Cassandra Hunter is an actor based in New York City. Her notable credits include Uncle Vanya at the Jefferson Market Playhouse and Hold My Spot, a play that premiered at the 2017 Planet Connections Theater Festivity. She is currently writing a short film titled JAYDA alongside Ashley Hague (NYU Dramatic Writing) set for release in 2019.
She has trained at the Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors, The Studio New York, and HB Studio. In addition to acting, Cassandra has flexed her creative muscles as a writer, producer, stylist, fashion and beauty recruiter. She enjoys spending time with the kids at Still Waters in a Storm, a Bushwick-based school and sanctuary for curious, avid readers.
Cassandra was born in Havelock, North Carolina. Her father is from the Bronx, NY and her mother is from Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Inspired by the Wilmington film community, she chose to minor in creative writing. She created the fashion and culture blog We the Fashionati (2013-2014) formerly titled Crymson Clover (2011-2013).
Following graduation, she was hired at Working Films, a non-profit social justice film organization. This alerted her to the power of storytelling in conjunction with activism. She made the decision to move to New York to explore her passion in the dramatic arts.