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CHRISTINA HENDRICKS is best known for her portrayal of Joan
Holloway on AMC's critically acclaimed series "Mad Men." Hendricks' portrayal of
Joan has earned the actress six Emmy nominations in the category of Best
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. "Mad Men" won the 2008, 2009, 2010 and
2011 Emmy Award for outstanding drama series, the 2009 Golden Globe for Best
Television Series - Drama as well as the 2009 and 2010 Screen Actors Guild
Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Hendricks
is a two-time Critics Choice Television Award winner for her role as Joan for
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. "Mad Men's" seventh and final season
concluded in 2015.
Hendricks just finished working as the co-lead of the feature The Burning Woman
opposite Sienna Miller and Aaron Paul. It was directed by Jack Scott and
produced by Ridley Scott. Before that, she had the lead in the Netflix film
entitled Candy Jar opposite Uzo Aduba and Helen Hunt. In the fall of 2017,
Hendricks appears in Sony's The Crooked House, based on an Agatha Christie
novel, alongside Glenn Close and Gillian Anderson. She will also be seen this
fall in the Sky Atlantic series "Tin Star" opposite Tim Roth.
Recently, Hendricks appeared in the Sundance Channel's series, "Hap and Leonard"
opposite James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams. The series is based on the
characters in author Joe Lansdale's novels, novellas and short stories that
center on friends Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. She also has a reoccurring role
as the overworked servant Celine in Comedy Central's "Another Period"
co-starring Paget Brewster, Natasha Leggero, Jason Ritter and Michael Ian Black.
The series is a historical satire that follows the lives of the obscenely rich
Bellacourt family and their many servants in turn-of-the-century Rhode Island.
On the big screen, Hendricks demonstrated her comedic chops in Mark Waters' Bad
Santa 2 alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates as well as New Line's Fist
Fight opposite Ice Cube and Charlie Day.
Her other film projects include Nicolas Winding Refn's thriller The Neon Demon
with Keanu Reeves, Elle Fanning and Abby Lee; the Gilles Paquet-Brenner thriller
Dark Places; Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River; John Slattery's
directorial debut, God's Pocket; Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa, starring opposite
Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Alessandro Nivola that earned rave reviews at
the 2012 Toronto Film Festival; the critically acclaimed feature from Film
District, Drive starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. Drive received
numerous award nominations including: National Board of Review, Independent
Spirit Awards and BAFTA Awards; the film won Best Action Movie at the BFCA
Critics Choice Awards.
Hendricks' additional film credits include Disney's animated film The Pirate
Fairy, the independent drama, Struck By Lightning, Tribeca thriller, Detachment,
I Don't Know How She Does It, Leoni, Warner Bros' Life As We Know It, La Cucina,
South of Pico and Driving Lessons.
Her television credits include Showtime's "Beggars and Choosers," TNT's "The Big
Time," NBC's "ER," ABC's "The Court," UPN's "Kevin Hill," CBS's "Without a
Trace" and "Cold Case," and recurring roles on Joss Whedon's "Firefly," "Notes
From the Underbelly," and "Life."
In 2011, Hendricks earned rave reviews for her portrayal of, April, in Stephen
Sondheim's Broadway production of "Company" with the New York Philharmonic at
Lincoln Center. The New York Daily News lauded her performance stating, "The big
yearning question: When can we get Christina Hendricks on Broadway? As the sex
kitten April, she proved herself a natural on stage."
Hendricks currently resides in both New York City and Los Angeles with her
husband, Geoffrey Arend.
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