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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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"The Neon Demon" Los Angeles Premiere

Christina Hendricks - "The Neon Demon" Los Angeles Premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 14th June 2016

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Geoffrey Arend and Christina Hendricks
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The Neon Demon Trailer


The Neon Demon follows the journey of its protagonist Jesse (Elle Fanning) when she makes the move to Los Angeles as an aspiring model. Jesse is a young female that has been recruited by a fashion designer, as the typical girl from a small town with big dreams who wants to make it big in the modelling industry. However Jesse is not your typical model as she is described as a dangerous girl in the sense that the narrative soon takes a sinister turn. 

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Idris Elba To Star In Sky Atlantic Drama 'Guerrilla'


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Idris Elba will be starring in a new political drama for Sky Atlantic set in 1970s London. Titled ‘Guerrilla’, it will be Elba’s first small-screen drama since BBC1’s ‘Luther’. The six-part series is set to debut on Sky Atlantic next year.

Idris ElbaIdris Elba will star in new Sky Atlantic drama ‘Guerrilla’.

‘Guerilla’ follows a politically active couple after they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell. Their target becomes the “black power desk”, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch which was dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism.

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Launch Of Original Scripted Series "HAP AND LEONARD"

James Purefoy, Christina Hendricks , Michael K. Williams - Sundance TV Celebrates the Launch of Original Scripted Series "HAP AND LEONARD" held at Hill Country NYC - Hill Country BBQ - New York, New York, United States - Friday 26th February 2016

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Jimmi Simpson, James Purefoy, Christina Hendricks, Pollyanna Mcintosh and Michael K. Williams
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James Purefoy
Christina Hendricks and James Purefoy

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Christina Hendricks - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

Christina Hendricks

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Christina Hendricks - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend
Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend
Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Christina Hendricks , Geoffry Arend - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Expo Hall, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

Christina Hendricks and Geoffry Arend
Christina Hendricks and Geoffry Arend
Christina Hendricks and Geoffry Arend
Christina Hendricks and Geoffry Arend
Christina Hendricks and Geoffry Arend
Christina Hendricks and Geoffry Arend

Christina Hendricks Will Reportedly Join Ice Cube For 'Fist Fight'


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Former ‘Mad Men’ actress Christina Hendricks is reportedly in talks to join comedy Fist Fight, starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day. According to The Hollywood Reporter Hendricks is in negotiations with New Line to star in the comedy, which begins production this month.

Christina HendricksChristina Hendricks will reportedly join Ice Cube in Fist Fight.

Hendricks is said to be up for the role of a drama teacher who has a crush on Ice Cube’s character. The film follows two very opposite teachers (played by Cube and ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s’ Day) who work in a run-down school system and end up challenging each other to a fist fight.

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Dark Places - Clips


Libby Day is a fragile and unemployed woman struggling to get away from the demons of her past. As a child of just 7, she bore witness to the violent murder of her mother and two sisters and even stood up in court to accuse her older brother Ben of the crimes. People were happy to take her word for it when it was unearthed that he was involved in Satanic activity, but now more than 20 years on the whole trauma is finally back for a visit with consequences no-one could've foreseen. Broke after living off charity funds all her life, she readily accepts a cash payment to make an appearance at a meeting of the Kill Club; a group specialising in murder mysteries and who have a particular interest in the case of her family - namely because they do not believe her brother was the killer. While sceptical of their thoughts, she soon agrees to help them pick apart what happened, re-visiting her memories of that fateful night and even seeing her brother for the first time since his trial.

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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


Weak

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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'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.

Read More:  Jon Hamm Went To Rehab for Alcoholism before 'Mad Men' Finale.

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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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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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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.

Christina HendricksChristina Hendricks will star in Cameron Crowe's Roadies for Showtime

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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Christina Hendricks

Date of birth

3rd May, 1975

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.71


Christina Hendricks Movies

The Neon Demon Trailer

The Neon Demon Trailer

The Neon Demon follows the journey of its protagonist Jesse (Elle Fanning) when she makes...

Dark Places - Clips Trailer

Dark Places - Clips Trailer

Libby Day is a fragile and unemployed woman struggling to get away from the demons...

Dark Places Trailer

Dark Places Trailer

Libby Day is a young woman, still permanently scarred from the events of her childhood....

Lost River Movie Review

Lost River Movie Review

With his writing-directing debut, Ryan Gosling shows audacious skill as a visual artist but never...

Lost River Trailer

Lost River Trailer

Dark times have engulfed the world. With the steady rise of economic depression across the...

God's Pocket Movie Review

God's Pocket Movie Review

Despite a strong sense of the characters and the setting, this film struggles to engage...

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God's Pocket Trailer

God's Pocket Trailer

God's Pocket seems to be an ordinary working class neighbourhood at face value; full of...

Tinker Bell: The Pirate Fairy Trailer

Tinker Bell: The Pirate Fairy Trailer

Pixie Hollow fairy friends Tinker Bell, Vidia, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist and Rosetta are all blessed...

Tinkerbell: The Pirate Fairy Trailer

Tinkerbell: The Pirate Fairy Trailer

Tinker Bell, Vidia, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist and Rosetta are fairies of Pixie Hollow who each...

From Up on Poppy Hill Movie Review

From Up on Poppy Hill Movie Review

From the studio that brought us classics like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, this...

Ginger And Rosa Trailer

Ginger And Rosa Trailer

Ginger and Rosa are teenage girls in the '60s and have vowed to always be...

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