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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 November 1971Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William 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. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15 July 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) in 1987. Christina still studies jazz dance.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

Spouse (2)

Martyn LeNoble (23 February 2013 - present) (1 child)
Johnathon Schaech (20 October 2001 - 10 August 2007) (divorced)

Trivia (42)

Supports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Enjoys books about spirituality.
Has one half-brother and one half-sister from her father's subsequent marriage after he and Christina's mother, Nancy Priddy, divorced.
Passed the GED with flying colors toward the end of her Junior year.
Chosen as one of People Magazine's, "50 Most Beautiful People, 1999"
Married longtime boyfriend Johnathon Schaech on October 20, 2001, in a small Palm Springs ceremony, attended by immediate family and friends.
Co-wrote "The Penis Song" with The Sweetest Thing (2002) co-stars Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair.
First appeared on television as an infant in a commercial for disposable diapers.
Friend of Nicole Eggert.
While filming View from the Top (2003), she met Gwyneth Paltrow. They are now good friends.
Referred to in the 1991 song "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" by PM Dawn.
Went to high school with Milla Jovovich.
Met her ex-husband, Johnathon Schaech, through director Gregg Araki.
Finds Al Green's song "Simply Beautiful" one of the sexiest songs she's ever heard.
On Friday 11 March 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 Friday 25 March 2005, 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 Sunday 27 March 2005 matinée. On Tuesday 29 March 2005, 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 Monday 18 April 2005, Applegate made her Broadway debut as Charity Hope Valentine. On Wednesday 4 May 2005, the second Broadway revival of "Sweet Charity" opened officially with Ms. Applegate as its star. She has been nominated for a 2005 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Her mom wrote a song for her. She also sang the song. It is called "Christina's 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).
Is referred to in the movie Donnie Darko (2001) by Jake Gyllenhaal's character while visiting the psychiatrist.
Is a Vegetarian.
Daughter of Robert Applegate and wife Nancy Priddy. Her ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Irish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Welsh, Dutch, French, Danish, and Swedish.
Has three cats and a turtle named Tibbell.
In an interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), she mentioned that though she has green eyes on one magazine cover picture, her eyes were changed to blue.
Diagnosed with breast cancer (3 August 2008).
She and Bruce Willis are the only two actors to have guest starred in Friends (1994) and win an Emmy for their performance.
Underwent double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer to prevent the illness returning.
Her love of the video-game Guitar Hero (2005) gave her a two-week migraine headache. She had to go to the doctor for treatment of the headache, taking time away from her TV series. Has not played the game since [April 15, 2009].
Was hired by Jodie Foster to star as Paula Olsen in Nell (1994) but was let go after Foster was replaced by Michael Apted as director. Applegate was replaced by Natasha Richardson.
Born at 5:45 PM.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
Became engaged to Martyn LeNoble, having been in a relationship with him since July 2008, after he proposed to her on a beach in Palm Springs (14 February 2010).
Chosen the most beautiful person in the world by People Magazine's, "100 Most Beautiful People, 2009".
Christina and her fiancé, Martyn LeNoble, are expecting their first child [July 21, 2010].
Is close friends with her former Samantha Who? (2007) co-star Melissa McCarthy.
Was at the Viper Room the night River Phoenix collapsed on the sidewalk outside of the club. She witnessed the seizure induced by a drug Phoenix had in his system and later re-enacted the seizure at an anti-drugs dance piece.
Gave birth to her daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble, with fiancé Martyn LeNoble, at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, weighing in at 7lbs 8oz (27 January 2011).
Paid tribute to the late Elizabeth Taylor via Twitter, stating that Taylor's film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) is her favorite movie and Taylor's portrayal of Martha her favorite movie performance (23 March 2011).
Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Sadie in order to begin filming Up All Night (2011).
Her garage was the birthplace of The Pussycat Dolls.
Applegate is one of 4 actors from the film Hall Pass (2011) to become a first-time parent the same year the film was released, along with her co-stars Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer and Alyssa Milano.
Her personal manager for over 26 years was Tami Lynn, who was also her co-producing partner on her series Jesse (1998).
Nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, Up All Night (2011), at The Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards 2012.
Auditioned for the role of "Samantha Micelli" in Who's the Boss? (1984).

Personal Quotes (12)

[on accepting her role in the sitcom Jesse (1998)] This was a major commitment. I really had to sit and think about it. I eventually came to the conclusion that it came into my life for a reason.
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.
The person who I have my child with is going to be the right person. I don't want to raise a child by myself. I could do it. But I definitely don't want to. I want to be a mother who has the original father there. And I want to be with that person until I'm 80 years old, sitting out on the porch with our glasses of lemonade, laughing about our lives.
[on her sitcom Married with Children (1987), which ran from 1987 to 1997] The show definitely shocked and disgusted people. But, privately, they enjoyed laughing at it. I think all too often people look at the perfect families on television and think, "Why can't my family be like that?" In the case of "Married with Children", people were able to say, "Thank God my family's not like that!"
I've always been shy and sort of vulnerable. My mom says that when she would drop me off at school, I'd stand back and check out the situation
  • see if it was safe before I'd join the other kids.



[on how she coped with being a TV star in her teens] I wasn't one to go out and buy a new car and stereo system and expensive clothes. My mom helped keep me grounded.
[about her husband, actor Johnathon Schaech (they've since divorced)] We're best friends. And that spark is always there. I can't wait to see him, even though I saw him a few hours ago.
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.
It was not easy for my mother, being a struggling actress and raising a child. We were these two sort of vagabonds, never knowing where the money was going to come from. She always says she couldn't afford a babysitter, which is why she put me on the stage.
[on having quit school] It's one of those choices that I can honestly say was a big mistake. I wish I had a better knowledge of history and the other things I could've learned. Of course, nothing is stopping me from learning now. In fact, I'm probably better prepared.
Every single kid in my group of friends at school was from a single-parent family.
[on her work in the 2004 Broadway production of "Sweet Charity"] - The work is really intense. I think working 16 hours a day is harder, but really [I think] my whole soul changed doing that year of Broadway.

Your audience every night belongs to you. It's different. You control everything. It's just a beautiful, beautiful thing.

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