Christina Ricci is an actress popular for playing unusual characters with a dark edge. To date, her films have grossed over US$1.4 billion. She is the recipient of many accolades, including a Satellite Award and a National Board of Review Award, in addition to nominations for two Primetime Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 1990, at 9, Christina made her film debut in Mermaids, followed by a breakout role in 1991 as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and its sequel, 1993 Addams Family Values. Subsequently, she appeared in Casper and Now and Then, earning her fame as a “teen icon.” Further, at 17, Christina moved into adult-oriented roles with The Ice Storm, leading to films such as Buffalo ’66, Pecker, The Opposite of Sex, Sleepy Hollow, and Monster. Her other credits include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Prozac Nation, Pumpkin, Anything Else, Cursed, Penelope, Black Snake Moan, Speed Racer, and The Matrix Resurrections.
On television, Christina appeared in the final season of Ally McBeal as Liza Bump, and she received acclaim for her guest role on Grey’s Anatomy. She also starred in the ABC series Pan Am as Maggie Ryan; further, she produced and starred in The Lizzie Borden Chronicles and Z: The Beginning of Everything. Christina currently stars on the Showtime series Yellowjackets as Misty Quigley since 2021. She has voiced characters in several animated films and provided voices for the video games like Speed Racer: The Videogame and The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon. In 2010, Christina made her Broadway debut in Time Stands Still.
Christina is the national spokesperson for the American organization titled Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).
Christina Ricci Early Life:
Christina was born on 12th February 1980 in Santa Monica, California. She refers to herself as Scots-Irish.
Christina’s family moved to Montclair, New Jersey, where she was raised. Further, when she was a preteen, her parents separated. She has struggled with anxiety and anorexia.
Christina Ricci Family Background:
Christina was born to Sarah and Ralph Ricci. During the 1960s, Sarah worked as a Ford Agency model and later became a real estate agent. Further, Ralph had various careers as a lawyer, gym teacher, drug counselor, and primal scream therapist. Christina is the youngest of four children; Rafael (born in 1971), Dante (born in 1974), and Pia (born in 1976).
Christina Ricci Education:
Christina attended Edgemont Elementary School, Montclair High School, Glenfield Middle School, and Morristown–Beard School. She attended Professional Children’s School in New York City for further studies.
Christina Ricci Physical stats:
Christina stands 5 ft 1 in tall and eights around 49 kg; she has a slim body type. Further, she has silky dark brown hair and beautiful hazel-colored eyes. Christina’s distinctive features include short stature and eight tattoos on her body. She has a lion on her right shoulder blade, an Edward Gorey figure on the inside of her right wrist, on her left hip a pair of praying hands, further, on her right thigh the name “Jack” for a deceased pet, on her right breast a sparrow and her left ankle a mermaid. In addition, on the left side of her rib cage, the words “Move or Bleed” and on her lower back, a bouquet of sweet peas.
Christina Ricci Birth Signs:
Christina is 42 years old, and according to his birthdate, she falls under the Aquarius zodiac sign. Her birth flower is Primrose, and her birth element is Air.
Christina Ricci Net Worth:
Christina’s estimated net worth is $18 million. She started working at a tender age and is one of the most popular American actresses. Christina charges around $125,000 per episode for her role in the Television series. There are rumors that she earned over $1 million and $5 million for her role in ‘Prozac Nation’ and ‘Miranda.’
Speaking about her real estate, in 2005, Christina paid $1.505 million for a house in California, and in 2014, she listed this home for $1.65 million. Further, in November 2014, she ultimately accepted $1.4 million for the property.
In April 2015, Christina paid $2 million for a two-unit townhouse in Brooklyn, New York, and in September 2022, she listed the property for sale for $2.4 million. Years between 2015 – 2022, the property was on rent.
Christina Ricci Relationship Status:
In 2008 Christina began dating Owen Benjamin, a comedian and actor, after meeting him on the film set. Further, in March 2009, they engaged, but after two months, they ended the engagement.
In February 2013, Christina announced her engagement to dolly grip James Heerdegen; they met in 2012 while working on the series Pan Am. On 26th October 2013, they married in Manhattan and had a son born in August 2014. Later on 2nd July 2020, Christina filed for divorce and stated that she was subjected to severe physical and emotional abuse, including many acts of abuse by her husband in front of their son. In April 2021, after all, protection by the government, she was fully granted custody of their son, while James will have visitation rights.
In August 2021, she and her boyfriend, Mark Hampton, a hairstylist, announced that she was pregnant with her 2nd child. Later on, 9th October, Christina announced her marriage to Mark, and in December 2021, they welcomed their child, a daughter.
Christina Ricci Career:
A local theater critic discovered Christina at eight when she starred in The Twelve Days of Christmas, a school production. Quickly after, she was featured on Saturday Night Live in a pair of spoof commercials. Her performance gained her a SAG-AFTRA card.
