Christina Applegate Biography
Christina Applegate is an American actress and dancer, she is well known for staring as an adolescent actress the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married… with Children. She is also known for establishing a film and television career, winning an Emmy Award and earning Tony and Golden Globe nominations.
Applegate has had major roles in several films, including Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991), The Big Hit (1998), The Sweetest Thing (2002), Grand Theft Parsons (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and its sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Hall Pass (2011), Vacation (2015), and Bad Moms (2016).
She has also starred in the 2005 Broadway revival of the musical Sweet Charity. Applegate has played the lead role in the television sitcoms Jesse (1998–2000), Samantha Who? (2007–09) and Up All Night (2011–12), and in the Netflix dark comedy series Dead to Me (2019).
Christina Applegate Age
Applegate was born on 25th of November 1971 in Hollywood, California, U.S. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Christina Applegate Family
She was born to Robert William “Bob” Applegate (father), was a record producer and record company executive and Nancy Lee Priddy (father) a singer and actress. Her parents were separated when she was still young, She was raised along with her two half-siblings (Alisa and Kyle) from her father’s second marriage.
Her mother as well had a relationship with musician Stephen Stills. After her television debut with her mother in the soap opera Days of Our Lives and a commercial for Playtex baby bottles at 3 and 5 months, respectively.
Christina Applegate Husband | Married
Applegate got married to actor Johnathon Schaech in Palm Springs, California in 2001. Her husband later filed for divorce in December 2005, citing irreconcilable differences, the divorce was later finalized in August 2007.
She later dated musician Martyn LeNoble in 2009. The air later became engaged on Valentine’s Day of 2010 and got married on February 23rd, 2013, at their Los Angeles home.
Christina Applegate Children | Kids
With her second marriage, the pair have one daughter, Sadie Grace, born in January 2011.
Christina Applegate Education
Christina was homeschooled by her mother who was her guideline making her participate in the programs relevant to acting and singing. She schooled in high school with Milla Jovovich. There is no much any information about her educational background.
Christina Applegate Career
Christina began her career on the footprints of her mother in the soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives’ and a commercial for ‘Playtex Baby Bottles’ She later debuts in her own film ‘Jaws of Satan (1979)’ at the age of seven. She later played the role in many movies including her debut Television series Showtime’s political comedy, ‘Washington in 1985 along with all is Forgiven’, ‘Still the Beaver’, ‘Amazing Stories’, and the ‘Family Ties episode’ “Band on the Run” (1987) as Kitten.Christina Applegate Photo
She received her breakthrough in her acting career during the year of 1987 in the Fox Sitcom ‘Married… with Children’ featured as Ditzy, sexually promiscuous daughter, Kelly Bundy. She as well played the role of the 12th-century noblewoman, Princess Rosalind and 21st t-century descendant, Julia Malfete in the comedy series ‘Just Visiting’ which led her Primetime Emmy Award-winning performance for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series ‘Friends’ in two episodes all in 2001.
She has been featured in many films that boosts his career vies and music video after the huge success as an actor in previous movies. Recently, she portrayed the wife of Rusty Griswold in the National Lampoon Sequel ‘Vacation’.
In 2011 she was featured in the short-lived sitcom Up All Night, opposite Will Arnett. She later got featured in such films as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues of 2013, Vacation of 2015 and Bad Moms of 2016. She also has lent her voice to several animated films, including the recent Alvin and the Chipmunks series and The Book of Life of 2014.
Christina Applegate 1971–86: Early life and projects
Applegate was born in Hollywood, California. Her father, Robert William “Bob” Applegate, was a record producer and record company executive, and her mother, Nancy Lee Priddy, is a singer and actress. Her parents were separated shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings (Alisa and Kyle) from her father’s second marriage.
After her parents’ divorce, her mother had a relationship with musician Stephen Stills. After her television debut with her mother in the soap opera Days of Our Lives and a commercial for Playtex baby bottles at 3 and 5 months, respectively, Applegate made her film debut in the 1979 film Jaws of Satan (or King Cobra) at the age of 7, followed by 1981’s Beatlemania.
She debuted in a television movie as young Grace Kelly in the biopic Grace Kelly (1983) and appeared in her first TV series in Showtime’s political comedy Washingtoon (1985), in which she played a congressman’s daughter. She was also seen as a guest in the shows Father Murphy (1981), Charles in Charge (1984 and 1985), and Silver Spoons (1986).
