Biography of the day : Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) is an American actress, best known for her role as Kelly Bundy on the sitcom Married... with Children.

Born in Hollywood, California, her father, Robert Applegate, was a record producer. Her mother, Nancy Lee Priddy, was an actress-singer who survived breast cancer. Her parents split up after she was born and her father remarried.

Applegate quit school at age 17 to pursue acting. She still studies jazz and dance. She is friends with actresses Nicole Eggert and Gwyneth Paltrow. On October 20, 2001, she married longtime boyfriend Johnathon Schaech, in a small mixed-religion Palm Springs ceremony attended by family and close friends. She is a supporter of PETA.

From 1987 to 1997, she played Kelly Bundy on Married... with Children. From 1998 to 2000, she starred in her own sitcom called Jesse.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, she was nominated four times in the annual Youth in Film Awards, two of which she won.

While playing the title role in a revival of Sweet Charity, she injured her ankle, and it was announced that the musical would close in previews. She persuaded the producers to rescind their descision, and on May 4, 2005 she made her Broadway debut to moderately good reviews.

Filmography (actress)

Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Employee of the Month (2004)
Grand Theft Parsons (2003)
Wonderland (2003)
View from the Top (2003)
Heroes (2003)
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
Sol Goode (2001) (uncredited)
Just Visiting (2001)
The Giving Tree (2000)
Out in Fifty (1999)
Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)
The Big Hit (1998)
Claudine's Return (1998)
Nowhere (1997)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Vibrations (1995)
Wild Bill (1995)
Across the Moon (1995)
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
Streets (1990)
Beatlemania (1981)
Jaws of Satan (1981)