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Born: May 3, 1975 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Christina Rene Hendricks was born May 3rd, 1975 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Hendricks’ early interests in acting were encouraged by her mother who nudged her daughter towards taking part in a school play when she was teenager. She was seen in many school plays and took up modeling after high school.
She then turned her focus to acting and landed a few commercials. In 1999, she made her TV movie debut in Sorority, had a recurring role on MTV’s Undressed and then landed another recurring role on Showtime’s Beggars and Choosers which ran from 1999 to 2001.
Hendricks once again landed a recurring role, this time on ER in 2002. That same year, she was seen in the TV movie The Big Time and then Hunger Point in 2003. More guest starring spots came her way before she won a regular series role in the 2004 to 2005 series Kevin Hill playing attorney Nicolette Raye in the courtroom drama opposite Taye Diggs.
After the cancellation of Kevin Hill, Hendricks found herself back on the small screen with a recurring role on Jake in Progress in 2006. In 2007, she was seen in the movies in La Cucina and South of Pico, had a recurring role on Life and was then cast once again as a series regular in the AMC hit Mad Men with Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moses.
2010 saw Hendricks in the film Leonie starring Emily Mortimer and in Life as We Know It starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. A busy year of releases followed in 2011 with Detachment starring Adrien Brody, Drive with Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, Company along with Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone and Martha Plimpton, The Family Tree opposite Hope Davis and Dermot Mulroney and I Don’t Know How She Does It, sStarring Sarah Jessica Parker.
In 2012, Christina was seen in the films Struck by Lightning starring Chris Colfer and in Ginger & Rosa with Elle Fanning and Alice Englert. In 2014, she was seen alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last films, God’s Pocket, as well as in Lost River, which was written and directed by Ryan Gosling and co-starred Saoirse Ronan and “Eva Mendes”/cr/evamendes/.
Christina married fellow actor Geoffrey Arend in October 2009.
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