Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate

TV Actress

Christina Applegate is an American actress. As a child actress, she gained recognition for starring as Kelly Bundy in the Fox sitcom Married... with Children.

Full Name
Nov 25, 1971
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Christina Applegate was born on November 25, 1971 in Hollywood, California. Her father, Robert William Applegate, is a record producer and musician and her mother, Nancy Lee Priddy, is an actress. She has two siblings: Alisa and Kyle. She attended the Las Encinas High School for Performing Arts and graduated with honors in 1989.

Applegate started acting at the age of three when she appeared in an episode of the “Rainbow” television show. She then moved on to appearing in commercials before landing a role as Kelly Bundy on the sitcom “Married...with Children” (1987-97). In 1993, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on the show.

After “Married…with Children” ended, Applegate went on to appear in many films such as Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), Mars Attacks! (1996), The Sweetest Thing (2002), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and its sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). In 2005, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her role as Suzanne Wilkins on the television series “Samantha Who?” (2007-09).

In recent years, Applegate has starred in several movies such as Vacation (2015) and Bad Moms (2016). She also made guest appearances on shows like Friends (2001-02) and Up All Night (2011-12). Additionally, she has received critical acclaim for her performances on Broadway in productions such as Sweet Charity (2005) and Young Frankenstein (2007).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Christina Applegate is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 25, 1971, Christina Applegate was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Acting Job</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Applegate lands her first acting job at the age of nine in the television movie Jaws of Satan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role on Married... with Children</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lands the role of Kelly Bundy on the hit sitcom Married...with Children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Lead Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Applegate stars in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead as her first lead film role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role on Samantha Who?</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Applegate stars in the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? for which she is nominated for an Emmy Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Tony Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Applegate is nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Sweet Charity.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads Netflix Comedy Show Dead to Me</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Applegate stars as Jen Harding in the critically acclaimed Netflix series Dead to Me.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Christina Applegate is an extremely talented actress. She has starred in numerous hit TV shows and movies, including Married... with Children, Anchorman, and Bad Moms. Her comedic timing and delivery are impeccable, making her one of the funniest actresses around.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Generous Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Christina Applegate is a generous philanthropist who has given her time and money to numerous charities over the years. She is actively involved in various charities such as Best Friends Animal Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to name a few.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiring Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Christina Applegate is an inspiring role model for women everywhere. She has shown strength and resilience when she's faced with adversity, even when it comes to her personal health. Applegate has been open about her battle with breast cancer, encouraging other women to take care of their health.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Emmy Nomination at Age 11</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Christina Applegate was the youngest person ever to receive an Emmy nomination for her role in the television series "Married... With Children." She was just 11 years old when she received the nomination.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Broadway Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Christina Applegate starred in the Broadway musical "Sweet Charity" for nearly a year. She won a Theatre World Award for her performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Breast Cancer Survivor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2008, Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy and made a full recovery.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Founding Member of 'Women in Film'</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Christina Applegate is one of the founding members of "Women in Film," an organization that seeks to support women working in the entertainment industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Environmental Activist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Christina Applegate is an environmental activist who has appeared on several campaigns supporting green initiatives and sustainable living practices.</p></div>


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