Hawaiian beauty Kristine Anapau may have started out as a model, though after a successful turn as an actress in the 1997 made-for-television movie Escape From Atlantis, the catwalk queen was soon packing her bags for Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. A native of Hilo, HI, Anapau (sometimes credited Kristina Roper) often credits her remarkable early maturity to 12 years of classical ballet training. Graduating high school at the age of 15 to attend the University of Hawaii, the earthy islander segued into modeling early on, later auditioning for a role in Atlantis at the suggestion of her agent. After refining her acting skills in Los Angeles, Anapau appeared on television in both Undressed and The Opposite Sex before her feature debut in 100 Girls (2000). Her next role, in Madison (also 2000), would find the actress in the company of Bruce Dern and James Caviezel. In addition to her film work, Anapau also dabbles in music with her band, the Three G’s.