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Gabrielle Christian (born Gabrielle Christine Horchler; July 30, 1984)[1] is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Spencer Carlin in The N original series South of Nowhere, and her portrayal of Colby Robson in the web series Girltrash! and the film Girltrash: All Night Long. In addition, she has also guest starred on Drake & Josh, Windfall, Without a Trace and What Should You Do? along with several minor roles in a variety of other shows.

Gabrielle Christian
Born
Gabrielle Christine Horchler[1]

(1984-07-30) July 30, 1984 (age 34)[1]
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Justin Mentzer (m. 2009–present)[2]
Websitewww.gabriellechristian.com

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Early life and careerEdit

Christian was born Gabrielle Christine Horchler in Washington, D.C. to parents Gabe and Joani. She grew up in Cheverly, Maryland. She began performing in plays at age 12. She has four sisters (Gen, Steph, Jules, Ili). Christian acquired her first acting job while she still attending high school at Eleanor Roosevelt High School located in Greenbelt, Maryland, on the television series Young Americans.[1] She studied one and half years of theater at the University of Pittsburgh, before relocating to Los Angeles, California after landing roles on several television series.[1]

CareerEdit

Christian relocated to Los Angeles after landing roles on the TV series What Should You Do?, Without a Trace and Drake & Josh.[3] Her most notable role was portraying Spencer Carlin on The N’s hit television series South of Nowhere which aired for three seasons between 2005 and 2008.[1] Outside of South Of Nowhere, Christian appeared in CSI: Miami as Amy Hobbs in the Season six episode "Permanent Vacation."[3] In 2006 she appeared as Miranda Keyton in the "Truth Be Told and Priceless" episodes of Windfall. In 2007 Christian portrayed Colby Robson in Angela Robinson's Girltrash! web-series alongside South of Nowhere co-star Mandy Musgrave. In 2008 she appeared in the "Atomic No. 33" episode of Numbers.[3] In 2010 she appeared as Justine Grogan, the daughter of Abbey Grogan (Jennifer Grey), on the "Unplanned Parenthood" episode of House.[4] In August 2011 she guest starred on The Protector as lab assistant Laurel Nash. Christian has two films yet to be released the first being You're Cordially Uninvited where she portrays Rose, a woman who is engaged to another woman (Lisa), but wishes not to have to face her parents and their reaction. The second film was released in 2014 and is the musical film to the Girltrash! web series titled Girltrash: All Night Long where she will once again portray Colby Robson.[3]

On June 2, 2011 Christian released her first single entitled "Kissing Mandy" to iTunes.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Christian helps her mother with the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) organization. This organization was created by her mother after the loss of her son in 1991. She uses the surname Christian in memory of her brother. Her mother has written a book, often known as the SIDS "Bible". The book features a poem Christian wrote when she was eight.[1]

Christian became the spokesperson for the organization FAIR Fund,[6] which works to engage youth in the areas of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault prevention. She hosts cocktail events to showcase jewelry made by girls participating in the JewelGirls program.[7] Christian's father is from Hungary. She speaks fluent Hungarian, conversational French, and basic Russian.[8]

Christian maintains close friendships with fellow South of Nowhere cast members Maeve Quinlan and Mandy Musgrave. Christian married longtime boyfriend Justin Mentzer on July 11, 2009 at Saint Timothy's Chapel in Mentzer's home town of Drummond, Montana with the reception held at the Mentzer's family ranch.[2]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 American Gun Girl
2006 Joe Lies High School Girl Short
2007 South of Pico Astrid
2009 John Dunn's Last Run Stephanie Short
2011 You're Cordially Uninvited Rose Short
2013 Day Dreamers Girl Short
2013 A 2nd Opinion Lilian Short
2013 Breaking Chains Jane Short; also producer
2013 Bawlin' Chelsie Short
2014 Girltrash: All Night Long Colby Robson
2015 The Party Is Over Danielle
2015 Words Left Unsaid Mandy Short

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Young Americans Grace Banks "Cinderbella", "Winning Isn't Everything", "Gone"
2003 What Should You Do? Tai TV series
2004 Without a Trace Monica "In the Dark"
2005–2007 Drake & Josh Lucy "Girl Power", "The Storm"
2005–2008 South of Nowhere Spencer Carlin Main role
2006 Windfall Miranda Keyton "Truth Be Told", "Priceless"
2007 CSI: Miami Amy Hobbs "Permanent Vacation"
2008 Numbers Audrey Doran "Atomic No. 33"
2010 House Justine "Unplanned Parenthood"
2011 The Protector Laurel Nash "Rats"
2011 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Drunk Girl "The Mis-Education of Garry Gaga"
2011 The Middle Cashier "Thanksgiving III"
2012 Dirty Work Veronica "Armadillo"
2012 Jersey Shore: Shark Attack Penelope Television film
2012–2014 The Unwritten Rules Lauren TV series
2013 Brandt Point Ashley Hoffman TV film
2013 Hawaii Five-0 Tina "Kekoa"
2013 Run DMZ Candy TV series
2013 The Royalty Club TV series
2015 Instant Mom Lynda Momsly "Bag Lady"

WebEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007–2009 Girltrash! Colby Robson 6 episodes
2009 3 Way Cindy Shimms Episode: "Ladycops: Brotherly Love"
2013 Ctrl.Alt.Del Carson Clarke 6 episodes

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist
2006 "How to Save a Life" The Fray
2012 "Remember Everything" Five Finger Death Punch
2014 "She" Jen Foster

DiscographyEdit

Year Title Notes
2011 Kissing Mandy Single[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Facts". www.gabriellechristian.com. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b "SOUTH OF NOWHERE STAR GABRIELLE CHRISTIAN TIES THE KNOT!". www.hollywoodteenzine.com. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "Filmography". www.gabriellechristian.com. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  4. ^ "GABRIELLE CHRISTIAN TO GUEST STAR ON HOUSE!". hollywoodteenzine.com. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b Bendix, Trish. "Morning Brew - Monday, June 6: Gabrielle Christian releases "Kissing Mandy," Ellen Page's "Freeheld" can't find funding". www.afterellen.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  6. ^ "ABOUT FAIR FUND". www.fairfund.org. Archived from the original on 15 February 2004. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  7. ^ "JewelGirls". www.fairfund.org. Archived from the original on 26 August 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  8. ^ Nai, Dara (2008-11-30). "Interview with Gabrielle Christian". AfterEllen. Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-11-18.

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