Christy Lee Hughes was born in Albany, New York, where she fell in love with theater as a toddler. She studied acting and dance, before earning her B.A. and eventually studying and performing with the Upright Citizens Brigade. Her training includes the Transformational Acting program and ongoing scene study with Sande Shurin, completion of the comedy intensive with Lesly Kahn, Advanced Improv and Writing Lab program at The Groundlings, and Advanced Masterclass with Risa Bramon Garcia at BGB Studios.
Christy was cast as the lead actress in the national tour of Beauty & The Beast. She also worked on several independent films, while serving as the vice president of Upstate Independent Filmmakers in New York. Christy also earned the best actress award and honors for her lead role as Anna in the short comedy, Amerikan Partizan. She helped to break gender barriers when she was cast as one of the dozen jurors in the New York State Theater Institute's production of 12 Angry Men - a play whose title was then changed to 12 Angry Jurors.
Christy was cast in the title role playing Jennifer Lawrence in the world premiere of the original comedy, I'm Jennifer Mother Fcking Lawrence, written by Cole Quirk. The play enjoyed a sold out run at the McCadden Theatre in Hollywood summer of 2019.
Additional on-screen appearances include War of the Worlds, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, HBO, and landing a role opposite Melissa Leo in the Sundance Film Festival selection Predisposed. She was also cast as the narcissistic art dealer, Sydney McQueen, in Shoddy House B&B, an original comedy pilot directed by Nora Dunn. Christy completed an intensive writing program with the CBS Comedy Showcase, which inspired her to create her own original content.