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Biography

Christina Rene Hendricks never found much stability during her childhood, as her father, who worked for the United States Forest Service, moved them around the country for his professional obligations. As a result of the constant traveling, which took her everywhere from Idaho to Virginia, she found her sense of peace in children's theater and eventually transitioned to being a model when she was 18, a profession she was in until the age of 27. The modeling led to minor television roles and in 2000, she got her first series regular role on Showtime show business satire Beggars and Choosers, which lasted 42 total episodes. In addition to appearing in music videos for Everclear ("One Hit Wonder") and Broken Bells ("The Ghost Inside"), Hendricks has guest starred on episodes of Angel, Without a Trace, and Las Vegas, while recurring on ER, Life, and Firefly. But it was her role as Joan, office manager at advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, on AMC's Mad Men that proved to be her breakout, earning her several Emmy nominations and widespread critical praise, both for her performance and her curvaceous body; Hendricks found herself being compared to the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Veronica Lake for her look on the show, which is said to have inspired a rise in British breast augmentation surgeries in 2010. The actress has since transitioned into film with roles in Nicolas Winding Refn's action-thriller Drive, Katherine Heigl/Josh Duhamel romantic-comedy Life as We Know It, and Sarah Jessica Parker comedy I Don't Know How She Does It.

Basic Info

Date of Birth:
May 3, 1975
Place of Birth:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Maritial Status:
Spouse: Geoffrey Arend (m. 2009)
Height:
5' 8'' (1.73 m)
Weight:
64kg
Sign:
Taurus
Estimated Networth:
$8,000,000


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TV Shows

From - To Show Name Character Name Watch Now Get DVDs
1999 Undressed Rhiannon
2000-2001 Beggars and Choosers Kelly Kramer
2002 ER Joyce Westlake Get ER DVDs from Amazon
2004-2005 Kevin Hill Nicolette Raye
2006 Jake in Progress Tanya
2007-2008 Life Olivia
2007-Present Mad Men Joan Harris Buy Mad Men DVDs from Amazon


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Films

Year Film Name Character Name Watch Now Get DVDs
2010 Life as We Know It Alison Novak Find Life as We Know It on Amazon
2011 Drive Blanche Buy Drive on Amazon
2011 I Don't Know How She Does It Allison Henderson Find the DVD on Amazon


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Awards

Organization Year Result Award Category
SyfF Genre Awards 2006 Won Best Special Guest/Television (Firefly)
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Mad Men)
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Mad Men)
Monte-Carlo Television Festival 2009 Won Golden Nymph - Outstanding Actress Drama Series (Mad Men)
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Mad Men)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Mad Men)
Monte-Carlo Television Festival 2011 Nominated Golden Nymph - Outstanding Actress Drama Series (Mad Men)
Critics' Choice Television Awards 2011 Won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Mad Men)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Mad Men)
Critics' Choice Television Awards 2012 Nominated Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Mad Men)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Mad Men)
Satellite Awards 2012 Nominated Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television (Mad Men)
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Mad Men)
TV Guide Awards 2013 Nominated Favorite Actress (Mad Men)
Women in Film Lucy Awards 2013 Won Lucy Award (Mad Men)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Mad Men)


More Info & Trivia

Trivia

Her character in Firefly was never given a first name and earned the nickname Yo-Saf-Bridge from the three first names she used during the series’ run: Yolanda, Saffron, and Bridget.

A natural blonde, Hendricks first began dying her hair due to Anne of Green Gables.

Her talent at playing the accordion, which she picked up in 2005, was utilized in an episode of Mad Men.

Quotes

"I know that when I play Joan and she's going to react a certain way, I have to remember that she can only behave this way because the men at work wouldn't want her to act this way, or it's only appropriate to act this way, or a lady would do this. It's become so natural to me to look at the scripts of Mad Men in that way that I immediately almost become a woman of the 60's in my mindset." - on her relationship with her Mad Men character.

"Joan's a dream to play - she's not always prancing around the office. There's that side to it, which is really fun, but there's nitty-gritty. She's what makes the workplace so fun - in a workplace that can be so dark and so much tension, Joan gives some levity. And the wonderful thing is she still has these darker moments among the fabulous highs." - on playing Joan Holloway.

"I thought, well, you might see curves there, but that's just a bone - so even if I lose weight that's not going to change anything. That's how I look. That's my shape. Do the math." - on her curvaceous body.



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