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Christina Ricci

Christina RicciBorn: 12-Feb-1980
Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Addams Family

Christina Ricci was a child actor in the early 1990s, making commercials for cereal and toys beginning at age 5. Her first film, at age 9, was Mermaids with Cher and Winona Ryder. She made more of an impression as morbid daughter Wednesday in the Addams Family movies, as the manipulative girlfriend of murderous hooker Charlize Theron in Monster, and opposite Johnny Depp's Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow.

She was always a cute, slightly chubby kid, and even played a younger version of Rosie O'Donnell's character in Now and Then. Her co-star in that film, 13-year-old Thora Birch, played a young Melanie Griffith, and you would not have to be a sensitive adolescent to recognize what was being telegraphed about Ricci's future. Ricci has said that by her mid-teens, she felt completely removed from any ordinary semblance of reality. Her parents divorced while she was making Addams Family Values, and she reportedly no longer speaks to her father. In a 1998 interview, when Ricci was 17, she rolled up her sleeve to show the reporter a long series of purple burn marks on her arm. "I wanted to see if I can handle pain... It's sort of an experiment to see if I can take it."

As an adult, Ricci says the anorexia is behind her. She describes herself as "hermit-like" and prefers watching reruns of Law & Order to the glitter of show-biz nightlife. She prefers to work in independent films, finding them better written and more intelligent than Hollywood blockbusters. She says she won't consider scripts that offend her, but the only things that seem to truly offend her are poorly-written scripts and overwrought melodrama. She reportedly turned down the little-girl role in Spielberg's Jurassic Park, and the Kate Winslet role in Titanic.

Father: Ralph Ricci (primal scream therapist)
Mother: Sarah Murdoch (model, stage mom)
Brother: Dante Ricci (musician, b. 1974)
Sister: Pia Ricci (b. 1976)
Brother: Rafael Ricci (b. 1971)
Boyfriend: Orlando Bloom (actor)
Boyfriend: Adam Goldberg (actor)
Boyfriend: Matthew Frauman (actor)
Boyfriend: Curtis Buchanan (skateshop employee, 2009)
Husband: James Heerdegan (backstage film worker, m. 26-Oct-2013)

    High School: Professional Children's School, New York City, NY (1998)

    Planned Parenthood volunteer
    Breast Reduction Surgery 2001
    Risk Factors: Depression, Anorexia, Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Around the Block (6-Sep-2013)
    The Smurfs 2 (28-Jul-2013) [VOICE]
    Bel Ami (17-Feb-2012) · Clotilde de Marelle
    Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011) · Kathy McGee
    Alpha and Omega (16-Sep-2010) [VOICE]
    After.Life (7-Nov-2009) · Anna Taylor
    All's Faire in Love (19-Sep-2009)
    New York, I Love You (5-Feb-2009) · Camille
    Speed Racer (28-Apr-2008)
    Home of the Brave (15-Dec-2006) · Sarah Schivino
    Black Snake Moan (9-Dec-2006) · Rae
    Penelope (8-Sep-2006)
    Cursed (7-Nov-2004) · Ellie
    Monster (16-Nov-2003)
    I Love Your Work (5-Sep-2003)
    Anything Else (27-Aug-2003) · Amanda
    The Gathering (23-Feb-2003)
    Miranda (18-Jan-2002)
    Pumpkin (14-Jan-2002)
    The Laramie Project (10-Jan-2002) · Romaine Patterson
    Prozac Nation (8-Sep-2001) · Elizabeth
    All Over the Guy (30-May-2001)
    The Man Who Cried (2-Sep-2000) · Suzie
    Bless the Child (11-Aug-2000) · Cheri
    Sleepy Hollow (17-Nov-1999)
    No Vacancy (16-Apr-1999) · Lillian
    200 Cigarettes (26-Feb-1999) · Val
    I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (13-Sep-1998)
    Desert Blue (12-Sep-1998) · Ely
    Pecker (11-Sep-1998)
    Small Soldiers (10-Jul-1998) · Gwendy Doll [VOICE]
    The Opposite of Sex (22-May-1998)
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (22-May-1998) · Lucy
    Buffalo '66 (21-Jan-1998) · Layla
    The Ice Storm (12-May-1997)
    That Darn Cat (14-Feb-1997) · Patti
    The Last of the High Kings (6-Dec-1996)
    Bastard Out of Carolina (24-Aug-1996)
    Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (3-Nov-1995) · Beth Easton
    Now and Then (20-Oct-1995)
    Casper (26-May-1995) · Kat
    Addams Family Values (19-Nov-1993) · Wednesday Addams
    The Cemetery Club (3-Feb-1993)
    The Addams Family (22-Nov-1991) · Wednesday Addams
    The Hard Way (8-Mar-1991) · Bonnie
    Mermaids (14-Dec-1990) · Kate Flax

Appears on the cover of:
Psychology Today, Apr-2003, DETAILS: Young and Depressed -- Christina Ricci acts out in Prozac Nation
Esquire, Jul-2003, DETAILS: Christina Ricci Is Not Crazy, BYLINE: Tim Lewis


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