Christina Hendricks is an American former model and actress. She is most known for playing Joan Holloway in the AMC period drama, Mad Men.
Most recently, she stars in the NBC comedy crime-drama TV series, Good Girls.
Christina Hendricks was born Christina Rene Hendricks on May 3, 1975, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 45-year-old stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).
Hendricks is the younger of two children born to psychologist Jackie Sue Hendricks and a Forest Service employee, Robert Hendricks.
Due to the nature of her father's job, Hendricks spent most of her childhood moving with her family.
In October 2019, Christina revealed via her Instagram that she and her husband, actor Geoffrey Arend had made the mutual decision to get separated after ten years together.
Hendricks and Arend had tied the knot on October 11, 2009, after getting engaged in January early that year. Hendricks' statement read:
"Twelve years ago we fell in love and became partners. We joined our two amazing families, had countless laughs, made wonderful friends and were blessed with incredible opportunities.
Today, we take our next step together, but on separate paths.We will always be grateful for the love we've shared and will always work together to raise our two beautiful dogs.
We will be taking time to rediscover ourselves in this transition and we thank you for your patience and support in giving us the space to do so."
Hendricks is perhaps most famous for starring as Joan Holloway alongside Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, and Kiernan Shipka, among others in the hit AMC period drama, Mad Men.
Her performance was considered one of the high points of the entire show and was a critical and fan favorite, racking up numerous awards and nominations including six Emmy Award nominations.
Besides receiving acclaim, Hendricks also became a sex symbol. Her voluptuous figure is still considered the standard-bearer for female beauty standards.
Considering her illustrious body of work on television, it might be easy to overlook her movie career, but her big-screen credits are just as storied.
Throughout the years, she has appeared in movies like Life as We Know It, Detachment, Zoolander 2, Fist Fight, and American Woman.
One of her most acclaimed turns came as Blanche in the 2011 action thriller, Drive, which starred Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, and Ron Perlman.
She went on to star alongside Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, Ben Mendelsohn, and Eva Mendes, among others, in the 2014 neo-noir fantasy drama movie, Lost River, in what was Ryan Gosling's directorial debut.
Most recently, Hendricks stars in the NBC comedy crime-drama series, Good Girls.
The series premiered on February 26, 2018, and has since been renewed for a fourth season.
The series is centered around three middle-class mothers who pull off a robbery at a supermarket only to find they might have bitten off more than they can chew.
Christina started her career as a model. After appearing on the cover of Seventeen magazine, Christina signed with IMG Models and moved to New York at 18.
She worked as a model for the next decade, traveling to places like Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo, and gracing the covers of national and international magazines and print adverts.
As of May 2020, Christina Hendricks has a net worth of $10 million. The 45-year-old former model and actress has over two decades worth of screen credits under her belt, including acclaimed performances in shows like Mad Men, Beggars and Choosers, Kevin Hill, and Good Girls.
On the big screens, Hendricks is most known for her roles in the movies Drive, Zoolander 2, Neon Demon, Fist Fight, and American Woman.