Christine Elise McCarthy

Christine Elise McCarthy
Born (1965-02-12) February 12, 1965 (age 54)
Education Boston Latin School
Occupation Actress

Christine Elise McCarthy (born February 12, 1965) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her roles as Emily Valentine in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Kyle in Child's Play 2 (1990), and Cult of Chucky (2017, Cameo, Unrated Version Only).[1]

Personal life

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of artists,[2] she graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1983. According to his 2014 book, Jason Priestley, A Memoir, Jason Priestley writes that in 1992, he and Christine lived together and shared their lives for five years.


Film career

Credited as "Christine Elise," McCarthy had a recurring role in the final season of China Beach which she often cites as her best professional experience. She played the role of Kyle in the 1990 film Child's Play 2. In 1993, she played Jenn Platt in the horror film Body Snatchers. She had a recurring role as Emily Valentine on Beverly Hills, 90210 and also appeared on the second season of ER for 17 episodes.

Following her stint on ER, Elise appeared on the short-lived Fox show L.A. Firefighters. She appeared in the TV movie Vanishing Point with Viggo Mortensen, who had requested that she play the role.[citation needed] They had met on another project, Boiling Point, though her role was largely written out. She had a recurring role as the daughter of Police Chief Bill Gillespie on In the Heat of the Night and also appeared in the Charmed episode Desperate Housewitches. She was featured in the punk rock documentaries American Hardcore and All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film.

McCarthy made her directorial debut with an award-winning short film she also wrote, produced, and starred in: Bathing and the Single Girl. Since December 2010, Bathing and the Single Girl has been screened at more than 100 festivals and has won 20 awards. Dystel & Goderich Literary Managemen] represents her full-length novel of the same name, Bathing and the Single Girl, released in January 2014.

McCarthy has also been a programmer[clarification needed] of Michigan's Waterfront Film Festival since it was founded in 1999. She has also been involved in multiple capacities (juror, panelist, programmer, and moderator) with Sidewalk FF, Indie Memphis FF, Oxford FF, RxSM FF, Victoria Texas Independent FF, Kansas City Jubilee FF, Lady Filmmakers FF, and Portland Oregon Women's FF.

McCarthy has also worked as a story producer since 2014, producing such reality shows as Hellevator (with the Soska Twins), Best Bars in America, Cold Justice, Tamar & Vince, and Rich in Faith.

On February 11, 2015, McCarthy appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast.

Career outside film industry

Under her birth name (Christine Elise McCarthy), she has worked as a professional photographer, once (February 2008) showing her work at the 2nd Cup Cafe in Boston. In 2008, her photographs were displayed at the Paris restaurant Pink Flamingos.[3] In April 2009, she participated in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, exhibit called "Burlesque As Art".

Currently, Elise maintains a food porn blog called Delightful-Delicious-Delovely at "Delightful Delicious Delovely" and a vegan cooking show on YouTube -

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "90210: Cast member Christine Elise, the original Beverly Hills bad girl". Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Christine Elise Biography (1965-)".
  3. ^ Christine Elise McCarthy Art Opening, Boston Magazine Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine

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