Three-time Emmy Award Winning actress Crystal Chappell never stops! She won an Emmy in 2002 for Outstanding Supporting Actress as Olivia on CBS-TV’s “Guiding Light” as well as a 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Short Format for her web-series “Venice,” which she wrote, produced and created. “Venice” revolves around a warm community of people who reside in Venice Beach, California. In addition, she also received Soap Opera Award’s “Hottest Female Star,”
In 2009 Ms. Chappell founded Open Book Productions, a successful digital media company. Recognizing that media was moving in a new direction she developed and executed an in-house subscription-based business model to monetize the web. Using motion picture production techniques, Emmy winning talent and state of the art technology she created and stars in the award winning Venice the Series, the digital pilot The Grove, and most recently she partnered with Bella Productions to produce Beacon Hill, in which she also stars.
Crystal continues to break new ground by Partnering with Perfect Features to star and produce Open Book Productions first film, and just became a member of the Net Soaps / Net Novelas team where she will be vetting concepts, producing and directing original shows, and mentoring new talent.
Although Crystal feels honored by her awards, her proudest achievements are her sons Jacob and Dylan. She is married to fellow actor Michael Sabatino and they welcomed their first grandson in 2021.