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Christina Vidal Mitchell was born in Queens, New York City USA, on 18 November 1981 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, her ethnicity is Latina, and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, singer and a producer, who might still be known best for her portrayal of Christine, one of the lead characters in the 2006 action thriller horror movie “See No Evil”, written by Dan Madigan, directed by Gregory Dark, and which also starred Glenn Jacobs and Michael J. Pagan – it follows a group of people who find themselves at the Blackwell Hotel, inhabited by the psychopathic killer Jacob Goodnight.
Early life and education
Christina was raised in Queens alongside her sisters Tanya and Lisa, both actresses, and their brother Christian, by their father Many Vidal who was a businessman and a tax consultant, and their mother Josie who was a secretary – both their parents were born in Puerto Rico.
Christina became interested in acting at a very early age, and studied at the Performing Arts School of New York, from which she matriculated in 1999. During her time there, Christina appeared in many plays performed at the school and at a local theatre. She was 17 when she joined her first music group, Gemstone, and eventually chose not to enroll at a college but to focus on her career as an actress and musician.
Roles in movies
Christina has been credited with appearing in over 50 movies and TV series and we are about to mention some of her most notable performances in this article.
She made her debut movie appearance aged 12 in the 1993 family comedy “Life with Mikey”, which starred Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane, and is about a former actor who is now running a talent agency, and starts working with Christina’s character Angie Vega – for her performance, Christina won a Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actress Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy and a Special Award for Most Promising New Youth Actress. She went on to appear in the 1995 comedy “Welcome to the Dollhouse”, the 1997 sports family drama “Brink!” and the 2000 short film “Details”, while the year 2002 saw her collaborate with Will Smith and Tra-Knox on the music video “Nod Ya Head – The Remix”.
In 2003, Christina played Gisel in the romantic drama “Hotel” which starred Lance Krall, Jeremy Dunn and Jay Kenneth Johnson, and is about the people living and passing through the St. Gregory Hotel located in New Orleans. The following years saw Christina appear mostly in short films such as “Beck and Call” and “The Mosquito”, until in 2007 she portrayed Candy in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy “I Think I Love My Wife”, written and directed by Chris Rock who also starred in it, alongside Kerry Washington and Gina Torres – it follows a married man who starts to fantasize about sleeping with other women. In 2008, Christina played Mercedes in the action crime thriller “Mask of the Ninja” which received poor reviews, and she also appeared in the thriller drama “Play or Be Played”, which failed to attract much attention.
After close to 10 years of only appearing in TV series, Christina was invited to play Gwen in the 2017 fantasy horror drama “The Keeping Hours”, and Papiana in the 2019 comedy “7 Days to Vegas”.
She has recently been invited to appear in the upcoming thriller drama “The Guilty”, set to be released in mid-2021.
Roles in TV series
Christina made her debut TV series appearance in 1994, when invited to play Ramona Suarez in the episode “Camouflage” of the crime comedy “The Cosby Mysteries”, and then appeared in single episodes of several series, such as the action crime drama “F/X: The Series”, the romantic drama “Providence” and the family fantasy “Touched by an Angel”.
She gained recognition in 1998, when she portrayed Sophia Del Bono in 21 episodes of the comedy “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher”, created by Dennis Rinsler and Marc Warren, and which starred Mitch Mullany, Clinton Jackson and Charles Cyphers – it’s about a not-so-famous actor working at Gerald R. Ford Middle School as a substitute teacher.
The series won two awards and was nominated for two others.
In 2001, Christina started portraying the lead character Taina Maria Morales in the family comedy “Taina”, which also starred Khaliah Adams and Christopher Knowings, and is about a Latina teenager who wants to become a famous actress and singer – for her performance, Christina was nominated for an American Latino Media Arts Award (ALMA) for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series.
In 2003, she played Deputy Gabriela Lopez in 14 episodes of the crime drama “10-8: Officers on Duty”, then guested in an episode or two of many series, such as the comedy “Second Time Around”, the sports family drama “Clubhouse” and the comedy “Girlfriends”.
Christina continued in this fashion over the following decade, before being invited in 2015 to play one of the supporting characters, Gina Perello in the drama “Code Black”, which starred Marcia Gay Harden, Harry Ford and Benjamin Hollingsworth – it follows doctors and nurses working at the Los Angeles County Hospital’s emergency room. In 2017, she appeared in 10 episodes of the action crime drama “Training Day”, and Christina then portrayed supporting characters in both the crime series “Sneaky Pete” and the crime mystery drama “Grand Hotel”.
Her most recent role in a TV series has been in all eight 2020 episodes of the comedy “United We Fall”, starring as Jo alongside Will Sasso and Ella Grace Helton – the series follows a married couple with children whose lives change after their grandmother moves in with them.
Career as a singer
During the time she sang with Gemstone, Christina also tried to launch her solo career, having recorded a couple of songs some of which featured Jade Villalon. She signed a contract with MCA Records in 2002, and was about to release her debut album “White” but didn’t for unknown reasons.
Christina was also featured in one Lupe Fiasco song, and can be heard singing “Take Me Away” in the fantasy comedy movie “Freaky Friday”.
Love life and boyfriend
Christina is quite secretive when it comes to her love life, but it’s known that she’s a married woman. She exchanged vows with her other half, Marcus Emanuel Mitchell on 25 September 2016, in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. Christina subsequently gave birth to their two children, one of whom is a girl named Willa.
Marcus is also an actor, who might be known best for his portrayal of Dondre Hall in the 2018 musical drama series “Step Up: High Water”, while a couple of movies he has appeared in are “Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming”, “Gregslist” and “Breaking Through”.
Christina hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated, so as of December 2020, she is married to Marcus Mitchell and has two children.
Hobbies and other interests
Christina is today mostly focused on being at home and raising her children – she enjoys taking pictures with them and her husband, and uploading these onto her Instagram account.
She has her own gym in which she works-out several times each week, as it’s important for her acting career as well as for her health to remain fit.
Christina is keen on cooking, and often shares her advice and recipes with her fans on Instagram while she is hoping to one day open her own bakery.
In her spare time which is usually late at night, she likes to watch movies with her husband – her favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Emma Watson, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Bad Boys”, “Men in Black” and the franchise “Harry Potter”.
Age, height and net worth
Christina’s age is 39. She has long brown hair which she has dyed various colors including red, her eyes are brown and her height is 5ft 2ins (1.57m), weight around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of December 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.