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Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate has garnered critical praise for her strength and versatility as an actress in theater, film and television. After receiving accolades for her performance starring alongside Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair in the raucous feature comedy, The Sweetest Thing, Applegate's range of skill landed her numerous roles in both independent and studio projects. Her feature film credits include Surviving Christmas, for director Mike Mitchell, the DreamWorks comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, the dark comedy Employee of the Month, the indie film Grand Theft Parsons, for director David Caffrey, Lionsgate Films' Wonderland, Miramax's View from the Top, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead and Mars Attacks!

Applegate recently made her Broadway debut in the revival of Sweet Charity, in the starring role of Charity Hope Valentine. For her role, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, as well as a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical. Sweet Charity ended its run in January 2006. Other stage credits include an appearance in John Cassavetes' Los Angeles production of The Third Day, with Gena Rowlands, The Axeman's Jazz, Nobody Leaves Empty Handed, The Run-Through and The Grass Harp.

Applegate first gained widespread attention as the sexy and sarcastic Kelly Bundy on the long-running series Married with Children. After a very successful 11-season run, she furthered her television success by starring in her own comedy series, Jesse. In 1999 the highly-rated show garnered Applegate a People's Choice Award as Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series and a Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical.

In 2004 Applegate returned to television as a guest star on Friends, as Rachel's (Jennifer Aniston) younger sister, Amy. Her performance earned her an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role. She was nominated for an Emmy once again the following year for yet another witty performance.

In 2005 Applegate appeared in the telefilm James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, directed by Richard Friedenberg and based on the author's bestselling novel. She is currently filming the feature The Rocker, with Rainn Wilson (The Office) and directed by Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty).

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Christina Applegate Facts

BirthdayNovember 25, 1971 (51)
BirthplaceHollywood, California, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Christina Applegate compared to you?
Awards2003 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series (for Friends)
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Selected Filmography

Bad Moms
Book of Life
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
The Sweetest Thing
Married with Children: The Complete Series
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
The Rocker
Shaded Places
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