Christina Ricci

Highest Rated: 100% Fearless Freaks (2005)
Birthday: Feb 12, 1980
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California
One of the most celebrated actresses of her generation, as well as one of the few child stars to make a successful transition to adult roles, Christina Ricci has been impressing audiences and critics with her unnervingly accurate performances since debuting in 1990's Mermaids.The daughter of a lawyer and a former Ford model and the youngest of four children, Ricci was born in Santa Monica, CA, on February 12, 1980. Following her family's move to New York when she was eight, Ricci got her start acting in commercials. Her big screen debut came shortly after, when director Richard Benjamin cast her as Cher's younger daughter in Mermaids. Although much attention went to Winona Ryder, who played Ricci's older sister, the young actress made enough of an impression to land more work: The following year, she starred as the morbidly precocious Wednesday Addams in the hit film adaptation of The Addams Family. The role would help to establish Ricci as an actress known for playing dark, unconventional characters; she went on to play Wednesday again in the film's 1993 sequel Addams Family Values. Following a series of films both good and bad, including Now and Then, in which she played the young Rosie O'Donnell, and the critically panned but commercially successful Casper, Ricci starred as the troubled, sexually precocious Wendy Hood in Ang Lee's widely praised The Ice Storm. The actress handled the part with uncanny maturity, leading many observers to conclude that she was truly beginning to come into her own. This assessment was solidified with Ricci's subsequent roles in films like Buffalo '66 (in which she played Vincent Gallo's unwitting abductee-turned-girlfriend), John Waters' Pecker, and Don Roos' The Opposite of Sex, the last of which cast her as Dedee, a delightfully loathsome girl who wreaks tabloid-style havoc on everyone she encounters, whether they be dead or alive. For her performance as Dedee, Ricci was nominated for a Golden Globe and attained the unofficial title of the Sundance Film Festival's 1998 "It" Girl.Now riding high as an indie teen queen, Ricci went on in 1999 to headline the much-anticipated but ultimately disappointing 200 Cigarettes; the same year, she could be seen in Desert Blue, which featured 200 Cigarettes co-stars Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson, and Sleepy Hollow, in which she played Gothic princess Katrina Van Tassel opposite Johnny Depp's Ichabod Crane in Tim Burton's adaptation of Washington Irving's ghostly tale.In 2000, Ricci starred in Sally Potter's The Man Who Cried, in which she played a young Jewish woman who flees from Germany to Paris during World War II, and Bless the Child, a supernatural thriller that also starred Kim Basinger and Rufus Sewell.Though rumors of a stateside release date for Ricci's 2001 drama Prozac Nation continued to linger, the dark young starlet would move on to such unconventional efforts as The Laramie Project (2002) and the offbeat romantic comedy Pumpkin, which found her as a popular sorority girl who risks becoming a social outcast after falling for a mentally disabled young athlete whom she has volunteered to help train. Though subsequent efforts as Miranda and The Gathering (both 2002) fell beneath the radar at the box office, Ricci was a hit with Ally McBeal fans when she appeared in a recurring role in the Fox show that same year. Audiences who caught Woody Allen's 2003 comedy Anything Else found her as charming as ever (despite her sometimes shrill characterization in the film). At festivals that year, Ricci could be seen in supporting roles in actor Adam Goldberg's dark drama I Love Your Work, as well as in director Patty Jenkins' Aileen Wuornos biopic Monster.She next appeared in the werewolf film Cursed, before moving on to Penelope with Reese Witherspoon, and Black Snake Moan with Samuel L. Jackson. In 2006 Ricci turned in a memorable guest appearance on the popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy as an EMT put in the difficult position of keeping a bomb stuck

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story Nellie Bly Executive Producer 2019
18% Distorted Lauren Curran 2018
83% Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Terra 2017
18% Mothers and Daughters Rebecca 2016
25% The Hero of Color City Yellow $32.5K 2014
63% Around The Block Dino Chalmers 2014
43% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Lizzie Borden 2014
14% The Smurfs 2 Vexy $71.1M 2013
No Score Yet Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Lilly 2013
27% Bel Ami Clotilde de Marelle $0.9M 2012
7% All's Faire in Love Kate Miller 2011
0% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Kathy McGee $2.4M 2011
No Score Yet War Flowers Sarabeth Ellis 2011
16% Alpha and Omega Lilly $25.1M 2010
25% After.Life Anna Taylor 2010
37% New York, I Love You Camille (Shunji Iwai segment) $1.7M 2009
40% Speed Racer Trixie $44M 2008
66% Black Snake Moan Rae $9.3M 2007
23% Home of the Brave Sarah Schivino 2006
54% Penelope Penelope Wilhern $10.1M 2006
22% I Love Your Work Shana 2005
100% Fearless Freaks Actor 2005
17% Cursed Ellie 2005
81% Monster Selby Wall $34.2M 2004
40% Anything Else Amanda $3.2M 2003
No Score Yet MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos Actor 2002
36% Pumpkin Carolyn McDuffy Producer $0.2M 2002
92% The Laramie Project Romaine Patterson 2002
44% Miranda Miranda 2002
43% All Over the Guy Rayna 2001
28% Prozac Nation Elizabeth Wurtzel Producer 2001
35% The Man Who Cried Suzie 2000
3% Bless the Child Cheri $28.2M 2000
68% Sleepy Hollow Katrina Van Tassel 1999
37% Desert Blue Ely Jackson 1999
No Score Yet No Vacancy Lillian 1999
29% 200 Cigarettes Val 1999
No Score Yet The Stars of Star Wars: Interviews from the Cast Actor 1999
51% Pecker Shelley 1998
27% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Teenage Hooker 1998
48% Small Soldiers Gwendy Doll 1998
76% Buffalo '66 Layla $2.4M 1998
80% The Opposite of Sex Dedee Truitt 1998
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Lucy 1998
No Score Yet The Last of the High Kings Erin 1998
84% The Ice Storm Wendy Hood 1997
13% That Darn Cat Patti Randall 1997
No Score Yet Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood 1997
100% Bastard out of Carolina Dee Dee 1996
50% Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Beth Easton 1995
28% Now and Then Young Roberta 1995
44% Casper Kat 1995
76% Addams Family Values Wednesday Addams 1993
No Score Yet Moadon Beit Hakvarot (The Cemetery Club) Actor 1993
57% The Cemetery Club Jessica 1993
64% The Addams Family Wednesday Addams 1991
74% The Hard Way Bonnie 1991
73% Mermaids Kate Flax 1990

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
71% Z: The Beginning of Everything
2015-2017
Zelda Sayre Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2015
50% The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
2015
Lizzie Borden
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Therese Dodd
  • 2012
74% Pan Am
2011-2012
Maggie
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004-2017
Judge
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2010
73% Saving Grace
2007-2010
Abby Charles
  • 2009
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Hannah Hannah Davies
  • 2006
60% Joey
2004-2006
Mary Teresa Tribbiani
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2005
  • 2002
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Liza Bump
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1999
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1996

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