Biography of Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is an American actress who first achieved
fame for her role as Wednesday Adams in The Adams Family (1991) and its sequel
Adams Family Values (1993).
Her movie roles have ranged from art house films such as The Ice Storm (1997),
dramas such as Monster (2004), independent comedies such as The Opposite of
Sex (1998), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress,
and blockbusters such as Sleepy Hollow (1999).
Ricci endured the transition from a child star to teenage idol and adult actress
and currently holds her own production company, Blaspheme Films, responsible
for Pumpkin and Prozac Nation. She has recently appeared in Black Snake Moan
(2007) and Penelope (2008), and stars as Trixie, the female lead role in the
The Wachowski Brothers' feature film adaptation of Speed Racer, in 2008.
A critic for the Bergen Record discovered Ricci at age eight in a school play
(The Twelve Days of Christmas) at Edgemont School in Montclair, New Jersey. The
critic's son was originally cast in the role, but Ricci got him to hit her and
told on him; he lost the role to her as part of his punishment. After this, she
became involved in the movie business. She did several commercials starting at
the age of six, until she finally got her big screen debut in Mermaids in 1990
as Cher's younger daughter. The young actress made enough of an impression to
land more work; later she appeared in the video of the film's soundtrack "The
Shoop Shoop Song". The following year, she starred as the morbidly precocious
Wednesday Adams in the film adaptation of The Adams Family. The role would help
to establish Ricci as an actress known for playing dark, unconventional characters
– she went on to play Wednesday again in the film's 1993 sequel, Adams Family
Values, which became another box office draw, and more screen time was provided
for Ricci's performance as Wednesday.
Full name: Christina Ricci
Birthdate: February 12, 1980
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
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