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Christina Hendricks (born 3.5.1975)
Christina Hendricks is an American actress, perhaps best known for playing the role of Joan Holloway in Mad Men.

Childhood & Early Acting Experience: Christina Hendricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and was raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. Her father is British, so she holds dual American / British nationality.

Hendricks' acting career started as a youngster in Twin Falls, where she joined the Junior Musical Playhouse Company, performing in productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Grease. The Hendricks family moved to Fairfax, Virginia in 1989 and Hendricks performed in a number of local community plays, as well as productions at Fairfax High School.

Acting Career: Christina Hendricks has appeared in a number of television series, starting out with a regular appearance in Beggars and Choosers, which starred Beau Bridges. She also appeared in The Big Time and The Court, opposite Sally Field and Craig Bierko. This was followed by an appearance in Kevin Hill, a legal drama featuring Jon Seda.

Hendricks has also had recurring roles in ER (which, over the years, has starred George Clooney and Noah Wyle) and Firefly (featuring Adam Baldwin and Gina Torres.

In 2007, Christina Hendricks and Gina Torres shared screen time together again, in the independent film South of Pico, which also featured Kip Pardue. The same year, Hendricks starred in La Cucina, along with Joaquim de Almeida and Rachel Hunter.

Hendricks has also starred in music videos for Broken Bells ('The Ghost Inside') and Everclear ('One Hit Wonder').

The role for which Hendricks is best known, however, is her performance as Joan Holloway in Mad Men. In the show, her character is the office manager of an advertising agency, Sterling Cooper. Mad Men also stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Jared Harris. In 2009, Hendricks won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Mad Men. Much has been made of her curvaceous figure since she started appearing in Mad Men. Despite being recognizable for her red hair, Hendricks is actually a natural blonde and has dyed her hair since the age of 10.

In 2010, Christina Hendricks was cast alongside Carey Mulligan and Ryan Gosling in Drive, an action-thriller directed by Nicolas Winding.

Personal Life: Christina Hendricks married the actor Geoffrey Arend in 2009.



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Dark Places Trailer


Libby Day is a young woman, still permanently scarred from the events of her childhood. As a 7-year-old girl living in Kansas, she witnessed the brutal slaughter of her family, only weeks after discovering a bizarre interest of her brother Ben's and evidence that he practiced Satanism. After she accused Ben, then 16-years-old, of murder, he was locked up for life and her name went down in crime history. It left her with money from a charitable fund and royalities from her autobiography, but now in her early 30s she's completely broke. Soon though she meets Lyle Wirth, a member of a ghoulish group named The Kill Club, full of crime obsessed wannabe detectives who enjoy solving vicious crimes. They offer her money to help them solve what really happened when she was a girl, because hardly any of them believe her brother was the perpetrator of the massacre. She's sure it was him, but now she's forced to return to that time in her life and remember exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the tragedy - and that gets even more complicated when she finally visits Ben in prison.

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Lost River Review


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With his writing-directing debut, Ryan Gosling shows audacious skill as a visual artist but never quite manages to recount a story that grabs hold of the audience. It's a stunningly gorgeous film packed with strong, earthy performances from a starry cast playing against type. But there's no momentum at all to the narrative, which is packed with random symbolism that never quite resolves into anything either meaningful or emotionally engaging.

Lost River is a decaying, abandoned city on the edge of a lake created by damming up a river and flooding another town. In what's left of their neighbourhood, Billy (Christina Hendricks) lives in her family home with her sons: a toddler and a teen named Bones (Iain De Caestecker), who helps support the household by scavenging for copper in the vacant buildings nearby. But he's encroaching on the turf of self-proclaimed gangster Bully (Matt Smith), who is intent on exacting vicious revenge. Meanwhile, next-door neighbour Rat (Ronan) is caring for her delusional granny (Barbara Steele) and trying to help Bones. And when the new bank manager Dave (Ben Mendelsohn) turns down Billy's cry for help, she takes a job at his seedy underworld nightclub alongside Cat (Eva Mendes).

Aside from some blood-soaked cabaret, what goes on in this nightclub remains rather mysterious, as Billy finds higher-paying work in the purple-hued basement fetish rooms. But then everything in this film is enigmatic, as Gosling deliberately refuses to connect the dots. This gives the film an intriguing David Lynch-style tone, although it lacks Lynch's eerie resonance. There's also a touch of John Waters-style trashiness and Terrence Malick-style natural beauty, plus the clear influence of Gosling's heavily stylised past directors Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive and Only God Forgives) and Derek Cianfrance (Blue Monday and The Place Beyond the Pines). In other words, almost everything in this film feels like a reference to another movie, but it's expertly assembled to look fabulous from start to finish, with some seriously striking sequences along the way.

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JAGUAR to reveal the All-NEW 2016 XF

Christina Hendricks - JAGUAR to reveal the All-NEW 2016 XF along with Christina Hendricks at the Flatiron Square in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 31st March 2015

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'Mad Men' Donates Props & Costumes To Smithsonian Museum


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The hit AMC series Mad Men may be drawing to a close but its props and costumes will live on in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The series executives have made the decision to donate many iconic items from the show. The items were handed over in a star studded presentation ceremony in Washington D.C. on Friday morning (27th March). In attendance were Mad Men cast members: Jon Hamm, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks. The show's creator Matt Weiner and AMC President Charlie Collier were also in attendance.

