Hendricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee but grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. Her father, Robert, worked for the forestry department and came originally from England and her mother, Jackie, was a psychologist. The family moved to Fairfax, Virginia when she was 13.
She began acting at school and went into modeling at the age of 18. In her early 20s she also began appearing on TV, landing a recurring role in "Beggars and Choosers" (1999) in 2000 and another on "Kevin Hill" (2004) before rising to international fame in "Mad Men" (2007).
As well as her more famously conventional awards nominations (Emmys) and wins (SAG Awards) she also won a SyFy Genre Award in for "Best Special Guest/Television" for her role as Saffron in Joss Whedon's short-lived "Firefly" (2002).
With production set to begin later this month in Montreal, the cast is coming together for Miramax's long-awaited sequel Bad Santa 2. Deadline reports that Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has joined the cast, portraying a new character who runs a charitable organization. While not specified in the site's report, it's possible that she could be the new love interest for Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Soke.
The Bad Santa 2 cast also includes Kathy Bates, who portrays Willie Soke's mother, described as a "foul-mouthed" woman. Tony Cox (Marcus) and Brett Kelly (The Kid) will also reprise their roles from the original Bad Santa, but it isn't known if others such as Lauren Graham or Lauren Tom will be back for this follow-up. No story details have been released at this point, but hopefully we'll learn more as production gets under way.Read More
Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone and Bella Heathcote have all signed on to star in director Nicolas Winding Refn's horror tale The Neon Demon, joining recently-added cast members Elle Fanning and Abbey Lee. Very little is known about the story for The Neon Demon, except that it is a female-driven horror tale set in Los Angeles. Production is scheduled to begin in L.A. on March 30.
Nicolas Winding Refn will reunite with several key behind-the-scenes collaborators on The Neon Demon, including composer Cliff Martinez, editor Matthew Newman and director of photography Philippe LeSourd. The director is also producing alongside Lene Borglum, with Gaumont and Wild Bunch providing financing, while selling the project to international buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, with discussions also under way for domestic distribution.Read More
http://movieweb.com/person/christina-hendricks/Christina Hendricks has joined Gilles Paquet-Brenner's upcoming drama Dark Places. The film already has Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, Corey Stoll and Nicholas Hoult attached to star.
The story centers on Libby Day (Charlize Theron), who at the age of seven, witnessed her mother and two sisters being murdered in The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas. After surviving this horrific ordeal, she testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben (Corey Stoll), was the killer.Read More
Disneytoon Studios' The Pirate Fairy brought pixie dust to the D23 festivities on Friday, unveiling the newest and most exciting adventure in the Disney Fairies franchise. Director Peggy Holmes (Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings) introduced Christina Hendricks, who gives voice to Zarina, and Tom Hiddleston, tapped to voice a young James aka Captain Hook.
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink's world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow. With comedy, heart and epic thrills for the whole family, The Pirate Fairy sets sail Spring 2014. Check out the first look photo released with the announcement featuring Zarina.Read More
http://movieweb.com/person/christina-hendricks/Christina Hendricks is in final negotiations to join Terry Loane's upcoming coming-of-age drama Measure of a Man.
The film is set in the 1970s and centers on a bullied teen (Riley Griffiths) that is navigating the challenging path of manhood. Christina Hendricks will be portraying his mother. The story is based on a young adult novel written by author Robert Lipsyte titled One Fat Summer.Read More
http://movieweb.com/person/christina-hendricks/Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has taken the female lead in Campbell Scott's A Book of Common Prayer.
The film is an adaptation of a novel written by author Joan Didion and centers an American women named Charlotte Douglas that travels to a fictional Central American country on the hunt for her 19-year-old daughter. The story is told through the eyes of an American anthropologist, who tries to decipher the meaning of Charlotte's trip.Read More
AMC has released six new promos for Season 5 of Mad Men, which debuts Sunday, March 25 at 9 PM ET with the two-hour premiere Episode 5.01: A Little Kiss, Part 1 and Episode 5.02: A Little Kiss, Part 2. These new videos fit right in with the Don Draper promo which premiered earlier this week, with these new promos showcasing Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), Roger (John Slattery), Betty (January Jones), and Joan (Christina Hendricks).
CLICK HERE to visit TVweb and watch these Mad Men videos before the Season 5 premiere.Read More