No matter how talented a person is, working in the entertainment industry typically comes with some ups and downs. There may be periods where an actor has more work than they can handle, and other times when jobs are fewer and far between. This is something Christa Miller has experienced throughout the years. After beginning her on-screen acting journey in the early 1980s, it took a few years for her career to really take off. However, once she started gaining momentum, things really started to go well for Christa. She got her first big break in 1995 when she was cast as Kate in The Drew Carey Show. During the 2000s, she also had major roles in shows like Scrubs and Cougar Town. In more recent years, though, Christa has been a little absent from our screens. This has led many people to wonder what she’s up to now. Keep reading to find out what happened to Christa Miller.
Christa’s Acting Journey
Christa was born and raised in New York City. She was introduced to the camera at an early age through modeling. Although she developed an interest in the entertainment industry during childhood, her parents were hoping she would follow a more traditional path. However, the acting bug can be hard to resist, and Christa eventually found her way to the spotlight. She made her first on-screen appearance in an episode of Kate & Allie in 1985. A few years later, she decided that she wanted to relocate to Los Angeles so that she could take advantage of more acting opportunities. It goes without saying that moving across the country can be pretty risky, but things worked out quite nicely for Christa.
During the 1990s, Christa really hit her stride. In addition to the success she found in acting, she also got some awesome modeling opportunities. Her role in The Drew Carey Show made her a regular on TV screens all over the world, and her fan base grew quickly. During her time on the show, which lasted from 1995 to 2002 she also appeared in other projects. This allowed her to show her versatility, and it was clear that she had all of the key ingredients to have a successful career in the entertainment industry.
Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, she continued to be a mainstay on TV thanks to Scrubs and Cougar Town. Her natural comedic timing meant that she was the perfect fit for sitcoms. However, things started to slow down for her in 2015 after Cougar Town ended. Since 2015, she has only made a handful of on-screen appearances which is a drastic difference from the previous pace of her career.
What Is Christa Doing Now?
Even though Christa has made fewer on-screen appearances in recent years, she hasn’t completely disappeared from the spotlight. Most recently, she played principal Maris in the TV series Head of the Class which is a remake of the 80s/90s sitcom of the same name.
Although we weren’t able to find any specific information on why things have slowed down for Christa, it likely has to do with her wanting to focus on things outside of acting. After all, Christa has been happily married to writer/director/producer, Bill Lawrence. The couple has three children together including Charlotte Lawrence who is a musician and a model. Based on Christa’s Instagram profile, it looks like she has been spending time with her loved ones and enjoying a little break from the hustle and bustle of constantly working.
She seems to enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling. She is also a dog person. That said, however, she has never been the kind of actress who likes to share a lot about her personal life, and that probably isn’t going to change.
What’s Next for Christa?
If you’re a fan of Christa’s work, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll get to see her on your screen in 2022. She is currently working on an upcoming TV series called Shrinking which will air on Apple TV+. According to the show’s description, “Shrinking follows a grieving therapist (Jason Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives…including his own.” Unfortunately, it’s unclear exactly when the show will debut.
From what we can tell, that is the only project Christa has in the works at the moment, but we feel confident that we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the years to come.