Christina Cooper has too many jobs to count, including creating a new TV series

Can you imagine being 24 years old, and being a writer, an actress, a producer, a businesswoman, and a makeup queen all in one? Well, I can’t, but Christina Cooper sure can.

Not only can Christina imagine it, she’s living it.

Christina has been working on developing her newest project, a TV series titled, “Blue Laces,” that’s widely anticipated (we truly can’t wait to watch).

We were lucky enough to sit down and speak with the boss lady herself to discuss her upcoming series, her books, how much she loves Google, and how she got started. Check out the exclusive interview below!

Wow! You have a pretty amazing track record for someone so young. How does it feel to be this accomplished at an age where lots of us are still figuring it all out?

I am honestly still figuring it all out, and finding myself. I feel we are always growing. changing and finding ourselves. But, something that has helped me realize my passions is first finding my purpose, which is to help people. To be able to help and inspire people through my films and different business ventures is truly a blessing!


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You’ve had a big year, what have been the highs and the lows?

The lows have definitely been the struggle I went through with my self esteem and family. There were times I was living out of a backpack and my mom was in and out of the hospital.

To now get to a point where I’m noticed by Forbes for my businesses and production company is a huge reassurance that dreams do come true with hard work and perseverance. Another high would be my digital series “Blue Laces” being considered for its first Daytime Emmy nomination. I’m stoked!

So let me get this straight – not only are you an actress, you’re also a producer, a writer (three books in), a businesswoman (you have an organic makeup company), and a boss (you have your own production company)! How do you find the drive to continue to create such a poignant name for yourself?

My family and the future of my generation drive me to keep creating and to keep working hard. I want to create more opportunities for women in the industry and I thought why not create my own platform to create my own opportunities. Most of my books were made to inspire women and the youth around the world. Inspiring others is what drives me to get up every day and do what I do.

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How did you get started?

I actually started off with modeling. I was scouted at the Fox Hills mall in Los Angeles and from there got signed internationally in Milan and modeled for designers like Roberto Cavalli, Cesar Galindo, Miu Miu, and more! From modeling, I branched into acting and this year tapped into film and television production.

How have you evolved over the years as an artist and a business woman?

I have grown to love myself and accept myself for who I am. I’ve learned that it is okay to mess up and to not have the answers. I also learned that things can get bad before they get better and that it is all a learning experience. I appreciate the ups and downs. I truly believe in manifesting what you want and truly BELIEVING IN YOURSELF.

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. Same goes for business. I also love Google. If there’s something I need to get done on my own and don’t know how to do, I simply just Google it. That’s how I learned how to self publish my books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Research never hurt nobody!


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Let’s talk about this brand new show “Blue Laces” that you’re acting in and also producing? How did you get this opportunity? Where do you see this project heading in the future?

I actually created the series on my own. Kind of how Issa Rae did. I used the profits I made from my books to invest into production costs. I wanted to create this series to showcase the lives affected by gun violence in the streets, and in the hospital.

The show also focuses on two women and their strength of overcoming forgiveness. I was also recently informed that the series is being considered for a Daytime Emmy nomination so I’m excited to see where this will go. Definitely interested in developing the series and upcoming seasons and getting some big names involved!

When did the idea come to you to start an all organic makeup line? How would you describe the items? How do you want your customers to feel when they’re wearing your products?

I actually do a collaboration on the makeup collection with Denise Toledo. I definitely was interested in starting my collection with organic based product for the fact that it’s more gentle on sensitive skin like mine. Being on set every other day takes a toll on skin in general so having organic makeup can assist in it not irritating it as much.

We want our customers to feel gorgeous inside and out. All shades of beauty! As beauty is universal. We want our customers to feel beautiful with and without makeup and having organic makeup keeps your skin looking healthier with or without foundation.

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I’m still amazed that you’re a self published author that is being sold at one the world’s most well known book store. Let’s talk about your writing process.

I seriously love writing! I write when I’m happy, and I write my way through my problems. After writing my first script I got inspired to start writing books and inspiration journals to encourage the people around me. I normally go to my room and get in the zone. I feel like music and tv can be a bit distracting when trying to write.

I like to just have my pen and paper. I also cant write without my snacks! It’s always good to feel extremely comfortable when you’re about to start writing. If I’m ever having writers block, I just take a break and get some fresh air and come back to my project.

For scripts, I use Final Draft, and when writing my self published book, I just use word document, format it, then upload it as a pdf to createspace (for Amazon), or to the self publishing portal for Barnes & Noble self publishers.


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How would you describe each book in three words?

Inspiring, Informational, and Genuine!

What has been the most gratifying experience on any set?

When I was on set with Netflix, all I could remember was the delicious catering! Every time I go to set, I’m excited about the food! But, of course, also working with talented individuals is also a blessing. I love learning from actors that have been in the game for years.

How young were you when you started acting?

I actually just recently started acting on a more serious note about a year or 2 ago. I use to do theater and background work as a child, but really started taking it serious recently.

Who inspires your creativity and drive?

My dad definitely motivates me and has always told me to never give up. That’s definitely where I get my drive from. My creativity I feel like comes from within. I have always been very creative and artistic.

Very into fashion, beauty, film, and art in general. I want to use my platform to inspire the youth, so they definitely keep me going as well. There is no passion with no purpose.

Did you ever think that you would be where you are now?

I honestly had no idea. Growing up I was accompanied by many hardships and struggles. I would’ve never thought I would be owning businesses, producing television, directing movies, and walking red carpets.

The money and fame was never the motive and will never be. As long as I keep my good heart and stay humble in this industry, I feel like there is nothing I can’t accomplish. Fear is an illusion.

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How would you describe yourself as an artist?

I can be very sensitive about my craft but because I am very passionate about it. If I am not passionate about it, I will not pursue it.

If you could go back in time and tell your younger self one thing what would it be?

Focus on yourself. Don’t let relationships or outside factors affect your inside happiness and drive. Again, fear is an illusion!

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