WHO | HONOREE Christina Applegate
EMCEE Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
GUEST SPEAKERS “Married with Children,” co-stars: David Faustino, Katey Sagal and from “Dead to Me,” Linda Cardellini and show creator Liz Feldman
WHAT Dedication of the 2,740th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHERE 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
WATCH LIVE The event will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com
On November 14, at 11:30 a.m. actress Christina Applegate will be honored with the 2,740th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. The star will be located at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard across the street from the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has proudly hosted the globally iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1960. The Chamber exists to transform business and improve lives. Through the Walk of Fame, the Chamber celebrates the business that transforms us all – the business of entertainment. Entertainment is a unique blend of art and enterprise; elevating and inspiring us all.
ABOUT OUR HONOREE
“Christina Applegate has been performing since she was very young and has starred in some of the funniest shows that have made television history,” stated Walk of Fame Producer Ana Martinez. “I have chosen a great location for her star and it is a few feet away from the star of her “Married with Children” television parents, Walk of Famers, Ed O’Neill and Katey Sagal. Her special day will be a reunion of sorts, full of memories and tons of laughter!” she added.
Joining emcee Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling will be David Faustino and Katey Sagal. Also participating will be actress Linda Cardellini and the creator of “Dead To Me,” Liz Feldman.
Christina Applegate has endeared herself to audiences and received accolades for her strength and versatility in theatre, film and television. With Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony nominations to her credit, she has proven herself to be one of Hollywood’s most influential leading ladies.
After a six-year hiatus from series television, Applegate returned in May 2019 as an executive producer and star of the critically acclaimed half-hour dark comedy series for Netflix, “Dead to Me,” alongside Linda Cardellini and James Marsden.
For her role as Jen Harding in “Dead To Me”, she has received Best Actress nominations from the Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice, Television Critics Association, Gold Derby and People’s Choice Awards, among others. The third and final season of “Dead to Me” premieres November 17, on Netflix.
Applegate made her television debut in 1972 alongside her mother in the soap opera” Days of Our Lives,” She first gained widespread attention as the sexy and sarcastic Kelly Bundy on the long-running Fox television series, “Married with Children”. After a very successful 11-season run, she furthered her television success by starring in her own NBC comedy series, “Jesse.” In 1999, the highly-rated show garnered Applegate a People’s Choice Award as Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series and a Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical.
In 2004, Applegate returned to television as a guest star on “Friends” as Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) younger sister, Amy. Her performance earned her an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role, as well as an additional nomination the following year.
Applegate’s performance as the titled character Samantha Newly in the ABC series “Samantha Who?” was applauded by critics and fans and garnered Applegate her 3rd SAG Award nomination. Previous nods include two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 2 Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, 2 SAG Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, among others. In addition, Applegate served as a producer for the show, which won a People’s choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy during its first season. In 2011, she joined Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy, “Up All Night”, executive produced by Lorne Michaels, playing Reagan, a career-driven and energetic woman trying to juggle the demands of career, marriage and motherhood.
Her feature film credits include the independent feature “Youth in Oregon.” Her other films include: “Crash Pad”, “Bad Moms,” and a cameo in the sequel “A Bad Moms Christmas.” She co-starred with in the Warner Bros. “Vacation”, a reboot of the cult classic franchise starring Chevy Chase. Prior to that she reprised her role as Veronica Corningstone in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Some of her additional film credits include The Farrelly brother’s comedy, “Hall Pass,” with Owen Wilson, Jason Sudekis and Jenna Fischer; “Going the Distance” with Justin Long and Drew Barrymore; “The Rocker”, with Rainn Wilson; “Surviving Christmas” for director Mike Mitchell; the comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” with Will Farrell; her critically praised performance alongside Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair in the raucous comedy” The Sweetest Thing”; the drama “Wonderland”; the comedy “View From the Top” with Gwyneth Paltrow; and Stephen Herek’s cult-classic “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead”.
Applegate has also found a niche in lending her voice to animated features. Her credits include the voice of Brittany, the lead Chipette, in the $200M box office blockbuster “Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel” as well as “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.” She gave a voice to Catherine in the animated 3D comedy, “Cats and Dogs, the Revenge of Kitty Galore,” to Mary Beth in “The Book of Life,” and to Melissa in “Farce of the Penguins.”
In 2005, Applegate made her Broadway debut in the revival of “Sweet Charity,” in the starring role of Charity Hope Valentine. For her role, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical as well as a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical. “Sweet Charity” ended its run in January 2006. Her other stage credits include an appearance in John Cassavetes’ Los Angeles production of “The Third Day” with Gena Rowlands, “The Axeman’s Jazz,” Nobody Leaves Empty Handed,” “The Run- Through”, and “The Grass Harp.”
In 2009, Applegate founded Right Action for Women (RAW), which was created to offer financial support for breast cancer screenings. RAW served over 1000 patients in its 10-year history and provided nearly $1M in financial assistance.