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Christina Applegate

Born into a show business family, Christina Applegate's mother is actress/singer Nancy Priddy and her father, Robert, is a former record company executive.

Applegate made her television debut at the age of three months in her mother's arms on the daytime drama "Days of Our Lives." She co-starred in the network series, "Heart of the City," in addition to making appearances on "21 Jump Street," "Family Ties," "All Is Forgiven," "Quincy," "Silver Spoons," "Wally and the Beaver," "Charles in Charge" and Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories."

Applegate's film credits include "Wild Bill" starring Jeff Bridges and Ellen Barkin; "Vibrations," which also stars James Marshall; "Across the Moon," co-starring Elizabeth Pena and Burgess Meredith, the comedy feature "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead," "Streets," "King Cobra," "Beatlemania," and "Jonathan the Doll."

She has also appeared in the NBC telefilm "Dance 'Til Dawn" and portrayed the young Grace Kelly in the television movie "The Grace Kelly Story," with Cheryl Ladd.

On stage, she has appeared in "The Third Day," co-starring Gena Rowlands and directed by John Cassavetes. Additional theater credits include roles in "The Axeman's Jazz," "Nobody Leaves Empty Handed" and "The Runthrough."

An accomplished dancer, Applegate has studied numerous varieties of jazz dance and, when not working, dances between 15 and 20 hours per week. She also owns Faulkner's Brasserie, a restaurant in West Hollywood.

Applegate, who bears little resemblance to her screen character of Kelly, is a native Californian and resides in Los Angeles, where she spends her leisure time reading, writing poetry and taking care of her cats, Natasha and Kanaloa, and German Shepherd, Sybil.

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