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Christina Applegate

Highest Rated:   82% The Book of Life (2014)
Lowest Rated:   7% Surviving Christmas (2004)
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Birthplace:   Hollywood, California, USA
Originally famous as the bodacious, brain-challenged Bundy offspring Kelly on Fox's long-running dysfunctional family sitcom Married...With Children, Christina Applegate parlayed her comic talents and sexy image into a parallel movie career. A natural blonde Hollywood baby, Applegate was raised by her actress mother, Nancy Priddy, after Priddy split from Applegate's father, record executive Bobby Applegate. Making her acting debut as an infant with her mother on TV's Days of Our Lives, Applegate subsequently landed her first movie role at age ten when she appeared with Priddy in the low-grade horror flick Jaws of Satan (1981). After playing Grace as a child in the TV biopic Grace Kelly (1983), Applegate guest starred on several TV shows before landing her own permanent series role in the short-lived Heart of the City (1986). Her next series, however, proved the charm. Debuting in 1987 on the fledgling Fox TV network, Married...With Children withstood criticisms about its all-around vulgarity to become one of Fox's first signature hits. During its ten-year run, Married...With Children also spawned the TV movie It's a Bundyful Life (1992), featuring Applegate and the rest of the Bundy clan in a spoof of holiday chestnut It's a Wonderful Life (1946). A bona fide teen heartthrob and star, Applegate attempted to show her serious side as a prostitute and drug addict in the gritty drama Streets (1990). Teen comedy Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991) tried to capitalize on Applegate's TV fame while showcasing her as a smart, resourceful, anti-Bundy character. Also during Married...With Children's run, Applegate appeared in the female road movie Across the Moon (1994), mutilated rock musician-drama Vibrations (1995), and as the town whore in Walter Hill's underrated Western Wild Bill (1995). Applegate's Married fame further landed her a small part in the all-star ensemble populating Tim Burton's science fiction parody Mars Attacks! (1996), and wryly shaded her presence in Gregg Araki's Los Angeles teen anomie opus Nowhere (1997), the slickest entrant in his "teen apocalypse trilogy."Ready to leave the TV-bred teen realm behind after Married went off the air in 1997, Applegate co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in the Hong Kong-tinged action comedy The Big Hit (1998) and played the WASP fiancée of a Mob scion in Jim Abrahams' Mafia movie parody Mafia! (1998). She co-starred with her eventual husband, Johnathon Schaech, and erstwhile teen idol Molly Ringwald in the high-school reunion thriller The Giving Tree (1999) as well. Inspired by her experience with her mother growing up, though, Applegate agreed to return to TV to star as a single mom balancing work and family in the sitcom Jesse (1998). Despite choice time slots, however, Jesse was canceled in 2000. Applegate returned to movie comedy co-starring with Jean Reno as a princess and modern gal in the ill-received remake of a French time-travel yarn Just Visiting (2001). Subsequently holding her own opposite some of her more lustrous film peers, Applegate earned far better reviews than the movie itself as Cameron Diaz's levelheaded best friend in the raunchy female bonding romp The Sweetest Thing (2002), and flew the friendly skies with Gwyneth Paltrow in the flight attendant comedy A View from the Top (2003).In 2004, Applegate landed herself leading-lady roles in two of the year's most anticipated films. First, in July, she starred opposite Will Ferrell in the 70s-era comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Then, the following November, she could be seen with Ben Affleck in the holiday film Surviving Christmas.In 2007 Applegate finally found success on the small-screen yet again with the sitcom Samantha Who?, but the actress made headlines in 2008 when she revealed she was fighting breast cancer, an illness she survived. Meanwhile, on the big screen she scored major parts in the comedy The Rocker, and played Jason Sudeikis' long-suffering wife in the Farrelly Brothers comedy

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
54% Crash Pad
  • Morgan
2017
45% Youth in Oregon
  • Kate Gleason
2017
58% Bad Moms
  • Gwendolyn James
$113.3M 2016
15% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Brittany
$66.6M 2015
71% I Am Chris Farley
  • Actor
2015
26% Vacation
  • Debbie Griswold
$40.3M 2015
82% The Book of Life
  • Mary Beth
2014
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Veronica Corningstone
$76.9M 2013
No Score Yet FOX 25th Anniversary Special
  • Actor
2012
11% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Brittany
$133.2M 2011
34% Hall Pass
  • Grace
$45.1M 2011
No Score Yet The Action Pack: Anchorman Quote-along
  • Actor
2011
53% Going the Distance
  • Corinne
$17.8M 2010
13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Catherine
$43.5M 2010
No Score Yet Shalom Sesame 2010: Welcome To Israel
  • Actor
2010
20% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • Brittany
$219.4M 2009
41% The Rocker
  • Curtis's Mother
$6.4M 2008
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • Melissa
2007
No Score Yet James Patterson's 'Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas'
  • Suzanne Bedford
2005
No Score Yet Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
  • Veronica Corningstone
2004
7% Surviving Christmas
  • Alicia Valco
$11.2M 2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Veronica Corningstone
$84.2M 2004
44% Grand Theft Parsons
  • Barbara
2004
11% Employee of the Month
  • Sarah
2004
34% Wonderland
  • Susan Launius
2003
14% View from the Top
  • Christine Montgomery
$15.6M 2003
26% The Sweetest Thing
  • Courtney
$24.5M 2002
No Score Yet Prince Charming
  • Kate
2001
33% Just Visiting
  • Julia Malfete
2001
No Score Yet The Giving Tree
  • Emily
2000
No Score Yet Brutal Truth
  • Emily
1999
No Score Yet Out in Fifty
  • Lilah
1999
14% Mafia!
  • Diane
1998
41% The Big Hit
  • Pam Schulman
1998
No Score Yet Kiss of Fire
  • Claudine
1998
27% Nowhere
  • Dingbat
1997
52% Mars Attacks!
  • Sharona
1996
No Score Yet Vibrations
  • Anamika
1996
41% Wild Bill
  • Lurline
1995
No Score Yet Across the Moon
  • Kathy
1994
33% Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
  • Sue Ellen Crandell
1991
No Score Yet Streets
  • Dawn
1990
No Score Yet Dance 'til Dawn
  • Patrice
1988
No Score Yet Grace Kelly
  • Grace as a Child
1983
No Score Yet Beatlemania! the Movie
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Jaws of Satan
  • Kim Perry
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Gail
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
64% The Muppets
2015-2016
  • Herself
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance
2005
  • Judge
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Producer
  • Reagan Brinkley
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2012
  • 1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Reno 911!
2003-2009
  • Seeeeemji
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest

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