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Christina Applegate Biography

Birth Name:
Christina Applegate
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • First appeared on camera as an infant with her mother, actor Nancy Priddy, in a Days of Our Lives guest spot
  • Made feature-film debut in 1979's Jaws of Satan, a horror flick costarring her mother
  • Became a teen idol for portraying ditzy blonde Kelly Bundy on Fox's raunchy sitcom Married
  • With Children (1987-97)
  • Won a 1999 TV Guide Award for Favorite New Star for her role in the short-lived sitcom Jesse
  • In 2005, made Broadway debut in the musical Sweet Charity
  • Has performed with the Pussycat Dolls, an L
  • A
  • -based dance troupe created and choreographed by her former roommate Robin Antin
  • Underwent a double mastectomy in July 2008 after being diagnosed with breast cancer in March of that year
  • In 2008, created Right Action for Women, a charitable foundation that assists those at high risk for breast cancer and gives aid to those needing financial assistance
  • Was featured on the cover of People magazine's Most Beautiful issue in 2009

Awards

  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Star: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1999People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series: winner

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