A Georgia native and graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris Cole Harris has been seen in numerous feature film, episodic television and theatrical projects over the years, produced in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
A founding member of Los Angeles’ Wednesday Evening Fine Arts League, she was a member of The Artist Group, and her background includes children’s theatre in Atlanta in addition to being a member of several repertory groups and improvisational comedy workshops.
Chris spent many hours on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, where she also appeared in the studio’s enormously successful Rededication Ceremony honoring Warner’s renown cinematic legends. She has several successful print commercial campaigns to her credit, and has won numerous awards for costume design in Hollywood and in Atlanta.
She worked on many television and film productions while at Warner Bros. as a Production Associate and Casting Coordinator for projects including Love Affair, Lethal Weapon, Scarecrow & Mrs. King, China Beach and for numerous studio producers (Warren Beatty, Richard Donner, David Wolper). She also assisted on the studio’s archive documentation for Batman, and was coordinator of the company’s ATARI events for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games.
Upon her return to Atlanta, Chris worked as a drama associate with the education department at the Alliance Theatre, teaching drama skills to children in local school systems with their ArtsConnect programming. She continues to be a drama instructor and fine arts specialist for numerous theaters, museums and community organizations throughout Atlanta, and has costumed several theatrical productions since her return to the Peach State.
Chris is in great demand as a professional storyteller, especially known for her Mrs. Claus persona, and is a nationally-known couture milliner, designing and creating custom one-of-a-kind hats for her company, That Garrison Girl.