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Biography #2 (for Black Snake Moan)Christina Ricci is one of Hollywood's most respected young actors whose talent and poise is well beyond her years. Following BLACK SNAKE MOAN, one of her most challenging and exciting roles to date, Ricci will next star in PENELOPE, co-starring and produced by Reese Witherspoon. The film is a modern-day offbeat fable about a young woman (played by Ricci) who, having spent her life trapped by a family curse, sets out to find love. The film is slated to be released by IFC Films April 2007.
Ricci's performance at age 8 in a school Christmas play caught the attention of a local theatre critic, who suggested to her parents that she consider an acting career. She made her professional acting debut one year later in MERMAIDS in the pivotal role of Cher's youngest daughter and Winona Ryder's sister. As a child actor, Ricci won over audiences and critics alike with her winning portrayal of the strangely adorable Wednesday Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Her performance so delighted the film's creators and movie fans that Ricci was given an expanded role in the sequel, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES. She went on to star in the surprise hit of the summer 1995 season CASPER. For that Ricci received the prestigious NATO ShowEast Star of the Year Award and the Star of Tomorrow Award from the Motion Picture Booker's Club for her strong performances and the $100 million-plus box office successes of ADDAMS FAMILY and CASPER.
In 1997, Ricci made a seamless transition into more mature roles, receiving great acclaim in Ang Lee's ensemble film, THE ICE STORM, co-starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen and Elijah Wood; then starring as 'Dedee Truit,' in the scathing comedy THE OPPOSITE OF SEX, a performance which won her the Best Actress Award at the Seattle Film Festival; and as 'Layla' in Vincent Gallo's BUFFALO 66. She was later nominated for a Golden Globe Award, an American Comedy Award, and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress for her work in THE OPPOSITE OF SEX, and earned a National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress Award for her combined efforts in THE OPPOSITE OF SEX, BUFFALO 66 and John Water's PECKER. Some of Ricci's other projects include Wes Craven's CURSED, Woody Allen's romantic comedy ANYTHING ELSE, Sally Potter's THE MAN WHO CRIED and a memorable cameo in Terry Gilliam's FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. Additionally, Ricci starred opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's SLEEPY HOLLOW, for which she won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award.
Ricci was last seen in the critically acclaimed film MONSTER starring opposite Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, and earned an Emmy Award nomination for her guest role on the ABC hit show, GREY'S ANATOMY.
Bio courtesy Paramount Vantage for "Black Snake Moan" (04-Mar-2007)
Biography #3 (for Anything Else)Christina Ricci virtually grew up in front of the camera to emerge as one of the most respected actresses of her generation. In 1999, she was honored with Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, and American Comedy Award nominations for her wickedly funny performance as DeDee Truit in The Opposite of Sex. She also won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in that film, as well as Buffalo 66 and Pecker. In addition, she won two consecutive Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for her roles in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow and the thriller Bless the Child.
Ricci first made her name with an impressive roster of younger roles, beginning at the age of eight when she played Cher's youngest daughter in Mermaids. She went on to play the comically macabre daughter Wednesday in Barry Sonnenfeld's mega-hit comedy The Addams Family and its hit sequel Addams Family Values. She later starred in the 1995 summer hit Casper. That same year, Ricci earned the prestigious Star of the Year Award at ShoWest.
In 1997, Ricci made a seamless transition to more mature roles with her widely praised performance in Ang Lee's acclaimed ensemble drama The Ice Storm. She subsequently had a memorable cameo role in Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. She also starred in Prozac Nation, which marked her producing debut; The Man Who Cried; the award-winning cable docudrama The Laramie Project; Pumpkin, which she also produced; and The Gathering.
Following Anything Else, Ricci will be seen in several features, including Monster, with Charlize Theron; I Love Your Work, directed by Adam Goldberg; and Cursed, for director Wes Craven.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Anything Else" (12-Oct-2003)
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