Christy Escobar is an Equity and SAG-AFTRA actress based in Los Angeles and New York City
Her film work includes Who We Are Now, Untitled Short Film About White People, Loser Leaves Town, The Brick Wall, Anomalous, Viral Beauty, and Bright Morning. She also has roles in the upcoming film The Man in the Woods and Under the Lantern Lit Sky. TV credits include Blindspot (NBC), Dietland (AMC), as well as the upcoming The Rehearsal web series by Jaclyn Bethany.
New York theater work includes Scissoring at INTAR Theatre, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train at the Atlantic, The Hollow at the Brick Theater, Lady Macbeth and Her Lover at the Director's Company, The Artist of the Beautiful at the Metropolitan Playhouse, and the legendary Katharine Hepburn in her original solo show Hello, Red! for which she received a Best Actress nomination at the Strawberry Theater Festival.
Regionally, she recently created the role of Julie in the world premiere of Queen of Basel - a modern Latinx adaptation of Miss Julie by Hilary Bettis. She's also appeared in Bad Jews at the Long Wharf Theatre, The Great Gatsby at Virginia Stage Company, Murder on the Nile and Fantastic Mr. Fox at the Dorset Theatre Festival and Around the World in 80 Days at the Berkshire Theatre Group.
She received the New Dramatists 2018 Charles Bowden award for her contributions in developing new plays in the American theatre. She’s participated in workshops and readings at Playwright's Horizons, the Public Theater, Joe’s Pub, the Rattlestick, Atlantic Theater, Red Bull Theater, the Lark, the Tank, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, Primary Stages, Women's Project, Dorset Theater Festival, and Yale.
She holds an MFA in Acting from NYU and a BFA in Acting from UC Santa Barbara. She grew up in California as one of ten children. She speaks fluent Spanish and has performed in Spain.