Backed with a Daytime Emmy Award nomination, actress Crystal Hunt has graced the television soap opera world and is now featured in the 2015 major theatrical release of Magic Mike XXL.

With a career beginning on the popular soap opera One Life to Life and Guiding Light, Hunt portrays the character of Lauren in this summer’s Magic Mike XXL. In this film Channing Tatum portrays Mike Lane, a former stripper who quickly finds himself intrigued with the idea of returning to his former profession and hitting the stage once again. Starring along with such stars as Andie MacDowell and Elizabeth Banks, Hunt feels that her portrayal of Lauren was a role that was self-empowering and thriving, particularly for the fact that she is a woman.

Entering pageants at the tender age of two led Crystal Hunt to various television commercials such as one for the Walt Disney Company. In 2003 she joined the cast of Guiding Light, taking on the role of Lizzie, a member of the wealthy and troublesome Spaulding family of Springfield. Shortly she was nominated for the Daytime Emmys Outstanding Younger Actress award.

The versatile Hunt went on to have roles in the films The Derby Stallion, Sydney White and recently she can be seen on the reality television series Queens of Drama airing on the Pop network. This show takes viewers inside the life of a group of actresses uniting to create a new series in which they each hope to star in. In addition to Crystal Hunt, the series also stars former All My Children star Lindsay Hartley, Hunter Tylo from The Bold and the Beautiful and follows the women as they tend to various tasks to ensure the development of a series.