Fast Facts

  • Dressed as a goth in high school.
  • Worked as a model before becoming an actor.
  • First TV break came with the Showtime comedy series Beggars & Choosers (1999-2001).
  • Has appeared on several shows with connections to Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon: his spin-off Angel and cult favorite Firefly, as well as Tru Calling, which starred Buffy alum Eliza Dushku.
  • Auditioned for three parts on Mad Men before getting the role of Joan.
  • Was introduced to husband Geoffrey Arend by Mad Men cast mate Vincent Kartheiser.
  • Supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation and took 17-year-old David Kumferman to the Emmys in 2011 as part of the program.

Awards

  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Aaron Hendricks — Brother
  • Geoffrey Arend — Husband
  • Jackie Stept — Mother
  • Robert Hendricks — Father

Details

  • Birth Name: Christine Elise McCarthy
  • Birth Place: Knoxville, TN
  • Profession: Actor

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