In 1986 Applegate won the role of Robin Kennedy (1986–87), a policeman’s daughter, in the police drama series Heart of the City. Meanwhile, she has also seen guest-starring in several other television series such as All is Forgiven, Still the Beaver, Amazing Stories, and the Family Ties episode “Band on the Run” (1987) as Kitten.
Christina Applegate 1987–2001: Married . . . with Children
In 1987 Applegate played the role of the ditzy, sexually promiscuous daughter, Kelly Bundy, on the Fox Network’s first sitcom, Married… with Children. She portrayed her character for 11 years (1987–97). While working on the series, Applegate was seen in Dance Till Dawn (1988, NBC) and in Streets (1990), in which a teenage drug addict is stalked by a psychotic police officer.
Applegate guest-starred in 21 Jump Street (1988) and Top of the Heap (1991, as Kelly Bundy), and hosted Saturday Night Live (May 8, 1993, and October 13, 2012) and MADtv (1996).
The character of Sue Ellen Crandell in the black comedy feature Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991) was Applegate’s first starring role in a mainstream film, playing a rebellious teenager who is forced to take care of siblings after their summer babysitter dies.
Applegate followed with roles in films such as Vibrations (1995), Across the Moon (1995), Wild Bill (1995), Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! (1996), and Gregg Araki’s Nowhere (1997).
After the sitcom Married . . . with Children was canceled in May 1997, Applegate starred as Claudine Van Doozen in the independent feature Claudine’s Return (or Kiss of Fire), was cast in the action-comedy The Big Hit, and played the fiancée of a mob boss in the Mafia satire Jane Austen’s Mafia (1998).
Applegate was one of the founding members of The Pussycat Dolls, which debuted at Johnny Depp’s Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in 1995. Applegate emceed for the group when they moved to The Roxy in 2002. In 1996 Applegate auditioned for the role of Rose in James Cameron’s blockbuster hit film Titanic but lost to Kate Winslet. In 1998 Applegate was given the title role in the NBC sitcom Jesse.
The series debuted in 1998, received rave reviews and brought Applegate a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV series and the TV Guide Award for Star of a New Series, as well as a nomination at the Golden Globe Awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy. Though the series gained critical praise, it was canceled in 2000.
Christina Applegate 2002–present: Anchorman, stage, and television
The new millennium had Applegate playing the dual role of a 12th-century noblewoman, Princess Rosalind, and her 21st-century descendant, Julia Malfete, in the time-travel comedy Just Visiting (2001). She was Princess Gwendolyn and Kate in the movie Prince Charming (2001).
After playing Cameron Diaz’s level-headed best friend, Courtney Rockcliffe, in The Sweetest Thing (2002), Applegate continued to play roles in such films as Heroes (2002), and the romantic airplane comedy View from the Top (2003), as well as in the true-crime film Wonderland (2003), based on the Wonderland murders, and the Gram Parsons biopic Grand Theft Parsons (2003).
In 2004 Applegate starred alongside Ben Affleck in the holiday comedy Surviving Christmas, and alongside Matt Dillon in Employee of the Month. Behind the screen, she was the executive producer of Comforters, Miserable (2001).
Applegate guest-starred on two episodes of Friends, in the ninth (2002) and tenth (2003) seasons, titled “The One with Rachel’s Other Sister” and “The One Where Rachel’s Sister Babysits” as Amy Green, Rachel Green’s (Jennifer Aniston) sister.
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series her performance in “The One with Rachel’s Other Sister.” On the silver screen, she portrayed TV anchorwoman Veronica Corningstone in the 2004 films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and the bonus film Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (an alternative film comprising alternate takes and deleted scenes and story elements).
In addition to her screen work, Applegate has performed on stage in such productions as The Axeman’s Jazz, Nobody Leaves Empty Handed, and The Runthrough, as well as John Cassavetes’ The Third Day (co-starring Gena Rowlands). In 2004 she debuted on the Broadway stage playing the title role of Charity Hope Valentine in a revival of the 1966 musical Sweet Charity.