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Jon Hamm and Matthew Weiner attended the presentation ceremony at the Smithsonian.

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AMC Celebrates The Final 7 Episodes Of "Mad Men" With The Black & Red Ball

Brooke Anderson and Christina Hendricks - A host of stars were photogrpahed as they attended the AMC Celebration of The Mad Men 7 Episodes Of "Mad Men" With The Black & Red Ball. The event was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 26th March 2015

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AMC Celebrates The Final 7 Episodes Of "Mad Men" With The Black & Red Ball - Red Carpet

Christina Hendricks - Celebirites attend the AMC celebration of the final 7 episodes of 'Mad Men' with the Black & Red Ball at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 26th March 2015

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'Mad Men' art installation unveiling

John Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, January Jones and Matthew Weiner - AMC unveils a special art installation at the 1271 Avenue of the Americas, The Time & Life Building Plaza, in celebration of the iconic series, "Mad Men." - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 23rd March 2015

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Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and Jon Hamm
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Special screening of 'Mad Men'

The Cast of Madmen L to R, Matthew Weiner, January Jones, John Slattery, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived and took to the red carpet for a Special screening of 'Mad Men' which was held at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 23rd March 2015

The Cast of Madmen L to R, Matthew Weiner, January Jones, John Slattery, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks
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Ryan Gosling Talks 'Hey Girl', 'Lost River' And Detroit At SXSW


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'Hey Girl' has become synonymous with Ryan Gosling but the 34-year-old actor isn't sure where it came from. Gosling was the guest speaker at the South by Southwest Film Festival and discussed his latest film, Lost River, and 'Hey Girl' with director Guillermo Del Toro.

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Ryan Gosling at the premiere of Lost River in Cannes in 2014.

Read More: Ryan Gosling Looks Nearly Unrecognizable As He And Russell Crowe Return To The Set Of Nice Guys.

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A Week In Movies: Hollywood Women Win Awards And Trailers Arrive For Films Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Sandler, Spongebob Squarepants And Those Despicable Me Minions


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Jennifer Aniston receives the Montecito Award

She may not be up for an Oscar this year, but Jennifer Aniston was awarded the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which is currently running in California. She looked sleek and starry as she accepted the award.

Photos - Jennifer Aniston receives the Montecito Award

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Lost River Trailer


Dark times have engulfed the world. With the steady rise of economic depression across the globe, a small town has found itself under the thumb of a feared bully (Matt Smith). Single mother, Billy ('Firefly' and 'Mad Men''s Christina Hendricks) has to engage in a dark lifestyle to provide enough for her family to survive, and provide the best life possible for her children. Her eldest son is desperate to help take some of the load off her shoulders, and ends up stealing from the Bully, earning his hatred. All the while, they town lurks on the banks of a flooded town, known to everyone as the Lost River.

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Hold on to Your Beehives, People: "Mad Men" To Air Final Episodes in April


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It’s been a long, sad winter, but with the approaching spring (it’s never too early to dream) comes new hope and new TV seasons and specifically, new Mad Men. The final season will start premiere on April.

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The end of Don Draper's saga approaches.

This will be the second half of the season, aka the final seven episodes of the show. Ever. Cue existential crisis for Mad Men fans. The seventh and last season of the hit show chronicling the lives of New York advertising executives in the 1960s officially got under way last year, with seven episodes being shown.

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The End Is Near For 'Mad Men' As Final Season Gets Air Date


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We knew it was coming, we just didn't known when, but the second half of ‘Mad Men’s’ final season has now been given a premiere date of, Sunday April 5th. The announcement was made by AMC on Saturday during the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour. The first half of the final season finished last May with audiences left uncertain about the future of Sterling Cooper & Partners.

Jon HammJon Hamm's time as Don Draper is nearly over.

"What an incredible journey this has been. I take great pride in what the entire Mad Men team was able to create episode after episode, season after season,” series creator Matthew Weiner said in a statement. "We sincerely thank the fans for joining us on this ride and hope it has meant as much to them as it has to us,” he added.

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Christina Hendricks, Luke Wilson Set for Cameron Crowe Comedy 'Roadies'


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Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks has signed on to appear in Cameron Crowe and J.J Abrams' Showtime comedy Roadies. According to Variety, Hendricks has had no shortage of offers since wrapping up filming on the AMC drama and the casting represents a considerable coup for Showtime.

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Roadies focuses on the lives of the road and tech crew of a major rock band on a huge tour. Hendricks will play the tough and ingenious production manager Shelli who acts as the right-hand to Luke Wilson's tour manager. Shelli is tough and only privately emotional but is married to her job and is scary-good at it.

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Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 -Breaking Bad Predictably Dominates Drama


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The Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Monday evening (25th August) in Los Angeles and there was stiff competition in every category although the results were ultimately highly predictable. 

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Breaking Bad dominated the drama awards at the Primetime Emmys.

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