Full name: Christina Applegate
Birth: Born 25th November 1971, in Los Angeles, California.
Home: Los Angeles. Used to live in Laurel Canyon.
Family: Mother - actress/singer Nancy Priddy;
Father - Robert Applegate, a record producer;
Half-sister - Alisa; half-brother - Kyle;
Ex-Husband - Johnathan Schaech. Fiance: Martyn LeNoble
Daughter - Sadie Grace LeNoble (b. Jan 27th 2011)
Hair: Natural "dirty" blonde, has been platinum, dark brown and has a habit of dying it red.
Eyes: Green; wears glasses or contacts.
Hobbies: Dancing, jogging, spin classes.
Features: Tattoos - a vine around one ankle, "Agape" on the other, plus a few other small
tattoos in various places.
BEFORE THE SHOW
Christina's parents separated a few months after her birth. Her father later remarried and had
two children (Christina's half-siblings Alisa and Kyle). Christina and her mother lived alone,
struggling to make ends meet. Nancy Priddy was a singer and actress who often brought Christina
to her sets. Nancy once got a call from a "Days Of Our Lives" casting agent for a mother and a
baby to be on the show; Christina played a male baby called Burt Grizzel. They both then did a
commercial for Playtex Nurser collaspable bottles in 1972.
In 1974, Christina scored a campaign with K-Mart for a series of radio commercials. With the
money she earned she was able to buy a house when she was just seven years old. Christina also
started dancing at the age of seven. She dances (or at least used to) between 15-20 hours a week.
More often though, she takes Spinning classes and pilates to stay in shape.
Christina's agent, Tami Lynn, also a friend of her mother's, signed her as a client when she was
8 or so and soon Christina was appearing in various TV movies and TV shows. Christina starred in
the low-budget horror film "Jaws of Satan" with her mother. Soon after that, her mother was
diagnosed with cancer. It passed quickly and they continued their lives. Christina scored
appearances on TV shows like "Charles in Charge" and "Silver Spoons" in the early-mid '80s. In
1985, Christina starred in her first television drama called "Heart of the City". She was awarded
with a Young Artist Award for this show: 'Exceptional Performance By a Young Actress in a New
Television, Comedy or Drama Series'.
Unfortunately, the series only lasted for 13 weeks.
Coincidentally, the "Married with Children" was going into production when "Heart of The City"
ended. Originally, brunette Tina Caspary was playing the part of Kelly Bundy until she and Hunter
Carson, who was playing Bud at the time, were fired and the producers looked for new actors to
fill their roles. They had seen Christina's work on HOTC, so they sent her a script and a copy of
the pilot to her, but Christina at first did not want to return to TV, but she relunctantly
agreed to audition. She read her part with David Faustino and the 15-year-old blonde and
12-year-old David were both taken on board and re-shot their scenes for the pilot epsiode.
Christina left school after eleventh grade. She attended Excelsior High School at some time.
DURING THE SHOW
Christina was nominated for a Young Artist Award (Best Young Actress - Starring in a Television
Comedy Series) in 1988 and won it in 1989 for her role as Kelly Bundy. She quickly became one of
the hottest and most popular people on television. Christina tried hard to live up to her TV
image. She was always self-conscious about her looks and weight and at times she didn't eat in
order to stay thin and fit into the Kelly Bundy outfits.
Christina made a film in 1989 that she is most proud of: "Streets". Her following movie was
"Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead", for which the cast received a Youth Award nomination for
in 1992 and Christina a MTV Music Awrad nomination for Most Desirable Female, 1992.
Kelly Bundy was not nearly as dumb in the first two seasons. As Christina put in, "they really
let it go" during the third season. In 1991, there was a rumour that Christina and her on-screen
father Ed O'Neill were having a "red-hot love affair". They weren't.
Christina had many boyfriends over the years, including some rather harsh relationships. She
partied hard until she saw her friend River Phoenix die outside of the Viper Room on October
31st, 1993. She did an Anti-drug dance performance in memory of River in early 1994.
Christina was famous for her long blonde hair until she cut it really short before the premiere
of the ninth season in 1994. It has been known that some people stopped watching MWC after she
did this! And then in 1995, before the start of the tenth season, she dyed it red. The producers
were not happy with the change, therefore she wore a blonde wig from episodes 1001 to 1024.
In 1996, Nancy's cancer had returned. It was worse than the first time, and Christina coped as
best she could with the illness and her work duties with MWC.
In 1996, she joined the Pussycat Dolls dancing group as a guest artist. She still emcees some
Christina is an avid supporter of such things as "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals"
(PETA), among others. She also has two dogs named Jackson and Cybil, and a cat, called Conaloha,
who allegedly talks and sings with her.