In late April 2005, she also took part in the annual Broadway Cares’ Easter Bonnet Competition, being sawed in half by a magician in their Clearly Impossible sawing illusion. Sweet Charity ended its Broadway run on December 31, 2005. Applegate eventually took home the 2005 Theatre World Award and was nominated for a 2005 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
While appearing in Sweet Charity, Applegate broke her foot, and it was announced that the musical would close during previews. She persuaded the producers to rescind their decision and on April 18, 2005, she made her Broadway debut. Because of her injury, Applegate had to wear special shoes to prevent another incident, and in a 2013 interview said that because of what happened, she “actually can’t dance anymore.
And that is sad for me because I always wanted to go back. But I probably won’t be able to.” She does dance whenever the opportunity presents, but cannot do any more strenuous roles.
In 2006 Applegate appeared in Jessica Simpson’s music video “A Public Affair” alongside Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest, and Christina Milian. She starred in the ABC comedy Samantha Who? from October 15, 2007, until it was canceled on May 18, 2009. The series costarred Jean Smart, Jennifer Esposito, and Melissa McCarthy.
The series was about a 30-year-old, who after a hit-and-run accident, develops amnesia and has to rediscover her life, her relationships, and herself. Shortly after the cancellation was announced, Applegate began a campaign to get the show back into production, which was a failure.
Applegate topped the list of People’s Most Beautiful People in 2009. Applegate appeared with her TV brother David Faustino (Bud Bundy from Married with Children) in an episode of Faustino’s show Star-ving.
She also voiced Catherine the Cat in the three-dimensional talking animal sequel Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Applegate said her mother was the one who wanted her to be involved in the film.
Prior to Cats & Dogs 2, she voiced Brittany (one of the Chipettes) in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009), Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011), and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015).
She starred in the NBC sitcom Up All Night with Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett, and the show debuted on September 14, 2011. On February 8, 2013, she left the series after its second-season hiatus, which was leading into a planned format change.
On July 31, 2013, Applegate was featured on the second episode of the fourth season of the revived American version of TLC’s, Who Do You Think You Are? The broadcast centered on Applegate trying to find out for her father, Robert Applegate, about his mother, Lavina Applegate Walton, who was mysteriously absent for most of her son’s life and who died early in his life.
Applegate also hoped to find out if the hearsay concerning her grandmother’s death were true. The actress discovered that Walton died in 1955 from tuberculosis and alcohol-related cirrhosis.
In 2015 Applegate starred with Ed Helms in the National Lampoon sequel Vacation, the fifth full-length movie episode of the road-trip comedies. Helms and Applegate played Rusty Griswold and his wife Debbie, who with their two sons take a trip to Walley World, just as Rusty did with his parents in the 1983 original film, National Lampoon’s Vacation. The film was poorly reviewed.
In July 2018, Applegate was cast to co-star with Linda Cardellini in Netflix’s dark comedy series Dead to Me. She is also executive producing the series along with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum.
Christina Applegate Personal life
On October 20, 2001, Applegate married actor Johnathon Schaech in Palm Springs, California. Schaech filed for divorce in December 2005, citing irreconcilable differences, and the divorce was finalized in August 2007. In 2009 she began dating musician Martyn LeNoble.
The couple became engaged on Valentine’s Day 2010, and married on February 23, 2013, at their Los Angeles home. It is the second marriage for both. They have one daughter, Sadie Grace, born in January 2011. Applegate is a vegetarian, and in 2007, appeared in an anti-fur advertisement for PETA.
Christina Applegate Breast cancer
On August 3, 2008, People reported that Applegate had been diagnosed with breast cancer. This was confirmed by her representative who said in a statement, “Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer. Benefiting from early detection through a doctor-ordered MRI, the cancer is not life-threatening.
Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery. No further statement will be issued at this time.” On August 19, 2008, it was announced that Applegate was cancer-free after a double mastectomy, though cancer was found in only one breast.
She has an inherited genetic trait, a BRCA1 mutation, which can trigger breast cancer. Her mother, Nancy Priddy, is a breast cancer survivor. Applegate said when she first was diagnosed, “I was just shaking and then also immediately, I had to go into ‘take-care-of-business-mode,’ which included a change to a more healthy diet.”
Christina Applegate Philanthropy
In 1992 Applegate joined other celebrities in a benefit show for a Hollywood children’s charity, acting as a special guest assistant to a local magician and taking part in a number of illusions, including being sawn in half.
In 2003 she was the spokesman for the Lee National Denim Day, which raises millions of dollars for breast cancer education and research.
