Everybody Hates Chris
Paige Hurd is an American actress who is of African American and Puerto Rican descent. She is probably best known for playing Tasha in “Everybody Hates Chris” (16 episodes, 2006-2009) and has guest starred in “Felicity,” “ER,” “George Lopez” and “The Division.” The brown eyed beauty also appeared in “Cradle 2 the Grave” (2003) with DMX and Jet Li, “The Cat in the Hat” (2003) with Mike Myers, and “Beauty Shop” (2005) with Queen Latifah. She will star in the upcoming film “Peep Game.”
Hurd is good friends with KeKe Palmer and Tyler James Williams. DMX, her costar in “Cradle 2 the Grave,” gave her a pit-bull that she named Vanessa, after her character in the film. She lives in Woodland Hills, California.
Childhood and Family:
Paige Hurd was born on July 20, 1992, in Dallas, Texas. She has two sisters, Erin (older) and Cloe (younger) and one brother, Brett (younger). She attended Hale Middle School and studied acting at Dallas Young Actors Studio.
Paige Hurd made her television acting debut when she landed the role of Natasha in an episode of the prime time drama “Felicity” called “True Colors.” Two years later, she played Grace Adams in the pilot of “Boomtown,” a series that appeared on NBC from September 2002 to December 2003. The show starred Gary Basaraba, Nina Garbiras, Jason Gedrick, Neal McDonough, Lana Parrilla, Donnie Wahlberg and Mykelti Williamson. The same year, she also appeared in an episode of “George Lopez” titled “Halloween Cheer” (2002).
Hurd debuted on the big screen in 2003 when she was cast as DMX's daughter, Vanessa, in “Cradle 2 the Grave.” The action movie, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and starring Jet Li and DMX, was generally met with negative reviews but debuted at No. 1 at the North American box office with over $16 million pulled in during its opening weekend. Hurd followed it up with the supporting role of Denise in the family adventure film “The Cat in the Hat” (also 2003), opposite Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston and Dakota Fanning, and a starring role as Lauren Martin in the short film “Time Out” (2004), which won a Short Film Award at the 2004 American Black Film Festival. She returned to television with a guest spot on Lifetime's “The Division” (2003).
In 2005, Hurd starred with Cameron Monaghan and Mindy Cohn in the short film “The Adventures of Tango McNorton: Licensed Hero” (TV), for director Greg Alkalay. She then portrayed Ginny in the Gilbert Le directed drama “Virginia,” opposite Godfrey and Dwight Hicks, and was cast as Queen Latifah's daughter, Vanessa Norris, in the comedy “Beauty Shop.” Directed by Bille Woodruff, “Beauty Shop” also starred Alicia Silverstone, Andie MacDowell, Djimon Hounsou, Kevin Bacon and Mena Suvari. The same year, she also appeared as a beauty contest contestant in an episode of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” called “The Fairest of Them All” and as Ashley in an episode of “Medium” called “The Reckoning.”
In late 2006, Hurd joined the cast of the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris,” which was inspired by the teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock while growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. She appeared in 16 episodes from October 2006 to April 2009 of the series. In November 2006, Hurd offered a memorable guest appearance as Danielle Davis in an episode of “ER” called “Tell Me No Secrets.” In 2007, Hurd portrayed Stephanie in the TV movie “Ben 10: Race Against Time,” which starred Graham Phillips as Ben Tennyson.
Recently, in 2010, Hurd appeared as Justin Bieber's love interest in the music video “Never Let You Go” and as Jasmine V's rival in the video “I Own This,” by Jasmine Villages. Hurd will portray Tresse Hart in the upcoming dramatic film “Peep Game.” The film is being directed by Ben Lee Foster and was written by Edwin Walker.