Christina Applegate

Date Of Birth:
25 November 1971
Place Of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
Best Known As:
Kelly Bundy on the TV series Married With Children
Christina Applegate played Kelly, the not-too-bright bombshell daughter of the dysfunctional Bundy family, on the sitcom Married... With Children. Applegate was a teenager when the persistently popular series began in 1987; she grew into the role and was a favorite with male viewers and Web surfers by the show's end in 1997. Her film career has included roles primarily in comedies and feel-good films, including Tim Burton's Mars Attacks (1996, opposite Jack Black), The Sweetest Thing (2002, starring Cameron Diaz), and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004, with Applegate as a newscaster rival to Will Ferrell). She starred as a single mom in the TV series Jesse (1998-99) and played the title role in the sitcom Samantha Who? (2007-09), then was sidelined for a while after being diagnosed with breast cancer (she had a double masectomy). Applegate also starred on Broadway in a 2005 revival of the musical Sweet Charity, in the title role created by Gwen Verdon in the show's original 1966 run.
Extra Credit

Applegate was once married to actor Johnathon Schaech (2001-06)… She played movie star Grace Kelly as a youngster in the 1983 TV movie Grace Kelly; Cheryl Ladd played the adult version of Kelly… The Broadway run of Sweet Charity was almost cancelled after Applegate broke her foot during a Chicago try-out of the show; she returned in May and was nominated for a Tony Award as best actress in a musical.

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