Following her diagnosis with breast cancer, Applegate appeared on a television special titled Stand Up to Cancer, designed to raise funds for breast cancer research. The one-hour special was broadcast on CBS, NBC, and ABC television networks on September 5, 2008.
In 2009 she announced her plans to return as the ambassador for Lee National Denim Day. Also in 2009, she founded Right Action for Women, a charitable foundation dedicated to breast cancer screening for women, and focused on the type of MRI scan that saved her life.
In February 2015 Applegate was awarded the Saint Vintage Love Cures Award from unite4: humanity and Saint Vintage, for her dedication to and work with Right Action for Women.
Applegate has also supported Entertainment Industry Foundation, Adopt-A-Classroom, The Motion Picture, and Television Fund Foundation, World Animal Protection, and the Trevor Project.
Christina Applegate Net Worth
Christina Applegate was born January 25, 1971, in Hollywood, California. Her first big screen appearance was at the young age of 7 when she appeared in the movie “Jaws Of Satan”. She debuted in a television movie in 1983 playing young Grace Kelly in the biopic “Grace Kelly”, opposite Cheryl Ladd.
It was in 1987 that she scored her most memorable role of Kelly Bundy, the ditzy blonde daughter on the sitcom “Married With Children”. She portrayed this character for 10 seasons, from 1987 to 1997. During these years she appeared in several other TV movies, as well as hosted for MadTV and Saturday Night Live.
Her first mainstream film role came in 1991 with the movie “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead”. In 1998 she was given the lead role in the NBC sitcom “Jesse” which earned her a people’s choice award. The show was unfortunately canceled in 2000.
Applegate has also shown off her stage credits, making her Broadway debut in the musical “Sweet Charity” in 2005. A role she almost had to give due to a broken foot. Applegate was married for a short time to former boyfriend Jonathon Schaech. She has undergone a double mastectomy due to breast cancer and is a vegetarian. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Christina Applegate Salary
What is Christina Applegate’s salary per episode of Up All Night? $125,000
Christina Applegate has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Christina Applegate Mars Attacks
She is featured as Sharona in the film (Mars attacks) A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world’s major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, “come in peace.”
The U.S. President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler (Pierce Brosnan) that the Martians’ mission is a friendly one.
But when a peaceful exchange ends in the total annihilation of the U.S. Congress, military men call for a full-scale nuclear retaliation.
Christina Applegate Cancer
She faced a serious health challenge in 2008. She underwent a double mastectomy after having been diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. With the procedure, she was upbeat. She spared her time to combating breast cancer by speaking publicly about the disease and as well as raising money for research.
In doing so, she joined fellow survivors Sheryl Crow and Suzanne Somers as well-respected champions of breast cancer awareness. by 2017 she had undergone more surgery having removed her fallopian tubes and ovaries to further reduce her cancer risk.
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The best acting comebacks in recent Hollywood history
From Christina Applegate to Mischa Barton and Robert Downey Jr., Tinseltown is alive with actors and actresses making major comebacks. Read on to find out who’s back.
Hollywood loves a comeback story and not just in a film or TV script. In real life, Tinseltown is always willing to forgive past movie mistakes; Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez starring in 2003’s box office bomb Gigli is a prime example of Hollywood forgiveness.
Since Gigli was released, Affleck has gone on to win a second Oscar (he won his first alongside best buddy Matt Damon for Best Original Screenplay for 1998’s Good Will Hunting) for his 2013 film Argo and his co-star/ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, has had roles in award-winning TV shows like Will & Grace and huge blockbuster hits like Ice Age. She was also a judge on reality TV rating juggernaut American Idol for five seasons.
Lopez and Affleck aren’t alone in having an acting misstep and returning to the A-list better, more bankable and in higher demand. Christina Applegate (above), Hilary Duff, Robert Downey Jr., Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, and Winona Ryder are just a few of the big names whose star stocks fell hard only to recently rise, phoenix-like, from the acting wasteland of retirement housing commercials and paid birthday party appearances to star in hot TV shows like Netflix’s Dead to Me and the Avengers franchise.
The current hunger in Hollywood for rebooting past favorites has also given a number of forgotten names a second career chance.
Take the upcoming reboot of reality/drama show The Hills — the entire cast is getting a second chance and along for the ride is new cast member, Mischa Barton. After Barton left teen drama The O.C. Hollywood scarcely said the actress’s name, but now, she’s back.