In 1990 Christina’s big-screen debut was as Cher in the film Mermaids. She also appeared in the music video for “The Shoop Shoop Song” alongside Cher and co-star Winona Ryder which featured on the film’s soundtrack. Further, in 1991 Christina starred as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family. For the 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values, she reprised the role. Both films were commercial successes, and her performances were highlighted.
In 1995, Christina’s first lead role was in the live-action adaptation of Casper. She, at the time, starred in Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain and the drama film Now and Then. Further, in 1996, she appeared in Bastard Out of Carolina in a supporting role.
Christina starred in That Darn Cat the following year, a Disney remake. She then shifted to adult roles and was seen in The Ice Storm. Then in 1998, Christina appeared in a small role in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which marked her 1st collaboration with Johnny Depp. That same year, she had some starring roles in Buffalo ’66, Pecker, and The Opposite of Sex.
In 1999, Christina starred in Tim Burton’s film Sleepy Hollow. The film was a success, and she received a Saturn Award for her character of Katrina Van Tassel. On 4th December 1999, Christina appeared on Saturday Night Live as the guest host and performed parodies of the Olsen twins and Britney Spears. Her other film appearances from 1999 to 2001 are 200 Cigarettes, Bless the Child, The Man Who Cried, and Prozac Nation.
In 2002, Christina appeared in The Laramie Project, which premiered on HBO. She starred with Kyle MacLachlan in Miranda and guest-starred in Ally McBeal’s fifth and final season. Further, she produced and starred in Pumpkin. The following year, Christina appeared in the British horror film The Gathering. She then starred in the biographical crime drama, Monster opposite Charlize Theron.
On Beck’s 2005 album Guero, Christina made a cameo appearance providing vocals for the track “Hell Yes.” That same year, she starred in the movie Cursed, and in 2006, Christina appeared as a paramedic in 2 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Further, she played the title character in Penelope, and then her portrayal of nymphomaniac Rae in the drama Black Snake Moan was particularly well received. Christina lost several pounds for her character to look “unhealthy.” She also appeared alongside Jackson in another 2006 film, Home of the Brave.
In 2008, Christina was featured in Speed Racer and appeared in the film New York, I Love You, with Orlando Bloom. The following year, she guest-starred in 3 episodes of TNT’s Saving Grace during its 2nd season. Further, Christina appeared in the psychological thriller After. Life alongside Liam Neeson and made her Broadway theatre debut in Donald Margulies’ play Time Stands Still as Mandy opposite Laura Linney. On 23rd September 2010, at the Cort Theatre was her 1st public performance.
In 2011, Christina was featured in the film Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star. From 2011 to 2012, she appeared on the ABC drama Pan Am as stewardess Maggie Ryan. In April 2012, Christina returned to the stage in an off-Broadway revival of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Hermia.
Further, in 2012, Christina starred alongside Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman as a mistress in the film Bel Ami. The following year, she appeared in the Australian film Around The Block and subsequently provided voices for animated films like The Smurfs 2 and The Hero of Color City.
In 2014, Christina played the title character in the film Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, and in 2015 she reprised the role for the television series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. In 2016, she played in the drama Mothers and Daughters. In 2017, Christina next starred in the Amazon Video miniseries Z: The Beginning of Everything; she also served as a producer.
The following year, she starred opposite John Cusack in the psychological thriller Distorted. In 2021, Christina on Showtime’s Yellowjackets began a regular series role. On 21st March 2022, it was announced that Christina was cast in Wednesday by Tim Burton as a series regular for Netflix.
Christina Ricci Return To The Addams Family
Christina Ricci fans are surprised about her return to The Addams Family in Wednesday’s latest Netflix show. By the way, this is not why we are talking about her.
On 7th November, Christina had social media trembling when she showed up in a floral and lace peek-a-boo dress to the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards. Her sleeveless gown featured a green and purple floral print with a black lace plunging neckline tied in the front.
After the red carpet in Hollywood, Christina shared photos of the outfit, including a picture with her husband, hairstylist Mark Hampton.
Christina’s colorful attire is only one of her red carpet looks; otherwise, she is in honor of the new Tim Burton creation Wednesday. The series follows gothic teen Wednesday Addams featuring Kenny Ortega), the only daughter of Gomez, and Morticia Addams featuring Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The 8-episode series takes viewers for an adventurous ride when Wednesday attends the famous Nevermore Academy, where she has to work to stop a killing spree and also has to solve a family mystery.
Christina took the role of a gloomy child, Wednesday Addams when she was 10 years old. Now she is returning to the small screen as Marilyn Thornhill (a Nevermore alum). She will work with other familiar faces like Gwendoline Christie, Thora Birch, and Fred Armisen.
Christina Ricci Social Appearance:
Christina has a huge fan following on social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, with around 4M, 900K, and 1900 followers, respectively. She has a vast collection of posts of her personal and professional life, including her modeling, award function, etc., and pictures.