Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) is an American actress. As a child actress, she gained recognition for starring as Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married… with Children (1987–1997). Applegate established a successful film and television career in her adult years, winning a Primetime Emmy Award from seven nominations as well as nominations for four Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award.
Applegate starred in the title role of the NBC sitcom Jesse (1998–2000), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. She received a Primetime Emmy Award for her guest role in the NBC sitcom Friends (2002–2003). For her role in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity (2005), she earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She went on to star in the ABC sitcom Samantha Who?
(2007–2009), for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations; the NBC sitcom Up All Night (2011–2012); and the Netflix dark tragicomedy series Dead to Me (2019–present), which earned her three Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award nomination.