Christina Applegate – American Actress

Christina Applegate was born on November 25, 1971. She is an actress, dancer, and producer from the United States. She rose to prominence as a child actress for her role as Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married… with Children (1987–1997).


In her adult years, Applegate had a successful film and television career, receiving a Primetime Emmy Award after seven nominations, as well as four Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award nomination.

Applegate was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role as Jesse in the NBC sitcom Jesse (1998–2000). Her guest appearance on the NBC comedy Friends (2002–2003) earned her a Primetime Emmy Award.

She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity (2005).

Did she go on to star in the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? (2007–2009), for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award, the NBC sitcom Up All Night (2011–2012).

And the Netflix dark tragicomedy series Dead to Me (2019–present), for which she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Hall Pass (2011), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991), The Big Hit (1998), The Sweetest Thing (2002), Grand Theft Parsons (2003),  Vacation (2015), Bad Moms (2016), and Crash Pad  (2017) are just a few of Applegate’s notable roles.

Christina Applegate – Early life

Robert William “Bob” Applegate, her father, was an executive and a record producer, and Nancy Priddy, her mother, is an actress and singer. Not shortly after she was born, her parents split. She has two half-siblings from her father’s second marriage (Alisa and Kyle).


In 1972, Applegate made her broadcast debut in the serial opera Days of Our Lives, alongside her mother. She also appeared in commercials for Playtex baby bottles when she was 3 and 5 months old, and made her film debut in Jaws of Satan (or King Cobra) in 1981, followed by Beatlemania in 1981.

She made her television debut in the biopic Grace Kelly (1983) as a young Grace Kelly, and her first television series was Showtime’s political comedy Washingtoon (1985), in which she played the daughter of a politician.

She also appeared on the television shows Father Murphy (1981), Charles in Charge (1984–1985), and Silver Spoons (1986).

In 1986, Applegate was cast in the police drama series Heart of the City (1986–1987) as Robin Kennedy, the daughter of a cop. Applegate got a Young Artist Award for her performance. She also made cameo appearances on All is Forgiven, Still the Beaver, Amazing Stories, and Family Ties, among others.

Christina Applegate – Personal Life

In Palm Springs, California Applegate and actor Jonathon Schaech got married On October 20, 2001. In December 2005, Schaech filed for divorce, alleging irreconcilable differences, and the divorce was formalized in August 2007. Martyn LeNoble, a Dutch musician, became her boyfriend in 2009.


On Valentine’s Day 2010, the couple got engaged and married at their Los Angeles home on February 23, 2013. This is their second marriage, For both Applegate and actor Jonathon Schaech. Sadie Grace, their daughter, was born in January 2011. Applegate is a vegetarian and starred in a PETA anti-fur commercial in 2007.

Christina Applegate – Health

Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer on August 3, 2008, according to People magazine. “Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer,” her representative stated in a statement. The malignancy is not life-threatening thanks to early discovery via a doctor-ordered MRI.

Christina is following her doctors’ recommendations and will make a full recovery. At this time, no more statements will be made.” Applegate was cancer-free after a double mastectomy on August 19, 2008, even though malignancy was diagnosed in only one breast.


Her BRCA1 mutation, which can cause breast and ovarian cancer, is an inherited genetic feature.

Nancy Priddy, her mother, is a breast cancer survivor.”When I was first diagnosed, I was just trembling,” Applegate said, “and then I had to go into ‘take-care-of-business mode,’ which included a change to a healthier diet.”

On August 10, 2021, Applegate announced, that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few months before.

Christina Applegate – Social consciousness

The Entertainment Industry Foundation, Adopt-A-Classroom, The Motion Picture, and Television Fund Foundation, World Animal Protection, and The Trevor Project are among the organizations to which Applegate has donated.


 She was the spokesperson for Lee National Denim Day in 2003, which raised millions of dollars for breast cancer education and research.

On September 5, 2008, the one-hour program aired on CBS, NBC, and ABC television networks. She announced her plans to return as the Lee National Denim Day ambassador in 2009.

In 2009, she also established Right Action for Women, a nonprofit organization committed to breast cancer screening for women, with an emphasis on the sort of MRI scan that saved her life.

For her dedication to and work with Right Action for Women, Applegate received the Saint Vintage Love Cures Award from unite4:humanity and Saint Vintage in February 2015.

Christina Applegate – Awards

  • In 1987,1989 Young Artist Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards, TV Guide Awards 1999
  • Primetime Emmy Awards in 2003
  • Theatre World Awards in 2005
  • TV Land Awards, People’s choice award in 2009
  • And many more..

Reuters, August 10 – Christina Applegate, an Emmy-winning American actress, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and has described her condition as a “difficult path.” For “Dead to Me,” which was also nominated for outstanding comedy series, Applegate was nominated for a second time in the lead actress category in 2019 and 2020.

Applegate had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She rose to stardom as a child actress in the hit sitcom “Married With Children.”

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