AFTER THE SHOW
Christina found out about MWC's cancellation over the radio (Mark and Bryan's radio show). She
was upset by this, but also eager for the opportunity to move on and shed her Kelly Bundy image.
The rumoured idea for a possible Kelly Bundy spin-off was quickly put to rest.
The year after MWC ended, she starred in three consecutive movies: "Claudine's Return" aka "Kiss
of fire"; "The Big Hit" and "Jane Austen's Mafia!"
From August 1998, Christina starred in her own sitcom "Jesse", which she also co-produced with
her agent, Tami Lynn. Ed O'Neill surprised her on the set during the taping of the third
episode. Amanda Bearse directed two epsidoes of "Jesse". Also, David Faustino guest appeared in
a first season episode ("The Best Possible Deal").
For her role as Jesse Warner, Christina received a Golden Globe nomination in 1999 and won the
People's Choice Awards for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series and Best New
Series. "Jesse" had a timeslot any show would be envious of: right after Friends, right before
Frasier. She also co-hosted the first annual TV Guide Awards with French Stewart. In 1998,
Christina won the President Award for "Star on the Horizon" at the Ft. Lauderdale International
"Jesse" underwent major changes between its first and second seasons. Half the cast were
replaced with new characters, and Jesse got a different working environment. The second season's
ratings were not as high as the previous season, and the show was cancelled in May 2000.
Christina and actor Johnathan Schaech dated for about three years beofre they married in October
2001. They appeared together in movies "The Giving Tree" in 1998, and"Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas"
Christina dyed her hair brown to film a television movie remake of "Prince Charming"; a remake
of the French film "Les Vistors" ("Just Visiting") and the movie "The Sweetest Thing" with
Cameron Diaz. She also stars in "A View From The Top" with Gwenyth Paltrow.
In 2005, she got her first role in a Broadway musical - the lead in Sweet Charity. The show
endured some problems, including Christina breaking her foot, but the show got through the
hurdles and succeeded. The last performance was December 31st, 2005. Christina got a Tony Award
nomination for her role as Sweet Charity Valentine. She also performed at the Tonys and made
great fun of her injury.
Christina and Johnathon divorced in 2005. He was last rumoured to be dating Heather Locklear.
Christina dated a dude named Lee Grivas, but in 2008, not longer after they broke up, he fatally
overdosed on drugs.
As of September 2007, Christina is back on TV - her new series "Samantha Who?" (previously
called "Sam I Am" but changed due to legal copyright issues) airs on ABC. The first season came
out on DVD in 2008. She was nominated for a Best Actress Emmy in 2008 and 2009.
Alas, the show was cancelled in 2009 after the two seasons.
Perhaps inevitably, Christina was diagnosed with breast cancer in August of 2008. It was caught
in the early stages; she opted to undergo a double mastectomy and has since been given a clean
bill of health. She is having resconstruction surgery and will, in her own words, "have cute boobs
till [she's] 90." Christina has a charity called Right Action for Women (rightactionforwomen.org)
which raises money for women to have MRI exams (which are not covered by insurance.)
She tweets fairly regularly.
Her boyfriend in Martyn Lenoble, a bassist for bands Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros.
He and Christina welcomed their first child, Sadie Grace LeNoble, on January 27th, 2011.
2011 saw Christina back on TV with another sitcom, "Up All Night" co-starring Will Arnett and Maya
Rudolph. Christina plays a new mother and a TV producer in the show, just as she does in real life.
The show has been getting decent ratings and has been picked up for a second season.
