Born: May 3, 1975 Height: 5' 7" Measurements: 42-30-39
Christina Rene Hendricks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Joan Harris in the AMC television series Mad Men, for which she has been nominated for five Emmy Awards. Hendricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Through her father, she has dual U.S./U.K. nationality.
Hendricks began acting in children's musical theater productions. She was a model from the ages of 18 to 27. She made a number of guest television appearances, starting as a regular in the series Beggars and Choosers. Since then, she has starred in the series The Big Time and The Court, opposite Sally Field and Craig Bierko, as well as the legal drama Kevin Hill. She has also had recurring roles in ER and Firefly and guest-starred in episodes of Angel, Miss Match, Tru Calling, Presidio Med, Without a Trace, and Las Vegas. Hendricks starred in South of Pico, also in La Cucina, an award-winning indie film in 2009. She appeared in four episodes of the NBC series Life. She also starred in music videos for "The Ghost Inside" by Broken Bells, and Everclear's "One Hit Wonder".
She plays Joan Harris on the AMC series Mad Men where Hendricks' character is the office manager of advertising agency Sterling Cooper & Partners, providing mentorship to a group of women who must deal with the come-ons and callousness of professional advertising executives. Her performance has received critical praise, resulting in four Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Drama Series.
She appeared in the action-thriller Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, alongside Carey Mulligan and Ryan Gosling. In 2014, she played the lead character in Gosling's directorial debut Lost River and played along Charlize Theron and ChloŽ Grace Moretz, in the novel adaption Dark Places. In 2015, she was cast as one of the leads in Refn's thriller film The Neon Demon.
Hendricks is a natural blonde and began coloring her hair red at the age of 10, inspired by the book Anne of Green Gables. She plays the accordion like her character Joan in Mad Men. On October 11, 2009, Hendricks married actor Geoffrey Arend. She has said in interviews that she and her husband do not plan to have children. A poll of female readers taken by Esquire magazine named Hendricks "the sexiest woman in the world". In 2010, she was voted 'Best Looking American Woman' by Esquire magazine.