Vidal, Christina 1981–

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Vidal, Christina 1981–

PERSONAL

Born November 18, 1981, in Whitestone, Queens, New York, NY; daughter of Manny (a business and tax consultant) and Josie (a secretary) Vidal; sister of Lisa and Tanya Vidal (both actresses) and Christian Vidal (an actor). Education: Attended the High School of the Performing Arts, New York City. Avocational Interests: Dancing, painting poetry, playing pool, bowling.

Addresses:

Agent—Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Elements Entertainment, 1635 North Cahuenga Blvd., Fifth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028; McGowan Management, 8733 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 103, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career:

Actress and singer. Former member of Gemstone (a musical group).

Awards, Honors:

Special Award, most promising new youth actress, Young Artist awards, Young Artist Foundation, 1994; Young Artist Award (with others), best youth actress leading role in a motion picture, 1994, for Life with Mikey; ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actress in a television series, American Latin Media Arts awards, 2002, for Taina.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Angie Vega, Life with Mikey (also known as Give Me a Break), Buena Vista, 1993.

Cynthia, Welcome to the Dollhouse (also known as Faggots and Retards and Middle Child), Sony Pictures Classics, 1995.

Maggie, Details (short film), 2000.

Festival singer, Chasing Papi (also known as Papi chulo), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Maddie, Freaky Friday, Buena Vista, 2003.

Tia, The Mosquito (short film), Queens Productions/Ross Entertainment Management, 2005.

Christine, See No Evil (also known as Eye Scream Man, Goodnight, and The Goodnight Man), Lions Gate Films, 2006.

Film Song Performer:

"All about Nothing" and "Dejare," Chasing Papi (also known as Papi chulo), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

"Take Me Away," Freaky Friday, Buena Vista, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sophia Del Bono, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, The WB, 1997–98.

Taina Maria Morales (title role), Taina, Nickelodeon, 2001–2002.

Deputy Gabriela Lopez, 10–8: Officers on Duty (also known as 10–8 and 10–8: Police Patrol), ABC, 2003–2004.

Taina, Girlfriends, The CW, beginning 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Gabriella, Brink!, The Disney Channel, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Sixth Annual Sears Soul Train Christmas Starfest, UPN, 2003.

Herself, WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head, USA Network, 2006.

Appeared in other specials.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001.

The 10th Annual Prism Awards, FX Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Ramona Suarez, "Camouflage," The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994.

Julianna Muldoon, "Off Broadway: Parts 1 & 2," The Commish, ABC, 1995.

Theresa, "Bad Influence," F/X: The Series, CTV and syndicated, 1997.

Ilena, "Hearts," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.

Street girl, "Saint Syd," Providence, NBC, 1999.

Herself, "Nick Takes Over Nickelodeon," The Nick Cannon Show, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Fate Paris, "Romance Looming," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), The WB, 2003.

Carmen, "Between First and Home," Clubhouse, CBS, 2004.

Gabrielle Herrera, "A Kiss Is Still a Kiss," Second Time Around, UPN, 2004.

Gabrielle Herrera, "Secrets," Second Time Around, UPN, 2004.

Herself, Friday Night Smackdown! (also known as Smackdown!, Smackdown! Xtreme, World Wrestling Federation Smackdown!, WWE Smackdown!, and WWF Smackdown!), UPN, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Pepper Morales, Girls across the Lake, The WB, c. 1997.

Gisel, Hotel, UPN, 2003.

Becky Sanchez, Beck & Call, UPN, c. 2004.

Appeared as Warhol in Beck, CBS.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

White, MCA, 2002.

(With others) Taina (soundtrack), Nick Records, 2002.

Singles:

(With Will Smith and Tra–knox) "Nod Ya Head (The Remix)," 2002.

Music Videos:

(With Will Smith and Tra–knox) "Nod Ya Head (The Remix)," 2002.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

TV Guide, April 13, 2002, p. 60.

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