Have you heard about the movie The Addams Family?
If so you may definitely know the tune Creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky of the film.
Which couldn’t better describe the role of rising star Christina Ricci.
Christina Ricci is popular for being precocious, outspoken and successful child actress.
Ricci is also known for her translation into critically acclaimed roles in films including ‘The Ice Storm’ ‘Buffalo 66’ ‘The Opposite Sex’ and ‘Monster’.
You may have known about her professional life. However, do you know much about her personal?
Here, in this article, we bring you need to know about your childhood favorite actress, Cristina Ricci.
Christina Ricci was born on February 12, 1980 making her currently at the age of 39.
Ricci was born in Santa Monica, California to Sarah, a real estate agent and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and group therapist.
She is Italian (from her grandfather) Irish and Scots-Irish descent and follows Christianity.
Ricci is the fourth and the youngest child in her family to Rafael Ricci, Dante Ricci and Pia Ricci.
Education and Career
At a very small age Christina, along with her family moved to Montclaire, New Jersey.
There she studied at Edgemont Elementary School, Glenfield Middle School, Montclair High School and The Morristown-Beard School
She studies in these schools before leaving for The Professional Children’s School at New York.
Unfortunately, Christina could not complete her schooling due to her busy schedules in acting.
Moving towards her career, Christina was a natural actor and she did not received any kind of acting training in her life.
Yet she started featuring in commercials at a very young age of six.
She began her acting career when she was running at the age of ten.
In 1990 from her debut film ‘Mermaids’ where she worked with Winona Ryder and Cher
These two massive roles gave her career a successful turning point.
Ricci is popular among people for the part of ‘The Addams Family’ as ‘Wednesday Addams’, a precious child at the age of eleven.
In 1993, she followed her success in subsequent ‘The Addams Family Values’ and became a teen icon and a child actor highly in demand.
She is now known as an actress who transitioned into critically acclaimed roles.
Her critically acclaimed roles includes ‘The Ice Storm’ ‘Bufallo 66’ ‘The Opposite Sex’ and ‘Monster’.
Outspoken and gorgeous Christina dated actor Adam Goldberg in 2003 when she was at the age of twenty three and the relationship continued till 2007.
But eventually they had to split. Later, she dated Chris Evans, the Captain America star but they split within a few months.
In 2008, she dated co-actor Owen Benjamin when they met while acting in the movie ‘All’s Faire in Love’.
The couple shared their engagement rings on March. Unfortunately, they had to call of the engagement in June 2009.
The dream of their fans seeing them getting married really became a dream.
Christina and James Heerdegen met while working for ‘Pan Am’ and fell in love.
They dated for few months and got engaged in 2013 and married on 26 October 2013.
The couple conceived a baby boy and named his Freddie Heerdegen on August 2014.
There is no sigh of divorce between Christina and her husband.
Moving towards her earnings, Christina has got net worth of around $18 million. Sources have found that she suffers from depression.
Awards and Achievements
Actress Christina Ricci has been nominated for total twenty-five awards till 2016 and has won thirteen of them altogether.
In 1991, she won Best Young Actress Supporting Role in Motion Pictures for Mermaids at Young Artist Awards.
The following year, she won Best Supporting Actress for The Addams Family at Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.
Later, in 1996, she won Best Performance by a Young Actor for Casper at Saturn Awards.
Similarly, she won five awards for opposite sex, Buffalo 66 in 1998 and 1999.
In 2000, she also won two awards for Sleepy Hollow as Best Actress and Favorite actress Saturn Awards and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards respectively.
Similarly, Christina has won lots of other awards in her acting career for her versatile acting.
Filmography and Television Series
Versatile actress Christina has performed in fifty-one films all together, thirteen television series and four music videos.
In 1990, she played role as Kate Flax in Mermaids which was the starting point of her career.
The following year, she played in two movies The Addams Family and The Hard Way.
The Addams Family gave her so much fame that she became one of the demanded child in the industry.
Similarly, she played other various roles in her career with gave boost to her acting skills.
Christina also acted in seven movies in the year 1998 like The Opposite Sex, Buffalo 66, Small Soldiers, Pecker, and Fear and Loathing at Las Vegas.
In addition, she also acted in I Woke Up Early The Day I Died and Desert Blue which was the highest movies played by her within a year.
She has also done roles in Television series like H.E.L.P, The Simpsons, Joey, Pan Am, The Good Wife and many others.
Her start in television series was through H.E.L.P in 1990 when she was at the age of ten.
Precisely, Christina Ricci is one of those Hollywood actress getting less credit than what she deserves.