Christina Hendricks

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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.

Christina Hendricks: 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.

Christina Hendricks: 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.

Christina Hendricks: Personal Life

Christina Hendricks married the actor Geoffrey Arend in 2009.

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God's Pocket

23rd June 2014 -

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God's Pocket seems to be an ordinary working class neighbourhood at face value; full of people with ordinary jobs and ordinary families. However, a dark undertone begins to show when Mickey Scarpato's insane stepson Leon...

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23rd May 2014 -

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As the Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend, a handful of films are emerging as frontrunners for the prestigious awards ceremony. Higher-profile contenders include David Cronenberg's 'Map to the Stars' starring Robert Pattinson, Mike...

Lost River: Ryan Gosling Steps Behind The Camera To Critical... Oh

21st May 2014 -

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Ryan Gosling was the guy; plastering the walls of Tumblr pages with endless looping gifs of his chiselled physique. He wanted more, and despite being linked with every film requiring a handsome, brooding lead, he...

“Lousy” ‘Lost River’ A Bum Note For Ryan Gosling?

21st May 2014 -

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Ryan Gosling is an actor-turned director for the gloomy Lost River, the film that premiered at Cannes Film Festival yesterday. The Drive star takes the reigns of an A-list cast for his directorial debut, which...

'Mad Men' Recap Season 7 Episode 3: It's Chilly At The Top

28th April 2014 -

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Poor Don Draper: episode three of the seventh season of the hit HBO series Mad Men saw the philandering advertising genius as drunk and as sad as ever as he was simultaneously pushed away by...

'Mad Men' Actress Christina Hendricks Admits To Not Wanting Children

14th April 2014 -

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Christina Hendricks doesn't want to be a mom!The 38 year-old actress would rather be a mother to a new puppy than go through with the real thing.Even though her 'Mad Men' character manages to be...

Matthew Weiner Thought of "Fitting" Mad Men End, Years Ago

9th April 2014 -

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Matthew Weiner, the creator of AMC's Mad Men which begins its final season on Sunday (April 13, 2014), says he thought of a "fitting end" to the show several years ago and wants to ensure...

Mad Men Season 7 Premiere - Alison Brie, Jessica Pare, Christina Hendricks [Pictures]

3rd April 2014 -

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The season 7 premiere of Mad Men was attended by the whole cast as they celebrated the final series of the long running drama.Jon Hamm at the season 7 premiere of Mad Men.The period drama...

Tinker Bell: The Pirate Fairy

18th March 2014 -

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Pixie Hollow fairy friends Tinker Bell, Vidia, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist and Rosetta are all blessed with a unique talent to manipulate certain areas of nature. During an ice show, they discover that estranged fairy Zarina...

Disney Set Sail New Tinker Bell Movie 'The Pirate Fairy' [Trailer + Pictures]

10th December 2013 -

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No sooner than Walt Disney Pictures' Frozen has enchanted boys and girls the world over this season, we're already looking forward to the next big animated movie.Tinker Bell & Her Friends Team Up For A...

Tinkerbell: The Pirate Fairy

10th December 2013 -

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Tinker Bell, Vidia, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist and Rosetta are fairies of Pixie Hollow who each have a different talent. However, their lives and identities are turned upside down when a newly turned Pirate Fairy named...

Sundance 2014 Lineup - Our Highlights From An Eclectic Mix

6th December 2013 -

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Sundance 2014 promises to be as varied as ever, with a healthy mix of world cinema, documentary film and Hollywood output. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the festival will run from January 16-26 and, by the...

From Up on Poppy Hill

25th July 2013 -

 Movie Review

From the studio that brought us classics like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, this animated drama feels unusually low-key and realistic. But while the lack of fantastical elements leaves it somewhat dry, as if...

Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?

19th July 2013 -

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The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and Aaron Paul via a live video stream on the Emmy's website. Kate Mara at the...

