Hollywood star Christina Ricci got her start in the 1990s, debuting in the film Mermaids. Shortly after, she got her major breakthrough playing Wednesday Addams in the 1991 film The Addams Family. She reprised her role in the sequel Addams Family Values. Her lead role in the 1995 film Casper made her well-known among international moviegoers as well. The rest of the 1990s saw her star in the films Now and Then, Bastard out of Carolina, The Ice Storm, The Opposite of Sex, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. She continued acting in the 2000s, portraying Romaine Patterson on the TV movie The Laramie Project, as well as played recurring role Liza Bump on Ally McBeal.
During this period, she had starring roles in the films Prozac Nation, The Gathering, Cursed, Black Snake Moan, and Speed Racer. In the 2010s, she first starred as Margaret “Maggie” Ryan on the short-lived ABC series Pan Am. She later portrayed the titular character on the Lifetime movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax and the limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. She also starred in the movies Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, War Flowers, Around the Block, and Mothers and Daughters. Her latest television role, meanwhile, was as Zelda Fitzgerald on the period drama series Z: The Beginning of Everything.
The 38-year-old actress stays fit and healthy by living a clean lifestyle. She has a balanced and well-rounded diet, as well as an active physical routine. Ricci struggled with an eating disorder when she was younger. Now she manages her body and overall health through healthy eating and exercises, such as Pilates. “I’m doing my Pilates exercises at night when I’m watching television,” she said. She also works with a trainer. She shared: “My Pilates instructor wrote out three different routines for me. I’ve worked out, ‘OK, this one I can do in my dressing room, and this one in the studio at lunch.’”