Scroll on for the best acting comebacks in recent Hollywood history.
Applegate’s career started out strong with her role on the late ‘80s, early ‘90s sitcom Married… with Children but stumbled into crickets territory following that. In the last couple of years, she’s staged a comeback with roles in Bad Moms and now Dead to Me.
Cardellini had similar early fame with a role as Velma in the Scooby-Doo live-action franchise, but then things got quiet. Fast forward to last year and she’s one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood.
In 2018 she starred in Oscar-winning film Green Book as Tony Lip’s (Viggo Mortensen) wife Dolores and this year, she played Laura Barton in the year’s biggest blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame. The actress is now starring alongside Applegate in the breakout hit TV show of the year, Dead to Me.
Mischa Barton was everyone’s favorite teen-with-issues, Marissa Cooper, on The O.C.but after her departure from the show in 2006, it was a long lean few years of no Barton. Now, she’s back in a big way. The actress has confirmed she will be joining the cast of the rebooted reality drama The Hills, aptly titled, The Hills: New Beginnings.
As a singer, dancer, and actress, Jennifer Lopez didn’t ever really depart from the spotlight because there’s always something this multi-talent is doing, but she wasn’t booking a bunch of movie roles following 2003’s Gigli. However, all that changed when she booked the role of Ramona in one of the year’s most highly-anticipated movies, Hustlers.
Lopez stars alongside Cardi B, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, and Lili Reinhart in the film, which is about vengeful ex-strippers who set out to con their rich clientele. Jenny from the Block has officially returned.
Disney darling Hilary Duff was everyone’s favorite star in the early ‘00s, starring as Lizzie McGuire in the TV series and movie as well as having roles in Cheaper by the Dozen and A Cinderella Story, but then she kind of vanished from our screens, with only a couple of cameo credits to her name.
Along came 2016’s Younger and with it Duff, reminding fans exactly why we were all big fans of hers in her Disney days. Remember 1999 teen comedy American Pie? It put many of the cast on the map including Natasha Lyonne, who played Jessica. But like many teen stars, transitioning a role in a teen film franchise into a long-term acting career can be tough (where is Michael Welch who played Mike in Twilight now?).
But Lyonne has done it, 20 years after American Pie was released, Lyonne is currently starring in Netflix’s hit Russian Doll — a dark take on the classic Groundhog Day time loop. The actress made her initial comeback on Orange Is the New Black in 2013.
Welcome back, Winona Ryder! Ryder was the darling of the ‘90s starring in Edward Scissorhands alongside a young Johnny Depp, Mermaids with Cher, Reality Bites and Little Women, but then there was the arrest for shoplifting in 2001 and Hollywood stopped calling.
But, thanks to Netflix’s Stranger Things Ryder has made a triumphant return. The actress plays Joyce Byers in the hit supernatural show and has been welcomed back into the Hollywood fold as no time has passed at all.
Teen Wolf Too’s Jason Bateman has had a major career comeback in both film and TV starring in so many recent Hollywood hot properties including Arrested Development, Ozark and Game Night. After era-defining TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 ended in 2000, almost the entire cast drifted into quiet obscurity.
From being the decade’s pin-ups to being barely recognized, the cast turned to other pursuits — Ian Ziering, who played Steve Sanders, even joined male dance group, the Chippendales. Luke Perry, who played Dylan McKay, was the first to return to our screens as Archie’s dad on Riverdale, only to tragically pass away in March this year.
And now the remaining main cast members, Jason Priestly (Brandon), Jennie Garth (Kelly), Ian Ziering (Steve), Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea), Brian Austin Green (David), Tori Spelling (Donna), Shannen Doherty (Brenda) are coming back by way of a 90210 reboot slated to air in August this year.
Jane Fonda was an actress well before she became the queen of ‘80s fitness and then she came back to acting, staging a renaissance with her TV show Grace and Frankie, which has been renewed for a sixth season.No comeback story would be complete without a mention of Robert Downey Jr., who is the classic Hollywood comeback kid.
From his early days as a child and teen actor to his well-documented struggles with substance abuse leading to his reported firing from ‘90s TV show Ally McBeal, Downey Jr. has had such a noteworthy return to form he is now one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, reportedly earning US$75 million from 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War alone.
