Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Christina Ricci


movie actress, TV actress

Birth Date

February 12, 1980


43 years

Zodiac Sign



Santa Monica, California, United States


Edgemont Elementary School, Glenfield Middle School, Montclair High School, Morristown-Beard School, Professional Children’s School



Christina Ricci family members

Father's Name

Gerald Ralph Ricci

Mother's Name

Sarah Murdoch

Siblings names

Raf Ricci (older brother), Dante Ricci (older brother), Pia Ricci (older sister)

Is Christina Ricci a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Christina Ricci marital status?


Who is Christina Ricci husband?

Mark Hampton

When did get married?

October, 2021

How many children does she have?

2 (son Freddie Heerdegen and daughter Cleo Hampton)

Christina Ricci husband

James Heerdegen (ex-husband; were married in 2013-2021)

James Heerdegen ex husband Christina Ricci

Date of birth: February 1982

Christina Ricci’s first husband was the film producer James Heerdegen. He produced such films as “Birdman”, “After Earth”, “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up” etc.

He met Christina Ricci on the set of the “Pan Am” TV series, which was streamed by ABC. Christina played Maggie Ryan, the young steward, who dropped out the college and occasionally got that job. And James was the dolly grid operator. They started secretly dating in 2011. Two years later, in April 2013 they got engaged. The couple wedded on October 26, 2013.

On August 8, 2014, the couple welcomed their only son Freddie. They have been an item for 7 years, and their fans thought, Christina and James went so strong! But in June 2020 Ricci reported to the police about the act of domestic violence, caused by Heerdegen. That very year the actress filed for divorce, which was finalized on June 21, 2021.

Mark Hampton (husband since 2021)

Mark Hampton husband Christina Ricci

Date of birth: July, 14

Christina met another man soon after her divorce from her first husband James Heerdegen. In October 2021 she tied the knot with the famous hairdresser Mark Hampton.

Even the most devoted fans don’t know the details of their love story. Christina publicized her relationship with mark Hampton in the summer, of 2021, when she congratulated him on his birthday. That very year in October they exchanged their wedding vows. In December 2021 Christina gave birth to their daughter Cleo.

Mark Hampton comes from London, UK, but nowadays he lives in Los Angeles, USA. As a hairdresser, he works with celebrities, like the actress Carey Mulligan, the singer Ladyhawke, etc. He started his career in the early 2000s. In 2002 mark was a trainee at Vidal Sassoon – 2002 event.

Currently, he does hair for fashion shows and movie sets. He used to work for the fashion brands Banana Republic and Hugo Boss.

Mark seems to be desperately in love with Christina. His Instagram is full of her pictures and sweet words, which he devoted to her.

Christina Ricci kids

Freddie Heerdegen (son with James Heerdegen)

Freddie Heerdegen

Date of birth: 2014

Freddie is the first child of Christina Ricci and her only son with the first husband James Heerdegen. Her ex-husband and she have joint custody over the boy. Nevertheless, it’s Christina, who pays for his school and medical treatment. Nevertheless, the actress can make up the unilateral decision, about where Freddie has to study.

Currently, Freddie resides with his mother, stepfather, and younger half-sister in their house in Woodland Hills, CA. He seems to spend the happy life of a typical primary school pupil.

Cleo Hampton (daughter with Mark Hampton)

Cleo Hampton

Date of birth: December 8, 2021

Sweet baby girl Cleopatra Ricci Hampton was born on December 8, 2021, two months after her parents’ wedding. Many of Christina’s fans name the girl “her mother’s little copy”. Wednesday star often posts pictures of her baby girl. Her husband Mark also shares with his followers pictures of his beautiful daughter. The happy father seems to be so proud of his girl.

Who are Christina Ricci parents?

Gerald Ralph Ricci (father)

Date of birth: April 25, 1929

Date of death: January 19, 2017

Christina’s father passed away in January 2017. But she wasn’t close to her dad much earlier before his death. In her interviews, Christina used to tell, that her father was a difficult person and they couldn’t fix warm friendly relationships. So, she stayed away from him for years after her parents’ divorce in 1993.

