Christina Hendricks

Who Is Christina Hendricks?

Christina Rene Hendricks is an American actress. She rose to fame on television, playing the role of the sassy and seductive Joan Holloway on AMC’s hit show, Mad Men. The show ran from 2007 to 2015. At present, Hendricks is currently known as Beth Boland in NBC’s new crime series, Good Girls. She has also made other appearances in both TV and film.

Career Focus: Acting, Modeling

Popular Works: Mad Men (2007-2015), ER (2002, Four episodes), Cold Case (2005, One episode), Without A Trace (2006, One episode), The Romanoffs (2018, One episode), Drive (2011, Nicolas Winding Refn), The Pirate Fairy (2014, Peggy Holmes), Lost River (2014, Ryan Gosling), Zoolander 2 (2016, Ben Stiller), Bad Santa 2 (2016, Mark Waters), Toy Story 4 (2019, Josh Cooley)

Date Of Birth: 03-05-1975

Current State & Country: Los Angeles, California, USA

Nationality: American

Home State & Country: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Height: 5’5”

Weight: 160 lbs.

Net Worth Income: $10,000,000

Educational Credentials: Fairfax High School

Hendricks has often been listed as one of the most beautiful women in the world. In a recent survey conducted by Esquire magazine, a poll taken by female readers called her one of the best looking women in America.

Hendricks was born with natural blonde hair, but at ten years old, she began dying it red because of her love for the novel Anne of Green Gables. The titular character, Anne Shirley, is known for her fiery red hair.

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Career History Of Christina Hendricks

Hendricks has been starring in local musical theater productions since she was a child. She also did some modelling from 18 to 27 years old. Her first television appearance was in the MTV anthology show Undressed, which ran from 1999 to 2002. After that came Beggars and Choosers, her very first starring role. Afterwards, she appeared in Kevin Hill, a legal drama aired on the now-defunct UPN Network. It ran for one season. Plenty of Hendricks’ roles were simply relegated to guest-appearances and supporting roles, instead of ones where she was the lead star. Some of these appearances included episodes of Angel, Tru Calling, Miss Match, Presido Med, Las Vegas, and the Emmy-award winning police procedural drama show, Without A Trace.

Before her big break came, Hendricks has made appearances in music videos, including Everclear’s ‘One Hit Wonder’, and Broken Bells’ ‘The Ghost Inside’.

In 2007, Hendricks landed the role of Joan Holloway in the AMC series, Mad Men. Created by Matthew Weiner, Mad Men tells the story of the professional and personal lives of advertising agents, who work in a fictional advertising company called Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. The story also takes place in the 1960s. Aside from Hendricks, the show stars Jon Hamm (as the lead character Don Draper), Elisabeth Moss (as Peggy Olson), January Jones (as Betty Draper), and Vincent Kartheiser (as Pete Campbell). Mad Men ran for seven seasons. During its tenure, it went on to win 16 Emmy awards, and 5 Golden Globe awards. The show has also received critical praise for its historical authenticity, directing, visual style, acting, and writing. It is widely regarded as one of the best TV shows of all time.

Hendricks’ character, Joan, is a confident and sassy woman with a complex and unpredictable attitude. She is also seen as a femme fatale character of some sort. Joan also has the tendency to bully her co-workers. Her character is revealed to be very important by the third season, as it turns out that Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce cannot operate without her. Hendricks has described Joan as fiery, and loves the fact that she is in touch with her femininity and confidence.

After Mad Men ended, Hendricks appeared in the films Drive, and Lost River. Lost River marked the directing debut of actor Ryan Gosling, and he placed Hendricks in the starring role as well. Other film appearances include Dark Places (2015, Gilles Paquet-Brenner), and The Neon Demon (2016, Nicolas Winding-Refn).

In 2018, Hendricks was cast in the NBC comedy crime series, Good Girls. It was created by Jenna Bans, and revolves around three women who have a hard time making ends meet – So they end up pulling a heist by robbing a supermarket. Hendricks plays Beth Boland, a mother of four. Her co-stars include comedian Retta (as Beth’s best friend Ruby), and Mae Whitman (as Beth’s younger sister, Annie).

Hendricks will be lending her voice to the character of Gabby Gabby in the upcoming 3D-animated film, Toy Story 4. It is set to be released in theaters on June 2019. This is Hendricks’ third voice-acting role: Her previous two were 2011’s All-Star Superman (as Lois Lane), and 2014’s The Pirate Fairy (as Zarina).

Personal Life Of Christina Hendricks

Hendricks was born on May 3, 1975, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her mother, Jackie Sue Raymond, worked as a psychologist. Her father, Robert Hendricks, originally came from Birmingham, England but he moved to the US and worked for the United States Forest Service. As a result, Hendricks has dual citizenship in both the UK and the US. Thanks to her father’s job, Hendricks and her family moved from one location to another throughout her childhood. She spent her childhood years in places like Twin Falls, Idaho, and Portland, Oregon. They settled permanently in Fairfax, Virginia.

As a teenager, Hendricks was severely bullied by her classmates. She described herself as a loner, an outcast, and a goth. Then at eighteen years old, her life changed when she entered a modeling competition for Seventeen magazine. Hendricks won, then signed a modeling contract and moved to New York City.

Hendricks has been married to Geoffrey Arend since 2009. They have no children, and have no plans to have any in the future. Arend is a theater actor, a voice actor, and a TV and film actor. He is known for his supporting roles in Garden State, (500) Days of Summer, and The Angry Birds Movie.

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Net Worth Of Christina Hendricks

As mentioned, Hendricks started her career as a model, before becoming a professional actress. Her acting career started in the late 90s. Plenty of her early roles were limited to supporting or guest-starring roles. However, she had regular roles in several shows as well.

It’s pretty certain that Hendricks lives a cushy life with Arend, because she received a salary of $100,000 for each Mad Men episode. Her salary might have increased too as the show became very successful. The show ran for more than two seasons.

Controversial News On The Life & Career Of Christina Hendricks: Hendricks has often criticized reporters who have described her body as ‘full-figured’. She mentioned that media tends to concentrate more on a woman’s weight-loss or weight-gain, instead of her actual talent. Several entertainment websites have commented that her role of Joan Holloway has revolutionized beauty perceptions on TV. Hendricks has also been called as a ‘new modern ideal of Hollywood glamour’, referring to her body as curvy, and voluptuous, similar to Marilyn Monroe.

Rumors And Frequently Asked Questions About Christina Hendricks: In 2017, there were countless rumors that Hendricks was joining the massively popular HBO fantasy series, Game of Thrones. In an interview on Conan, Hendricks clarified the rumors, mentioning that she has never even seen a single episode of the show. It turns out, she had been misquoted during a red-carpet event. An interviewer simply asked her what show would be great to appear on, and she responded with Game of Thrones.

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