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|Born||Christine Warira Njagi|
|Other names||Naila Pierce|
|Spouse(s)||Alvaro Cortes m 2009-2013|
Early life[edit | edit source]
Wawira was born in Nairobi, Kenya and is the eldest of four children. She has one sister and two brothers. At the age of 7, she relocated with her family to London, United Kingdom. She attended Woodlands Park Primary School and Kensington Avenue Primary School. At the age of 12, they moved to Atlanta, United States where she attended Marrietta Middle School and North Cobb High School. She started acting while a freshman in high school. Wawira said, "I really used to be very shy, so I wanted to kind of put myself out there. So I decided to join drama club and theater. I fell in love with it. I fell in love with telling a story, making people feel emotions."
Career[edit | edit source]
Wawira made her film debut in the 2013 short film Sign Of The Dragon where she played the mom. She appeared in an episode of the TV series Blacklisted. She then played Amber in 2014 short Tough Call. She also appeared as Cherisse in two episodes of the television show Deadbeats, for which she won several awards.
Controversy[edit | edit source]
Kenyan comedian Chipukeezy credited his getting to meet American comedian and actor Kevin Hart to an anonymous 'white lady' who happened to be Christine Wawira. He later apologised to Wawira after he had been caught lying about the circumstances in which he met Kevin Hart.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Television[edit | edit source]
|2013||Between Bullets||Police station office clerk #1||Justin Burquist|
|2014||Justice With Judge Mablean||Amber Colins|
Film[edit | edit source]
|2013||Sign Of The Dragon||Cora||Scott Leslie||Short|
|2013||Gillf||Restaurant patron||Chad Gibbs||Short|
|2014||Tough Call||Amber||Matt C Williams||Short|
|2014||Hola America||Romantic lover #1||Karim Missouri|
|2015||Flash||Ms. Fine||Todd Schoenberger||Short|
|2016||Henrietta's Unicorn||Henrietta||Siggy Bobonis||Short|
|2017||Safe With Me||Amber||Ryan Kelly||Short|
|2017||Night Call (II)||Paramedic #2||Amanda Renee Knox||Short|
|Unreleased||Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree||Victim #1||Colten Dietz|
References[edit | edit source]
- awmagazine (2017-06-26). "The Curvaceous Girl With Embu Roots Who By and By is Finding Her Spot in Hollywood". African Warrior Magazine. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
- "Christine Wawira: Meet the Kenyan Hollywood actress making headlines in the US [Photos] – Entertainment – Pulselive.co.ke". opera.pulselive.co.ke. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
- Njeru, Nina. "Kenyan Hollywood actress stars in Tanzanian music video | Mombasa County News | Baraka FM 95.5 FM". barakafm.org. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
- "10 Kenyan Celebs Who Are Currently Working With Hollywood". Youth Village Kenya. 2018-04-04. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- "Snappy 7: Christine Wawira – Hollywood hasn't changed me – Nairobi News". Nairobi News. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
- "Churchill show Comedian apologises to Christine Wawira – Entertainment – Pulselive.co.ke". opera.pulselive.co.ke. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- "Kenyan Comedian Chipukeezy Apologises to Fans and to US-based Actress Christine Wawira for 'Letting them Down' – OYGK Magazine". oygkmag.com. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- "Chipukeezy Issues Apology To Christine Wawira After Cracks In His Story Emerge – KenyanVibe". KenyanVibe. 2017-10-22. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
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