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Christina Ricci
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Ricci in May 2008
Born February 12, 1980 (1980-02-12) (age 39)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s)
James Heerdegen (m. 2013)

Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is an American actress.

Ricci began her career appearing in commercials and received early recognition as a child star. Her debut performance in Mermaids (1990) was followed by a breakthrough role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) when she was eleven and thirteen years old, respectively. Following her success with the Addams Family films, she earned something of a "teen icon" status thanks to appearances in various big budget productions, notably Now and Then (1995) and Casper (1995), which were marketed for younger audiences, before making a successful transition into adult-oriented roles with the art-house drama The Ice Storm (1997), at the age of seventeen.

Ricci continued acting in small-scale independent films such as Buffalo '66 (1998) and The Opposite of Sex (1998), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She made a departure from independent cinema with Tim Burton's big-budget Gothic horror Sleepy Hollow (1999) and later received praise for her performance in the drama Monster (2003), portraying the girlfriend of a notorious female serial killer. Although she has developed a reputation for being a prominent independent film actress, Ricci has appeared in many box office hits to date, the films in which she has starred have amassed a gross in excess of $743 million.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Mermaids Kate Flax
1991 Hard Way, TheThe Hard Way Bonnie
1991 Addams Family, TheThe Addams Family Wednesday Addams
1993 Cemetery Club, TheThe Cemetery Club Jessica
1993 Addams Family Values Wednesday Addams
1995 Casper Kathleen "Kat" Harvey Lead role
1995 Now and Then Roberta Martin Lead role
1995 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Beth Easton Lead role
1996 Bastard Out of Carolina Dee Dee
1996 Last of the High Kings, TheThe Last of the High Kings Erin
1997 Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood Short film
1997 That Darn Cat Patti Randall Lead role
1997 Ice Storm, TheThe Ice Storm Wendy Hood
1998 Opposite of Sex, TheThe Opposite of Sex Dede Truitt Lead role
1998 Buffalo '66 Layla Lead role
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Lucy
1998 Small Soldiers Gwendy Doll Voice role
1998 Pecker Shelley Lead role
1998 I Woke Up Early The Day I Died Teenage Hooker
1998 Desert Blue Ely Jackson
1999 200 Cigarettes Val
1999 No Vacancy Lillian Lead role
1999 Sleepy Hollow Katrina Van Tassel Lead role
2000 Bless the Child Cheri Post
2000 Man Who Cried, TheThe Man Who Cried Suzie Lead role
2001 All Over the Guy Rayna Wyckoff
2001 Prozac Nation Elizabeth Wurtzel Lead role
2002 Pumpkin Carolyn McDuffy Lead role
2002 Miranda Miranda Lead role
2003 Gathering, TheThe Gathering Cassie Grant Lead role
2003 Anything Else Amanda Chase Lead role
2003 I Love Your Work Shana
2003 Monster Selby Wall Lead role
2005 Cursed Ellie Myers Lead role
2006 Penelope Penelope Wilhern Lead role
2006 Black Snake Moan Rae Doole Lead role
2006 Home of the Brave Sarah Schivino
2008 Speed Racer Trixie Lead role
2008 New York, I Love You Camille Segment: "Shunji Iwai"
2009 All's Faire in Love Kate Lead role
2009 After.Life Anna Taylor Lead role
2010 Alpha and Omega Lilly Voice role
2011 California Romanza Lena Short film
2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Kathy McGee
2012 Bel Ami Clotilde de Marelle
2012 War Flowers Sarabeth Ellis Lead role
2013 Smurfs 2, TheThe Smurfs 2 Vexy Voice role
2013 Around the Block Dino Chalmers Lead role
2014 The Hero of Color City Yellow Voice role
2016 Mothers and Daughters Rebecca
2017 Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Terra Voice role

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1990 H.E.L.P. Olivia Episode: "Are You There, Alpha Centauri?"
1996 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Erin (voice) Episode: "Summer of 4 Ft. 2"
2002 Laramie Project, TheThe Laramie Project Romaine Patterson HBO movie
2002 Malcolm in the Middle Kelly Episode: "Company Picnic: Part 1"
2002 Ally McBeal Liza Bump Recurring role, 7 episodes
2005 Joey Mary Teresa Episode: "Joey and the Fancy Sister"
2006 Grey's Anatomy Hannah Davies Episodes: "It's the End of the World", "As We Know It"
2009 Saving Grace Offcr. Abby Charles 3 episodes
2011–12 Pan Am Margaret "Maggie" Ryan Main role, 14 episodes
2012 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Therese Dodd Episode: "Anatomy of a Joke"
2014 Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Lizzie Borden Lifetime movie, titular role
2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Lizzie Borden Titular role, 8 episodes
2017 Z: The Beginning of Everything Zelda Fitzgerald Titular role, 10 episodes

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