Chrissy Shackelford was born in Dallas, Texas where she was raised by Blockbuster, television, and teen magazines. She spent her early twenties in Austin, TX after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Dance at The University of Texas. I was never taught evolution, but I was told the world would end in 2007. It didn’t, although that was the year the hit sitcom Reba went off the air, so in a way, my world did end.
Austin is a place you might be familiar with because of the following reasons: 1) You’ve been to SXSW or 2) You went for a bachelor or bachelorette party weekend. For Chrissy, Austin is where she once went on a first date with a guy who had a Batman tattoo on his inner lip. It’s also the town where she performed an original play that featured her eating a banana. She of course choked on that banana during a show and had to be given the Heimlich maneuver backstage. So, no one can say she’s never put my life on the line for her art.
She is currently a staff writer on the HBO series, Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas.
She began her comedy career in 2012, studying at The Second City in Chicago and ColdTowne Theater in Austin, TX. Relocating to New York City in 2014, she quickly went through the improv and sketch program at the Upright Citizen's Brigade. She is currently a cast member on the UCBT house sketch team, Fantasy, is a former cast member of Characters Welcome, and her solo character show finished its run at the UCB Chelsea theater in February 2017.
While her speciality is writing and performing original characters, she also writes sketch and satire. Wow! Women really can do it all! Her work has been featured on Reductress, College Humor, Above Average, and Refinery29.
When she's not slowly blinding herself by staring a screen that will one day destroy all of humanity, she watches a lot of reality tv, loves home decor, and drinks fancy cocktails that only feature vodka and club soda.
Be sure to check out her instagram photo series #hotbabychrissy where she photoshops her baby pictures to be even freakin' hotter.
Management: Jodi Collins JLC Entertainment
Literary: Scott Yoselow The Gersh Agency