Christina Ricci Biography
As a child, Christina Ricci has always been akin to acting. When her father entertained patients for shrieking therapy, Christina would hear the shrieks in her room and act out the therapies in front of her mother. The Riccis moved to Montclair New Jersey where Christina Ricci grew up and completed school in Edgemont Elementary School, Glenfield Middle School and Montclair High School. However, she left Montclair after a year and continued her studies in the Professional Childrens School in New York.
Christina Riccis career started when she was eight years old while appearing in a school play at Edgemont School. A critic for the Bergen Record discovered her, which led to the movie business. While she started appearing in several TV commercials before landing a movie gig, she finally got her big break in the 1990 Richard Benjamin film, Mermaids, alongside Cher and Winona Ryder. Her performance in Mermaids landed Christina Ricci the role of Wednesday Addams in the hit film, The Addams Family.
Playing Wednesday in Addams Family and Addams Family Values established Christina Ricci as an actress known for playing unconventional characters. Since then, she played in two box office success films Casper and Now and Then.
In 1997, Christina Ricci began to accept adult roles, playing in critically acclaimed films, such as The Ice Storm, Buffalo 66, Pecker and The Opposite of Sex. She later played alongside Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow, worked with Charlize Theron in Monster and appeared nude in Prozac Nation.
Back on TV, Christina Ricci made guest appearances in Greys Anatomy and Ally McBeal. Her latest films include Black Snake Moan, costarring Samuel L. Jackson and Justin Timberlake. She is set to appear in the 2008 film Penelope and Wachowski Brothers film adaptation of Speed Racer.
Aside from acting, Christina Ricci is busy running her own production company called Blaspheme Films. She is also a member of the national board of VOX-Voices for Planned Parenthood and a spokesperson for RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network for the U.S.).