Christina Applegate is an American dancer, producer, and actress. Having started out early, she has landed some pretty memorable roles including her role in the popular sitcom Married… with Children, where she played Kelly Bundy, daughter of Al and Peggy Bundy. Her career has taken off since then and she has an Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominations to show for it.
Who is Christina Applegate?
Christina Applegate was born on the 21st of November, 1971 in Hollywood, California to Bob Applegate and Nancy Lee Priddy. Her father was a record company executive while her mother was a singer and an actress. Sadly, her parents got separated shortly after her birth.
Christina made her television debut with her mother in a soap opera when she was only three months. She then appeared in a commercial for Playtex when she was five months.
In 1979, Applegate landed her first film role in Jaws of Satan, and then in 1981, she was cast in Beatlemania. In 1987, she landed her now-iconic role of Kelly Bundy on the FOX network’s sitcom Married…With Children – a role she played for over a decade.
Christina attended Excelsior High School but dropped out to pursue a career in acting. She has built an extensive career with roles in Vibrations, Across the Moon, Wild Bill, Nowhere, and Jane Austen’s Mafia. In 2001, away from the screen, she was the executive producer of Comforters Miserable.
In 2004, she starred in the Christmas comedy Surviving Christmas alongside Ben Affleck. She also appeared with Matt Dillon in Employee of the Month. Later, Christina Applegate starred in the revival of the Broadway musical Sweet Charity. On the set for the play, she broke her foot; as a result of the injury, she could not dance and had to wear special shoes while playing her role.
Christina has also done a bit of voice acting over the course of her career, lending her voice to Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Alvin and the Chipmunks where she voiced one of the Chipettes in 2011 and 2015. In July 2018, she landed the lead role in the Netflix Series Dead to Me. She is also one of the show’s executive producers alongside Adam McKay, Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell, and Jessica Elbaum.
Christina Applegate is well involved in charity work especially those associated with breast cancer education and research, owing to the fact that she is a breast cancer survivor herself. In 2009, she started a charity foundation dedicated to breast cancer screening for women. She was awarded the Saint Vintage Love Cures Award in February 2015 as a result of her philanthropic endeavors.
With her early start in the industry, the award-winning actress and dancer has an estimated net worth of $20 million. The impressive amount is a result of her years in the industry with a profound presence on both the big screen and the small screen.
Is Christina Applegate Married? Husband and Children
Christina has had her fair share of relationships. She previously dated Brad Pitt, Nuno Bettencourt, and Sebastian Bach. She then got married to her longtime boyfriend, Johnathon Schaech in 2001. Sadly, they got divorced in 2007, after 6 years of marriage.
Presently Christina is married to Martyn LeNoble, a musician by profession. Martyn, who was born on the 14th of April, 1969, is a Dutch bassist and a founding member of an American alternative rock band Porno for Pyros. Growing up in Vlaardingen, Netherlands, he began playing in a rock band when he was only 14. He then moved to Los Angeles where he met Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, and DiStefano Peter, and together they formed Porno for Pyros in 1992. He has collaborated with other artists such as Soulsavers, Maria McKee, The Cult, Dave Gahanna, Tom Morello, Layne Staley to mention a few.
Martyn and Christina met in 2008 after which they dated for two years. In 2010, on Valentine’s day, they became engaged. At this point, Christina was going through her battle with breast cancer. Martyn LeNoble remained devoted and supported her throughout the process. She eventually underwent a double mastectomy to get rid of the breast cancer. In that same year, she announced that she was pregnant. And after three years of engagement, the pair had a private ceremony in Los Angeles.
On the 27th of January, 2011, Christina Applegate gave birth to a baby girl named Sadie Grace LeNoble. She has said that she does not think she is 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 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 55kg. She has an average body build with notable blonde hair and green eyes. Her body measurements are 35-25-35 inches for bust, waist, and hips respectively. She also has a celebrity trainer who draws out a workout schedule and helps her stay fit. Christina is also a vegetarian.