Christina Applegate is an award-winning American actress who played a prominent role in the American situational comedy series ‘Married… With Children.’ The show was aired for ten years, through which Christina earned colossal popularity.
She also made a guest appearance in the famous American situational comedy series ‘Friends’ as Amy Green.
Other than her popular shows, she has also appeared in movies as well. In recent times, some of her works include Crash Pad, A Bad Mom’s Christmas, Ask the StoryBots, and Dead To Me.
Christina Applegate’s Early Life
Christina Applegate was born on 25th November 1971 in Los Angeles, California. Both her parents are also a prominent figure in the entertainment industry. Her father, Robert William "Bob" Applegate, was a record producer and record company executive, whereas her mother, Nancy Priddy, was a singer and actress.
Shortly after the birth of Christina, Robert and Nancy separated. Her father remarried, and from that, she has two half-siblings, Alisa and Kyle. Christina has a perfect relationship with her half-sister Alisa and even lived together while Alisa was going to college.
On the other hand, Christina’s mother never remarried but had a relationship with musician Stephen Stills.
Actress Since An Infant
As her parents were from the entertainment industry, Christina also followed in their footsteps. She made a television debut as an infant with her mother in a commercial for Playtex nursers and the soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Eventually, in 1981, she debuts in the horror film Jaws of Satan, followed by 1981's Beatlemania. Soon she made a regular guest appearance on TV staples like "Charles in Charge" (CBS/syndication, 1984-1990) and "Silver Spoons" (NBC, 1982-87).
However, Christina only got her big break only after being cast as the teenage Kelly Bundy on the sitcom "Married...with Children."
She soon capitalized on her new fame and appeared in dozens of projects like The Giving Tree, Jesse, The Sweetest Thing, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Samantha Who?, Up All Night, Web Therapy, Youth in Oregon, and Dead To Me.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Christina has summoned a net worth of $25 million.
Christina has won several significant awards during her acting career.
She has won Emmy Awards for her role in the TV series ‘Friends’ in the category of ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series’ in 2003 and World Theatre Award for her role in the musical ‘Sweet Charity.’
Suffered Breast Cancer & Tattoo Meaning
Christina, a beautiful lady with a height of 5' 5" (1.65 meters), has always been open about her cancer battle. In 2008, she was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy (a surgery where both breasts are removed).
After her diagnosis, she found about a genetic mutation called a BRCA1 mutation she was carrying. She decided to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.
However, before getting her ovaries removed, she gave birth to her daughter Saddie in 2011. Now, she is a fighter and survived breast cancer.
When the name Christina appears, people remember her as an actress, dancer, and cancer survivor. However, people also notice other exciting things on her ankle; her tattoo saying “Agape.” Her tattoo means unconditional love in Greek and happens to be also the name of her church.
What Is Her Married Status?
Christina is a married woman and is married to a Dutch bassist and a founding member of the alternative rock band Porno for Pyros Martyn LeNoble. For both of them, it’s their second marriage.
With her husband, she has a daughter named Sadie Grace LeNoble, born on 27 January 2011.
Christina was previously married to actor Johnathon Schaech. Their wedding was held in Palm Springs, California, on 20th October 2011. Four years after their marriage, Johnathon filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, and in 2007 their divorce was finalized.