BiographyChristina Applegate was born November 25, 1971, in Los Angeles. The daughter of a soap star actress, Nancy Priddy, and a record-company executive, Robert Applegate, Christina had her younger half-sister and half-brother as new additions to the family, after the divorce of her parents and remarriage of her father.
She made her first onscreen appearance at the age of 5, alongside her mother on Days of Our Lives, since her mother brought her along to work and auditions.
christina applegate in married with children Christina Applegate's life was consumed by acting, and she even quit school at 17 in order to pursue it full-time. This wasn't a surprise; she had appeared in more than a dozen roles by the time she was that age.
With onscreen roles in series such as Father Murphy, Mama's Family, Quincy, Charles in Charge, Still the Beaver, Silver Spoons, Heart of the City, and Family Ties, as well as films like Jaws of Satan, Beatlemania, and the made-for-TV film The Grace Kelly Story, there was no doubt that acting was her given talent.
In 1987, Christina Applegate found her calling and the role that put her on the map. For 10 years, she portrayed ditzy and promiscuous Kelly Bundy in the dysfunctional family sitcom Married... With Children.
christina applegate in don't tell mom the babysitter's dead Although Christina Applegate may have fooled millions as the trampy Bundy daughter until 1997, the green-eyed actress far from resembles her character. While surviving the tribulations of family life on Married... With Children, Christina Applegate was making the rounds on television, appearing in a slew of television shows including 21 Jump Street, Top of the Heap (as Kelly Bundy), host of Mad TV, and Pauly.
She also made it to several made-for-TV movies and straight to video movies, such as Dance 'Til Dawn, Streets and Across the Moon. In 1991, she made her big-screen debut in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, a lukewarm comedy.
After roles in obscure movies such as Wild Bill and Vibrations, Christina Applegate shared the screen with Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, and Pierce Brosnan in 1996's Mars Attacks!.
Once Married... With Children saw its last day in 1997, Christina Applegate was ready to jump back in the saddle with a role in the slapstick comedy Mafia!, and was back on television as the title character of the NBC sitcom Jesse, which debuted in 1998.
christina applegate on jesse and in a view from the top Although Christina Applegate took home the People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV series and the TV Guide Award for Star of a New Series both in 1999, the critically acclaimed Jesse didn't last long on the air. Despite a coveted time slot and some resuscitation, Jesse was canceled after a two-year run.
In 2002, Christina Applegate could be seen in The Sweetest Thing, costarring Cameron Diaz. The year after that, she worked on the flick A View From the Top with Gwnyeth Paltrow, Kelly Preston, Mike Myers, and Rob Lowe.
christina applegate is samantha who?In 2003, Christina Applegate won an Emmy for her guest role on Friends, as she played Rachel Green's (Jennifer Aniston's) sister. After roles in the 2004 movies Employee of the Month with Matt Dillon and Surviving Christmas with Ben Affleck and James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate appeared in several bit parts before landing a lead on the hit TV show Samantha Who?
She also appeared in the big-screen comedy The Rocker with Rainn Wilson in '08, and she is slated to also be in the 2010 flick Everything Is Going to Be Just Fine, costarring Jennifer Coolidge.
In 2008, however, Christina Applegate faced a personal tragedy when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy.