Celebrity Birthday, Feb. 12: Christina Ricci

By Xingye Li,

Happy Birthday to Chiristina Ricci, who turns 33.

Christina Ricci, born on Feb.12, 1980, started her acting career in her childhood.

Starring in commercials since age 6, Ricci got her silver screen debut in 1990 in Mermaids as Cher’s young daughter. Ricci drew attention after her appearance in The Addams Family, playing morbidly unconventional Wednesday Addams. The next film Casper was a box office hit and Ricci played in several other films as a child star.

Ricci started to play adult roles after playing troubled and sexual Wendy Hood in Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm in 1997. After this, she appeared in various films including Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp, Monster with Charlize Theron and Black Snake Moan with Samuel L Jackson. Her performance in The Opposite of Sex in 1999 earned her an Golden Glode nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical.

Ricci guest-starred in ABC’s Grey's Anatomy in 2006, and her performance earned her a nomination for an Emmy Award.

Ricci’s latest films include a voice role for Vexy in The Smurfs 2, which will be released on July 31, 2013, and Mother’s Day with Susan Sarandon.

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