Krysta Rodriguez is an actress and singer, best known for her roles in Gossip Girl (2007), Smash (2012) and Chasing Life (2014).


Krysta grew up in Orange County, California. She began taking dance lessons at the age of 13, after being involved with cheerleading in middle school. After traveling to New York and seeing eight Broadway shows, she realized performers had to sing and act as well as dance, so once she returned home Krysta began taking singing and acting lessons. She was a cast member of the Christian television show Colby's Clubhouse from 1995 to 2000. During that time, she also attended the Orange County High School of the Arts where she played many lead roles, including Marian in The Music Man.

Rodriguez first appeared on Broadway in the short-lived musical, Good Vibrations. She was later featured in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line in 2007 as a replacement in the role of Bebe. She has played numerous chorus and understudy parts in the Broadway productions of Spring Awakening, In the Heights, and regional productions of The Boy Friend. In the 2010 film The Virginity Hit, she appears as "Krysta". On March 2010, Rodriguez originated the role of Wednesday Addams in the Broadway musical The Addams Family at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. She later left the role on March 8, 2011. Her other television credits include Gossip Girl, Smash and Chasing Life.

In 2017, Rodriguez was cast in the recurring role of Maxine Griffin on the ABC thriller Quantico.