Christina Ochoa Lopez is a Spanish actress, scientist, and producer who has been surrounded by members of the artistic and scientific world all her life.
She is related to Severo Ochoa, the 1959 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, who discovered the mechanisms in the synthesis of DNA.
Why Is Christina Ochoa Famous?
Ochoa is best known for her roles in TNT’s Animal Kingdom and for her lead roles in SyFy’s Blood Drive and The CW’s Valor.
She is also well known in science communication and academia. Ochoa serves on the advisory boards of OCEANA and Earths Oceans, showcasing her dedication to ocean conservation.
In addition to her advisory roles, she is the esteemed host of the popular Know Brainer podcast.
Notably, she has lent her talents to important initiatives such as the college prep program MESA, the dynamic Chaotic Awesome series on Bitesize TV, and the enlightening NERD ALERT program on The Young Turks network.
Date Of Birth
January 25, 1985
Ochoa is the daughter of acclaimed Spanish sculptor Victor Ochoa. There is little to no mention of her mother.
She is also a grand niece to Severo Ochoa, a Nobel Prize winner.
Ochoa enjoys scuba diving, dancing, fight and stunt driving. Acting was also a hobby until she realized how passionate she was about it and made it a career.
Christina Ochoa is presently single.
Christina Ochoa Dating History
She was in a relationship with Nathan Fillion between 2013 to 2015, and they were engaged in 2014 but later broke up. Later, she dated Derek Theler between 2014 and 2016.
Christina Ochoa Social Media
Ochoa is active on Instagram with over 200k followers. She shares gorgeous pictures of herself and also keeps her fans up to date with new movies, life on set, and ocean expeditions.
Her love for the ocean and her scientific expeditions are obvious from what she shares.
On Twitter, she has over 20k followers, and her bio describes who she is professionally, with the simple words “Scientist by training, Actress by trade.”
About Christina Ochoa
Christina might be a passionate actress, but she is also a smart scientist.
She studied oceanographic engineering at the Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.
Driven by her passion for marine biology, she pursued advanced studies at James Cook University in Australia, specializing in Elasmobranchii, a subclass encompassing sharks and rays.
In addition to her marine biology pursuits, she also delved into the realm of particle physics, taking up additional subjects at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED). However, her path took an unexpected turn towards full-time acting, and she shifted gears before completing her master’s degree.
She is the founder and owner of QE (Quantum Entanglement) Productions. Under her guidance, the production company achieved remarkable success with its 2011 short film titled Stay with Me, earning accolades at esteemed film festivals worldwide, including within the United States.