Mad Men Season 6 Episode 4: Is Don Draper Losing His Edge? [Recap]

22nd April 2013 -

 News

Just as it looked as though Don and Sylvia's affair was reaching fever pitch, the Drapers were propositioned by another couple on Sunday's episode 'To Have And To Hold.' The power couple head out for...

Dr Who Star Matt Smith Cast In Ryan Gosling's 'How To Catch A Monster'

7th February 2013 -

 News

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been cast in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster, The Guardian reports. The movie will be written by Drive star Gosling, with Christina Hendricks and Eva...

Ginger And Rosa

7th February 2013 -

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Ginger and Rosa are teenage girls in the '60s and have vowed to always be the very best of friends. Together they skip school, do each other's hair and talk about everything from politics to...

PICTURES: Christina Hendricks Steals the Show at Ginger and Rosa AFI Festival Screening

8th November 2012 -

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Christina Hendricks steals the show at the screening of Ginger & Rosa at the AFI FestivalForget their billing as co-stars, there's only one star in town when Christina Hendricks makes an appearance on the red...

Ginger and Rosa

19th October 2012 -

 Movie Review

An extraordinary cast lifts this grim British drama into something watchable, even if the script ultimately gives up trying to make any sense. The main problem is that the story is very badly fragmented, but...

Getting Ready For The Primetime Emmys: Our Predictions!

22nd September 2012 -

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The 64th Annual Primetime Emmys kicks off this Sunday (September 23rd) and what better way to spend a Friday night than trying to predict who’ll walk home with the big prizes? None. There’s none, apart...

Ryan Gosling To Make Directorial Debut In How To Catch A Monster

30th August 2012 -

 News

Ryan Gosling will make his directorial debut in 'How to Catch a Monster'. The 31-year-old actor admits he is ''looking forward'' to making the fantasy film - which will see Christina Hendricks, who he starred...

Christina Hendricks Ignores Tony Scott Questions On Beverly Hills Shopping Trip

21st August 2012 -

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'Mad Men' actress Christina Hendricks goes shopping with a friend for a new handbag at Melrose Place in Beverly Hills. She ignores photographers who follow them up the street and does not comment on one...

Mad Men: Did Don Draper Make A Move On Joan?

22nd May 2012 -

 News

Sunday's episode of Mad Men (May 20, 2012) saw Jon Hamm's Don Draper get close to office manager Joan Holloway, played by Christina Hendricks. After test-driving a Jaguar for a new account, Don and Joan...

Detachment

13th March 2012 -

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Henry Barthes is a highly recommended substitute teacher, a compliment he doesn't really accept. His latest job is subbing at an inner city high school for a month, where exam grades are slipping; the pupils...

Christina Hendricks Relies On Structured Underwear

25th November 2011 -

 News

'Mad Men' actresses such as Christina Hendricks and Elizabeth Moss rely on structured underwear for their glamorous look. The stars of the TV drama, set in the 1950s, are admired for their on screen elegance...

Lady In Red Christina Hendricks Stuns At Premiere - 'I Don't Know How She Does It' New York Premiere Arrivals Part 4

14th September 2011 -

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A number of celebrities showed up for the New York premiere of 'I Don't Know How She Does It', starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan and Olivia Munn. Emma Roberts, niece of Hollywood icon Julia...

Drive

8th August 2011 -

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A man who is known only as The Driver moonlights as a getaway driver at night, when he is not doing his day job as a movie stunt driver and mechanic. He only has one...

Christina Hendricks To Design Swimwear Collection

25th July 2011 -

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Christina Hendricks will design her own line of swimwear. The 'Mad Men' actress is known for her curvy figure, but has revealed in the past her fuller chest and small waist make it difficult to...

Drive

5th July 2011 -

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When he is not doing his day job as a movie stunt driver and mechanic, a man known only as The Driver moonlights as a getaway driver at night. His one rule is simple: as...

Life As We Know It

25th August 2010 -

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Being named a godparent is truly a remarkable thing, when Holly and Eric are named the godparents of their best friends daughter, they are more than happy to accept, though the godparents aren't exactly friends,...

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