Christina Applegate is an American dancer, producer, and actress. She started early and has landed some pretty memorable roles, including her role in the popular sitcom Married… with Children, in which she played Kelly Bundy, the daughter of Al and Peggy Bundy. Since then, her career has taken off at a rapid pace and she has received an Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
Who is Christina Applegate?
Christina Applegate was born on November 21, 1971, in Hollywood, California, the daughter of Bob Applegate and Nancy Lee Priddy. Her father was the CEO of a record company, while her mother was a singer and actress. Unfortunately, her parents were separated shortly after her birth.
Christina made her television debut with her mother in a soap opera when she was only three months old. At the age of five months, she then appeared in a commercial for Playtex.
In 1979 Applegate received her first film role in Satan’s Jaws, and in 1981 she was cast in Beatlemania. In 1987 she got her now-iconic role of Kelly Bundy in the sitcom Married…With Children on the FOX network – a role she played for over a decade.
Christina attended Excelsior High School but dropped out to pursue an acting career. She has built an extensive career with roles in Vibrations, Across the Moon, Wild Bill, Nowhere, and Jane Austen’s Mafia. Off-screen, she was the executive producer of Comforters Miserable in 2001.
In 2004 she starred alongside Ben Affleck in the Christmas comedy Surviving Christmas. She also appeared with Matt Dillon in the role of Employee of the Month. Later, Christina Applegate played the lead role in the revival of the Broadway musical Sweet Charity. On the set of the play, she broke her foot; due to the injury, she could not dance and had to wear special shoes when playing her role.
Christina has also worked a little as a dubbing artist throughout her career, lending her voice to Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Alvin and the Chipmunks, where she sang one of the Chipettes in 2011 and 2015. In July 2018 she was cast as the lead in the Netflix series Dead to Me. She is also one of the executive producers of the series along with Adam McKay, Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell, and Jessica Elbaum.
Christina Applegate is very involved in charity work, especially in breast cancer education and research, as she is a breast cancer survivor herself. In 2009 she founded a charitable foundation dedicated to breast cancer prevention for women. For her philanthropic efforts, she was awarded the Saint Vintage Love Cures Award in February 2015.
With her early start in the industry, the award-winning actress and dancer have an estimated net worth of $20 million. This impressive sum is the result of her years in the industry with a profound presence on both the big and small screen.
Is Christina Applegate Married? Husband and Children
Christina has had her fair share of relationships. Previously, she has worked with Brad Pitt, Nuno Bettencourt, and Sebastian Bach. In 2001, she then married her longtime friend Johnathon Schaech. Unfortunately, they were divorced in 2007, after 6 years of marriage.
Currently, Christina is married to Martyn LeNoble, a musician by profession. Martyn, who was born on April 14, 1969, is a Dutch bassist and founding member of the American alternative rock band Porno for Pyros. Growing up in Vlaardingen, Netherlands, he started playing in a rock band at the age of 14. After that, he moved to Los Angeles, where he met Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, and DiStefano Peter and founded Porno for Pyros together in 1992. He has worked with other artists such as Soulsavers, Maria McKee, The Cult, Dave Gahanna, Tom Morello, Layne Staley, to name a few.
Martyn and Christina met in 2008, after which they met for two years. In 2010, on Valentine’s Day, they got engaged. At that time Christina was in her fight against breast cancer. Martyn LeNoble remained faithful to her and supported her throughout the process. She finally underwent a double mastectomy to get rid of breast cancer. In the same year, she announced that she was pregnant. And after three years of engagement, a private ceremony took place in Los Angeles.
On January 27, 2011, Christina Applegate gave birth to a little girl named Sadie Grace LeNoble. She said she didn’t think she was ready to go through the pregnancy process again, but she is devoted and committed as a loving mother to Sadie, who is an only child for now.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Christina Applegate is 1.20 m tall and weighs 55 kg. She has an average build with remarkable blonde hair and green eyes. Her body measurements are 35-25-35 inches for bust, waist, and hips. She also has a prominent trainer who sets up a training schedule and helps her stay fit. Christina is also a vegetarian.