Ricci, Christina 1980–

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RICCI, Christina 1980–


Born February 12, 1980, in Santa Monica, CA; raised in Long Island, NY, and Montclair, NJ; daughter of Ralph (a lawyer and psychiatrist) and Sarah (a model and real estate agent) Ricci. Education: Attended Professional Children's School, New York City.

Addresses: Agent— Toni Howard, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Publicist— I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress, producer, and director. Blaspheme Films, founder. Modeled for Vogue in Italy; appeared in advertisements. Voices for Planned Parenthood, member of the national board.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award, Young Artist Foundation, best young supporting actress in a motion picture, 1991, for Mermaids; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress starring in a motion picture, 1993, for The Addams Family; Special ShoWest Award, National Association of Theatre Owners, star of the year, 1995; Saturn Award, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, best performance by a younger actor, YoungStar Award, Hollywood Reporter, outstanding young actress in a comedy film, and Young Artist Award nomination, best young leading actress in a feature film, all 1996, for Casper; Young Artist Award nomination (with others), best young ensemble in a feature film or video, 1996, for Now and Then; Golden Space Needle Award, Seattle International Film Festival, best actress, 1998, for Buffalo '66 and The Opposite of Sex; Young Artist Award nomination, best supporting young actress in a feature film, and YoungStar Award nomination, best young actress in a drama film, both 1998, for The Ice Storm; Young Artist Award nomination, best leading young actress in a feature film, 1998, for That Darn Cat; National Board of Review Award, best supporting actress, 1998, and Florida Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, 1999, both for Buffalo '66, The Opposite of Sex, and Pecker; Young-Star Award, best young actress in a comedy film, 1998, Golden Satellite Award, International Press Academy, best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical, Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical, Independent Spirit Award nomination, Independent Features Project/West, best female lead, and American Comedy Award nomination, funniest leading actress in a motion picture, all 1999, for The Opposite of Sex; Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite actress in a horror film, and B–Movie Award, B–Movie Film Festival, best celebrity cameo appearance, both 2000, for I Woke Up Early the Day I Died; Saturn Award, best actress, and Young Artist Award nomination, best leading young actress in a feature film, both 2000, for Sleepy Hollow; Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite supporting actress in a suspense film, 2001, for Bless the Child; Young Hollywood Award, Movieline, "hottest, coolest young veteran," 2001; MTV Movie Award nomination (with Charlize Theron), best kiss, 2004, for Monster; subject of the song "Ricci" by the band Anthrophobia; Felt: A Tribute to Christina Ricci by Slug and MURS is a tribute album in her honor.


Film Appearances:

Kate Flax, Mermaids, Orion, 1990.

Bonnie, The Hard Way, Universal, 1991.

Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family, Paramount, 1991.

Jessica, The Cemetery Club (also known as Looking for a Live One), Buena Vista, 1993.

Wednesday Addams, Addams Family Values, Paramount, 1993.

Beth Easton, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (also known as Golddiggers and Le secret de Bear Mountain), Universal, 1995.

Kathleen "Kat" Harvey, Casper (live action and animated; also known as Casper, the Friendly Ghost), Universal, 1995.

Young Roberta Martin, Now and Then (also known as Gaslight Addition), New Line Cinema, 1995.

Erin, Last of the High Kings (also known as Summer Fling), First Independent Films/Miramax, 1996.

Title role, Little Red Riding Hood, 1997.

Patti Randall, That Darn Cat, Buena Vista, 1997.

Wendy Hood, The Ice Storm, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Dedee Truitt, The Opposite of Sex, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Ely Jackson, Desert Blue, Samuel Goldwyn, 1998.

Layla/Wendy Balsam, Buffalo 66, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Lucy, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Universal, 1998.

Shelley, Pecker, Fine Line, 1998.

Teenage prostitute, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (also known as Ed Wood's I Woke Up Early the Day I Died and I Awoke Early the Day I Died), Cinequanon Pictures International, 1998.

Voice of Gwendy Doll, Small Soldiers (live action and animated), DreamWorks SKG, 1998.

Voice of young Orlando, Souvenir, 1998.

Katrina Anne Van Tassel, Sleepy Hollow, Paramount, 1999.

Lillian, No Vacancy, Highlight Film, 1999.

Val, 200 Cigarettes, Paramount, 1999.

Cheri Post, Bless the Child (also known as Die Prophezeiung), Paramount, 2000.

Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation, Miramax, 2001.

