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Christina Applegate
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Applegate at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born November 25, 1971 (1971-11-25) (age 49)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Notable work
Kelly Bundy in Married... with Children
  • Johnathon Schaech
    (m. 2001; div. 2007)
  • Martyn LeNoble
    (m. 2013)
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Parent(s) Nancy Priddy
Robert Applegate

Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) is an American actress and dancer who as an adolescent actress started playing the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children (1987–97). In her adult years, Applegate established a film and television career, winning an Emmy and earning Tony and Golden Globe nominations. She is also known for doing the voice of Brittany in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film series.

She has had major roles in several films, including Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), The Big Hit (1998), Prince Charming (2001), The Sweetest Thing (2002), Grand Theft Parsons (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and its sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Farce of the Penguins (2007), Hall Pass (2011), Vacation (2015) and Bad Moms (2016). She has also starred in numerous Broadway theatre productions such as the 2005 revival of the musical Sweet Charity. She played the lead role in the television sitcoms Jesse (1998–2000) and Samantha Who? (2007–09) and starred in the NBC comedy Up All Night (2011–12).

In 1987, Applegate played the role of the ditzy daughter, Kelly Bundy, on the Fox Network's first sitcom, Married... with Children. She portrayed her character for 11 years (1987–97).

Breast cancer

On August 3, 2008, People reported that Applegate had been diagnosed with breast cancer. This was confirmed by her representative who said in a statement, "Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer. Benefiting from early detection through a doctor-ordered MRI, the cancer is not life-threatening. Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery. No further statement will be issued at this time." On August 19, 2008, it was announced that Applegate was cancer free.


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Applegate attending the Up All Night cast panel at PaleyFest in 2012
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Applegate attending the Governor's Ball following the 41st Annual Emmy Awards, September 1989
Applegate at the 66th Golden Globe Awards in January 2009


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Jaws of Satan Kim Perry
1981 Beatlemania Fan
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 Big Hit, TheThe Big Hit Pam Schulman
1998 Claudine's Return Claudine Van Doozen
1999 Out in Fifty Lilah
2000 Brutal Truth, TheThe Brutal Truth Emily
2001 Just Visiting Princess Rosaline / Julia Malfete
2001 Prince Charming Princess Gwendolyn / Kate
2002 Sweetest Thing, TheThe 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 Short film
2007 Farce of the Penguins Melissa Voice
2008 Rocker, TheThe Rocker Kim Powell
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Brittany Miller 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: Chipwrecked Brittany Miller Voice
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Veronica Corningstone-Burgundy
2014 The Book of Life Mary Beth Voice
2015 Vacation Debbie Fletcher Griswold
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Brittany Miller Voice
2016 Youth in Oregon Kate Gleason
2016 Bad Moms Gwendolyn James


Year Title Role Notes
1972 Days of Our Lives Baby 3 months old
1981 Father Murphy Ada Episode: "A Horse from Heaven"
1983 Grace Kelly Young Grace Kelly Television film
1984–1985 Charles in Charge Stacy 2 episodes
1986 Silver Spoons Jeannie Bolens Episode: "A Family Affair"
1986 All Is Forgiven Simone Episode: "Mother's Day"
1986 Still the Beaver Mandy / Wendy 2 episodes
1986 Amazing Stories Holly Episode: "Welcome to My Nightmare"
1986–1987 Heart of the City Robin Kennedy 13 episodes
1987 Family Ties Kitten Episode: "Band On The Run"
1987–1997 Married... with Children Kelly Bundy 258 episodes
1988 Dance 'til Dawn Patrice Johnson Television film
1988 21 Jump Street Tina Episode: "I'm OK – You Need Work"
1990 The Earth Day Special Kelly Bundy Television special
1991 Top of the Heap Kelly Bundy 2 episodes
1993 Saturday Night Live Herself (host) Episode: "Christina Applegate/Midnight Oil"
1998–2000 Jesse Jesse Warner 42 episodes; also co-producer
2001 Prince Charming Kate Television film
2002–2003 Friends Amy Green 2 episodes
2004 King of the Hill Colette / Attorney (voices) Episode: "My Hair Lady"
2004 Father of the Pride Candy (voice) Episode: "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend"
2005 Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas Dr. Suzanne Bedford Television film
2007–2009 Samantha Who? Samantha "Sam" Newly 35 episodes; also producer
2008 Reno 911! Seemji Episode: "Did Garcia Steal Dangle's Husband?"
2009 Star-ving Herself Episode: "Married with Children"..The Movie"
2011–2012 Up All Night Reagan Brinkley 35 episodes; also producer
2012 Saturday Night Live Herself Episode: "Christina Applegate/Passion Pit"
2015 Web Therapy Jenny Bologna 2 episodes
2015 The Muppets Herself Episode: "Bear Left Then Bear Write"
2015 The Grinder Gail Budnick Episode: "A Bittersweet Grind (Une Mouture Amer)"
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