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Christina Rose Polkowski is an American actress and producer best known to audiences for her work in Grease on Broadway, the award-winning movie musical How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song, and as the voice of Celes Chere in World of Final Fantasy.[1][2]

Christina Rose
Christina Rose Polkowski

OccupationActress, voiceover artist, Singer

Early lifeEdit

Rose was born in Naples, Italy, the daughter of Mary and Allen Polkowski. She was raised in Macomb Twp., MI and performed in the family band, The Odyssey Sound System, for many years prior to graduating from Central Michigan University with her BFA in Musical Theatre Performance.


Rose started performing at a very young age making her professional dance debut as an acrobat in The Nutcracker Ballet at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. Soon to follow were numerous starring roles in various theatre productions. Once graduating from Central Michigan University she immediately joined the cast of the First National Tour of Oklahoma! in 2004. Rose moved to New York City immediately following her run with the tour. She signed a contract with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where she joined the original cast of Finding Nemo – The Musical. Rose left the show to make her Broadway Debut in Grease at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City. During Rose's run with Grease, she was able to shoot various commercials during the day.


As actress
Year Title Role Notes
2009 All My Children Samantha Television series
2009 30 Rock All American Girl Television series
2010 Death of the Dead Wanda Feature film
2012 How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song Evey Lorraine Feature film
2015 Broken: A Musical Mona Feature film
2015 The Evolution of a Gen-X Music Purchaser Jade O'Brien Short film
2016 Unjust Justice: The Jimmy Rosemond Tapes Narrator (voice) Documentary series
2016 World of Final Fantasy Celes Chere (voice) Video game


Year Title Theatre Role Notes
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
HandJive Specialty Dancer, U/S Sandy Dumbroski, Marty, Patty 
Original 2007 Broadway Revival cast - replacement
Other Theatre Credits
Year Title Theatre Role Notes
Finding Nemo – The Musical
Walt Disney World
Squirt, Pearl
Original cast


Cast Recordings
Year Title Music & Lyrics Role
How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song
Joe Schermann
Monica Rose Martino


  1. ^ Bell, Christopher (2 November 2012). "Review: 'How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song' A Rewarding, Crowd-Pleasing Indie Musical". IndieWire. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ "How do you Write a Joe Schermann Song". Netflix. Retrieved 17 June 2014.

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