Christina Applegate - Updated Jun 2024

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Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate is a well-known actress and dancer from the United States. Christina Applegate rose to fame after playing the main roles in the American situational comedy series ‘Married… With Children.’

Early Life

Christina Applegate came to the world on the 25th of November 1971, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America. This actress holds American nationality and is 52 years old as of now. Moreover, she has the birth sign of Sagittarius and belongs to the White-American ethnicity.

She is the daughter of Robert Applegate (father) and Nancy Priddy (mother).  Her father was a record producer as well as a record company executive, while her mother is a singer and actress by profession. When was too young, her parents got separated. She has two half-siblings whose names are Alisa and Kyle from his father’s other marriage.

Educational and Early Career

Talking about her academic background, she completed her schooling at Excelsior High School in California. As an infant, she started acting in commercials and that’s when she knew that she wanted to be an actress.

Later, she made her television debut in the soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives’ as a baby and made her film debut at the age of seven in the film ‘Jaws of Satan.’ She made her film debut in the biopic of Grace Kelly where she portrayed a younger version of Kelly.

Similarly, she made guest role appearances in shows such as ‘Father Murphy,’ and ‘Silver Spoons.’ From 1986 to 1987, she played a recurring role in ‘Heart of the City.’

Christina Applegate – Net Worth 2024

Being an actor, producer, and model, she has earned a huge sum of money and lives a lavish life which she collected from her profession. As of now, this American actress has an estimated net worth of $30 million and her earnings are still under review.

Professional Career

Christina Applegate rose to fame after playing the role of a sexually promiscuous character named Kelly Bundy in the popular American TV series ‘Married… with Children.’ The show ran for 10 years from the year 1987 to 1997.

Similarly, her early big-screen works include ‘Streets’ (1990), ‘Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead’ (1991), and ‘Vibrations’ (1995). In the 1996 sci-fi horror film ‘Mars Attack’ she played a supporting role and the film was commercially successful.

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Caption: Christina Applegate in the comedy series ‘Married… With Children,’ and the cast (Source: Entertainment Weekly)

Later, she portrayed the role of a 12th-century noblewoman in the 2001 comedy film ‘Just Visiting.’ However, the film was a commercial disaster and received negative reviews from critics.

She appeared in films such as the crime drama film ‘Wonderland’ and the film ‘Grand Theft Parsons’ which was based on the true story of a country-rock musician named Graham Parsons. In the 2004 movie ‘Employee of the Month’ where she played the lead role on it.

She appeared in a lead role and co-produced in the comedy series ‘Jesse.’ The series ran from 1998 to 2000. Similarly, she appeared in a guest role in the popular American series, ‘Friends’ in 2002, for which she won an Emmy Award.

In the comedy series, ‘Samantha Who?’ she played the lead role and the series ran from 2007 to 2009. Apart from films and series, she has appeared in several stage productions as well, such as ‘The Axeman’s Jazz,’ ‘Nobody Leaves Empty Handed,’ and ‘The Runthrough.’

Recent Works

Applegate appeared in several movies with main as well as supporting roles such as ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’ (2009), ‘Going the Distance’ (2010), ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ (2013), ‘Vacation’ (2015), ‘Bad Moms’ (2016) and ‘Crash Pad’ (2017).

She co-produced and appeared in the series ‘Up All Night.’ This series ran for 1 year from 2011 to 2012. Recently, she appeared in the Netflix dark tragicomedy series, Dead to Me. The series has been running from the year 2019 till 2022.


In 1987, she earned the Young Artist Award in Exceptional Performance By a Young Actress in a New Television Series category. Similarly, she earned another Young Artist Award in the Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Comedy Series category.

She earned one People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series category and one TV Guide Award for Favorite Star in a New Series in the year 1999. Later, in 2003, she earned the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Similarly, she earned another TV Land Award for the Innovator Award category and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star category in the year 2009.

Relationship Status

In her career, Christina Applegate married twice. Firstly, she married actor Johnathon Schaech in Palm Springs, California on October 20, 2001. However, Schaech filed for divorce in December 2005, citing irreconcilable differences, and the divorce was finalized in August 2007.

Later, she began dating Dutch musician Martyn LeNoble in 2009.  On the 23rd of February 2013, they married at their Los Angeles home and it was the second marriage for both. The couple has a daughter whose name is Sadie Grace LeNoble.

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Caption: Christina Applegate with her husband (Source: People)

Moreover, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, which she survived after going through a double mastectomy and switching to a healthier diet. Since that moment, she has been promoting breast cancer awareness.

As a philanthropist, she has been involved with several organizations such as ‘The Entertainment Industry Foundation,’ ‘Adopt-A-Classroom,’ and ‘World Animal Protection.’

In addition, she has also founded ‘Right Action for Women’ which is a charitable foundation dedicated to combating breast cancer. Similarly, she is a vegetarian and is involved with PETA and its campaign against fur.

Body Measurements

Applegate is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 55 kg. Moreover, she has blonde hair with green eyes and her body measurement measures 36-24-36 inches. Similarly, she wears a dress size of 8 US and a shoe size of 7 US.

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Caption: Christina Applegate posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Christina Applegate – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@1capplegate’ there are more than 200K followers. Similarly, there are more than 1.6 million followers on the Twitter page ‘@1capplegate’ and more than 1.1 million followers on her Facebook page.