Christa Nannos grew up outside Philadelphia in Villanova, PA. She started acting and singing opera at a young age, performing in plays at The Shipley School and as a soloist with the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church choir. Christa went on to get her BA in Theatre at Denison University with a minor opera. Christa also studied a year abroad at The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, and at IES London Theatre Studies in London, England.
Christa moved straight to Los Angeles after graduating college and shot the short film "Beauty and the Auction" and an episode of "Parental Discretion" on NickMom. She then found her niche in the improv/sketch comedy world. Christa graduated from iO West and Second City and performed regularly on both stages. Most notably, Christa portrayed Ivanka Trump in Second City's "In Trump We Trust" and got a rave review in the L.A. Times! She was also on the Second City house sketch team Ruckus where she wrote and performed monthly sketch shows. Christa's all female sketch team, Walk of Shame, has been featured on WhoHaha.com and Funny or Die.
Christa figured out a long time ago that creating your own content is imperative in this biz, so she created a one woman show called "Parody Queen" and was a headliner at the Funny Women Festival. Christa also writes and stars in pop song parodies on YouTube and Funny or Die. She grew a fan base after winning 3rd place in the Indie Nation Pop Song Competition with her first single "Something About You".
Most recently, Christa created the popular musical comedy web series "Super Single" on YouTube. She wrote, produced, and stars in the show and is in pre-production for Season 2. She also wrote a half hour comedy pilot of "Super Single" that is being pitched around town. Christa continues to hone her craft at John Rosenfeld Studios and studies singing with Christina Saffron. Christa spends her free time playing tennis, and on a basketball team called the LA Nail Clippers.
“The Second City Hollywood's show, "In Trump We Trust" — a musical — portrays Donald's career as the accidental outcome of goofy political machinations. Christa Nannos as Ivanka is poised and radiant.