Christie Hayes (right)
|Born||(1987-10-31) 31 October 1987
|Years active||2000 – present|
|Notable work||Home and Away
|Spouse(s)||Greg Hatton (m. 2008–2013)
Daniel White (m. 2016)
Christie Lynne Hayes (born 31 October 1987) is an Australian actress, best known for her work on the television series Home and Away as Kirsty Phillips (née Sutherland) who she played from June 2000 to February 2005 and again from May 2008 to October 2009. Since January 2017, Hayes has hosted the breakfast show on I98FM. Hayes is the sister of actress Katherine Hayes.
Hayes is the second of four girls in her family. Growing up in North Nowra, as a child she took up gymnastics for a short time before giving it up in order to pursue acting. She played the flute, and learned to read music at age 8.She is mostly of Irish heritage.
At 21, Christie married actor/director Greg Hatton in 2008 in the Southern Highlands. OK! purchased the rights to their wedding story for $30,000, the highest amount paid to a celebrity couple at that time. Guests at the wedding included Home and Away cast members and Joel Edgerton. After five years of marriage the couple divorced in May 2013.
Hayes met wine broker Daniel White a few months later. Hayes gave birth to a baby boy in October 2014 who she named Hendrix Walter White after Jimi Hendrix, and Walter after a family name on her husband’s side of the family and a character on Breaking Bad. On 24 April 2015, Hayes announced on The Morning Show that she was pregnant. Hayes gave birth to a baby boy in September 2015, who she named, Harley White. Hayes married White on 27 August 2016 in Lilydale. In January 2017, Hayes commenced working on breakfast radio at I98FM in Wollongong.
Christie Hayes began acting when she was 8 years old after first being approached to become a model. She preferred acting to modelling and spent her childhood in theatre, performing in over 20 plays at her local drama club. She attended the McDonald College for Performing Arts in Strathfield and majored in Drama.
Later that year Hayes was cast as Kirsty Sutherland in the successful soap opera, Home and Away on Channel 7, after turning down the role of Dani Sutherland (her character’s older sister), because she was uncomfortable playing someone three years older than herself, Kirsty being 13 and Dani 16.
She was the first person to be cast in her on screen “Sutherland” family. She played both Kirsty Phillips (née Sutherland) and Laura DeGroot (the two characters were twin sisters separated at birth). Hayes, who was on the cover of TV Week more times in 2004 than any of her other castmates, left Home and Away in October 2004 in order to travel. Her final H&A appearance aired in February 2005.
After leaving the show she appeared as the face of the Pepsi Light campaign in Summer 2006 and made a guest appearance on the soap Blue Water High. She was also involved in the making of various films and television shows, including Room 101, Searching For Eva, The First Goodbye and Noir.
Christie played the lead in I.D the film as Kate in 2011.
In 2003, at age 16, Youth Week elected her as Youth Ambassador of Australia for encouraging youth across Australia to realise their creativity. Hayes also appeared at the annual Teddy bears picnic for sick children.
|2000||Search for Treasure Island||Maria||14 episodes|
|2008||Blue Water High||Melanie||1 episode|
|2008||Room 101||Short film|
|2000–2009||Home and Away||Kirsty Sutherland||Main role (2000–2005)
Recurring role (2008–2009)
Home and Away: Secrets and the City (2002 video exclusive) &
Home and Away: Hearts Divided (2003 video exclusive)