One of the best known figures in the world of acting. Christina Applegate, born on November 25, 1971, in Los Angeles, California, is an American actress who, for years, has achieved great international recognition for her important professional career.
Christina is the daughter of Bobby Applegate, a well-known record producer, and Nancy Priddy, an actress and singer. Despite her successful professional life, the American actress has had to face a health problem that has marked, to a great extent, her way of life. To learn more about this, from The Look we provide you with all the information and details you need.
Her artistic life
Christina's first steps into the world of acting took place very early on. During her childhood, the successful actress made several appearances in commercials. She also did various television and film work.
However, it was not until 1987 that she made her great leap to fame. This was thanks to the role she played in the popular comedy series 'Married with Children', where she played Kelly Bundy. The series lasted until 1997.
Starring in important series
After this, Christina starred in the series 'Jesse' for the two seasons that aired. When it ended, she had several appearances as a guest artist in some episodes of 'Friends', as well as in 'King of the Hill', 'Father of the Pride' and 'Anytime with Bob Kushell'.
Another of her most important roles was as the protagonist of the comedy series 'Samantha Who?', which was on the air until 2009.
Regarding her career on the big screen, Christina has been part of important titles such as 'The Sweetest Thing', which co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair, 'View from the Top' or 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel', giving voice to the character of Brittany.
Multiple sclerosis, a major setback to her life
In August 2008, the American actress already received bad news regarding her health. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, but the successful surgery she underwent was enough to prevent its spread.
Also, not long ago, during the summer of last year 2021, Christina's suspicions were confirmed after doctors diagnosed her with multiple sclerosis. From that moment on, her life would not be the same. Regarding that, the actress has acknowledged that "I'm never going to accept it. I'm pissed off".
Mobility problems and weight gain
Today, Christina herself has told how this disease has affected her since she was diagnosed. Among the main consequences it has caused in her life, the actress has experienced a great physical change, having gained 40 pounds.
In addition to this, the most remarkable thing is that she cannot even walk without using a cane, since sclerosis has caused her to experience serious mobility problems.
Despite the fact that, as she has publicly acknowledged, there is no improvement as far as these symptoms are concerned, the actress wanted to make it clear that she wants "people to know that I am very aware of all that".
Christina has decided to face this obstacle that life has put in her way and continue to dedicate herself to what she has been passionate about all her life.