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Biography #2 (for Suzanne's Diary)

Christina Applegate is best known for her Young Artist Award-winning role as Kelly Bundy in the television series Married…with Children. Among her other television credits are the series Jesse, for which she won a People's Choice Award as "Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series, and the comedy Prince Charming. Her feature film credits include Surviving Christmas, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Wonderland, View from the Top, The Sweetest Thing and Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead. This year, Applegate will star on Broadway in Sweet Charity."

Bio courtesy CBS for "Suzanne's Diary" (10-Nov-2005)

Biography #3 (for Surviving Christmas)

Christina Applegate has been translating her television success into a fast-growing film career. She most recently starred as an ambitious female reporter in the comedy hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, opposite Will Ferrell. Applegate is currently in rehearsals for her Broadway debut in the title role of the classic Bob Fosse musical Sweet Charity. The revival will open on Broadway in April 2005.

Applegate received critical raves for her performances in the high-flying comedy View From The Top, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo, and the romantic comedy The Sweetest Thing, with Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair. She also recently starred in several independent features, including Employee of the Month, opposite Matt Dillon and Steve Zahn, which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival; Grand Theft Parsons, with Johnny Knoxville; and the true-life drama Wonderland, with Val Kilmer and Lisa Kudrow.

In 2003, Applegate won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Rachel Green's (Jennifer Aniston) self-centered sister Amy on the hit series Friends. This year, she received her second consecutive Emmy nomination in the same category for her performance as Amy in Friends' final season. She is presently in production on the CBS original telefilm James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, based on the author's best-selling novel.

Applegate first rose to stardom with her portrayal of the outrageous Kelly Bundy on the long-running Fox series Married With Children. Debuting in 1987, the show broke new ground as a situation comedy with the antithesis of the then-typical sitcom family at its center. When MarriedWith Children ended its 11-year run in 1997, Applegate segued into the title role of her own NBC series, called Jesse, which she also produced. Her work on the show brought her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy, and a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female in a New Television Series.

On the big screen, Applegate's earlier film credits include Stephen Herek's comedy hit Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead; Walter Hill's Wild Bill, starring Jeff Bridges; Tim Burton's sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks!, as part of an all-star ensemble cast; Gregg Araki's Nowhere; The Big Hit, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Lou Diamond Phillips; and Jim Abraham's comedy spoof Jane Austen's Mafia!.

Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Surviving Christmas" (12-Dec-2004)

Biography #4 (for View from the Top)

With her engaging wit and impeccable comic timing, Christina Applegate is translating her television success to film. Applegate garnered much praise for her performance starring alongside Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair in the raucous comedy The Sweetest Thing.

Applegate's versatility has landed her starring roles in a true- crime tale drama, and an indie comedy, both scheduled for release later this year. She will star in Lions Gates' Wonderland for director by James Cox, where Val Kilmer will star as John Holmes, with Kate Bosworth, Lisa Kudrow and Josh Lucas rounding out the cast. Applegate will also star alongside Johnny Knoxville in the indie Grand Theft Parsons for director David Caffrey. Inspired by a true story, the film follows Phil Kaufman (Knoxville), the road manager for Gram Parsons, as he steals the musician's body from the mortuary and races it to California in an attempt to fulfill a pact. Applegate will play Barbera, the fictitious ex-wife of Gram Parsons.

Applegate is currently in production on the Dreamworks' comedy Surviving Christmas for director Mike Mitchell opposite Ben Affleck.

Applegate will star as the female lead, a well-educated scientist daughter in the family rented by a rich record executive (Affleck) who is faced with spending the Christmas holiday by himself. The film is scheduled for a Christmas 2003 release. Applegate will star in Prince Charming opposite Martin Short for the TNT network. This fairy-tale revolves around a prince and his sidekick who are turned into frogs for all eternity or until the prince can convince a maiden to kiss and marry him.

Applegate first gained widespread attention as the sexy and sarcastic Kelly Bundy on the long-running Fox series, Married With Children. Her own wit and beauty shined through her character's ditzy antics, and after the show's very successful 11- season run, she furthered her television success by starring in her own NBC comedy series, Jesse. The highly rated show garnered Applegate a 1999 People's Choice Award as Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series, a 1999 TV Guide Award as Favorite Star of a New Series, and a 1999 Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical. Other film credits include: Just Visiting, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, The Big Hit,Mafia!, Nowhere, Mars Attacks! and Kiss of Fire.

Applegate's stage credits include a starring role opposite Gena Rowlands in John Cassavetes' Los Angeles production of The Third Day. Other theater credits include The Axeman's Jazz, Nobody Leaves Empty Handed, The Run-through and Grass Harp.

Christina currently resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Miramax for "View from the Top" (01-Jan-2000)