
Behind the camera, Kristina is a producer of web content (The Resolve) and a series of commercials (Storitz.com).
Outside of storytelling, Kristina is a respected entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Holdon Log - "The Standard in Performer Organizational Tools"; the leader in business and marketing products and services for the Entertainment Industry. She specializes in assisting performers in realizing the necessity of spinning their performing aspirations into thriving performing careers and in assisting Industry professionals in developing and promoting their productions with style. Ms. Hughes is also the co-founder of Holdon Log, LLC, a Los Angeles-based company that was founded in 2001 by performers (actors, models, comedians and background artists) who realized the need for organizational tools specifically designed for the performing community. The company launched with a single paper-based audition organizer entitled Holdon Log for Actors which was named one of "the absolute top 10 books" for actors by Back Stage West, Los Angeles' largest circulated weekly publication for performers. They have since expanded their paper-based product line to include Young Actors, Background Artists, Models, Live Performers and Pageant Contestants, along with Submission Tracker, Booked Projects and Events & Training logbooks. The company also has a software division responsible for creating ActorTrack v2.0 -The Standard In Career Management Software For Actors, reviewed by ActorPoint.com as, "...the software program you need to organize your entire career." In 2008, ActorTrack was retired with the launch of PerformerTrack. This web-based powerhouse performer organizational tool is literally changing the way performers as well as other above & below the liners handle the "business of show". Holdon Log, LLC has quickly become, and continues to remain, the Entertainment Industry's number one provider of niche-specific organizational tools designed to give performers and above & below the liners the professional edge they need to log, track and manage their careers in a simple, yet effective manner so they can leverage this information to ultimately move their careers forward. Ms. Hughes is extremely proud of her efforts involved with Holdon Log as she notes, "It's great working on set along side other performers who tell me that they rely on the Holdon Log products on a daily basis and the compliments from other Industry professionals who acknowledge the dedication and focus it takes to run two careers keeps me going."
Kristina has traveled as a seminar leader or guest speaker for SAG Conservatory, SAG Foundation, The Actors Center, National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, The Image Awards, The Actor's Network, Acting Success Now, The Actors Fund, Children in Film, BizParentz, Actors Creative Workshop, The Sanford Meisner Studio, The ShowBiz Expo, Creative Actors Alliance, Women In Film and other numerous esteemed performing organizations. Kristina addresses the problems performers face and provides them with innovative solutions through Holdon Log's webware product, PerformerTrack.
Realizing the importance of face-to-face relationships, Kristina co-hosts live Meetup networking events and seminars throughout Los Angeles and understands that everyone in Entertainment cannot always be in Los Angeles, Kristina also co-hosts live webinars weekly that address a myriad of powerful performing topics rarely discussed in Entertainment Industry circles.
As an professional writer, you can find Kristina's published articles at PerformerNation.com and PageantNation.com.
Kristina has been interviewed or her products reviewed in print with high praise for How to be a Working Actor, Back Stage, New England Entertainment Digest, Hollywood How-To, MovieMaker, Chuckle Monkey, Music Connection, Theatre Bay Area, Supermodels Unlimited, Amateur Stage. Kristina also enjoys embracing technology having appeared in podcasts and recorded interviews for The Thriving Artists Circle, REEL Ladies on the Spot, Actors Connect, Inside Entertainment, Business Of Entertainment and Everything Acting Podcast.
Kristina is an accomplished equestrian, and is passionate about her charities (Paralyzed Veterans of America and The Lange Foundation).