Who is Christine Harrell?

Christine Louise Harrell was born on 12 September 1967 under the sign of Virgo, in LaPorte, Indiana, USA. She is a 52-year-old film producer, who serves as the Vice President and CEO of Lava Entertainment. She is also known for being the wife of famous actor Sean Astin.

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How rich is she, as of now?

Christine Harrell’s net worth is close to $1 million, earned from the film industry. Furthermore, Christine probably shares the fortune of her husband Sean Astin, which is estimated at over $21 million.

Life before Fame

Christine Harrell was raised by his father, Frank Harrell, who worked as a firefighter, and her mother, Nancy Miller; she holds American nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. Upon matriculation, Christine enrolled into the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both History and English American Literature and Culture.

Miss Indiana Teen USA and Career in the Film Industry

At the age of 17, Christine Harrell was crowned 1984 Miss Indiana Teen USA, and so continued on with a modeling career in Los Angeles, California, but later moved her focus to production. She was initially hired by Special Artists Agency to work as an assistant to Elizabeth Dalling. In 1994, Christine worked as a producer on the short film “Kangaroo Court”, directed by her husband Sean Astin, which was nominated for the 1995 Academy Award in Best Short Film, Live Action category.

Christine currently serves as the Vise President and CEO of Lava Entertainment, established in 1996. Moreover, she is active in serving the community since she collaborates with Los Angeles’ Girl Scouts.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Light brown hair
  • Blue eyes

Popularity through Her Marriage to Sean Astin

Christine Harrell and Sean Astin met each other in 1991 and started their relationship. After dating for a year, they married at a ceremony held on 11 July of 1992. They live in Los Angeles, California.

Their Daughters

The couple has three daughters – Alexandra Louise – ‘Ali’ – was born in November of 1996, Elizabeth Louise in August of 2002, and three years later, they welcomed their third daughter they named Isabella Louise.

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Ali Astin is an Actress

Ali is an actress, known particularly for starring as a child actor in the role of Elanor Gamgee in the 2003 epic fantasy adventure film “Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King”, and much later featuring as Ethel Balducci in the 2017 thriller “Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy”, directed by Ben Browder.

Who is Christine’s Husband? Sean Astin Short Wiki/Bio

Sean Patrick Astin was born on 25 February 1971 under the sign of Pisces, in Santa Monica, California USA. He is the son of famous actors Patty Duke and Desi Arnaz Jr., but he was given the surname by his mother’s next husband, actor John Astin, with whom she gave birth to Mackenzie Astin, who is also an actor.

Sean went to the Crossroads High School for the Arts, and later graduated from UCLA, earning the same degree as his wife Christine.

Career Beginnings

Sean made his debut as Brian Reynolds in the 1981 TV film “Please Don’t Hit Me Mom”, while his first role on the big screen came in 1985, when he portrayed Mikey in the adventure comedy “The Goonies”, winning the Young Artist Award for Best Starring Performance by a Young Actor – Motion Picture.

Sean Astin

He then starred in the role of Duncan McDermott in Lee Grant’s comedy-drama “Staying Together” (1989), which also earned him a Young Artist Award, followed by his portrayal of Billy Tepper in the 1991 action drama thriller “Toy Soldiers”.

Rise to Fame: “The Lord of the Rings”

At the beginning of the 2000s, Sean Astin won the role of Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord Of The Rings” film series directed by Peter Jackson, and based on the novel of the same name by J. J. R. Tolkien; the series consists of three titles, with the first instalment, “The Fellowship Of The Ring”, coming out in 2001.

Two more instalments were released, “The Two Towers” (2002) and “The Return Of The King” (2003). His role earned him seven award nominations, including for a Seattle Film Critics, Saturn, and Visual Effects Society Awards.

Continued Success

Between 2003 and 2004, Sean portrayed Mr. Smith in the Showtime post-apocalyptic action-drama series “Jeremiah”, and then starred as Linus in the mini-series “Hercules” (2005) and Lynn McGill in the Fox drama series “24” (2006). Side by side, he also appeared in two comedies directed by Adam Sandler – “50 First Dates” (2004) and “Click” (2006).

Thereafter, Sean provided his voice to the title role in the Disney Channel animated series “Special Agent Oso”, from 2009 to 2012.

Recent Projects

Between 2012 and 2017, Sean voiced Raphael in the Nickelodeon animated series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, while his next major film role came in 2013, when he featured as Leon Weed in the crime “The Freemason”, which led him to win the 2014 Utah Film Award for Best Actor.

Moreover, he was cast as Jim Kent in the FX horror drama series “The Strain” (2014-2015), and was then chosen to play Bob Newby in the Netflix sci-fi horror series “Stranger Things” (2017-present). Most recently, Sean landed the role of Dr. Greg Pemberton in the CBS long-running sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”, and joined the cast of the Netflix comedy-drama series “No Good Nick”, both in 2019.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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