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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 May 1975Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameChristina Rene Hendricks
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christina Rene Hendricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. Her father, Robert, worked for the forestry department, and originally came from England, while her mother, Jackie Sue (Raymond), was a psychologist. Because of her father's profession, the family moved to Fairfax, Virginia when she was 13. She began acting at school and went into modeling from the ages of 18 to 27. In her early 20s, she also began appearing on television, landing a recurring role in Beggars and Choosers (1999) in 2000 and another on Kevin Hill (2004) before rising to international fame in Mad Men (2007). As well as her more famously conventional awards nominations (Emmys) and wins (SAG Awards) she also won a SyFy Genre Award in for "Best Special Guest/Television" for her role as Saffron in Joss Whedon's short-lived Firefly (2002).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: IMDb Editors

Spouse (1)

Geoffrey Arend (11 October 2009 - present)

Trade Mark (6)

Known for playing intelligent dominating women
Bright red lipstick
Curvaceous, buxom figure
Red hair and blue eyes
Breathy, little girl voice
Wears glasses

Trivia (16)

Her character in the television series Firefly (2002) never gave her real name. The three aliases the character used (Yolanda, Saffron, and Bridget) were contracted into the nickname "Yo-Saf-Bridge" in the episode Firefly: Trash (2003).
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, since the age of three.
Although known as a redhead, Hendricks is a natural blonde having dyed her hair since she was 10 years old.
In 1989, her family moved to Fairfax, Virginia, where she appeared in several high school plays and local community theatre.
She was a model from the ages of 18 to 27.
Engaged to Geoffrey Arend [January 2009].
Always loved redheads like Ginger Grant from Gilligan's Island (1964).
Dyed her hair because of "Anne of Green Gables".
Ranked #89 in the 2012 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #33 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #82 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked as having one of the most "beautiful famous faces" by "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World." She was ranked #10 in 2010 and #21 in 2009.
Ranked #87 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of All Time (2011).
Ranked #14 on Askmen's list of the top 99 "most desirable" famous women for 2013.
Lived in Islington, London, England, UK.
Her father is originally from England. Her mother, who is American-born, has English, and small amounts of Norwegian and German, ancestry.

Personal Quotes (3)

I don't think any woman in the world could get tired of being compared to Marilyn Monroe.
I know that when I play Joan and she's going to react a certain way, I have to remember that she can only behave this way because the men at work wouldn't want her to act this way, or it's only appropriate to act this way, or a lady would do this. It's become so natural to me to look at the scripts of Mad Men (2007) in that way that I immediately almost become a woman of the 60's in my mindset.
I choose a project based on who's involved and my faith in them and the script and the rest you just let go.

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