Christy Lee Hughes was raised in a lower middle class home, in Albany, New York where she learned the value of hard work and physical labor. Her parents split when she was a young child, forcing her to learn resilience in the face of conflict.
She was an excellent student, selected for the Talented and Gifted program and placed in advanced studies throughout school. She started working her first job at the age of 14 and with the earnings, she purchased her first car at 16.
She continued to work several jobs and is a first generation college graduate, with a BA in Communications and an AAS in Paralegal Studies. She simultaneously studied theater and found her true calling through performance bringing raw vulnerability and authenticity to all of her characters.
Christy earned the best actress award for her lead role as Anna in the comedy, Amerikan Partizan. She helped to break gender barriers when she was cast as a juror in the NYSTI production of 12 Angry Men - changing the title to 12 Angry Jurors.
Christy was cast in the lead 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.
She landed a role opposite Melissa Leo in the Sundance Film Festival selection, Predisposed. She was also cast as Sydney McQueen, in Shoddy House B&B, an original pilot directed by Nora Dunn. Christy completed an intensive writing program with CBS Comedy, inspiring her to create original content.
Christy has a strong passion for stories championing the underdog. She is currently developing several projects that focus on shedding light on the effects of abuse, trauma, and mental illness.
She shines her light so that others may know they are not alone.