ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
CHRISTINA APPLEGATE (VERONICA CORNINGSTONE) has endeared
herself to audiences and received accolades for her strength and versatility in
theatre, film and television. With Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony nominations to
her credit, she has proven herself to be one of Hollywood's most influential
Applegate was most recently seen alongside Will Arnett in NBC's comedy "Up
All Night," executive produced by Lorne Michaels; where she played Reagan, a
career-driven and energetic woman trying to juggle the demands of career,
marriage and motherhood.
In 2011 Applegate joined Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, and Jenna Fischer in
"Hall Pass", the Farrelly brother's comedy for New Line.Applegate played Grace
Searing, the practical thinking wife of Fred Searing (Sudeikis). He and his
friend Rick Mills (Owen Wilson) are given a one-week "hall pass" by their wives,
which allow them to have sex with another woman without consequence.
Applegate had previously co-starred in Nanette Burstein's romantic comedy
"Going the Distance" for New Line with Justin Long and Drew Barrymore. In
addition to that Applegate played the voice of Catherine in the Warner Brother's
animated 3D comedy, "Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore."
In December of 2009, Christina starred as Brittany, the lead chipette, in the
$200M box office blockbuster "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel." When
released, the film was number one at the box office and remained in the top 5
through January of 2010.
Applegate's performance as the titled character Samantha Newly in the ABC
series "Samantha Who?" has been applauded by critics and fans and garnered her
her third SAG Award nomination. Previous nods include two Emmy nominations for
"Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series," 2 Golden Globe nominations for
"Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series," 2 SAG Award nominations
for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series," a Satellite
Award nomination for "Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical," and a Prism
Award nomination for "Performance in a Comedy Series." In addition, Applegate
served as a producer for the show, which won a People's choice Award for
"Favorite New TV Comedy" during its first season.
Applegate's additional film credits include "The Rocker", for director Peter
Cattaneo, where she starred opposite Rainn Wilson, "Surviving Christmas" for
director Mike Mitchell, the DreamWorks comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron
Burgundy" with Will Ferrell, her critically praised performance alongside
Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair in the raucous comedy "The Sweetest Thing,"
Lionsgate's "Wonderland," Miramax's "View From the Top" with Gwyneth Paltrow and
Stephen Herek's "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead."
Applegate first gained widespread attention as the sexy and sarcastic Kelly
Bundy on the long-running Fox series, "Married with Children." After a very
successful 11-season run, she furthered her television success by starring in
her own NBC comedy series, "Jesse." In 1999, the highly rated show garnered
Applegate a People's Choice Award as Favorite Female Performer in a New
Television Series and a Golden Globe nomination in the category of "Best
Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical."
In 2004, Applegate returned to television as a guest star on "Friends" as
Rachel's (Jennifer Aniston) younger sister, Amy. Her performance earned her an
Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series" for
her role. She was nominated for anEmmy once again the following year for her
In 2005, Applegate made her Broadway debut in the revival of "Sweet Charity,"
in the starring role of "Charity Hope Valentine." For her role, Applegate was
nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a
Musical as well as a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in
a Musical. "Sweet Charity" ended its run in January 2006. Her other stage
credits include an appearance in John Cassavetes' Los Angeles production of "The
Third Day" with Gena Rowlands, "The Axeman's Jazz," "Nobody Leaves Empty
Handed," "The Run-Through" and "The Grass Harp."
In 2008, after receiving her breast cancer diagnosis through an early,
doctor-ordered MRI, Applegate founded Right Action for Women to educate women
about what it means to be at high risk for breast cancer and encourage them to
talk to their doctors about appropriate screening. Right Action for Women will
provide aid to individuals who are at increased risk for breast cancer and do
not have insurance or the financial flexibility to cover the high costs
associated with breast screenings. Applegate has been a longtime supporter of
women's cancer causes. In 2003 and 2009 she served as the ambassador for Lee
National Denim Day, one the largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer in
Applegate currently resides in Los Angeles.
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