Christina Ricci is an American actress. She started her career as a child by appearing in several television commercials and received great recognition as a child artist. She debuted as a lead actress in 1990 with Mermaids. Her later movies followed The Addams Family, The Opposite of Sex, Buffalo '66, and The Ice Storm. She was termed as the youngest actress in demand in Hollywood. She was born in California. Her father was a lawyer and mother worked as a realtor. She was their youngest fourth child. Christina did her schooling from Glenfield Middle School. She attended the Professional Children's School, which is in New York. As a child, she appeared in several television commercials and received great recognition as a child artist. She debuted as a lead actress in 1990 with Mermaids. The role was her first step towards success. She later bagged roles like The Addams Family by Wednesday Addams. She was known for her portrayal of adult characters with the same intensity at a small age. Her performance in the 1997 movie The Ice Storm, where she played the character in where she seduces two brothers. Her role in the movie Buffalo '66 as Layla, who is an abductee girlfriend of Vincent Gallo. She was nominated for her dark role in the movie The Opposite of Sex in 1998 by the Golden Globe Award. She was the youngest actress in demand in Hollywood. In 1999, she appeared in 200 Cigarettes and Desert Blue along with Kate Hudson and Casey Affleck. She appeared in the role of Princess Katrina Van Tassel in the movie Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton. She was paired opposite Johnny Depp in the film.
She appeared in the supernatural thriller movie Bless the Child in 2000. She played the character of Jewish refugee in the World War II in the movie The Man Who Cried. She was seen in the horror movie Cursed directed by Wes Craven. In 2006, she acted in the movie, Black Snake Moan. She made her first Broadway appearance in 2009 with Time Stands Still. She played the character of Mandy in the series. In 2014, she appeared in the television movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax aired on Lifetime TV. Her other filmography includes The Hero of Color City, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, New York, I Love You, Black Snake Moan, The Man Who Cried and much more. Her television series include The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Grey's Anatomy, Saturday Night Live, Malcolm in the Middle and much more. In 2008, she started dating Owen Benjamin. They both met while working for the movie, All's Faire in Love. They made their relation public to the people on Halloween. They got engaged in 2013 but soon the couple called off to their relationship. Later she dated James Heerdegen whom she met on the sets of the television series Pan Am. The two got married in 2013 in New York City.