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Christina Applegate Biography, Wiki

Christina Applegate Biography

Christina Applegate is an American actress whose profile is well-known for her roles of Kelly Bundy on Married… with Children and Samantha Newly on Samantha Who? She has won a Primetime Emmy and also has to her credit Tony and Golden Globe nominations.

Personal Life

Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, California on 25th November, 1975. Her father is record producer Robert Applegate and her mother is singer-actress, Nancy Priddy. She made her TV debut with her mother in the soap opera Days of Our Lives and a commercial for Playtex baby bottles at three and five months respectively. She debuted in a television movie as young Grace Kelly in the biopic, Grace Kelly. Her most memorable role is that of ditzy Kelly Bundy in Fox’s comedy series, Married… with Children wherein she portrayed her character for ten years (1987–97). Applegate was one of the founding members of the Pussycat Dolls, which debuted at Johnny Depp’s Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in 1995. She emceed for the group when they moved to The Roxy in 2002.

In 1998, NBC handed her the title role in their sitcom Jesse. For this series, Applegate got People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV series and the TV Guide Award for Star of a New Series as well as a nomination at the Golden Globe Awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy.


Year Film Role
1979 Jaws of Satan Kim Perry
1981 Beatlemania Fan
1983 Grace Kelly Young Grace Kelly
1988 Dance ‘til Dawn Patrice Johnson
1990 Streets Dawn
1991 Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Sue Ellen Crandell
1995 Vibrations Anamika
1995 Wild Bill Lurline Newcomb
1995 Across the Moon Kathy
1996 Mars Attacks! Sharona
1997 Nowhere Dingbat
1998 Jane Austen’s Mafia! Diane Steen
1998 The Big Hit Pam Schulman
1998 Claudine’s Return Claudine Van Doozen
1999 Out in Fifty Lilah
2000 The Brutal Truth Emily
2001 Sol Goode Unknown
2001 Prince Charming Kate
2001 Just Visiting Princess Rosaline/Julia Malfete
2002 The Sweetest Thing Courtney Rockcliffe
2002 Heroes Wife
2003 Grand Theft Parsons Barbara
2003 Wonderland Susan Launius
2003 View from the Top Christine Montgomery
2004 Surviving Christmas Alicia Valco
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Veronica Corningstone
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Veronica Corningstone
2004 Employee of the Month Sara Goodwin
2005 Tilt-A-Whirl Customer #1
2005 Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas Dr. Suzanne Bedford
2007 Farce of the Penguins Melissa (voice)
2008 The Rocker Kim Powell
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Brittany (voice)
2010 Going The Distance Corinne
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Catherine (voice)
2011 Hall Pass Grace
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked Brittany (voice)
2011 Everything Is Going to Be Just Fine Elizabeth Montgomery


Her long list of ‘TVgraphy’ includes:

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Days of Our Lives Baby Screen debut, aged 3 months
1981 Father Murphy Ada 1 Episode
1984 Charles in Charge Stacy 2 Episodes
1985 Washingtoon The Daughter 1 Season; Starring role
1986 Silver Spoons Jeannie Bolens 1 Episode: “A Family Affair”
1986 All Is Forgiven Simone 1 Episode
1986 Still the Beaver Mandy / Wendy 2 Episodes
1986 Amazing Stories Holly 1 Episode
1986–87 Heart of the City Robin Kennedy 1 Season; Starring role
1987 Family Ties Kitten 1 Episode: “Band On The Run”
1987–97 Married… with Children Kelly Bundy 11 Seasons; Starring role
1988 21 Jump Street Tina 1 Episode
1991 Top of the Heap Kelly Bundy 2 Episodes
1993 Saturday Night Live Herself Guest host: May 8, 1993
1996 MADtv Herself Guest host
1998–2000 Jesse Jesse Warner 2 Seasons; Lead role
2002-03 Friends Amy Green 2 Episodes: “The One With Rachel’s Other Sister”
and “The One Where Rachel’s Sister Babysits”
2004 King of the Hill Colette/Attorney (voice) 1 Episode: “My Hair Lady”
2005 2005 Tony Awards Herself Presenter: June 5, 2005
2007 2007 Tony Awards Herself Presenter: June 10, 2007
2007–09 Samantha Who? Samantha Newly 2 Seasons; Lead role
2008 Reno 911! Seemji 1 Episode: “Did Garcia Steal Dangle’s Husband?’
2009 Star-ving Herself Episode 4: ““Married with Children”..The Movie”
2009 Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special Performer
2011–present Up All Night Reagan Lead role
2011 So You Think You Can Dance Herself Guest judge



Applegate topped the list of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People in 2009. Among some of the awards that she has won are:
TV Guide Award 1999 Favorite Star in a New Series Jesse
Emmy Award 2003 Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Friends
TV Land Award 2009 Innovator Award – Married… with Children
35th People’s Choice Awards (2009) Favorite Female TV Star

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