Christina Applegate was born on November 25, 1971, in Hollywood, California. The daughter of record producer Robert Applegate and actress Nancy Priddy, she was exposed to the entertainment industry from a young age. Her acting career began early, with her first television appearance at just three months old in a commercial for Playtex baby bottles.

Rise to Fame: “Married… with Children”
Applegate’s breakthrough came in 1987 when she was cast as Kelly Bundy on the popular sitcom “Married… with Children.”


Her portrayal of the ditsy yet lovable character earned her widespread recognition and made her a household name. The show ran for 11 seasons, cementing her status as a talented comedic actress.
Transition to Film and Other Television Roles
Following her success on “Married… with Children,” Applegate transitioned to film, starring in movies such as “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” (1991) and “The Sweetest Thing” (2002).
She also took on various television roles, including a lead part in the NBC sitcom “Jesse” (1998-2000), which earned her a People’s Choice Award.

Broadway and Critical Acclaim
In addition to her screen work, Applegate showcased her versatility as a performer by taking on Broadway. She starred in the musical “Sweet Charity” in 2005, earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Her performance was widely praised, demonstrating her ability to excel in live theater.

Personal Challenges and Advocacy
Applegate faced significant personal challenges, including a breast cancer diagnosis in 2008. She underwent a double mastectomy and has since become an outspoken advocate for breast cancer awareness and research. Her courage and openness about her experience have inspired many.
Private Life
Christina Applegate has had notable relationships, including with Brad Pitt and actor Johnathon Schaech, whom she married in 2001 and divorced in 2007. She married musician Martyn LeNoble in 2013, and they have a daughter, Sadie Grace, born in 2011. Applegate’s family life remains a source of strength and support for her.

Recent Work and Legacy
In recent years, Applegate has continued to deliver compelling performances. She starred in the Netflix series “Dead to Me” (2019-2022), earning critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for her role as Jen Harding. Her talent and resilience have solidified her legacy in the entertainment industry.

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