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  • Trivia

    • Christina is #2 in AIM's "50 Hottest Redheads."

    • Christina, along with her Mad Men female co-stars, was listed among Zap2It.com's "Underrated of 2007".

    • Even after the show was canceled, Christina remains friends with Firefly co-stars Morena Baccarin and Nathan Fillion.

    • Christina, who guest-starred in two episodes of Firefly, appears in the show's special DVD feature entitled Done The Impossible: The Fans' Tale of Firefly & Serenity.

    • As a child, Christina used to play video games and Dungeons and Dragons with her brothers.

    • Before acting on television, Christina modeled in New York and London.

    • During her spare time, Christina likes to knit and cook. She also goes on weekend trips and wine tasting events whenever she can.

    • Christina was featured in the "Year of the Redhead" section of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People issue in 2008. Although she is known for being a redhead, Christina is a natural blonde. She started dying her hair red when she was ten years old.

    • Christina considers TV producer John Wells to be her fairy godfather. She credits him for involving her in projects like ER and The Court while she was starting out on television.

    • Christina's TV movie and film credits include The Big Time (2002), Hunger Point (2003), La Cucina (2007), and South of Pico (2007).

    • In 1999, Christina appeared in a TV commercial for Clean & Clear Strips.

    • Christina was nominated, along with her Mad Men castmates for a SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008.

    • She won an award from the SyFy Genre Awards for Best Special Guest/Television for the Firefly episode "Trash" (2006).

    • Christina's first acting experiences were in Junior Musical Playhouse productions. Her first play was The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Christina's theatrical credits include Agnes of God, Blythe Spirit, All My Sons, and Jesus Christ Superstar.

    • Christina guest starred in episode 24 of GeeksOn, a geek-themed podcast in which her brother, Aaron Hendricks, is one of the hosts.

    • Christina is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall.

    • The real name of Hendricks' character's was not mentioned in the series Firefly. However, her aliases Yolanda, Saffron, and Bridget were put together to come up with the nickname "Yo-Saf-Bridge" in the episode "Trash".

    • Christina was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but raised in Twin Falls, Idaho since the age of three.

  • Quotes

    • Christina: (On playing the role of Lois Lane in the new "Superman" movie due in theaters 2012) I'm so excited you have no idea... ...I've been telling everyone for weeks now about how I get to play Lois Lane. It's a big deal. There are a few characters throughout your life which everyone knows and this is one of them. I can't wait.

    • Christina: (about her character on "Mad Men") I have women coming up to me and saying: 'I love your character! She's so empowered. She takes control; she gets what she wants.' That's another side of her. And I respect that in Joan. She says and does things that I would never allow myself to do.

    • Christina: (on the WGA strike of 2007-2008) I would hate to see another strike. But if it's necessary, it's necessary.

    • Christina: (on "Mad Men") I've never been on a show before where I'm like, "When's the next script? When's the next script?" because they're so great to read.

    • Christina: I was a goth girl in high school. Perhaps the powdered white face and the black lipstick were not the most attractive. I felt fabulous at the time but looking back, uh, probably not the best idea.

    • Christina: (Hendricks and Diggs were co-stars in "Kevin Hill") Who doesn't want to watch Taye Diggs for an hour? Every time I say I work with Taye Diggs, girls are like 'Oh my god! What's he like?'

    • Christina: (on acting) I've always been someone who really watches other people, human behavior. To watch it and be able to express it through your version has always been really exciting to me.

    • Christina: ("this" referring to working on "Mad Men") I have to say that this is probably the highlight. I've been really lucky that the stuff that I've been able to work on has all been things that I am very proud of and they've been really quality things.

    • Christina: (on the challenge of playing Joanie in "Mad Men") I would hope that people didn't think I was anything like Joan! It's very hard for me because Joan says such cruel things all the time. It sort of makes me cringe every time I read them because I think, "Who could be so horrible?" To be able to deliver those lines and do them with a coolness, yet still make her likable, is a bit of a challenge.

    • Christina: (on "Mad Men") I think it's intelligent and it takes you into a whole different world. It's a smart show that you have to really sit there and listen to what people are saying. If you do, you catch all these wonderful things. I just think it is one of the best things on TV.

    • Christina: (on Twin Falls, Idaho) That was the town that made me fall in love with acting. There were so many talented people that came out of that city.

    • Christina: (on playing the part of Joanie in "Mad Men") I usually play the sort of socially awkward, goofy best friend… the mousy, stumbling, mumbling character. So it's fun to play a woman who's so sure of herself, who walks around with incredible posture and her chin up.

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