Gerald was the son of Victor Ricci and Charlotte Ricci. He had 3 siblings. He was married to Christina’s mother Sarah for years and welcomed 3 children with her. He did a wide range of odd jobs, including the work of an attorney, gym instructor, drug counselor, etc. Finally, he became a group therapist. He invited his patients to the basement for his psychological sessions. He was the promoter of scream therapy, so in their house in New Jersey Christina and her family members heard lots of screams.

Sarah Murdoch (mother)

Sarah Murdoch mother Christina Ricci

Date of birth: 1943

Christina shares a close bond with her mother Sarah. In her interview, the Pan Am star opened up, that her mom was “very grounded” and taught her lots of useful tricks.

Sarah was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She is an Immaculate Conception High School graduate. She used to work as a real estate agent. In her youth, she pursued a career as a model. Mrs. Murdoch divorced her husband Gerald Ricci when Christina was 13.

Currently, Sarah is a devoted mother and grandmother. She resides in Pacific Palisades, CA.

mother Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci siblings

Raf Ricci (older brother)

Raf Ricci

Date of birth: 1971

Raf is the oldest kid in the family of Sarah and Gerald Ricci. He was born in Manhattan, NY but moved a lot during his childhood to Los Angeles, Montauk and Montclair. Like his sister, he was interested in acting and theater art. So, Raf got a bachelor’s degree in Theater Art from Montclair State University. After that, he worked on television as an electrician. Later he managed life-event television streams.

Christina Ricci siblings

Christina’s brother married the real estate star Nancy S. Chu in the early 2000s. Later he became a reputable real estate agent, too. Raf and Nancy have a son Youe-Tsyr Chu.

Dante Ricci (older brother)

Date of birth: January 22, 1974

Dante Ricci is the second oldest brother of Christina Ricci. Almost nothing is known about him. Some sources state, that he was an occasional actor and later became a musician. But he didn’t reach such a level of fame, as his sister.

Pia Ricci (older sister)

Pia Ricci

Date of birth: 1976

Christina’s only sister is named Pia Ricci. Pia shared her time between New York and Los Angeles while growing up. Christina used to tell, that her sister and her mother were those personalities, who saved her from going out of control in her teens. At that time, Ricci was earning more than her parents, and she felt that she could do lots of silly things if Pia didn’t support her.

Pia is a teacher. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband Thomas Thomsen, 1 year older, and their 2 kids.


Christina Ricci gained wide popularity as the actress, who prefers to work “on the darker side”. She gained wide popularity, having portrayed the gothic girl Wednesday in “The Addams Family” at 9 years old. After that Ricci understood, that her main ingredient was to shock her viewers, so she acted in the fantasy film “Casper”, and in the black comedy “Addams Family Values”. Recently, she appeared as Marilyn Thornhill, Nevermore dorm’s kindhearted (or not) mom in the Netflix series “Wednesday”.

The future star Christina Ricci was born in Santa Monica, CA. She is the youngest of 4 kids in the family of a real estate agent Sarah Murdoch and Gerald Ralph Ricci, a scream therapist. They divorced when Christina was a teenager.

She started her career at 8 years old when she won the role in the school play “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.  Her performance was so great, that the local critic wrote about it in a local newspaper. After that, she acted in a string of commercials and finally won the role of Kate, Cher’s screen daughter, in the family drama “Mermaids”.

Ricci gained wide popularity after the role of Wednesday in “The Addams Family, 1991”, a black comedy about a contradictory family living in a colorful house. After that, she turned into an internationally famous star and acted in such movies and TV shows as “Sleepy Hollow”, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, “Pan Am”, “Grey’s Anatomy” etc.

In 2022 she graced the screen in “Monstrous”, the supernatural film, and returned to her roots in “Wednesday”.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. She was married officially twice, but had lots of love affairs with popular Hollywood men, like Owen Benjamin, Devon Sawa, Adam Goldberg, etc.
  2. Ricci likes tattoos and has already made 8 of them. One of them is the lion, which decorates her right shoulder. For her, that’s the character from a favorite children’s book “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. On the right thigh, she has the name “Jack” to honor her late pet.
  3. She used to wear fur and was included in the list of worst-dressed celebs by PETA for that. Christina reacted in the right way and stopped wearing this material. After that PETA excluded her from their list.
  4. Ricci has a pet – a dog named Karen.
  5. Her height is 5 ft 1 in and her weight is 108 pounds. She used to suffer from anorexia.
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