Christina Rene Hendricks was born as Christina Elise McCarthy in Tennessee in 1978. Her mother was a psychologist, and her father was from England andworked for the United States Forest Service. Because of her father’s line of work, she and her family didn’t stay in Knoxville for very long, At the age of three, they all moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, where she spent many of her formativeyears. Christina didn’t mind all the transitions her family had to endure due to her father’s line of work, and for the most part took them in stride. As a youngster, Christina enjoyed the game Dungeons and Dragons with her sibling, Aaron. The game suited her personality and gave her and her brother many good memories. Known for her red hair, Christina is actually a natural blonde. However, at theage of 10, she decided to color her hair red after reading the book Anne of GreenGables. She’s kept that shade for most of her years and has no idea of changing it back to blonde in the foreseeable future.
Hendricks began acting early, securing roles in young people productions. At 13, she and her family trekked to Fairfax, Virginia, where she took on a Gothpersona and became ostracized by her peers. However, she found solace in herhigh school’s drama department and also became a model at the age of 18. Her career took her far and wide to places such as London and New York. Christina appeared many times on television in such series as Beggars and Choosers and The Big Time. She also had roles in Firefly, Without a Trace, and many other shows. Probably her best known role is that of Joan Holloway in the AMC television show Mad Men. This is a show that focuses on an adagency during the early part of the 1960s. It’s known for its accurate detail to the era, including fashion. Started in 2007, the show is still going strong to this day (2012).
Claiming to be nothing like the woman she portrays in Mad Men, Christina still loves reading the scripts and being the character in the show. “It’s fun to play a woman whos so sure of herself, who walks around with incredible posture and her chin up.” Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times has credited Christina with beginning the new modern ideal of Hollywood glamour, hearkening back tothe days of Marilyn Monroe. Hopefully, the time of woefully thin women are but a memory of the past. At least we can hope so.Christina married fellow actor Geoffrey Arend on 11 October 2009. The wedding took place in New York City. She was also featured as a Barbie doll thesubsequent year, although the doll is simply called a red-haired office manager.
When Christina was modeling in Italy, she felt the most beautiful. She would take her clothes off in front a mirror and say to herself that she looked like a woman.She never tried to lose any weight because she thought the weight looked good on her. Many of her fans would agree. However, she is starting to work outrecently. During her time off, Christina likes to knit and cook. She also likes wine tasting events. Visit http://christinahendricksphotos.com/ for more information.