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Christina Applegate

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  • Eye ColorGreen Eyes
  • Hair ColorBlondes
  • Birthdate11/25/71
  • HometownLos Angeles, California

About Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood. Her parents were both in the entertainment biz (dad was a record producer, mom was a singer and actress). She was destined, really, to be a performer of some sort. In fact, she first appeared on screen before she could walk—as an infant with her mother on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, and in a Playtex commercial.

By seven, she’d scored her first real acting gig in a 1979 movie called Jaws of Satan. In 1987, she started a 10-year gig appearing as a ditzy, wild-child daughter on the TV sitcom Married… with Children. After that, her credits racked up, with 1988’s 21 Jump Street, 2004’s Anchorman, and the recent TV comedy Samantha Who?, among others, proving her as an actress who knows how to get laughs as well as looks.

She’s won several People’s Choice Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award and has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her roles on the TV shows Samantha Who? and Jesse.

“I’m a big believer that you shouldn’t improv everything. I think that structure of script is really important,” Christina told Collider about her approach to acting. “I think when you find those moments, you can have them, but I find that for me I like to keep it until it’s appropriate.”

She’s been married twice: to actor Johnathon Schaech from 2001 to 2007 and to Martyn LeNoble, a Dutch bassist with the band Porno for Pyros, since 2013. They have one daughter. “Hearing my daughter laugh is the best way to lift my spirit,” she told Origin magazine.

Christina fought breast cancer in 2008 and has since been declared cancer-free. She appears on behalf of many cancer charities and established her own, Right Action for Women, a year after she made a full recovery.

She started eating healthier after her diagnosis, but she’s always been outspoken as a vegetarian, and has appeared in an anti-fur ad for PETA. “I’ve been vegetarian for so long now that I don’t remember anything different,” she said in an interview with Origin magazine. “I like making quinoa pasta with tons of veggies and feta.”

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