Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Courtney was reluctantly whisked away in middle school to North Carolina where thankfully she learned the many benefits of being a Southern lady. She went on to receive a double BFA in Professional Acting + Musical Theatre from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) studying under Meisner trained giant Gregory Funaro as well as other greats such as John Shearin, Robert Caprio + Michael Tahaney. Her senior year she won the coveted 'Excellence in Acting' award, for her work in the three year Meisner intensive program + her work on the MainStage. After college, Courtney made the big move up to her beloved New York City + has since called the city her home.
Courtney is passionate about the art of acting, writing + story telling in all of its forms; relishing in the opportunity to tell stories about phenomenally flawed people. She's had the joy of being a part of several regional + workshop premiers. Most recently, Courtney received rave reviews for her work in 'Father's Day'- a semi autobiographical one woman show that she both wrote + starred in.
"Christison expertly conveys the character's internal conflicts as well as her ambivalences toward the issues raised in the play."
Triangle Arts & Entertainment