She has performed in dozens of plays both domestically and internationally including several acclaimed political satires “OJ Law," (featured on CNN); Media Whores”, “Scary Monsters” and “Traditional American Values," as well as many other plays including “The Maids”, “Museum” "The Glass Mendacity" and "Come back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean." She was part of a small team of actors who won 2nd place at Theater CRAM a 48 hour theater festival that was judged by top industry professionals including film director Roland Joffe and former studio head David Kirkpatrick.
During the last several years she has performed her one person environmentally themed show “Save Sheldon!!” throughout the Western United States. She also originated the role of Tess Formicola in J.D. Lewis’ politically charged critically acclaimed play “AmerWrecka” which had its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has had subsequent runs in Los Angeles and at the Unfringed Festival in Limerick, Ireland. She was most recently seen on stage in Ellen Sandler's (Producer/Writer for "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Coach") two-person one act "Mom" at the Attic Theater (also directed by Ellen Sandler).
Aside from Save Sheldon she also co-wrote, produced and performed in the performance art piece “Unveiling the Gypsy Soul” and had her first play “The Honey Pot” produced at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
In the film venue she co-starred in the critically acclaimed independent film “Staccato Purr of the Exhaust” (Sundance Film Festival) and has also appeared in many other films including “Without a Map” (AFI Film Festival), “Pool” (USC First Look Festival), “The Groom” and “Moving Alan”. She was also one of a small number of actresses considered for the lead role in the hit film "Speed" (the role was eventually played by Sandra Bullock). She can be seen and heard in the Adam Sandler film "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" and was a series regular (the role of "Cat") on "Blankslate" at the Emmy Award winning www.itsallinyourhands.com. She most recently performed in the independent film "A BIG Love Story" directed by Ryan Sage and has appeared on the Conan O'Brien show as a sketch performer. Kristina is also a series regular in the sci-fi web series - the Apocalypse Diaries. As a Voice Over artist she has worked on video games (including the hit video game "Mafia 2"); film; narration and most recently in the web series the "Nanny Interviews".
Kristina trained at the American Conservatory Theater and the Rob Reece Actors Studio in San Francisco. In Los Angeles she trained at the Actor’s Lab, the Brian Reise Acting Studio and is a graduate of the intensive 2-year acting program at the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio. She has also been a student of improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.
Over the last decade Kristina has also been a successful acting coach and teacher with the Actor's Lab in Los Angeles. She has recently expanded her coaching to include working figure skaters in the performance and interpretation of their routines for competitions.
". . artist, actress, environmentalist, what she brings to the stage and screen is her humanity, her depth and her truth." - J.D. Lewis, Artistic Director, The Actor's Lab
“Kristina Haddad's work amazes me. Her performances are moving and memorable. She truly has ‘it’." She gives it her all and the commitment to truth really resounds."
- David Kirkpatrick - Former President Paramount Pictures and Touchstones Pictures
"Kristina Haddad is the real deal. An incredible acting coach! Working with Kristina, you'll be guaranteed a chance to hone your craft with the best, but also learn the business of acting from a seasoned actress." - Kate Ward, The Ward Agency, Los Angeles
"Kristina is a supremely talented and versatile performer. Her characters are vivid, she throws her heart and soul into every performance." - Eric Diamond, Artistic Director, Rough Theater