Christine Woods (images | Facebook page | Twitter)
Hometown: The Orange County community of Lake Forest, Calif., according to her Wikipedia profile. She studied musical theatre at the University of Arizona.
Best Known For: FlashForward and Perfect Couples are her longest-term roles to date. In the former, she played a lesbian FBI agent who had foreseen herself being pregnant on a date in the not-too-distant future; as the show went along, we also learned she was a double agent.
|Locking lips with fellow celebrity crush |
Navi Rawat on FlashForward. Ain't nuthin' wrong with that.
|Looking a little like fellow crush |
Sabrina Lloyd with the short 'do.
All Not-Blonde FBI Agents Apparently Look Alike Dept.: Christine's IMDB site contains -- at this writing -- an apparent error, listing among her credits an appearance on the No Ordinary Family episode "No Ordinary Friends," playing the wife of Ricky Schroder's character. Thing is, that part was played by fellow celebrity crush Annie Wersching -- who played an FBI agent on 24 in its final two seasons, including season 7, when Schroder was in the cast.
I say "an apparent error" because, I suppose, there's some chance that Woods was a stunt double for Wersching or something -- I know that Wersching had a baby fairly recently, so who knows. But it's not credited as such; the episode's IMDB entry just lists both actresses as playing the same part. Oops.
Why Ye Olde Podcaster Likes Her: It may be a tad premature to list an actress here based on solely one role, but I was willing to take that gamble when I pre-wrote this. Her work as Janis Hawk on FlashForward was a case study in how a seemingly minor, background, character can slowly rise to the top of a storyline and how an unknown actress can end up shining as brightly as the big previously-known-quantity stars in the cast. She kept me guessing on her loyalties and captured a mix of fear, determination, and maternal dedication in her time there, and I look forward to seeing what she does next.
|From left, Perfect Couples ladies |
Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Olivia
Munn, and Christine Woods.
Film and TV-movie credits: Sveener and the Shmiel (Amazon | iTunes) * Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing - Tales from My Secret Public Journal (Amazon | iTunes) * The Madness of Jane (Amazon | iTunes) * The Haunting of Marsten Manor (Amazon | iTunes)
TV and Web series credits: Perfect Couples, season 1 (Amazon | iTunes) * FlashForward (Amazon | iTunes) * In Plain Sight, season 2: "One Night Stan" (Amazon | iTunes) * NCIS, season 6: "Love and War" (Amazon | iTunes) * Cold Case, season 6: "Street Money" (Amazon | iTunes) * House, season 5: "Dying Changes Everything" (Amazon | iTunes) * Welcome to the Captain (Amazon | iTunes) * How I Met Your Mother, season 3: "Third Wheel" (Amazon | iTunes) * The Game, season 1 (Amazon | iTunes) * CSI: Miami, season 4: "Prey" (Amazon | iTunes)