1979 Jaws of Satan AKA King Cobra Kim Perry
1981 Beatlemania unconfirmed
1983 Grace Kelly Story, The Young Grace Kelly
1988 Dance Til Dawn Patrice Johnson
1989 Streets Dawn
1991 Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead Sue Ellen Crandell
1994 Across The Moon Kathy
1995 Vibrations Animika
1995 Wild Bill Lurline
1996 Mars Attacks! Sharona
1997 Nowhere Dingbat
1998 The Big Hit Pamela Schulman
1998 Claudine's Return AKA Kiss of Fire Claudine van Doozen
1998 Mafia! AKA Jane Austen's Mafia Diane Steen
1999 The Giving Tree Emily
AKA Shaded Places
AKA The Brutal Truth
1999 Out in Fifty
2001 Prince Charming Kate
2001 Just Visiting
2001 Sol Goode
2002 The Sweetest Thing Courtney
2002 A View From The Top Christine Montgomery
2003 Wonderland Susan Launius
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron
Burgundy Veronica Corningstone
2004 Employee of the Month Sara Goodwin
2004 Surviving Christmas Alicia Valco
2005 Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas Dr. Suzanne Bedford
2006 Farce of The Penguins
2008 The Rocker
2009 Alvin and The Chipmonks: The Squeakquel Britney, head chipette
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
2010 Going The Distance
2011 Hall Pass
2012 Alvin and The Chipmonks: Chipwrecked Britney
1972 Days Of Our Lives Burt Grizzell
1981 Father Murphy - "A Horse from Heaven" Ada
1983 Mama's Family unknown
1983 Quincy - "Suffer the Little Children" unconfirmed
1984 Charles in Charge - "The Slumber Party" Stacy
1985 Charles in Charge - "Snowed in" Stacy
1985 Washingtoon unconfirmed
1985 Silver Spoons - "Family Affair" Ricky's date
1986 Amazing Stories - "Welcome to My Nightmare" Holly
1986 All is Forgiven - "Mother's Day" Simone
1986 Still the Beaver - "Farewell to Freddie" unknown
1986 Heart of the City Robin Kennedy
1987 Family Ties - "Band on the Run" Kitten
1987-97 Married... with Children Kelly Bundy
1988 21 Jump Street - "I'm Okay, You Need Work" Tina
1990 Totally Hidden Video Herself
1991 Top of the Heap - "Behind the Eight Ball" Kelly Bundy
1991 Top of the Heap -
"The Last Temptation of Charlie" Kelly Bundy
1993 Saturday Night Live Herself / Cher / various
1996 Mad TV Herself / various
1997 Pauly - "Through the Ringer" Mariah / Diesel Donut
1998-00 Jesse AKA All My Life Jesse Warner
2002 Friends - "The One With Rachel's Other
Sister" Amy Green
2003 Friends - "The One Where Rachel's
Sister Babysits" Amy Green
2004 King Of The Hill Colette (voice only)
2005 Father of the Pride - "One Man's
Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend" Candy (voice only)
2007-09 Samantha Who? Samantha Newly
2009 Star-ving - "Married with Children: The Movie" herself
2011- Up All Night Reagan
INTERVIEWS / SPECIALS
198? Win, Lose or Draw (game show)
1989 The MTV Awards
1989 The Arsenio Hall Show
1989 41st Annual Emmy Awards
1989 After Hours
1989 Rate the '80s Awards
1989 The Pat Sajak Show
1989 MTV's 1989 Video Music Awards
1990 4th Annual American Comedy Awards
1990 Earth Day Special
1990 The Byron Allen Show
1991 Home Videos of the Stars (behind the scenes)
1991 43rd Annual Emmy Awards
1991 Inside Movies (Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead)
1991 Entertainment Tonight
1992 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards
1992 Late Night with David Letterman
1992 Backstage with the Bundys
1992 Hollywood Insider
1992 The Whoopi Goldberg Show
1993 Day in the Life of, A
1995 Hollywood Insider
1995 My Favourite Married
1996 Day and Date
1998 Keenen Ivory Wayans
1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1998 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1998 Behind the Scenes
1998 The Howie Mandel Show
1998 50th Emmy Awards
1998 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1998 The Today Show
1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1998 The Rosie O'Donnell Show
1998 E! Behind the Scenes (The Big Hit)
1999 56th Golden Globe Awards Announcement Ceremony
1999 25th People's Choice Award
1999 56th Golden Globe Awards
1999 1st Annual TV Guide Awards
1999 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1999 Celebrity Profile
1999 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1999 E! On Air
1999 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2000 The View
2000 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2000 Live! with Regis & Kathie Lee
2000 Cynthia Garret
2000 Celebrity Profile: Katey Sagal
2000 Intimate Portrait: Katey Sagal
2002 Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2002 Late Night With Conan O'Brien
2004 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
2004 The Daily Show
2005 Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2005 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
2006 The Ellen Degeneres Show
2009 The Jay Leno Show
2009 Carrie Underwood Holiday Special
2010 Late Show With David Letterman
2011 Ellen DeGeneres Show
2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live
19?? The Third Day
19?? The Axeman's Jazz
19?? Nobody Leaves Empty Handed
19?? The Runthrough
19?? The Grass Harp
2005 Sweet Charity
OTHER / MISCELLANEOUS
Commercial for Cat Chow food in 1983.
Commerical for Barbie in 1983.
Commercial for Cocoa-Cola in 1989.
Appeared in Electric Angels' music video "Rattlesnake Kisses" in 1989.
Voice-over for "Care Bears Adventures in Care-A-Lot".
Promotions for MWC's syndication and FOX.
Sketch for MWC on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" as Kelly Bundy in 1996.
Promotions for "Jesse" and promotional speeches for NBC.
Appeared in Jessica Simpson's music video "Public Affair" in 2006.
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