CHRISTINA APPLEGATE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Christina Applegate was born on November 25th, 1971 in Hollywood, California, born to parents, Robert W. Applegate who worked as a producer and an executive for a record company and Nancy Lee Priddy, who was a professional singer and actress. Not to long after she was born her parents divorced and she lived with her mother.
Applegate would accompany her mother on a number of auditions and she had her first experience in front of the camera at only five months old when she appeared on a commercial for Playtex. She also appeared on the soap opera, "Days of Our Lives".
Other appearances as a child actress were in, "Jaws of Satan" (1979), "Beatlemania" (1981), "Grace Kelly" (1983) and "Washingtoon" (1985), "Father Murphy" (1981), "Charles in Charge" (1984-1985), "Silver Spoons" (1986) and "Leave it to Beaver" (1985-1986).
As Christina got older she was cast in her most prominent role in the television hit series, "Married With Children" (1987), playing Kelly Bundy for a total of ten years. Other television roles that followed were, "Dance til Dawn" (1988), "Streets" (1990), "21 Jump Street" (1988), "MADtv" (1996) and another huge role in the television series, "Jesse" (1998) for which she won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV series and the TV Guide Award for Star of a New Series as well as a nomination at the Golden Globe Awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy.
Along with working as a television actress, Applegate also starred in a variety of films such as, "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead" (1991), "The Big Hit" (1998), "Jane Austen's Mafia" (1998), "The Sweetest Thing" (2002), "Anchorman" (2004), "Farce of the Penguins" (2006), "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squekguel" (2009) and "Hall Pass" (2011).
She has made sure to share her acting talents not only on film and television but also as a stage actress. Applegate has starred in such productions as, "The Axeman's Jazz", "Nobody Leaves Empty Handed", "The Runthrough" and "The Third Day".
Applegate is also involved in a number of charitable contributions and organizations such as supporting the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and in 2003 she was the spokesperson for the Lee National Denim Day which raised millions of dollars to assist in breast cancer research and education. Also, in 2009, Applegate founded Right Action for Women, a charitable foundation dedicated to breast cancer screening for women.
Throughout her career she has received a number of awards and honors such as being chosen by People's magazine as, "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1999. She also won a 2005 Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award in 2005 for her performance in the stage musical, "Sweet Charity".
Christina Applegate has only married once to Johnathon Schaech whom she wed in 2001 and divorced in 2007. She is currently living with her fiancé, Martyn LeNoble and they have had their first child together, daughter, Sadie Grace.
In 2008, Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer, but after undergoing a double mastectomy she has made a full recovery. Applegate currently resides in Los Angeles, California and her latest role is appearing on the television series, "Up All Night" (2011) which airs on NBC.
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked
2011 Up All Night
2011 How Will Ferrell Touched Me
2011 Hall Pass
2010 Prenatal Pole Dancing DVD
2010 Going the Distance
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
2007-2009 Samantha Who?
2008 The Rocker
2008 Reno 911!
2006 Farce of the Penguins
2005 Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
2004 Father of the Pride
2004 Surviving Christmas
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
2004 King of the Hill
2004 Employee of the Month
2003 Grand Theft Parsons
2003 View from the Top
2002 The Sweetest Thing
2001 Prince Charming
2001 Just Visiting
2000 The Giving Tree
1999 Out in Fifty
1998 Jane Austen's Mafia!
1998 The Big Hit
1998 Claudine's Return
1987-1997 Married with Children
1996 Mars Attacks!
1995 Wild Bill
1995 Across the Moon
1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
1991 Top of the Heap
1988 Dance 'Til Dawn
1988 21 Jump Stree
1987 Family Ties
1986-1987 Heart of the City
1986 Silver Spoons
1986 Amazing Stories
1985-1986 The New Leave It to Beaver
1986 All Is Forgiven
1984-1985 Charles in Charge
1983 Grace Kelly
1981 Father Murphy
1981 Jaws of Satan