Photos with Krista Sutton
BiographyPointe Claire, Québec, Canada
2003 Dora Award nominee and co-star of the 2004 Genie nominated The Dogwalker, Krista Sutton has years of professional acting experience both in Toronto and in New York. Sutton's career soared to new levels of industry awareness with a key scene in the much talked about film, American Psycho. Called the "It Girl" at Sundance, Sutton's role opposite Christian Bale generated international coverage. Her performance was a hot topic again recently at Sundance 2006 with the screening of Kirby Dicks popular documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated. Read more... Special K including with Cindy Crawford, Sutton has played a range of supporting and leading roles. Her much-loved role as Liz Irwin-Gallo on the nightly improv soap opera Train 48 was seen for over 340 episodes on Canada's Global TV. Krista has also been seen in numerous TV appearances, most recently as herself as quirky sitcom wife on Comedy Central's Punched up. Past credits include Lorna Luft, in the ABC mini-series Me and My Shadows, Shauna Bellman on The Associates, on Ken Finkleman's The Newsroom, and in guest roles on Missing (Justin Louis) Kevin Hill (opposite Taye Diggs), This is Wonderland, and West Wing (Jimmy Smits.) Her film work has included roles opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Judy Davis as Georgia in Coast to Coast, Welcome to Mooseport, Stir of Echos II (Rob Lowe), Jack and Jill vs the World (Freddie Prinze Jr), Doomstown and the renowned short film The Dogwalker, which was a 2003 Toronto International, Montreal World and Palm Springs Film Festival selection. It is an award winning film including a 2004 Genie Award nomination for best short film. Sutton is the co-star of Fine Living's hit comedic travel series Suite and Simple. In May 2003, Sutton starred in Brock Simpson's This Could Be Love under the direction of Steven Morel at The Artword Theatre in Toronto. It was a triumphant Dora-Nominated return and she received rave reviews for her performance: Sutton's goofy glamor lights up the small stage.(Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail) and Sutton can out sing out act out pratfall Rene Zellweger in her sleep. Her performance is musical theatre gold ! Eye Weekly. In September 2006 she was back in this popular role at the prestigious New York Musical Festival where critics compared her to the 2006 TONY award winning Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone). She was co-producer. The theatre is where Sutton started her career. A graduate and Drama Prefect of Toronto's Havergal College, Sutton went on to the University of Toronto's theatre program. Upon graduation, Sutton embarked on a European Tour with the Berliner-Ensemble directed production of The House of Bernarda Alba. Returning to Canada, she played in MacBeth directed by Robert Lepage. Other selected stage credits include the Mary Magdalene role in the much-heralded revival of Godspell at the Bathurst Street Theatre and Thaisa in Pericles (Festival of Classics). Sutton's yearlong run in The Vagina Monologues had her sharing the stage with Sheila MacCarthy, Dana Reeve, Elvira Kurt, Jann Arden, Carole Pope, Jeanne Beker and Erin Brockovich In New York Sutton has landed roles Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, Circle Rep, La MaMa ETC, and The Vital Theatre Company. Fluent in American Sign Language, Sutton was active in the Deaf Theatre scene in New York and went on to play Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream in ASL. In her off-stage time, she studied with renowned Broadway performer David Shiner (Cirque Du Soleil, Fool Moon). She has extensive training in Commedia dell'Arte, Improv and Clowning and has taught it in Toronto, New York's inner city schools and at Gotham City Improv, NYC.