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Born: May 3, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Profession: actress, model

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After nearly a decade working her way up the ranks from guest actress to regular player, Christina Hendricks finally made her mark as Joan Holloway, the curvaceous, titian-haired secretary with many tricks up her sleeve, on AMC's Emmy-winning period series, "Mad Men" (2007- ). Channeling screen sirens from the 1950s, Hendricks earned praise for her performance while becoming a role model for full-figured women, thanks to her oft-discussed hourglass figure that harkened back to the days of Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner. Prior to her breakthrough on "Mad Men," she cut her teeth in episodes of "Undressed" (MTV, 1999-2002) and "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), before landing her first significant part as a career-climbing intern on the showbiz satire "Beggars and Choosers" (Showtime, 1999-2001). From there, Hendricks appeared on Joss Whedon's short-lived cult hit "Firefly" (Fox, 2002-03) and the equally brief drama "Kevin Hill" (UPN, 2004-05), while guest starring on more stable shows like "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09) and "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003-2010). But everything turned on a dime after Hendricks was cast on "Mad Men," leading to widespread acclaim and awards nominations, as well as career-expanding...

After nearly a decade working her way up the ranks from guest actress to regular player, Christina Hendricks finally made her mark as Joan Holloway, the curvaceous, titian-haired secretary with many tricks up her sleeve, on AMC's Emmy-winning period series, "Mad Men" (2007- ). Channeling screen sirens from the 1950s, Hendricks earned praise for her performance while becoming a role model for full-figured women, thanks to her oft-discussed hourglass figure that harkened back to the days of Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner. Prior to her breakthrough on "Mad Men," she cut her teeth in episodes of "Undressed" (MTV, 1999-2002) and "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), before landing her first significant part as a career-climbing intern on the showbiz satire "Beggars and Choosers" (Showtime, 1999-2001). From there, Hendricks appeared on Joss Whedon's short-lived cult hit "Firefly" (Fox, 2002-03) and the equally brief drama "Kevin Hill" (UPN, 2004-05), while guest starring on more stable shows like "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09) and "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003-2010). But everything turned on a dime after Hendricks was cast on "Mad Men," leading to widespread acclaim and awards nominations, as well as career-expanding feature roles in "Drive" (2011) and "I Don't Know How She Does It" (2011). Whether playing a demure waif or a smoldering vixen, the always striking Hendricks defined a new style of old-school glamour while bringing her finely honed skills to every role.

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 Measure of a Man (2014)
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 God's Pocket (2014)
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 Dark Places (2014)
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 Bomb (2013)
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 Ginger & Rosa (2012)
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Began acting in Junior Musical Playhouse productions in Fairfax, VA
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Briefly modeled after high school
1999:
Made television debut in MTV movie "Sorority"
2000:
Landed recurring role on Showtime's "Beggars and Choosers" as intern Kelly Kramer
2002:
Portrayed a seductive con artist on two episodes of Joss Whedon's "Firefly" (Fox)
2004:
Cast in first regular series role, playing attorney Nicolette Raye on UPN courtroom drama "Kevin Hill"
2007:
Delivered breakout role as the curvaceous office manager Joan Holloway on AMC drama series "Mad Men"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
2011:
Co-starred with Ryan Gosling in action film "Drive"
2011:
Acted opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "I Don't Know How She Does It"
2012:
Cast in Chris Colfer's feature writing debut "Struck by Lightning"
2012:
Played Elle Fanning's mother in 1960s set drama "Ginger & Rosa"
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