Netflix’s ‘Dead to Me’ Isn’t Linda Cardellini’s Most Memorable TV Show Role
Linda Cardellini’s character Judy has been blowing our minds on the new Netflix show Dead to Me. And as we anxiously await (and hope for) season 2, we did a deep dive and realized Linda has been in so many of our favorite movies and TV shows. Here’s what we found in our investigation of Linda Cardellini’s career, and it all starts back in the ’90s.
Before she was Christina Applegate and James Marsden’s co-star, she acted alongside near-countless celebs. From James Franco to Jon Hamm, there are plenty of fictional friends, romances, and enemies that’ll surprise you.
1. 1998: Boy Meets World
Before she landed her iconic role as Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks, she almost tore one of our most beloved fictional couples apart. Remember Lauren, the ski lodge employee who Cory fell for briefly. They talked all night, flirted, and even went on a little date before she kissed him. Though they ultimately reunited, Topanga broke up with Cory after he admitted his feelings for Lauren.
2. 1999: Freaks and Geeks
Though it only lasted for a season, Freaks and Geeks developed a cult following that boosted the cast members’ popularity. Linda played the role of nerd Lindsay Weir, and her co-stars included James Franco, Seth Rogen, Busy Phillips, and Jason Segel.
3. 2001: Legally Blonde
If it hadn’t been for Linda’s recent Instagram, we honestly don’t think we would have figured out that she was Chutney. We could hardly recognize her face behind all the curls! As the daughter who lied about taking a shower after getting a perm, we see her shake, sweat and confess to murdering her father.
4. 2002: Scooby-Doo
Many of us likely remember Linda as Velma in Scooby-Doo and 2004’s Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. The mystery comedy made her even more of a household name. Like her character Lindsay, Velma was also a super-nerd, who shared her knowledge to save her pals.
5. 2003: ER
We were introduced to the one and only Samantha Taggart when she famously saved the day and injected a patient when no one else could. Linda played the nurse until the show’s final episode in April 2009.
6. 2005: Brokeback Mountain
We were mainly focused on Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, but who can forget when Cassie demanded that Heath’s character Ennis give her a foot massage?
7. 2013: Mad Men
Even though she was married and friends with Don Draper’s wife Megan, that didn’t stop Sylvia Rosen from having an illicit affair with the main character. Her role as a religious, guilty, and impulsive ’60s housewife is one few people can forget.
8. 2014: New Girl
For three episodes, Linda lit up the screen as Jess Day’s wild older sister Abby. She made such a statement that the episodes were titled, “Sister,” “Sister II,” and “Sister III.” If you can’t recall, just think of the one woman who tied up Schmidt and put an apple in his mouth …
9. 2015: Daddy’s Home
In the role that likely helped her become a part of the Dead to Me cast, Linda played Will Ferrell’s wife. (Will is the executive producer of Dead to Me). Like Sara, she’s trying to help her husband Brad feel more comfortable around his stepkids.
But then her ex Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) shows up and threatens the harmony they were working toward. She reprised the role in the second film, Daddy’s Home Two, in 2017.
10. 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Linda surprised fans once again when she appeared as Jeremy Renner’s wife Laura Barton. She’s busy holding down the fort and taking care of their two kids (and one on the way).
Clinton Barton, better known to the public as Hawkeye, shocks his superhero friends, who didn’t know he lived such a normal life. She returned as the same character in 2019’s epic Avengers: Endgame. In a hilarious interview, her Dead to Me co-star Christina Applegate said she didn’t even know she was in the movie.
11. 2015: Bloodline
Netflix’s popular show brought Linda a gig alongside Friday Night Lights’ Kyle Chandler. The thriller series lasted for three seasons, and she starred in all of them.
12. 2016: The Founder
You might not have recognized her in the film about how McDonald’s was founded, as she swapped her brown hair from platinum blonde locks. In one of the more memorable scenes, she shows Michael Keaton’s character Ray Kroc how to make milkshakes for less money and in less time.
13 2018: A Simple Favor
Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick were the stars, but Linda made a statement as the artist who fell for Lively’s character Emily. She calls her former flame out for being a con artist and says she ruined her career (Luckily, life did not imitate art there).
14. 2018: Green Book
The Oscar winner for Best Picture featured Linda as an Italian-American bouncer’s wife Dolores. She isn’t shown often, but her character portrays a unique, accepting housewife living in the 1960s.