Hunter Elizabeth is a singer-songwriter and actress.
Before settling in as a performing artist, Hunter spent her young years in musical theatre. Her first musical role at the age of 9 was “Dolly Holiday” in “Santa’s Holiday Hoedown.” This caught the attention of high school drama teacher, Linda Piccolo, who began casting Hunter in high school musical productions. Through the next years, Hunter would perform in dozens of musicals and play, most remarkably as “Annie” in “Annie Get Your Gun,” as “Liesl” in “Sound of Music,” and as “Maria” in a second production of “Sound of Music.”
Hunter’s vocal talent was recognized throughout high school at local, regional and state level music festivals. She won the local “Idol” talent contest and went on to compete successfully to the televised levels of “American Idol” and “The Voice,” having made it to the top 100 in both contests out of hundreds of thousands of entrants.
In her junior year of high school, Hunter formed her own band, “All Purpose,” and performed locally and regionally. At the same time she was called upon to perform at local rodeos, fairs and sports contests, often the “Star Spangled Banner.”
From her dedication to sharing her love of music, Hunter formed her own children’s choir for elementary school children while she was in high school. The choir brought vocal performance opportunities to children who had limited or no access previously. Hunter developed the program, including obtaining grant funds, entirely on her own.
Beginning to think of herself as one who could create a career in vocal performance, Hunter began taking career training opportunities such as attending “Stagedoor Manor” performing arts camp in New York, Boston Conservatory’s summer vocal program, and ultimately enrolling in undergraduate work at Los Angeles’s acclaimed “Musician’s Institute.”
Hunter’s talent caught the attention of San Francisco producer Scott Mathews of Hit or Myth Productions. She and Scott collaborated on songs for Hunter’s first EP of her original music and through Scott, she provided studio background vocals for Sammy Hagar’s demo of “All We Need is an Island.”
While in Los Angeles since September 2011, Hunter has performed with local band “The Ryan Sy Band” and with Kail Baxley, has sung demo vocals for songwriter Robin Randall under producer Roger LaRocque, and for writer Shane Faccinello under producer esteemed producer Wayne Wilkins. She has also recorded background vocals for the band “Bonson Berner” on their upcoming 2014 album and co-writes and records songs for television with TV composer partner Chris Alan Lee.
To round out her knowledge of the film and TV industry, Hunter began working as a production assistant. She has worked on “Franklin and Bash” under AD Aaron Wohlberg, “We Are Men” under Michelle Gritzer, and a few short films under AD Cameron Zickric.
As an offshoot of her involvement in Los Angeles’s entertainment scene, Hunter has worked as an actress and model. She has done modeling work for apparel companies, handbag designers, jewelry and accessory designers, magazine and editorial fashion photographers, most notably “2TeeCouture,” “Goldwell International,” and “Porsche.” Hunter was one of six models to model hair color for Goldwell’s year-long ColorZoom National Runway Tour beginning in January of 2013. Hunter has modeled runway for celebrity stylist and designer Michael Herrera of Haus of M designs at the Legends Beyond Celebrity Gala and Fashion Show, hosted by Vivica Fox, and also at the Nokia theater for LA 2013 Fashion Week. Her shoot for photographer Will Navarro was featured in the 2013 Paris Fashion Week. Hunter’s work as an actress has been featured in music videos such as Megadeth’s “Super Collider” video, Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” video (direction by David Fincher) , Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Summer” video. She can be seen in Kevin Federline’s annual Celebrity Football Draft party, knocking “The Star Spangled Banner” out of the park.
Hunter’s latest music video performance, for the band “R5” and their new single “Pass Me By,” has led to a flurry of activity on Facebook and Twitter with Hunter trending on Twitter with comments such as, “She is an angel” and “She is perfect!” and “She should open for R5, we LOVE Hunter!”
Hunter landed her first role on the television series “Vegas”, in a recurring role as the “Cigarette Girl.” She held a featured role in the promotional trailers and season title sequence for the new series, “We Are Men” on CBS. Her first feature film role was as a masseuse in “Yes, And…”. She is a guest star as “Mia” in the new web series “LaLa Land.” Her second feature film role is in “Me Him Her,” directed by Max Landis.
Hunter co-stars in an episode of the new NBC sit-com “Undateable” led by the acclaimed comedian and lead actor, Chris D’elia. Hunter has recently been cast a co-star role for two episodes on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
In 2013, Hunter gained professional personal management with Rachael Horwith of LA Management, commercial representation with Nancy Luciano of Luciano Reeves Talent and theatrical representation with Courtney Peldon of AQUA Talent.
Celebrities Who Give Exclusive for Lupus LA’s Orange Ball at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The gala raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Lupus LA’s awareness and education programs across Southern California. Kristen Johnston hosted the star-studded event honoring Phill Lewis with the prestigious Loop Award, Lannette and Scott Turicchi with the Daniel J. Wallace Founder’s Award and EMD Serono with the Medical Visionary Award. The Ball has raised over $4 Million for the cause which affects 1.5 Million people nationwide every year. Ninety percent of lupus patients are women. Featured celebrities: Kristen Johnston, Toni Braxton, Chairman Adam Selkowitz, Gilles Marini, Erica Tazel, Scott Michael Campbell, Scott Grimes, Christopher Tehlirian, Kellie Martin, John Savage, Blanca Blanco, Kristen Renton, Hunter Elizabeth, Jaclyn Betham, Jes Macallan, Jason Gray Stanford, Phill Lewis