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Christina Applegate

Christina ApplegateBorn: 25-Nov-1971
Birthplace: Hollywood, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Married with Children

Christina Applegate made her TV debut at three months of age. Her mother, actress Nancy Priddy, was a regular on the soap opera Days of our Lives, and when Applegate was born, she appeared on the show in her mother's arms. In her first movie, 1981's King Cobra when she was 9, Applegate again played her mother's daughter. With her mother's connections, she easily found work as a child actress, appearing on shows like Quincy, Charles in Charge, and Family Ties in the mid-1980s. She played Rick Schroder's prom date on Silver Spoons, and played Grace Kelly as a child in a 1983 TV biopic, Grace Kelly.

Her first TV series was Showtime's political comedy Washingtoon (1985) as a Congressman's daughter. The next year, she was a cop's daughter on the police drama Heart of the City. Starting in 1987 when she was 16, Applegate played the nymphomaniac Kelly Bundy on the anti-family comedy Married with Children for eleven years. She later played the amnesiac central character on the sit-com Samantha Who? and a working mother on Up All Night.

She has also played a teen prostitute in 1990's Streets, a sleazy drug dealer in Wonderland, Gwyneth Paltrow's best friend in View from the Top, and Cameron Diaz's friend in The Sweetest Thing. In 1995's Vibrations, Applegate manages a rave where a handless keyboard-player finds redemption. In Anchorman she played a non-bimbo early TV anchorwoman, to Will Ferrell's dismay.

On 1 July 2008, her on-and-off boyfriend of two years, Lee Grivas, was found dead in his apartment. Applegate says they were not dating at the time of his death. The next month she was diagnosed with breast cancer and almost immediately underwent a double mastectomy, to be followed by reconstructive surgery, all while maintaining a normal shooting schedule for her sit-com.

Father: Robert Applegate (record company executive)
Mother: Nancy Priddy (singer and actress)
Boyfriend: Christian Slater (actor, dated 1996)
Husband: Johnathon Schaech (actor, m. 20-Oct-2001, div. 10-Aug-2007)
Boyfriend: Lee Grivas (photographer,dated 2006-08, d. 1-Jul-2008)
Husband: Martyn Lenoble (musician, together since 2008, m. 23-Feb-2013, one daughter)
Daughter: Sadie Grace LeNoble (b. 27-Jan-2011)

    High School: Excelsior High School, Los Angeles, CA (1990)

    John Kerry for President
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    Mastectomy double (2008)
    Endorsement of Hanesbrands Hanes underwear
    Endorsement of K-Mart
    Emmy
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Smoking, Breast Cancer

    TELEVISION
    Up All Night Reagan Brinkley (2011-13)
    Samantha Who? Samantha (2007-09)
    Jesse Jesse Warner (1998-2000)
    Married with Children Kelly Bundy (1987-97)
    Heart of the City Robin Kennedy (1986-87)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (24-Nov-2013)
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked (14-Dec-2011) · Voice of Brittany [VOICE]
    Hall Pass (23-Feb-2011) · Grace
    Going the Distance (27-Aug-2010) · Corinne
    Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (29-Jul-2010) · Catherine [VOICE]
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (11-Dec-2009) · Brittany [VOICE]
    The Rocker (12-Jun-2008)
    Farce of the Penguins (30-Jan-2007) [VOICE]
    Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (27-Mar-2005)
    Wake Up, Ron Burgundy (28-Dec-2004)
    Surviving Christmas (22-Oct-2004) · Alicia Valco
    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (9-Jul-2004) · Veronica Corningstone
    Employee of the Month (17-Jan-2004)
    Grand Theft Parsons (6-Nov-2003)
    Wonderland (8-Sep-2003) · Susan Launius
    View from the Top (21-Mar-2003) · Christine
    The Sweetest Thing (10-Apr-2002) · Courtney
    Prince Charming (21-Oct-2001)
    Just Visiting (06-Apr-2001)
    The Giving Tree (7-Mar-2000)
    Out in Fifty (1999)
    Jane Austen's Mafia! (24-Jul-1998) · Diane
    The Big Hit (24-Apr-1998) · Pam Shulman
    Nowhere (9-May-1997)
    Mars Attacks! (13-Dec-1996) · Sharona
    Vibrations (2-Jul-1996) · Anamika
    Wild Bill (1-Dec-1995) · Lurline
    Across the Moon (28-Mar-1995) · Kathy
    Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (7-Jun-1991) · Swell
    Streets (19-Jan-1990)
    Dance 'Til Dawn (23-Oct-1988)
    Beatlemania (Jul-1981)


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