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About Christina Ricci

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Christina Ricci was born in Santa Monica, California on February 12, 1980, the fourth and youngest child of parents Sarah, a former Ford Model and real estate agent, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and psychiatrist.

Regarding her ancestry, Christina Ricci has stated that “the Italian blood has been bred out of me. There's an Italian four or five generations back who married an Irish woman and they all had sons. So they married more Irish women, had were more sons, and more Irish women. Now I can say I’m basically Scots-Irish”.

Christina Ricci received initial recognition and appreciated as a child star for her performance as Wednesday Addams in “The Addams Family” in 1991 and “Addams Family Values” in 1993, and her role as Kat Harvey in “Casper” in 1995. Christina Ricci made a transitio n into more adult-oriented roles with “ The Ice Storm” in 1997, followed by an acclaimed performance in “The Opposite of Sex” in 1998, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She continued her success with well-received performances in “Sleepy Hollow” in 1999 and “Monster” in 2003.

Christina Ricci has recently appeared in the films “Black Snake Moan” in 2007, “Penelope” in 2008, “Speed Racer” in 2008, “New York, I Love You” in 2009 and “After Life” in 2009 opposite Liam Neeson.

In 2004, Christina Ricci appeared as the first model in the Spring-Summer 2005 Louis Vuitton fashion show, and also appeared in advertisements for the popular French fashion house that year.

Christina Ricci has her own production company, Blaspheme Films, responsible for Prozac Nation and Pumpkin. She is on the national board of VOX-Voices for Planned Parenthood and she will also be appearing in national ads for emergency contraception to try helping inform teenagers.

By FW Editor

Tags: actress, model

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 17 January '11

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