From rescuing cats as a child to providing healthcare to abused elephants, actress Christine Evangelista says helping animals has always been a passion. The star of the TV series, "The Arrangement," about to start production on its second season, values her volunteer work with animal rescue organizations like Veterinarians International. Her passion for performing also started as a child growing up on New York's Staten Island, where she got encouragement from hardworking parents, her supermodel cousin and a former Rockette who taught her dance and discipline.

FOX's Jane Metzler talks with Christine Evangelista about a busy career that included two seasons on the hit show "The Walking Dead;" her animal rescue work and a hosting gig that will find her in the Hamptons this weekend, watching polo ponies.

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