Christina Applegate

     
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Real Name: Christina Applegate
Birthday: 25th of November 1971
Place of Birth: Los Angeles

 

Christina Applegate Biography And Filmography:

Christina Applegate is best known for her role as the sex hungry Kelly Bundy, on the Fox sitcom "Married... With Children" (1987-97). Her career started at the age of eight months when she appeared in her mother's arms on the daytime television soap opera "Days of Our Lives". After nine years away from the business,Applegate took a small role in the film "Jaws of Satan" (1981), and then had a series of guest appearances on such television shows as "Quincy", "Amazing Stories" and "Family Ties" before receiving her first big role when cast as a regular on the television series "Heart of the City" (1986-87).

Once Christina had become famous as the dumb blonde girl on "Married... With Children", Applegate tried more dramatic projects like "Streets" (1990) and "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (1991), where she played a crafty young teenager who forged a resume and is hired for an important job while her mother is out of town.

Applegate then took supporting roles in "Wild Bill" (1995) and "Mars Attacks!" (1996) with Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Sarah Jessica Parker and Natalie Portman, a film about what happens when the Earth is invaded by Martians with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. Christina next appeared as the bride of a mobster in the spoof  "Mafia!" (1998), and to much better use as an implant of a wealthy family who turns to stripping in "Claudine's Return" (1998).


Applegate returned to series television in the fall of 1998 as a single mother in the NBC sitcom "Jesse".  Although the series was released in the 8:30 p.m. time slot on Thursdays, its ratings were poor and the series was canceled in 2000 after three seasons. Christina bounced back with a supporting role as Cameron Diaz's friend in the film comedy "The Sweetest Thing" (2002).

She then joined Gwyneth Paltrow and Mike Myers for the airplane comedy "View From The Top", and won a comedy guest actress Emmy for her role on "Friends" as Rachel's (Jennifer Aniston's) trivial, self-obsessed sister Amy, a role she would repeat in the shows final season. She also tried dramatic roles, playing the central character of Susan Launius, the only survivor of the infamous 1981 Wonderland Avenue murders in Los Angeles involving sex porn legend John Holmes, in the dramatic "Wonderland" (2003) starring Val Kilmer.

With her career growing, Applegate next appeared opposite Will Ferrell in the comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004) as anchorwoman Veronica Corningstone, who resists Burgundy's attempts to keep a woman out of a power position in his newsroom. Applegate then appeared in a role as Ben Affleck's rented "sister" turned love interest in the holiday comedy "Surviving Christmas" (2004) about a lonely, obnoxious young millionaire who pays a family to spend Christmas with him.

Applegate, who danced with the trendy Pussycat Dolls in the early 2000s, appeared in her Broadway debut as '60s dance-hall dame Charity Hope Valentine in the Broadway revival of Bob Fosse's "Sweet Charity". She then teamed with Will Ferrell again for the anticipated sequel of "Anchorman" in "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie" (2004). The actress then starred with Samuel L. Jackson in the comedy spoof "Farce of the Penguins" (2006), a film that illuminates penguin survival and mating rituals, as well as one bird's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with his hedonistic buddies. 


During 2008, Christina Applegate was hired and cast in another television series called ""Samantha Who?" (2007-2009) with Jennifer Esposito about a woman who suffers from amnesia and is forced to find out who she really is. While still filming "Samantha Who?", she appeared in the comedy film "The Rocker" (2008) that tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. She wrapped up the year with the dramatic comedy "Everything Is Going to Be Just Fine" (2009), the story of a man who believed he had everything he ever dreamed of, until his friend and colleague, actress Elizabeth Montgomery, passed away.

Also in 2008, Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. She has vowed to help support the cause of breast cancer research and has been very public about her ordeal.

In 2010 Applegate lent her voice to the animated comedy “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” (2010) where the ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.

The actress then worked with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in romantic comedy “Going the Distance” (2010) – a story that centers on a man and woman who try to keep their love alive as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another.

The following year it was back for more comedy with Owen Wilson and Jason Jason Sudeikis in “Hall Pass” (2011) – a funny story about two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages and are given a Hall Pass by their wives for one week where they can do whatever they want. Christina wrapped tat year lending her voice as Brittany in another animated comedy “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” (2011) while when playing around while aboard a cruise ship the Chipmunks accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise.

Applegate then returned to series TV in the role of Reagan Brinkley for an initial 24 episode run in the comedy “Up All Night” (2012) that takes an disrespectful look at parenthood through the point of view of an bitter working mother along with her stay-at-home husband and narrow-minded parents.

 

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