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Actress Christina Ricci played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family movie. By the late 1990s, she was one of the most in-demand young actresses in Hollywood.
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Christina Ricci was born February 12, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA. She made her feature in Mermaids in 1990. The next year she played Wednesday Addams in the film adaptation of The Addams Family. She deftly transitioned to adult roles, evidenced in her roles in The Ice Storm, Buffalo '66,
and The Opposite of Sex. By the late 1990s, she was one of the most in-demand young actresses in Hollywood.
Actress. Born February 12, 1980 in Santa Monica, California. The youngest of four children of a lawyer father and realtor mother, Ricci attended Glenfield Middle School in Montclair, New Jersey, before enrolling at the Professional Children's School in New York City. The precocious, outspoken young actress made her feature debut as Cher's youngest daughter in Mermaids in 1990. The role proved to be a stepping stone, and Ricci landed the part of Wednesday Addams in the film adaptation of The Addams Family the following year; she reprised the role for the sequel in 1993.
Unlike many child stars, Ricci deftly handled the transition to adult roles, evidenced in her nuanced performance in 1997's The Ice Storm, in which she skillfully seduces two brothers. Subsequent roles included an abductee-turned-girlfriend in Buffalo '66 and the dark, treacherous Dedee in The Opposite of Sex, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination.
By the late 1990s, Ricci had become one of the most in-demand young actresses in Hollywood. In 1999, she starred in the indie flicks 200 Cigarettes and Desert Blue with Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson. She also took on the role of the Gothic princess Katrina Van Tassel opposite Johnny Depp's Ichabod Crane in Tim Burton's adaptation of Sleepy Hollow. In 2000, she starred in the supernatural thriller Bless the Child and as a World War II Jewish refugee in The Man Who Cried. In 2003, Ricci signed on for the horror thriller Cursed helmed by Wes Craven.
Ricci made her Broadway debut in 2009 playing the role of Mandy in Time Stands Still
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