HOLLYWOOD — Christina Applegate will make her first public appearance since she announced she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when a star honoring her was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.
“Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit!!!” Applegate tweeted on June 20, 2019, as the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced they were among the last groups to receive stars. “Childhood dream! Thank you so much! I was a little kid when I thought, Wow, that’s freaking cool! I’m so humbled and grateful!!!”
The ceremony comes three days before the release of the third and final season of Dead To Me, the dark Netflix comedy that earned Applegate two of her six Emmy acting nominations.
Applegate will be present at the 11:30 am ceremony at 7007 Hollywood Blvd. opposite the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel by Katey Sagal, who played her mother in “Married… with Children,” and David Faustino, who played her brother, in the 1987-97 Fox comedy, accompanying Linda Cardellini, her co-star in ” Dead to Me,” and Liz Feldman, its creator.
The star borders on the stars of Sagal and Ed O’Neill, who played her father in “Married… With Children.” It is the 2,740th since the Walk of Fame was completed in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.
The ceremony will be streamed on the Walk of Fame website, walkoffame.com.
Born November 25, 1971, Applegate made her television debut on the March 7, 1972 episode of the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives as the infant son of the character played by her mother, Nancy Priddy. Her next roles came in 1981 as a dancer in the film Beatlemania and in an episode of the NBC western drama Father Murphy.
Applegate’s first series was the 1985 Showtime comedy Washington, which played the daughter of an idealistic new congressman (Thomas Callaway). Her first series on a major television network was Heart of the City, an ABC crime drama that ran for 13 episodes in the 1986-87 season as the daughter of a police detective (Robert Desiderio).
Applegate was later cast in 1987 in her most famous role, the sexy and sarcastic Kelly Bundy, after the actors who first played the Bundy children in the Married…With Children pilot, Tina Caspary and Hunter Carson, due to the producers of the Show were concerned about a lack of chemistry between them and O’Neill and Sagal.
Applegate recently told entertainment magazine Variety that she initially declined to audition for the role.
“I was much more into drama; I wasn’t into comedy and I refused to audition for it. Declined!” Applegate told Variety. “I was a nervous person. I didn’t enjoy being here! i wasn’t funny They went ahead and shot the pilot with two other Kellys and Buds. They weren’t the fit they wanted.
“They came back to me and I said no. And they’re like, ‘Can we just send you the pilot? And if you like it, come in and read with some other kids?’ My mother and I thought: Uccch! – like that. Literally how we were, like, ‘Ucch, toilet humor!’ We were seriously such snobs.”
Applegate returned to television the season after the cancellation of Married… With Children, starring in Jesse as a single mother raising her nine-year-old son (Eric Lloyd). The NBC comedy ran from 1998 to 2000.
Applegate received her first Emmy nomination and only win in 2003 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Rachel Green’s (Jennifer Aniston) middle sister in Friends.
Applegate reprized the role the following season and received another Emmy nomination in the category, but lost to Laura Linney, who won for her recurring role in the final season of the NBC comedy Frasier, as matchmaker Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer ) falls to.
Applegate received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for both seasons of the 2007-09 ABC comedy, “Samantha Who?”. for the role as a woman who awakens from an eight-day coma with no memory of past experiences, then discovers that she wasn’t a particularly honest, kind or loving person and is forced to struggle with her desire to be good and the temptation to not to be.
Applegate’s other accolades include a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical as taxi dancer Charity Hope Valentine in the 2005 revival of Sweet Charity.
Applegate’s films include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; “Bad Mothers”; “The Cutest Thing”; “Hall Pass”; and “Don’t tell mom the babysitter’s dead.”
Applegate announced on August 9, 2021 that she had been diagnosed a few months earlier with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that disrupts the communication between the brain and body.
“Being technically disabled is what it is,” Applegate tweeted on Oct. 27, 2021. “I didn’t know what MS was before I had it. My life has changed forever.”
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