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Christina Hendricks has been part of the Good Girls cast since the show began in 2018 and will be back for the show’s fourth series. Who is Christina Hendricks? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Who is Christina Hendricks?
Christina Hendricks is a critically acclaimed American-British actress and former model from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Throughout her career, Hendricks has received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Hendricks was a successful model for over a decade, before pursuing a career in acting in the early 2000s.
She made her acting debut in 2001 as Kelly Kramer in Beggars and Choosers.
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Hendricks then went on to star in Kevin Hill as Nicolette Ray, a role hse played in 2004 until 2005.
Her breakthrough role was as Joan Holloway in the AMC series, Mad Men from 2007 until 2015.
In Mad Men, Hendricks starred alongside Jon Hamm, Elizabeth Moss, January Jones, Jared Harris, Kiernan Shipka and Rich Sommer.
For her performance in Mad Men, Hendricks received critical acclaim, including six Emmy Award nominations and multiple Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble.
Following the end of Mad Men in 2015, Hendricks went onto star in the comedy series Another Period as Celine/Chair and in Hap and Leonard as Trudy Fawst.
Good Girls fans may recognise Hendricks from her most recent role as Elizabeth Bradshaw in Tin Star.
Hendricks has been part of the Tin Star cast since 2017, starring alongside Tim Roth, John Lynch, Ryan Kennedy and Abigail Lawrie.
Her other television credits include Angel, The Big Time, ER, The Court and Firefly.
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She is also well known for her performances in several films, including Drive, Ginger and Rosa and Lost River.
In Drive, Hendricks played the role of Blanche, starring alongside Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston and Carey Mulligan.
Her other film credits include The Neon Demon, Fist Fight and The Strangers: Prey at Night.
In 2018, Hendricks joined the cast of Good Girls as Beth Marks, starring alongside Retta and Mae Whitman.
Speaking to Collider, Hendricks revealed why she wanted to be a part of the show.
She said: “I was really intrigued with the script. The tone of it was really different from anything I had seen.
“It had me cracking up, and it also had really dramatic moments. As an actress, you’re always looking for something like that, that can challenge you or that you feel like you could contribute something to.
“So, I talked to Jenna Bans, our creator, for a really long time. I was really nervous about being on network.
“I was like, ‘You know, we have to maintain this tone. We have to keep this cool, interesting, quirky vibe. It’s gotta be dark. It’s gotta be weird.’
“She kept saying, ‘We promise, that’s what we want to do.’
“So, I thought, ‘This could be an interesting, modern woman. Her life has been turned upside down. Wouldn’t that be fun to throw myself into?’”
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