Mary Christina Brown is not your average downtown Angeleno. Point in fact, her years have culminated her into a genuine, experienced and versatile acting talent with an eclectic ethnic background that epitomizes the recognition of American diversity. Her father's mixture of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Native American Indian, and Dutch heritage, coupled with her mother's blend of South Korean and Japanese ethnicities along with her stepmother's own Filipino, Chinese and Spanish influences, indeed creates Brown's dynamically alluring screen presence of worldly culture.
Gracefully educated with foundational values of the ethnic spectrum, Mary Christina has proven herself to be a professional cultural chameleon. With transient beginnings common to being born into a military family, her nationally traveling tribe eventually settled in San Francisco. Raised in a talented warrior home, passion for the arts was inevitable from the age of seven, foreseeing a journey that would enact her vocation in acting, voice, music, dance, martial arts, and performing on stage throughout San Francisco, as well as booking commercials and modeling for print ad campaigns.
Identity discovery in her early teen years revealed an inherent competitive drive, advancing her interest in a wide range of martial arts styles to date. She definitely didn't stop there either, eventually adding theater, classical vocal and instrumental training, as well as professional dance host to styles such as tap, jazz, modern, ballet, hip-hop, traditional Hawaiian and Tahitian.
Mary Christina's late and post-teen years saw further evolution performing on stages around San Francisco and attended a raft of performing art schools (Young People's Musical Theater Company, A.C.T. Conservatory, School of the Arts High School and Bennett Theatre Lab, to name a few). Her creative path became clearer to a full commitment, visions of performing on Broadway were within a reachable distance.
Ultimate, life had an alternative plan and the blessing of motherhood arrived sooner with the arrival of her beautiful daughter, Isabelle, and with it, a surge forward in dynamic professional action beyond previous-set goals.
Mary Christina revisited her experience and education in Silicon Valley's growing Information Technology field. Albeit successful and professionally stable, her passion rested with performing and through the strength and support of her family, she relocated to Los Angeles to explore the entertainment opportunities. Knowing the struggle of family, auditions, sustainable employment, and maintaining marketable proficiency of her performance and martial arts training, she persisted.
Seasoned from balancing between motherhood and corporate success, she reclaimed her performance stride cutting her teeth on BOTH sides of the camera. Her career progression has since landed her next to the likes of The Walking Dead headliner Norman Reedus, martial arts action star Michael Jai White, Bokeem Woodbine, John David Washington, Luke Goss, Russell Crowe, Steven Bauer, Paul Sloan, music and movie multi-hyphenate RZA, Corin Nemic, Udo Kier, Julian Sands, Peter Greene, and the late film and television legend David Carradine.
Her film and TV roles invoke a wide range of depth and scope in her acting caliber with select credits such as that of undercover agent Monica in AWOL 72 (2015), Barrington's Henchwoman Swan in the HBO Film Vigilante Diaries (2016), Fasma, a Special Forces soldier in the SyFy television feature thriller, MindBlown (2016) and as Kana, a Yakuza hitwoman whose centuries-old Samurai lineage has since destined her with a longstanding duty to protect the world from the evil power of the sought after Japanese doomsday stone in SyFy / Lionsgate Doomsday Device (2017) (a.k.a. Pandora's Box).
Collectively, along with characters such as that of a henchwoman, raver, courtesan, martial arts master, troubled mother and burlesque dancer, that very depth and scope she has earned, in part, hails from playing roles normally meant for men (i.e., special-ops soldier, enigmatic minimalist vengeful swordswoman, international undercover special agent, lieutenant).
As well as, working internationally on Star World Asia's longest running reality competition television show, The Apartment on Netflix.
On social media, she maintains a fan following via Instagram at @themarychristinabrown with posts that gravitate audiences, aiming to not only interact, but to motivate as well as inspire.
More than the average face, set of legs and perfunctory memes popular in today's societal currents, Mary Christina is as real as real gets, and the quintessential sum of her life story. She's far from intangible and materialistic in her day-to-day life with a proven acumen for health and concerns for today's important issues, valuing insight in all things healthy for one's own growth on a spiritual and humanistic level.
She's a mother, an animal lover, a daughter, a friend and confidant to a deserving few, and a progressive, motivational figure to many. Her craft is further amplified by all aforementioned, having attained an array of values and qualities that deem her vital to any director or showrunner in search of a diverse, professional, mature, and organic performer - all of which she provenly, and continually demonstrates time and again.
Mary Christina Brown is living in the bustling concrete jungle of downtown Los Angeles, where she practices yoga, dance, voice, fight choreography, and trains in an increasing repertoire of martial art styles. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking (downhill, trail riding, & cross-country) in the great outdoors, and ESK8ing on new adventures.
When she isn't acting, she works behind the camera in production as a production coordinator, producer, production assistant, and HSM. #productionlife
She loves mountain biking in different terrains (downhill, trail riding & cross-country).
She worked in the Information Technology industry as a Network Technician and an Internet Systems Engineer in Silicon Valley.
She studied classical, jazz and contemporary voice, violin and cello.
While attending Abraham Lincoln in San Francisco, she was in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces.
Her first style of dance was tap dancing at seven years old.
She was a member of the Young People's Teen Musical Theater Company in San Francisco alongside alumni Tony Award winning Broadway actress Lena Hall from Hedwig and the Angry Inch and stand up comedian Amir Talai.
She practices different yoga disciplines that include Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Hot Power Yoga, and Yoga Sculpt.
She trained in Sayoc Kali (Knife Fighting), Pencak Silat, LaCoste/Inosanto/Ilustrisimo Kali, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, JKD, Shoot Wrestling, Kickboxing, Silat Buka Lingkaran, and Judo/Grappling for Film Fighting.
She was a professional Hawaiian and Tahitian dancer.
She likes to wear men's cologne and essential oils.
She loves Modern dance.
She loves Spicy food.
She rides a two wheel electrical skateboard called SPEEDBOARD.
She has a small Terrier mixed Chihuahua named Peanut, a three-legged Mini Pinscher Rat Terrier mixed dog named Chikara and an Australian Kelpi dog named Cholula.
She attended San Francisco's School Of The Arts High School in Dance.
She studied Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do and Capoeira in her childhood and teen years.
She appeared in her first commercial for FOX television at the age of seven.
She attended the Barbizon Modeling school in San Francisco at the age of seven.
She was Miss Hawaiian Tropic 1st runner's up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She was a singer and dancer in Shar Jackson's girl group MPULZ.
She was a professional Hawaiian and Tahitian dancer.
She competed in Tahitian dance competitions taking 2nd and 3rd places and performed for many years in that particular dance style.
She performed in "World Arts West", the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, Carnival, and several other stage performances.
She's worked with Spirit of Polynesia dance company, NÄ? Lei Hulu I Ka WÄ"kiu, Kuma Hula Keali i Ceballos from Halau Keali i O Nalani Dance Company, and many more.
At the age of fifteen, she worked with Luis Valdez's sons on a project that was written and directed by Chicano playwright Octavio Solis.
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