Khrystyne Kamil Haje (/ / Hawzh ; born December 21, 1968) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Simone Foster in the sitcom series Head of the Class. After the series ended in 1991, she continued acting in both television and films. Haje was named as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in People magazine's first edition of that list in 1990.
Khrystyne Kamil Haje
December 21, 1968
Santa Clara, California, United States
After appearing in several other television roles, including an appearance in the movie Bates Motel, Haje landed the role of sensitive poet Simone Foster on Head of the Class. After the series ended in 1991, she continued acting in both television and films. She was named as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in People Magazine's first edition of that list in 1990.
That same year, Haje won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program for hosting the special Spaceship Earth: Our Global Environment. In 1995, Haje voiced the character of Rebecca Fallbrook in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series.
In the late 1990s, she began working in theatre productions and appearing less in television productions.
Haje was born in Santa Clara, California and has four brothers. Her parents are of Lebanese and Czech origin. Haje is a founding board member of the Earth Communication Office (ECO), which helps to protect ecosystems.
In 2015, Haje was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, three years after being successfully treated for invasive lobular breast cancer. Although doctors estimated she had only two years to live, a medical trial called the SM-88 treatment (consisting of daily pills and injections) was successful, leaving her with no evidence of cancer within two years. She said, "I'm so lucky....I found this treatment, and I responded to it. And I don't suffer."
- 1993: Marshal Charley
- 1994: Cyborg 3: The Recycler
- 1995: Scanners: The Showdown
- 1997: Morella
- 1997: Demolition University
- 2000: The King's Guard
- 2000: Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth
- 2000: Stepsister From Planet Weird
- 2002: Man of the Year
- 2002: Redemption
- 2002: 5 Card Stud
- 2003: Easy as Pie
- 1985: Crime of Innocence
- 1986: ABC Afterschool Special (episode: "Can a Guy Say No?")
- 1986–87: CBS Schoolbreak Special (2 episodes)
- 1987: Bates Motel (movie)
- 1989: The Gifted One
- 1990: Growing Pains (episode: "Future Shock")
- 1986–91: Head of the Class (114 episodes)
- 1992: Hearts Are Wild (pilot)
- 1992: The Young Riders (episode: "Spies")
- 1992: Zorro (episode: "They Call Her Annie")
- 1993: Raven (episode: "Disciples of Dawn")
- 1993: Parker Lewis Can't Lose (episode: "Educating Brad")
- 1994: National Lampoon's Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In. Women (Showtime movie)
- 1994: Diagnosis: Murder (episode: "A Very Fatal Funeral")
- 1995: Prince for a Day
- 1995: Campus Cops (episode: "StinkyHiggins")
- 1995: Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (episode: "The Headless Ghost")
- 1995: Murder, She Wrote (episode: "Murder in High C")
- 1995: A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester
- 1995: Platypus Man (episode: "Out of the Mouths of Babes")
- 1995: Batman: The Animated Series (voice; episode: "The Terrible Trio")
- 1996: Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (episode: "Hot for Teacher")
- 2000: Stepsister from Planet Weird
- 2000: Bull (episode: "Visit")
- 2001: The Zeta Project (voice; 2 episodes)
- 2002: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (episode: "Counterfeit")
- 2002–03: Law & Order (2 episodes)
- 2009: God Loves ME Best!
Awards and nominationsEdit
Young Artist Awards nominations:
- 1987: Exceptional Performance By a Young Actress in a New Television, Comedy or Drama Series, Head of the Class
- 1988: Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Television Comedy Series, Head of the Class
- 1989: Best Young Actress – Starring in a Television Comedy Series, Head of the Class
- "Come out for #fun #free #happenings in #nyc !". Instagram. July 17, 2018. Khrystyne Haje's Instagram video that includes her pronunciation of her name.
- "Beautiful Through the Years". People.com. Meredith Corp. May 12, 1997.
- Pace, Constance (March 20, 1987). "The real Khrystyne Haje is hardly the class wallflower". Huntingdon Daily News. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
- "Khrystyne Haje, Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
- "Khrystyne Haje". IMDb. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
- Martindale, Davi (July 2, 2000). "Haje still enjoys the thrill of acting". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- Jason Lynch, Michelle Tauber and Ting Yu (October 29, 2001). "School Ties". People.com. Meredith Corp. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- Khrystyne Haje's father, Kamil Nayef Haje, second marriage (1985), where it states he was born in Lebanon. Information from the National Archives, United States. Scan of Khrystyne Haje's father, Kamil Nayef Haje, second marriage in 1985 on familysearch.org
- "Three Long-Hair Makeovers". Rachael Ray Show. March 23, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
- Julie Mazziotta (April 6, 2017). "Head of the Class's Khrystyne Haje Reveals She's In Recovery from Stage IV Breast Cancer: 'I Feel Fantastic'". People.com. Meredith Corp. Retrieved January 27, 2020.