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Crystal Balint

Crystal Balint

Crystal Balint is a Canadian film, theater and television performer and singer.

Early life and education

Balint was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised in the mountain town of Canmore, Alberta. Balint was involved in choir and theater throughout her youth, eventually getting involved in local community theater and stage productions.

Eventually, she moved to Calgary where she began to study film and Meisner technique at Company of Rogues Actors' Studio in 2000.



Balint continued to pursue theater in Calgary, performing in local productions of *A Chorus Line * and *Into the Woods *, winning awards for her work in both shows. In 2013, Crystal performed in the Arts Club Theatre Production of Dreamgirls in Vancouver, BC.


She received her first television role in 2002, playing the role of Nephthys on the Canadian episodic drama, *MythQuest * starring Christopher Jacot. Since then, Balint has appeared in such shows as *The L-Word * and *Psych * and in 2010, she was cast in the season premiere of Fox's science fiction episodic *Fringe *. Crystal has worked on additional shows such as V , *True Justice * and Showcase's original series, Continuum.


In 2003, she was cast as Tracey in the television movie *Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss * which starred Jamie-Lynn Sigler in the title role. In 2012, Crystal was cast in the Camera Shy, the feature film by writer/director Mark Sawers. The same year, she played the role of Barbara in the 2012 mini-series Ring of Fire opposite Michael Vartan, Brian Markinson & Agam Darshi.


Balint's career as a musician started when she was 7 years old, when she was invited to be featured on a Christmas Special featuring David Foster and Kenny Loggins. Since then, in addition to her musical theater background, she has sung a variety of bands throughout Alberta and British Columbia providing both leading and back up vocals. In 2007, Balint performed with the cover band Uncovered at the internationally recognized *Calgary Stampede *.


  • Chasing Freedom (2003; movie) as Passport Agent

  • *Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss * (2004; movie) as Tracey

  • Comeback Season (2004; movie) as Waitress

  • While I Breathe (2011; short film) as Kari

  • Camera Shy (2012; movie) as Jory Summer

Television Work

  • *MythQuest * (2002; 2 episodes) as Nephthys

  • Animal Clinic (2003; TV Movie) as Crystal Wu

  • Family Sins (2003; TV movie) as Woman at Yard Sale

  • *Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story * (2004; TV movie) as Young Attorney

  • *The L-Word * (2006; 2 episodes) as Lisa Johnson

  • *Psych * (2009; 1 episode) as Reporter

  • *Life Unexpected * (2009; 1 episode) as Mary

  • *V (2009 TV series) * (2010; 2 episodes) as Floor Manager

  • *Hellcats * (2010; 1 episode) as Security Guard

  • *Fringe (TV series) * (2010; 1 episode) as ND Agent

  • *The Haunting Hour * (2011; 1 episode) as Woman

  • *Supernatural * (2011; 1 episode) as Jane

  • *True Justice * (2012; 1 episode) as Criminalist

  • Ring of Fire (2012; mini-series) as Barbara

  • Restless Virgins (2013; 1 episode) as TV News Reporter

  • Continuum (2013; 1 episode) as Defense Attorney

Personal life

She resides in Vancouver, BC and is represented by Nigel Mikoski of Integral Artists.


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Jul 29, 2016, 8:20 PM