Crista Alfaiate graduated from Lisbon Theatre and Film school. She completed her studies at The Stella Adler School of Acting in New York. In 2013, she joined École des Maitres, an itinerant international theatre training school lead by Constanza Macras. Crista Alfaiate has worked with several directors and theatre companies, and has parts in TV-series. She is also involved in musical projects as a singer. In the Oscar-nominated movie 1001 nights, directed by Miguel Gomes, Alfaiate played Xerazade.