Christina Ricci is an American Actress. Christina Ricci is known for playing unusual characters with a dark edge, she predominantly works in independent productions but has also appeared in numerous box office hits. Christina Ricci has received nominations for a Golden Globe and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Check all the details below about Christina Ricci’s Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Parents, Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Salary, Net Worth, Biography, & More.
Christina Ricci Wiki/Biography
Christina Ricci was born on 12th February 1980, (Age: 42 years; as of 2022) in Santa Monica, California, U.S. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is White. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius and he follows Christianity (religion). Her profession is a famous American Actress.
Christina Ricci Educational Qualification
Christina Ricci completed her schooling at Edgemont Elementary School, Glenfield Middle School, Montclair High School, and Morristown-Beard School. And later, she attended Professional Children’s School in New York City. And after that, she enters her acting career and worked in so many movies.
Christina Ricci Physical Stats
- Height: 5′ 1″ inches
- Weight: 49 kg
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
Christina Ricci Family & Parents
Christina Ricci was born into a middle-class family to American Parents. Her father’s name is Ralph Ricci he had a varied career including jobs as a gym teacher, lawyer, drug counselor, and primal scream therapist. Her mother’s name is Sarah Ricci she worked as a Ford Agency model during the 1960s and later became a real estate agent. She is the youngest of four children of her parents. Also, Her siblings are Rafael who was born in 1971, Dante who was born in 1974, and Pia who was born in 1976. Her parents separated when she was a preteen.
Christina Ricci Boyfriend, Husband, Children & Relationships
Christina Ricci’s dating status is single and her marital status is married. She start dating comedian and actor Owen Benjamin in 2008 after they met on the set of the film All’s Faire in Love. They became engaged in 2009 March but ended the engagement two months later.
Then, announced Christina Ricci’s engagement with dolly grip James Heerdegen, whom she met while working on the series Pan Am in 2012. On 26th October they are married, in Manhattan. They have a son, born in August 2014. Christina Ricci filed for divorce after almost seven years of marriage on 2nd July 2020. In her divorce filing, she stated that she was subjected to “severe physical and emotional abuse” by Heerdegen and that “many of these acts of abuse” took place in front of their son.
On 25th June 2020, The Los Angeles Police Department had previously responded to a call at Ricci and Heerdegen’s Woodland Hills, California home. Heerdegen was not arrested, but Christina Ricci was granted an emergency protective order against Heerdegen the day before she filed for divorce. In April 2021, Christina Ricci was granted full custody of their son, while Heerdegen will have visitation rights.
She and her boyfriend, hairstylist Mark Hampton, announced that she was pregnant with her second child in August 2021. On 9th October two months later, Christina Ricci announced her marriage to Hampton. They welcomed their first child together, a daughter, in December 2021.
Christina Ricci Career & Profession
Beginnings and Child Stardom
At the age of 8, Christina Ricci was discovered by a local theater critic when she starred in a school production of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Another child was originally cast in the part, but she devised a plan to secure the role for herself, she taunted her rival so much that he punched her. When she told on him, he lost the part. Christina Ricci recalled, “I’ve always been a really ambitious person. I guess that’s the first time it really reared its ugly head”.
The first of these featured Ricci as a child at a birthday party in which medical waste fell out of a burst piñata, parodying the then-topical dumping of waste in the rivers of the United States’ east coast. This gained Ricci her SAG-AFTRA card. Ricci’s big-screen debut was in the 1990 film Mermaids, as Cher’s character’s youngest daughter, Kate.
Christina Ricci also appeared—alongside Cher and co-star Winona Ryder—in the music video for “The Shoop Shoop Song”, which featured on the film’s soundtrack. She reprised the role for the 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values.
Both films were commercial successes, and critics singled out Ricci’s performances as highlights. She at the time of starred in the adventure film Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain in 1995, and as the younger version of Rosie O’Donnell’s character Roberta, in the coming-of-age drama Now and Then in 1995. Christina Ricci also had a supporting role in Bastard Out of Carolina 996, which was the directorial debut of Anjelica Huston, whom Ricci had previously worked with on the Addams Family films.
Transition to adult roles
She starred in the Disney remake of That Darn Cat, which was a moderate success at the box office in 1997. Later that year, she makes a shift into “legitimate adult roles” with her portrayal of the troubled, sexually curious Wendy Hood in And Lee’s critically acclaimed art film, The Ice Storm.
The part was originally given to Natalie Portman, who pulled out when her parents decided that the roles were too provocative. The adolescent members of the cast do their characters proud, with Christina Ricci a particular standout.
Her wonderfully funny and touching performance, capturing the defiance and confusion that come with puberty, is the film’s crowning glory”. Christina Ricci had a small role in Terry Gilliam’s offbeat road movie, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in 1998, which marked her first collaboration with Johnny Depp.
For the latter, Ricci garnered critical acclaim and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Variety’s Todd McCarthy described her as “deadly funny”, and felt that she delivered her dialogue with “the skill of a prospective Bette Davis”.
