Christy Lee Hughes was born in Albany, New York and fell in love with theater early, performing on stage at only three years old. She is a first generation college graduate with a degree in Communications and Paralegal Studies. Christy felt unfulfilled in the corporate world, and decided instead to study acting, and dance. Christy was cast as the lead in the National Tour of Beauty & The Beast.
With an extensive improv and theater background, she studied and performed improv with Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and The Groundlings in Los Angeles. She also performed as "Diggity D" at Radio Disney. She was cast in the stage production of Twelve Angry Men and played a character which was originally written for a male. NYSTI opened up gender in the auditions, and then changed the title to Twelve Angry Jurors. She played the role of Janice opposite Melissa Leo, in the film, Predisposed, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Phil Dorling. Predisposed was an Official Selection of The Sundance Film Festival.
Christy was cast in the indie comedies, Big Breakin' directed by Mattio Martinez and Geek USA, directed by Brandon Walz. Big Breakin' won the Best Of The Fest Award at OUTFEST. Geek USA won the Best Feature Film Award at the Los Angeles Arthouse Film Festival, and both the Best Comedy and Best Cinematography Awards at IFS. Christy was cast in the short film, Amerikan Partizan and she earned Critics Choice Best Actress Award for the role of Anna, leader of the rebel group. Recently she has been cast as Sydney McQueen, a snarky, opinionated art dealer addicted to social media, in the single camera comedy, Shoddy House B&B, written and directed by Nora Dunn. She has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, HBO and in the comedy Channing, directed by Max Decker. Christy was a writer on the 2017 CBS Comedy Showcase and has since written several scripts based on original characters she created. Christy has also recently been cast in leading roles on stage in the production of 26 Pebbles at the historic El Portal Theatre as well as, the title role of Jennifer Lawrence in the original comedy I'm Jennifer Mother Fcking Lawrence which is currently enjoying a world premiere and sold out run at the McCadden Theatre in Hollywood.