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Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father’s re-marriage – Alisa (b. October 10, 1977) and Kyle (b. July 15, 1981). Alisa and Christina are best friends and even lived together while Alisa was going to college. Christina’s mother took her along on all of her auditions and acting jobs. She made her acting debut at age five months, when her mother got her in a commercial for Playtex nursers. Her mother never remarried, but kept company with Stephen Stills. Christina still cherishes a guitar Stephen gave her when she was young. She played in a number of TV series before landing her breakout role in Married with Children (1987). Christina still studies jazz dance.
Interesting Facts about Christina Applegate
- Told that the script for Legally Blonde (2001) initially came her way but she was leery about taking on another “dumb blonde” role since Married with Children (1987) had just wrapped. The role eventually went to Reese Witherspoon and she was nominated for the Golden Globe for portraying Elle Woods. Applegate is happy with the way things turned out and said that Witherspoon did a much better job than she ever could.
- Her garage was the birthplace of The Pussycat Dolls.
- On March 11, 2005, while on stage in Chicago in the Broadway-bound revival of the 1966 musical “Sweet Charity”, she broke a bone in her right foot. On March 25, in Boston with Charlotte d’Amboise in the titular role, its producers officially canceled the production, announcing it would close after its last regularly scheduled try-out performance, the March 27 matinée. On March 29 the production was officially resurrected with a revised Broadway preview and opening schedule. Although Ms. d’Amboise continued in the lead role for the first week of Broadway previews, on April 18 Applegate made her Broadway debut as Charity Hope Valentine. On May 4 the second Broadway revival of “Sweet Charity” opened officially with Applegate as its star. She was nominated for a 2005 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
- Is referenced in the movie Donnie Darko (2001) by Jake Gyllenhaal’s character while visiting the psychiatrist.
- Nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, Up All Night (2011), at The Women’s Image Network (WIN) Awards 2012.
- Screen Actors Guild member since 1974.
- Her personal manager for over 26 years was Tami Lynn, who was also her co-producing partner on her series Jesse (1998).
- In contrast to her character on Married with Children (1987), she has been described by her co-stars on the show as an intelligent, versatile and talented actress. In multiple interviews, Ed O’Neill stated that only someone of her caliber and intelligence could pull off the “dumb blonde” character on the show so convincingly, and that she would often nail her performance on the first or second take.
- Passed the GED with flying colors toward the end of her Junior year.
- Met her ex-husband, Johnathon Schaech, through director Gregg Araki.
- In 2009 was chosen as one of “People” magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World.
- Grew up near the site of the notorious 1981 Wonderland (or Four-on-the-Floor) murders involving John Holmes. She later played Susan Launius, the sole survivor of the murders, in the movie Wonderland (2003).
Personal Quotes by Christina Applegate
The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don’t want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?- Christina Applegate
Every single kid in my group of friends at school was from a single-parent family.- Christina Applegate
There are a lot of sacrifices a mother makes when she’s raising a child by herself. I saw it when I was growing up, watching all my mother did for me. But it wasn’t until recently that I fully understood the price she paid because of how we had to struggle.- Christina Applegate
I started doing radio commercials for Kmart when I was 4. They had to splice all my consonants together because I couldn’t talk very well. But these jobs helped my mother and me put food on the table. It took the two of us working.- Christina Applegate
My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air.- Christina Applegate