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Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is an American actress, who began her acting 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 somewhat 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.

Ricci has also acted in various television productions. In 2006, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as a paramedic in the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy. In 2011–12, she starred in the short-lived television series Pan Am as stewardess Maggie Ryan. In 2014, she starred in the Lifetime production Lizzie Borden Took an Ax as the titular role, marking a return to the darker roles she had generated attention for earlier in her career. In 2015, she reprised the role in the limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, chronicling the aftermath of the events that took place in the biopic. Aside from her acting career, Ricci married dolly grip James Heerdegen in October 2013 and gave birth to a son in August 2014. She is also the national spokesperson for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).

Filmography

Film

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

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1990 H.E.L.P. Olivia Episode: "Are You There, Alpha Centauri?"
1996 The Simpsons Erin (voice) Episode: "Summer of 4 Ft. 2"
1999 Saturday Night Live Host (Herself) Season 25, episode 7
2002 The Laramie Project (film) 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 The Good Wife}} Therese Dodd Episode: "Anatomy of a Joke"
2014 Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Lizzie Borden Lifetime Network movie
2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Lizzie Borden 8 episodes
2015 Z: The Beginning of Everything (working title) Zelda Fitzgerald Series pilot
2018 Sky Rat Scarlett (voice) Main role

Other works

Music
  • 2005: "Hell Yes" – Beck
Music videos
  • 1990: "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" – Cher
  • 1991: "Addams Groove" – MC Hammer
  • 1993: "Addams Family (Whoomp!)" – Tag Team
  • 2000: "Natural Blues" – Moby
Video games
Audiobook
  • Gossip Girl – Narrator
  • Gossip Girl "You Know You Love Me" – Narrator
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