Christina Hendricks

Actress, Model
After nearly a decade working her way up the ranks from guest actress to regular player, Christina Hendricks finally made her mark as Joan Holloway, the curvaceous, titian-haired secretary with many tricks up her ... Read more »
Born: 05/02/1975 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Hap and Leonard 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Another Period 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Places 2015 (Movie)

Krissi Cates (older) (Actor)

Lost River 2015 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Bomb 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Conan 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

God's Pocket 2014 (Movie)

Jeanie Scarpato (Actor)

Mad Men 2006 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pirate Fairy 2014 (Movie)

Zarina (Voice)

From up on Poppy Hill 2013 (Movie)

Miki Hokuto (Voice)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

Leonie 2013 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Struck by Lightning 2013 (Movie)

April (Actor)

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Detachment 2012 (Movie)

Ms. Sarah Madison (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2012 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Cameo

Body of Proof 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drive 2011 (Movie)

Blanche (Actor)

I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 (Movie)

Allison Henderson (Actor)

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The Family Tree 2011 (Movie)

Alicia Bouche (Actor)

Top Chef: Masters 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

Alison Novak (Actor)

The 2010 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Life 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Something's Cooking 2006 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Without A Trace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kevin Hill 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tru Calling 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Presidio Med 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Firefly 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Time 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Court 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Thieves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Beggars and Choosers 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angel 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hunger Point (TV Show)

Actor

Undressed (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After nearly a decade working her way up the ranks from guest actress to regular player, Christina Hendricks finally made her mark as Joan Holloway, the curvaceous, titian-haired secretary with many tricks up her sleeve, on AMC's Emmy-winning period series, "Mad Men" (2007- ). Channeling screen sirens from the 1950s, Hendricks earned praise for her performance while becoming a role model for full-figured women, thanks to her oft-discussed hourglass figure that harkened back to the days of Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner. Prior to her breakthrough on "Mad Men," she cut her teeth in episodes of "Undressed" (MTV, 1999-2002) and "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), before landing her first significant part as a career-climbing intern on the showbiz satire "Beggars and Choosers" (Showtime, 1999-2001). From there, Hendricks appeared on Joss Whedon's short-lived cult hit "Firefly" (Fox, 2002-03) and the equally brief drama "Kevin Hill" (UPN, 2004-05), while guest starring on more stable shows like "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09) and "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003-2010). But everything turned on a dime after Hendricks was cast on "Mad Men," leading to widespread acclaim and awards nominations, as well as career-expanding feature roles in "Drive" (2011) and "I Don't Know How She Does It" (2011). Whether playing a demure waif or a smoldering vixen, the always striking Hendricks defined a new style of old-school glamour while bringing her finely honed skills to every role.

Relationships

Geoffrey Arend Actor

Husband
Announced engagement in December 2008 after dating for two years Married Oct. 11, 2009 at Il Buco restaurant in New York

Robert Hendricks

Father

Jackie Hendricks

Mother

Aaron Hendricks

Brother

Milestones

2012

Cast in Chris Colfer's feature writing debut "Struck by Lightning"

2012

Played Elle Fanning's mother in 1960s set drama "Ginger & Rosa"

2011

Acted opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "I Don't Know How She Does It"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

2011

Co-starred with Ryan Gosling in action film "Drive"

2007

Delivered breakout role as the curvaceous office manager Joan Holloway on AMC drama series "Mad Men"

2004

Cast in first regular series role, playing attorney Nicolette Raye on UPN courtroom drama "Kevin Hill"

2002

Portrayed a seductive con artist on two episodes of Joss Whedon's "Firefly" (Fox)

2000

Landed recurring role on Showtime's "Beggars and Choosers" as intern Kelly Kramer

1999

Made television debut in MTV movie "Sorority"

Began acting in Junior Musical Playhouse productions in Fairfax, VA

Briefly modeled after high school

Bonus Trivia

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"I have a problem keeping my mouth shut. I usually speak my mind. I'm trying to learn my lesson." – Hendricks quoted in Esquire magazine, September 2009

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Hendricks was a natural blonde and began dyeing her hair red when she was ten years old.

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