Kristina Michelle is an American film and television actress, host and producer. She is best known as the host of the indie film show The Reel Show, as well as her work in films such as Lady Dragon, Dying 2 Meet U and Night of the Cannibals. In 2012, the UK's Awesome Online Magazine chose Kristina as one of five Scream Queens, Version 2.0: The 'New Breed' of Women in US Horror Films. She is currently starring in the upcoming action/superhero feature film Lady Dragon, in the title role.
Kristina was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio. She is the youngest of three sisters and the first in her family to work in entertainment. She began her work in theater at age 7, working with a local community theater program. After several years working in community theater, she began studying both film and theater acting through a series of workshops at the local community college. Kristina then went on to study at Cleveland Academy of Film Acting in Cleveland, OH, where she now also teaches.
Kristina always had a passion for dancing growing up and performed competitively for eight years. Her training included classical ballet, pointe, modern dance, jazz, hip hop, burlesque and tap. She is also a first degree black belt in Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do, trained in Hapkido and trained in stunt work.
In addition to acting, Kristina is a producer, host, stuntwoman, teacher and published writer. She is the producer of two film festivals, The International Indie Gathering Film Festival and The International Horror Hotel. She is also a film producer and the station producer and co-founder of The Reel TV Network, an online broadcasting site dedicated to the independent entertainment community. She has co-written several screenplays that are now in development, including "Lady Dragon" and "Stuck", as well as her own screenplays she has solely written. She teaches film acting at Cleveland Academy of Film Acting, and she is also an instructor at Cleveland Academy of Self Defense, where she continues to train in the martial arts.
Kristina is a big animal lover and has been vegan since the age of 13. She currently owns several pythons, parrots, cockatiels and bearded dragons.