Actress Christina Ricci attained her net worth of $8 million primarily through acting in television and film. From the age of 8, Ricci was a successful child actress who became a successful adult actress. She had roles in several major films but always acted in independent films. Ricci has had appearances in several television series as well as starring roles and TV movies. Ricci received $5 million for his role in Mirandam, $1 million for the movie Prozac Nation and $125,000 for the lead role in the television series Pan Am.

She’s from Santa Monica

Christina Ricci was born on February 12, 1980 in Santa Monica, California. She is the youngest of four children born to her mother Sarah, a real estate agent, and her father, a lawyer and therapist. The family moved to Montclair, New Jersey, where Christina grew up. Always interested in acting, Christina attended the Professional Children’s School in New York.

A child star

When she was just 8 years old, Christina Ricci was discovered by a local theater critic while performing in a production of The Twelve Days of Christmas. She was quickly cast in a few parody Saturday Night Live commercials. She received her SAG AFTRA card. In 1990 Ricci was cast in the film Mermaids. She played Cher’s daughter Kate and Winona Ryder’s little sister in the film set in the late 1960s. The following year Ricci starred as Wednesday Adams in the film The Adams Family and, later its sequel in 1993.


Christina Ricci pursues a steady career as a film actress, mostly starring in independent films. In 1995, she starred in Casper. She also appeared in Now and Then and Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain. In 1996 Ricci was in Bastard Out of Cardina and The Last of the High Kings. The following year she was in the remake of That Darn Cat and starred as teenage Wendy in Ice Storm which also starred Kevin Klein, Joan Allen, Henry Czemy and Katie Holmes. In 1998, Ricci appeared in several films including The Opposite of Sex, Buffalo ’66, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Pecker, Desert Blue, and portrayed the role of Gwendy in Small Soildiers. The following year, Ricci played Katrina in Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp. The 2000s were crowned with success for Christina Ricci. She had a starring role in Prozac Nation for which she reportedly earned $1 million. In the early 2000s, Ricci appeared regularly in independent films transitioning into adult roles. In 2013, she voiced a character in the animated film The Smurfs. Other films from the 2010s include The Hero of Color City, Mothers and Daughters and Distorted starring John Cusack about a woman with bipolar disorder. More recently Ricci appeared in Percy in 2020, The Matrix Resurrection in 2021. This year she is appearing in Monstrous and is currently filming The Dresden Sun as Dr Dresda Corliss.


Before becoming a young movie star, Christina Ricci appeared on the television show HELP in 1990. She has acted in television shows including a voice role in The Simpsons and episodes of Ally McBeal, Malcome In the Middle, Grays Anatomy and Saving Grace. From 2011 to 2012, Ricci starred as Maggie on the show Pan Am. She reportedly earned $125,000 for the role. Ricci starred as the infamous Lizzie Boarden who allegedly killed her father and stepmother in the 19th century in the 2014 TV movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax and the 8 episode series that followed. In 2017, Ricci starred in the television series Z: The Beginning of Everything. She followed up with the TV movie Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story. Most recently she was on the TV show 50 States of Flight, an episode of Rick and Morty in 2020. Ricci played the lead role of Misty in Yellow Jackets and is currently appearing in 8 Wednesday episodes of this year.

Other Efforts

At the time, Ricci also acted in the theater. She was in Broadway’s Time Stands Still opposite Laura Linney. Ricci appeared in an off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also sang a song and appeared in a music video for Beck’s 2005 album. Ricci also appeared in music videos for Mermaid’s theme song The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) with Cher and Winona Ryder and some music videos for The Adams Family. Ricci has roles in two video games, Speed ​​Racer and The Legend of Spyro. She also narrates a few audiobooks, two for Gossip Girl and one for Little Women.

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Overall, Christina Ricci’s films have grossed over $1 billion and she is considered one of Hollywood’s top independent actresses. She has received awards including the Gloden Globe Award, National Board of Review Award, Satellite Award and Saturn Award for Sleepy Hollow. She has been nominated several times for awards. These include the Golden Globe Award for The Opposite of Sex, Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Young Artist Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, and Saturn Awards.

Private life

Christina Ricci dated comedian and actor Owen Benjamin in 2008 and 2009. They met on the set of All’s Faire In Love. They were briefly engaged but broke up. Christina Ricci was married to James Heerdegen from 2013 to 2021. They met on the set of the television series Pan Am where Heerdegan worked as a dolly grip. They have a son together. Ricci married hairstylist Mark Hampton in 2021. They have a daughter together. Christina Ricci is national spokesperson for the National Network on Rape, Abuse and Incest (RAIN). They live in a Hollywood Hills home worth $1.5 million.