That '70s Laurie
Comic actress Christina Moore is best recognized as the cast member of sketch comedy series "MADtv" in 2003, and as Laurie Forman (2003-2004), Eric's (played by Topher Grace) manipulative, promiscuous and “loose” older sister on Fox’s teen sitcom “That '70s Show.” She also starred in the short-lived TV series "The Bad Girl's Guide" (UPN; as Sarah) and "Hot Properties" (ABC; as Emerson Ives). On the big screen, she could be seen with Matthew Lillard, Seth Green and Dax Shepard in the comedy movie Without a Paddle (2004) and with Megan West, John Cleese and Sheryl Crow in the film adaptation of Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys (2006). The 5' 6" tall actress will appear in C.B. Harding's upcoming action/comedy film, Delta Farce, alongside Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and DJ Qualls.
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Childhood and Family:
On April 12, 1973, Christina Moore was born in Palantine, Illinois, where she later attended and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University. Besides being a longtime fan of country music, Moore is also an avid reader and especially enjoys books from suspense writer James Lee Burke.
First performing as a young girl at her family's church, Christina Moore later toured with a children's musical theatre troupe throughout Chicago. She landed her earliest professional acting job in summer stock in Evansville, Indiana, where she performed in "Young Abe: the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Outdoor Musical Drama." Other theatre credits include roles in stage productions of "Annie," "Cinderella" and "Big River." And after receiving her BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University, Moore moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
In 1996, Moore made her first appearance on television with a guest spot in an episode of Fox's popular primetime soap opera "Beverly Hills, 90210" and Fox's long-running sitcom "Married… with Children." The next, year, she continued to play guest roles in such TV series as UPN's one-season drama "The Burning Zone," NBC's sitcom "Wings," CBS original crime drama "Silk Stalkings," the long-running spin-off of the popular Saved by the Bell series, "Saved by the Bell: The New Class" (NBC), NBC short-lived sitcom "Fired Up" and CBS sitcom "Almost Perfect." She also made her big screen debut with a tiny part in writer-director John Michael McCarthy's disappointing sci-fi/action The Sore Losers (1997).
Moore subsequently landed recurring roles on the WB's sitcom "Unhappily Ever After" (as Cherri (1998)), the WB's short-lived series "Hyperion Bay" (as Amy Sweeny (1998-1999)), and on NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan" (as Elizabeth Macstone (1998-2000)). During that time, she was also spotted as guest on ABC long-running sitcom "The Drew Carey Show," NBC sitcoms "Friends" and "Just Shoot Me!"
In 2001, Moore had recurring roles on Fox's soap opera "Pasadena" (as Jayleen Richards) and on CBS drama drama starring Kathleen Quinlan, "Family Law." She also appeared as a guest on UPN sci-fi series "Seven Days" and Fox's award-winning drama/action/thriller series "24," as well as playing a role in the TV movie Walking Shadow. The mystery telefilm was based on Robert B. Parker's novel and stars Marcia Gay Harden and Joe Mantegna.
Moore subsequently was involved in more prominent TV series. She joined the cast of sketch comedy series "MADtv" in 2003, as a feature performer during its eighth season, in which the comic actress was remembered for her uncanny celebrity impressions of Christina Aguilera, Shannon Elizabeth, Sharon Stone, Trista Rehn and Brittany Murphy. Afterward, she joined the cast of Fox’s teen sitcom “That '70s Show,” replacing Lisa Robin Kelly as Laurie Forman (2003-2004), Eric's (played by Topher Grace) manipulative and “loose” older sister whose promiscuity is the brunt of many jokes by the six teenagers during the show's sixth season. She also co-starred with Matthew Lillard, Seth Green and Dax Shepard in director Steven Brill's comedy movie Without a Paddle (2004), playing Butterfly.
2005 saw Moore starring with Jenny McCarthy on UPN’s brief-lived series based on a tongue-in-cheek self-help book by Cameron Tuttle, "The Bad Girl's Guide" (as Sarah), and playing the lead role of Emerson Ives, the young and rich woman with little work experience on ABC's ensemble comedy "Hot Properties," alongside Gail O'Grady, Nicole Sullivan and Sofía Vergara. The next year, she was spotted as a guest in an episode of UPN sitcom "Love, Inc." and on NBC popular, Emmy Award-winning sitcom "Will & Grace." She also appeared in Jeff Arch's adaptation of columnist Dave Barry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Complete Guide to Guys (2006), alongside Megan West, John Cleese and Sheryl Crow. Recently, she just completed C.B. Harding's upcoming action/comedy film, Delta Farce. The film, starring Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and DJ Qualls, is set to be released for Lions Gate on 11 May 2007.
Behind the camera, Moore is a founding member of all-female sketch group "Bitches Funny" who has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years. She was also a key investor and part owner of Easy Street Motorsports, a factory-backed, world record-holding drag race team.