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Kristina Haddad

The Actor's Lab
Acting Coach/Actor
Portland, Oregon
Lived and worked in L.A. for 20 years and have experienced the good, bad and ugly in the business...As a result I am a strong believer in cultivating a healthy, positive mindset and that - along with training - is critical to building a joy filled and abundant career. I love actors and artists that are passionate about the work and in growing and challenging themselves. Below is a little bit more about me:

Kristina co-starred in the critically acclaimed independent film “Staccato Purr of the Exhaust” (Sundance Film Festival) and has also appeared in dozens of films including “Without a Map” (AFI Film Festival), “Pool”, “The Groom” and “Moving Alan”. She can be seen and heard in the Adam Sandler film "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" and was a series regular (the role of "Cat") on "Blankslate" (a show that was part of the Emmy Award winning www.itsallinyourhands.com). She performed in the award winning independent film "A BIG Love Story" and has appeared on the Conan O'Brien show as a sketch performer. Kristina was also a series regular in the sci-fi web series - the Apocalypse Diaries and most recently had a supporting role in the web series "The Exceptionals". She also landed a role in the soon to be released feature "Tracktown" which stars SNL Alum Rachel Dratch.

She has performed in dozens of plays both domestically and internationally including several acclaimed political satires “OJ Law," (featured on CNN); Media Whores”, “Scary Monsters” and “Traditional American Values," as well as many other plays including “The Maids”, “Museum” "The Glass Mendacity" and "Come back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean." She was part of a small team of actors who won 2nd place at Theater CRAM a 48 hour theater festival that was judged by top industry professionals including film director Roland Joffe and former Paramount studio head David Kirkpatrick.

She has performed her one person environmentally themed show “Save Sheldon!!” to audiences throughout the Western United States. She also originated the role of Tess Formicola in J.D. Lewis’ politically charged critically acclaimed play “AmerWrecka” which had its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has had subsequent runs in Los Angeles and at the Unfringed Festival in Limerick, Ireland. She was last seen on stage in Ellen Sandler's (Producer/Writer for "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Coach") two-person play "Mom" (also directed by Ellen Sandler).

As a voice over artist she has worked on video games (including the hit video game "Mafia 2"); film; narration, radio, television and the web (The "Nanny Interviews".) Radio and TV spots include Ronzoni, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Kroger Foods, the Hoosier Lottery, Ivars Seafood Restaurants and IQ Credit Union. She also voiced the main character, Lana, in the interactive book ‘Adventures in Rose City: Helping Children Cope With Divorce" and provided voiceover for the short film "Maggie's Farm."

Kristina trained at the American Conservatory Theater and the Rob Reece Actors Studio in San Francisco. In Los Angeles she trained at the Actor’s Lab, the Brian Reise Acting Studio, Mark Monroe Studios, Jeffery Passero and is a graduate of the intensive 2-year acting program at the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio. She has also been a student of improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.

Trivia! She was one of a small number of actresses considered for the lead role in the hit film "Speed" (the role was eventually played by Sandra Bullock!).

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 4

2:00pm PDT

Sunday, September 6

1:45pm PDT