Biography[ edit ] — Early life and projects[ edit ] Applegate was born in Hollywood , California. Her father, Robert William "Bob" Applegate, was a record producer and record company executive,  and her mother, Nancy Lee Priddy , is a singer and actress. Her parents were separated shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings Alisa and Kyle from her father's second marriage. After her parents' divorce, her mother had a relationship with musician Stephen Stills.
After her television debut with her mother in the soap opera Days of Our Lives and a commercial for Playtex baby bottles at three and five months, respectively,  Applegate made her film debut in the film, Jaws of Satan or King Cobra at the age of seven, followed by 's Beatlemania.
She debuted in a television movie as young Grace Kelly in the biopic, Grace Kelly and appeared in her first TV series in Showtime 's political comedy, Washingtoon , in which she played a Congressman's daughter. She was also seen as a guest in the shows, Father Murphy , Charles in Charge and , and Silver Spoons In , Applegate won the role of Robin Kennedy —87 , a policeman's daughter, in the police drama series Heart of the City.
Meanwhile, she was also seen guest starring in several other television series such as All is Forgiven, Still the Beaver , Amazing Stories , and the Family Ties episode "Band on the Run" as Kitten. She portrayed her character for 11 years — While working on the series, Applegate was seen in Dance 'til Dawn , NBC and in Streets , in which a teenaged drug addict is stalked by a psychotic police officer.
The character of Sue Ellen Crandell in the black comedy feature Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead was Applegate's first starring role in a mainstream film, playing a rebellious teenager who is forced to take care of siblings after their summer babysitter dies.
After the sitcom Married Though the series gained critical praise, it was cancelled in Anchorman, stage and television[ edit ] The new millennium had Applegate playing the dual role of a 12th-century noblewoman, Princess Rosalind, and her 21st-century descendant, Julia Malfete, in the time-travel comedy Just Visiting After playing Cameron Diaz 's level-headed best friend, Courtney Rockcliffe, in The Sweetest Thing , Applegate continued to play roles in such films as Heroes , and the romantic airplane comedy View from the Top , as well as in the true-crime film Wonderland , based on the Wonderland murders , and the Gram Parsons biopic Grand Theft Parsons Behind the screen, she was the executive producer of Comforters, Miserable The Lost Movie an alternative film comprising alternate takes and deleted scenes and story elements.
In , she debuted on the Broadway stage playing the title role of Charity Hope Valentine in a revival of the musical Sweet Charity.
Sweet Charity ended its Broadway run on December 31, Applegate at the 66th Golden Globe Awards in January While appearing in Sweet Charity, Applegate broke her foot, and it was announced that the musical would close during previews. She persuaded the producers to rescind their decision and on April 18, , she made her Broadway debut.
And that is sad for me because I always wanted to go back. But I probably won't be able to. The series was about a year-old, who after a hit-and-run accident, develops amnesia and has to rediscover her life, her relationships, and herself. Applegate topped the list of People 's Most Beautiful People in The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
Applegate said her mother was who wanted her to be involved in the film. The Squeakquel , Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked , and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip The broadcast centered around Applegate trying to find out for her father, Robert Applegate, about his mother, Lavina Applegate Walton, who was mysteriously absent for most of her son's life and who died early in his life. Applegate also hoped to find out if the hearsay concerning her grandmother's death were true. The actress discovered that Walton died in from tuberculosis and alcohol-related cirrhosis.
Helms and Applegate played Rusty Griswold and his wife Debbie, who with their two sons take a trip to Walley World, just as Rusty did with his parents in the original film, National Lampoon's Vacation. The film was poorly reviewed. The couple became engaged on Valentine's Day ,  and married on February 23, , at their Los Angeles home. This was confirmed by her representative who said in a statement, "Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer.
Benefiting from early detection through a doctor-ordered MRI, the cancer is not life-threatening. Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery. No further statement will be issued at this time. Her mother, Nancy Priddy, is a breast-cancer survivor. Applegate said when she first was diagnosed, "I was just shaking and then also immediately, I had to go into 'take-care-of-business-mode' which included a change to a more healthy diet.