Christina Ricci - The Person
Ricci is arguably one of the most talented actors that has come out of Hollywood.
She was born in Santa Monica, California (February 12, 1980), the youngest
of 4 children. The family moved to Montclair, New Jersey when she was seven.
Around the same time, a movie critic told her parents to get her an agent,
when she was seen on stage during a school play.
Apparantly, her parents divorced after she filmed Addams Family Values in 1993,
and she has not spoken with her father since.
She is now 5 ft 1 (1m55) tall, drives a Porsche Boxter and seems to be hot
property in the movie industry.
Christina Ricci - The Career
She made her debut with Mermaids in 1990, a title where she played the Kate
Flax, the younger sister of Charlotte Flax (played by nobody less than Winona
Ryder). The movie failed to impress the general audience, but that shed light
on Ricci as a talented, promising actress. As a 10-year old, she didn't
only have the "innocent child" look, but it turned out that she could
Ricci's big break-through came with Addams Family, where she brilliantly
played the role of the morbid daughter of the family, Wednesday. After this
she has had roles in a variety of great and not-so-great movies.
Rici was turned down four times for the role of Lolita in Lolita, the
1997 remake of the classic Stanley Kubrick film. The role eventually went
to Dominique Swain.
Ricci was also turned down for one of the lead roles in the 1997 blockbuster
remake of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Ricci turned down the role of Ronna in the blockbuster hit Go in 1999 because
of scheduling conflicts. (boo!)
She was in Cher's music video for the Shoop Shoop song (It's in his kiss)
and in Moby's Natural Blues video.
Christina Ricci - The Movies
(the stars are ratings out of five of those of the movies I have seen. I decided
not to put synopsis and mini-reviews about the movies I haven't seen. If you
want to contribute with either, send me a /msg)
- 2001 Prozac Nation
- 2001 All Over The Guy
- 2000 The Man Who Cried
- 2000 Bless the Child
- 1999 Sleepy Hollow
- 1999 No Vacancy
- 1999 Souvenir (Voice)
- 1999 200 Cigarettes
- 1999 Asylum (Director)
- 1998 Small Soldiers (Voice)
- 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas *****
- In this movie, starring Johnny Depp and Benincio Del Toro, Ricci
has a minor role as a stoned-out runaway teen who paints pictures of Barbara
Streisand. The movie is a funny yet fairly non-provoking view of drug
abuse. Also aimed at a narrow audience, it might not be a good movie
for everyone. If you are a Ricci fan, however, GO SEE IT!
- 1998 The Opposite of Sex ****
- 1998 Bug City's Amazing Insect Warriors (documentary)
- 1998 Desert Blue
- 1998 Pecker
- 1998 Bug City's Incredible Insects (documentary)
- 1998 Bug City's Really Gross Bug Stuff (documentary)
- 1998 Buffalo '66 ** / *****
- This movie gets a two-star / five-star rating. The movie is a big, confusing
pile of shite, and hadn't been worth watching if it hadn't been for Ricci.
her charming role of the sweet, innocent girl named Leiah (?) who gets
kidnapped by Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) and who decides that being
kidnapped is quite okay is great, this movie is where Ricci
transforms from being a good child actor to a great "proper"
- 1997 The Ice Storm ****
- The Ice Storm is an adaption of a dovel by Rick Moody, in which Ricci
plays Wendy. She plays a satiric, cynical little girl who is completely
obsessed by the Watergate scandal. The movie is quite good and has some
great, pitch-black humour, if you look for it. As with the book, The
Ice Storm is aimed at a fairly narrow audience. Ricci co-stars with Sigourney
Weaver, Elijah Wood and Kevin Kline
- 1996 That Darn Cat Actor
- 1996 The Last of the High Kings
- 1996 Bastard out of Carolina
- 1995 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain
- 1995 Now and Then ***
- In this movie, where Ricci stars alongside Demi Moore, is a flashback
of five woman's lives. Ricci plays the young Roberta who deals her mother's
death. The movie never quite caught on
- 1995 Casper *****
- The filmation of Casper, everyone's favourite friendly ghost, became
a huge success for children all over the world. Ricci has one of the lead
roles, a role she handles brilliantly once again.
- 1993 Addams Family Values *****
- The return of the Addams Family! This production was quite a lot more
dark and sinister than the 1991 original, but Ricci's role was better
developed, and the movie as a whole seems funnier than the original.
It established Ricci even more in the film world
- 1993 The Cemetery Club *
- To say that this movie flopped is to say it too strongly, bat
at least in Europe it never really caught on. Ricci's role of Jess seemed
badly developed, and (as with many movies built on theatre plays), it
fails to engage the viewer fully.
- 1991 The Addams Family *****
- ... was Ricci's major breakthrough. This family comedy about an odd
goth-like family was based on the '60s cartoon drawn by Charles Addams.
The movie's morale is that people should not reject people who are different.
This, combined with having a damn funny script and a shockingly great
cast (with Ricci as one of the true gems), made the Addams Family a
- 1991 The Hard Way
- 1990 Mermaids **
- Ricci plays alongside Winona Ryder and Cher. In Mermaids, Ricci
has her debut as "Kate Flax", the youngest of two childeren
who are constantly embarassed by their mother's (Cher) quest to become
best Catholic in the world, while Kate (Christina Ricci) would settle
being a great swimmer