Rayna Wyckoff, All over the Guy, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Suzie, The Man Who Cried (also known as The man who cried—Les larmes d'un homme), Universal Focus, 2001.

Carolyn McDuffy, Pumpkin, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 2002.

Cassie Grant, The Gathering, Dimension Films, 2002.

Title role, Miranda, FilmFour, 2002.

Amanda Rosen, Anything Else (also known as Anything else, la vie et tout le reste and La vie et tout le reste), DreamWorks SKG, 2003.

Selby Wall, Monster, Newmarket Film Group, 2003.

Shana, I Love Your Work, Cyan Pictures/Departure Entertainment/Muse Productions/Rice/Walters Productions, 2003.

Title role, Adrenalynn, Silver Pictures, 2004.

Marjorie Standiford, The Speed Queen, 2004.

Ellie Hudson, Cursed, Dimension Films, 2005.

Sophia Scholl, The White Rose, 2005.

Film Work:

Coproducer, Prozac Nation, Miramax, 2001.

Producer, Pumpkin, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 2002.

Director, The Speed Queen, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Liza Bump, Ally McBeal, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dee Dee, Bastard Out of Carolina, Showtime, 1996.

Romaine Patterson, The Laramie Project, HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(In archive footage) Kate Flax, Cher: The Farewell Tour, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 1998 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1998.

Presenter, The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1999.

2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (also known as Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards), Fox, 2000.

Presenter, The 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV, 2001.

Presenter, 2001 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2001.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2001.

Presenter, 17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2002.

Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004.

2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Olivia, "Are You There, Alpha Centauri?," H.E.L.P., ABC, 1990.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1991.

(Uncredited) Wednesday Addams, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1991.

(Uncredited) Jennifer, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1993.

Voice of Erin, "Summer of 4 Ft. 2," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1996.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1997, 2002.

"Christina Ricci," Nulle part ailleurs, 1998.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998, 1999.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1999.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 1999, 2001.

"La Belgique est un pays," Nulle part ailleurs, 2001.

Kelly, "Company Picnic," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2002.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002, 2004.

Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, Tinseltown TV, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Amy, Working It Out, NBC, 1990.

Stage Appearances:

Dusty, The 24 Hour Plays (benefit performance), American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Also appeared in The Twelve Days of Christmas.



Host, Bug City (ten–part educational series), 1998.

Herself and Katrina Anne Van Tassel, Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend, Mandalay Pictures/Paramount, 2000.

(Uncredited) Angel, Moby: Play—The DVD, BMG Distribution, 2001.

Music Videos:

"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," by Cher, 1990.

"Addams' Groove," by MC Hammer, 1991.

"Addams Family (Whoomp!)," by Tag Team, 1994.

"Natural Blues," by Moby, V2 Records, 2000.


Narrator, Gossip Girl, by Cecily von Ziegesar, Time Warner AudioBooks, 2003.



Newsmakers 1999, Issue 1, Gale, 1999.


Buzz, June, 1998, pp. 80–83, 133.

Empire, Issue 74, 1995, pp. 54–55.

Entertainment Weekly, December 10, 1993, p. 34; July 10, 1998, p. 50; October 2, 1998, p. 76; December 25, 1998, pp. 38–39.

Face, October, 1998, pp. 94–99, 101–102.

Flicks, January, 1999, p. 12.

Interview, February, 1994, p. 106; October, 1997, pp. 102–107, 143; December, 1999, p. 94; February, 2004, pp. 78–83.

Movieline, April, 1998, pp. 62–66, 94, 95; November, 1999, pp. 48–52, 98–100; May, 2001, pp. 40–46; November, 2002,.

New York Times, November 14, 1993, section 2, p. 27; May 17, 1998, pp. 17–24.

Observer, March 28, 2004.

Paper, October, 1998, pp. 62–66.

Parade, June 23, 2002, pp. 4–6.

People Weekly, November 6, 1995, p. 63.

Premiere, June, 1995, pp. 102–106; February, 1999, pp. 62–65; October 2, 2002, March 2, 2003, pp. 46–52, 102.

Rolling Stone, August 20, 1998, p. 74; December 9, 1999, pp. 46–52.

Spin, August, 1998, pp. 78–82, 149.

Time, June 15, 1998, p. 73.

Time Out New York, May 14, 1998.

USA Today, October 22, 1997, p. 6D; January 27, 1998, p. 6D; May 27, 1998, p. 53.

US Weekly, June, 1998.

Vanity Fair, February, 1996, pp. 98–99.