Born in Tennessee in 1975 and raised in Idaho before moving to Virginia for high school, Christina got her start in acting in a community production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Soon enough, she found minor roles on television, such as “E.R.” and “Las Vegas”, and modeled, appearing in a Visa commercial with Pierce Brosnan.
Christina is best known, of course, as Joan Halloway on AMC’s “Mad Men.” While it wasn’t exactly her big break, it certainly catapulted her to a recognition she had not yet achieved. As part of the ensemble for “Mad Men,” the cast snagged the 2009 Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In 2009, Christina also won the Best Actress award at the Monte Carlo TV Festival for her role as Joan. That same year, Christina appeared in the Showtime film “La Cucina” and also married Geoffrey Arend, a Manhattan-based actor three years Christina’s junior.
Christina Hendricks in "Mad Men"
Christina Hendricks Slideshows
This voluptuous beauty has been gracing all the magazine covers as she’s gained considerable notoriety with her role as Joan on “Mad Men.” Here we have a cool slideshow of some of the photos from her recent London Fog campaign.
Christina on the Web
Christina’s ultimate web resource guide.
TV Guide: Christina Hendricks
Photos, bio and news.
Bio and external links for Christina.
In depth bio, photos, and links to new works.
Christina on the Screen
Christina has found great success on TV, most notably with “Mad Men.” She guest starred on four episodes of “Life,” was Nicolette Raye for 22 episodes on “Kevin Hill” in 2005, and portrayed Kelly Kramer on 19 episodes of “Beggars and Choosers.” Her first role was as Fawn in the TV movie “Sorority” in 1999.
Christina on Video
Christina on Jimmy Kimmel
She visits the late night show in September 2008.
2008 Emmys: Christina Hendricks
Christina quickly chats with TV Guide.
Christina on Conan
Christina visits Conan O’Brien.
In addition to appearing on “Mad Men,” Christina has some big screen projects on the horizon including the biopic “Leonie,” a comedy called “The Family Tree,” and the Katherine Heigl comedy “Life as We Know It,” all due in 2010.
On the writing of “Mad Men”:
“I've never been on a show before where I'm like, ‘When's the next script? When's the next script?’ because they're so great to read.”