Date of Birth : 25 November 1971, Hollywood, California, USA
Height : 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Born on November 25, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. Christina Applegate was raised by her actress mother, Nancy Priddy, after Priddy split from Applegate's father, record executive Bobby Applegate. When Christina was three months old, she made her acting debut in her mothers arms on the daytime soap opera Days of our Lives.
After performing in commercials for K Mart and appearing in several movies and TV shows, she received her breakthrough role as teen air head Kelly Bundy on Fox's popular sitcom Married...
With Children at age fifteen. After an impressive 11 seasons, the show ended in 1997 and Applegate has since successfully distanced herself from her Bundy persona.
In 1998, she starred opposite Mark Wahlberg in the Hong Kong-tinged action-comedy The Big Hit and played the fiancee of a Mob scion in the Mafia parody, Mafia!
Inspired by her experience with her own mother growing up, Applegate returned to TV in 1998 to star as a single mom balancing work and family in the sitcom Jesse. Though the show had bright moment (including a People's Choice award in 1999) it was canceled two years later.
Following an ill-executed return to movies in 2001 with the time-travel comedy Just Visiting, Applegate managed to hold her own opposite some of her more respected film peers. She received strong reviews as Cameron Diaz's levelheaded best friend in The Sweetest Thing in 2002, and appeared with Wayne Paltrow in the flight attendant comedy A View From the Top.
Applegate married her longtime boyfriend, actor Jonathan Schaech, in October 2001. They began divorce proceedings in November 2005, during which time Applegate met Lee Rivals Alaskan fisherman and aspiring photographer whom she had met through a colleague in her Broadway show Sweet Charity. Their relationship was reportedly a rocky one, as Christina disapproved of his struggles with drug problems and they broke up in early 2008. Christina had moved on but still considered Grivas an "incredible human being" and "an extremely important and beautiful part of my life." When Grivas died of an apparent drug overdose on July 1, 2008. Applegate was "profoundly saddened." and added that Grivas was "Missed beyond words."
Applegate's woes would see no rest, as a mere 2 weeks later she would undergo a double mastectomy when she tested positive for the BRCA1 breast cancer gene. Following the procedure she was upbeat, and donated her time to combating breast cancer by speaking publicly about the disease and raising money for research. In doing so, she has joined fellow survivors Sheryl Crow and Susanne Somers as well respected champions of breast cancer awareness.
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November 25, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA
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* Daughter: Sadie Grace LeNoble. Born Jan. 27, 2011; father, Martyn LeNoble
* Father: Robert Applegate. Divorced from Applegate s mother; remarried
* Half-Brother: Kyle. Born c. 1982
* Half-Sister: Alisa. Born c. 1977
* Mother: Nancy Priddy. Divorced from Applegate s father
* Companion: Christian Slater.
* Companion: Lee Grivas. Dated following her separation from Schaech; died on July 1, 2008 of an apparent drug overdose; were not together at the time of his death
* Companion: Martyn LeNoble.
* Husband: Johnathon Schaech. Began dating c. January 1998; married Oct. 20, 2001; filed for divorce in December 2005, citing irreconcilable differences; divorce finalized in August 2007
* 1971 Made TV debut at the age of three months in Days of Our Lives
* 1979 Made film debut in Jaws of Satan
* 1983 Made TV movie debut in Grace Kelly
* 1986 TV series debut in Hearts of the City
* 1987 Cast as ditzy teenager, Kelly Bundy on Fox s Married... With Children
* 1990 Feature lead in Streets
* 1991 Had starring role in Don t Tell Mom the Babysitter s Dead
* 1996 Cast in Tim Burton s Mars Attacks!
* 1998 Returned to series TV as the lead in the NBC sitcom Jesse
* 1998 Co-starred with Mark Wahlberg and Lou Diamond Phillips in The Big Hit
* 1998 Starred in the independent feature Claudine s Return
* 2000 Co-starred with Johnathon Schaech and Molly Ringwald in The Giving Tree
* 2001 Had dual role in the comedy Just Visiting, playing a 12th-century noblewoman and her 21st-century descendant
* 2002 Co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair in the comedy The Sweetest Thing
* 2002 Had a recurring role as Rachel s sister in the NBC comedy Friends
* 2003 Appeared alongside Gwyneth Paltrow as flight attendants in the comedy A View from the Top
* 2004 Received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy series for her role on Friends
* 2004 Starred opposite Will Ferrell as an ambitious female journalist in the comedy Anchorman
* 2005 Co-starred with husband Johnathon Schaech in the CBS movie James Patterson s Suzanne s Diary for Nicholas
* 2005 Made her Broadway debut as Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity ; received a Tony nomination for her role
* 2007 Played a 30-year-old psychiatrist who suffered from amnesia in the ABC comedy, Samantha Who? ; also produced; earned Golden Globe (2007, 2008), SAG (2007, 2008, 2009) and Emmy (2008, 2009) nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series
* 2008 Joined Rainn Wilson in the comedy The Rocker
* 2009 Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
* 2010 Appeared in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, the sequel to the 2001 family film Cats & Dogs
* 2010 Cast opposite Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in Going the Distance, a romantic comedy about long-distance relationships
* 2011 Co-starred with Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis in the Farrelly brothers Hall Pass
* First TV speaking role in Quincy