Christina Ricci starred for a second time with Johnny Depp in 1999, in Tim Burton’s gothic horror fantasy film Sleepy Hollow. The film was a commercial and critical success, and Christina Ricci received a Saturn Award for her portrayal of Katrina Van Tassel.
On 4th December 1999, she appeared as the guest host on Saturday Night Live and performed parodies of Britney Spears and the Olsen twins. The film—Ricci’s first outing as a producer—received mixed reviews, but critics agreed that Ricci was the highlight, with Ed Gonzalez of Slant Magazine describing her as “splendid”.
The 2002 film, which premiered on HBO, received positive reviews from critics; TV Guide’s Matt Roush praised the performances of the cast while noting that the film’s examination of homophobia could “enlighten” viewers. That same year, Christina Ricci starred with Kyle MacLachlan in the British comedy-thriller Miranda, and guest-starred on the fifth and final season of Ally McBeal, appearing as lawyer Liza Bump in seven episodes.
In his review for The Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert wrote, “Pumpkin is alive, and takes chances, and uses the wicked blade of satire in order to show up the complacent political correctness of other movies in its campus genre. It refuses to play it safe.
And there is courage in the performances-for example the way she sails fearlessly into the risky material”. Christina Ricci took on the roles of a young girl wandering England on foot in the British horror film The Gathering, the former girlfriend of an up-and-coming movie star enjoying all the perks of celebrity in Adam Goldberg’s I Love Your Work in 2003.
In his review of the latter, A. O. Scott of The New York Times described the film as an “antiromantic comedy”, and said that Ricci played her role with “feral, neurotic glee”.In 2003 she starred opposite Charlize Theron in the biographical crime drama, Monster. She character-Selby Wall- was a fictionalized version of Tyria Moore, the real-life partner of serial killer Aileen Wuornos.
Speaking of her decision to take the part, Ricci said it posed a challenge as it “goes completely against who I am, and described the filming experience as “dark and depressing”. The film was directed by Patty Jenkins and received rave reviews upon its release, with most critics directing their attention toward Theron, who went on to receive an Academy Award for her portrayal of Wuornos. She acknowledged Her during her acceptance speech, calling her the film’s “unsung hero”.
She plays Selby as clueless, dim, and in over her head, picking up cues from moment to moment, cobbling her behavior out of notions borrowed from bad movies, old songs, and barroom romances. Selby must have walked into a gay bar for the first time only a few weeks ago, and studied desperately to figure out how to present herself.
Film, television, and theater
Ricci made a cameo appearance on Beck’s 2005 album Guero, providing vocals for the track “Hell Yes”. Christina Ricci starred in the Wes Craven horror film Cursed, which gained notoriety for its troubled production history, and in 2006, she appeared as a paramedic in two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Christina Ricci played the title character in Penelope in 2006.
Empire called the film a “lovely fairy tale,” while Andrea Gronvall of The Chicago Reader felt it was “a worthy vehicle” for Ricci. Her portrayal of nymphomaniac Rae in the 2006 drama Black Snake Moan, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, was particularly well received.
Christina Ricci lost several pounds in order to make her character look “unhealthy”. Ricci appeared alongside Jackson for the second time in another 2006 film, Home of the Brave, an ensemble drama following the lives of four soldiers in Iraq and their return to the United States.
Christina Ricci played the girlfriend of the titular character in Speed Racer in 2008, a US$120 dollar adaption of the Japanese anime and manga series of the same name. Christina Ricci also appeared in a segment of the 2008 anthology film New York, I Love You, with Orlando Bloom. Also in 2009, she appeared alongside Liam Neeson in the psychological thriller After.
Life and made her Broadway theatre debut as Mandy in Donald Margulies’ play Time Stands Still, opposite Laura Linney. Her first public performance was on September 23, 2010, at the Cort Theatre. She replaced Alicia Silverstone, who played Mandy during the play’s initial run in 2009. The New York Times described Ricci as “confident” and “appealing”.
Focus on television
Christina Ricci played a kindhearted waitress in Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star in 2011, a comedy written by Adam Sandler. The film was universally panned by critics. Writing for Variety, Andrew Barker called it “one of the most astonishingly unfunny films of this or any other year”, but commended Ricci, who he felt gave her role “more than it deserves”.
The series garnered generally positive reviews, but, due to a decline in viewing figures during its initial run of 14 episodes, the producers decided not to proceed with a second season.
In April 2012, Ricci returned to the stage, playing Hermia in an off-Broadway revival of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also starred as a mistress alongside Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman in the little-seen period film Bel Ami, based on the 1885 French novel of the same name, and in 2013, she headlined the Australian film Around The Block, as an American drama teacher who befriends as an Aboriginal boy during the 2004 Redfern riots.
In 2014, Christina Ricci played the title character in Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, a Lifetime film inspired by the true story of Borden, who was tried and acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother in 1892, and in 2015 she reprised the role for the eight-part television series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. The latter received generally positive reviews; Jane Borden of Vanity Fair called it “playful, wicked brain candy”, adding that “Ricci was born to play 19th-century ax murderer”.
Christina Ricci went on to receive a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries. In 2016, Christina Ricci played a woman who receives a life-changing revelation from the woman she thought was her sister in the independent drama Mothers and Daughters, as part of an ensemble cast, consisting of Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, Selma Blair, Mira Sorvino, and Courteney Cox.
Christina Ricci served as a producer on the series, which, she later acknowledged, is how she got the lead part; “I can tell you that in my experience, I have never, ever been cast in a role like this and I would never get this part normally … I’m just not seen in that way. Basically, you couldn’t get five people in a room to agree that I should be a romantic lead. I could get one person, but there’s always more than one person whose opinion matters”.
In the 2018 psychological thriller Distorted, Christina Ricci starred opposite John Cusack as a woman suffering from bipolar disorder. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who cited Ricci’s performance as a highlight. On March 21, 2022, it was announced that Christina Ricci was cast in Tim Burton’s Wednesday as a series regular for Netflix. She plays Marilyn Thornhill, a botany teacher at Nevermore Academy.
Christina Ricci Filmography
- In 1990, She filmed in Mermaids.
- In 1991, She filmed in The Hard Way, and The Addams Family.
- In 1993, She filmed in The Cemetery Club and Addams Family Values.
- In 1995, She filmed in Casper, and Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain.
- In 1996, She filmed in Bastard out of Carolina, and The Last of the High Kings.
- In 1997, She filmed in Little Red Riding Hood, That Darn Cat, and The Ice Storm.
- In 1998, She filmed in The Opposite of Sex, Buffalo’ 66, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Small Soldiers, Pecker, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, and Desert Blue.
- In 1999, She filmed in 200 Cigarettes, No Vacancy, and Sleepy Hollow.
- In 2000, She filmed in Bless the Child and The Man Who Cried.
- In 2001, She filmed in All Over the Guy, and Prozac Nation.
- In 2002, She filmed in Pumpkin and Miranda.
- In 2003, She filmed in The Gathering, Anything Else, I Love Your Work and Monster.
- In 2005, She filmed in Cursed.
- In 2006, She filmed in Penelope, Black Snake Moan, and Home of the Brave.
- In 2008, She filmed in Speed Racer, and New York, I Love You.
- In 2009, She filmed in All’s Faire in Love and After Life.
- In 2010, She filmed in Alpha and Omega.
- In 2011, She filmed in California Romanza, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.
- In 2012, She filmed in Bel Ami, and War Flowers.
- In 2013, She filmed in The Smurfs 2, and Around the Block.
- In 2014, The Hero of Color City.
- In 2016, She filmed in Mothers and Daughters.
- In 2017, She filmed in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.
- In 2018, She filmed in Distorted.
- In 2020, She filmed in 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up, Percy, and Here After.
- In 2021, She filmed in The Matrix Resurrections.
- In 2022, She filmed in Monstrous.
- In TBA, She filmed in The Dresden Sun and Unplugged.
Christina Ricci Television
- In 1990, She worked in H.E.L.P. In 1996, She worked in The Simpsons.
- In 2002, She worked in The Laramie Project, Malcolm in the Middle, and Ally McBeal.
- In 2005, She worked in Joey.
- In 2009, She worked in Saving Grace.
- In 2011-2012, She worked in Pan Am, The Good Wife.
- In 2014, She worked in Lizzie Borden and Took an Ax.
- In 2015, She worked in The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.
- In 2017, She worked in Z: The Beginning of Everything.
- In 2019, She worked in Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story.
- In 2020, She worked in 50 States of Fright.
- In 2021, She worked in Rick and Morty.
- In 2021, She worked in Yellowjackets. In 2022, She worked in Wednesday and The Wheel.
Christina Ricci Other Works
- 2005: “Hell Yes” – Beck
- 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
- 2008: The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon as Cynder
- 2008: Speed Racer: The Videogame as Trixie
- Gossip Girl – Narrator
- Gossip Girl “You Know You Love Me” – Narrator
- Little Women – Narrator
Christina Ricci’s Net Worth
Christina Ricci’s net worth is estimated at $8 million dollars. Christina Ricci profession is a famous American Actress, she worked in so many movies and television shows and earned money from them. Christina Ricci’s annual salary is $1-2 million dollars.
Christina Ricci Social Handles
Christina Ricci Amazing Facts
- Christina Ricci is the national spokesperson for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
- Christina Ricci announced she would stop wearing fur PETA subsequently removed her from their list.
- In August 2021, Ricci and her boyfriend, hairstylist Mark Hampton, announced that she was pregnant with her second child.
- Christina Ricci is listed in several art publications as one of artist Mark Ryden’s muses.
- Her image has appeared in several of his oil paintings and sketches.
- She also had the words “Move or Bleed” on the left side of her rib cage, as well as a bouquet of sweet peas on her lower back.
- Christina Ricci has struggled with both anxiety and anorexia.
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