Christina Ricci – Then
Christina Ricci’s acting debut was in 1990’s Mermaids, where, at the age of 9, she played Kate Flax opposite Cher, Winona Ryder and Bob Hoskins. A year later, she would star as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family – a role she is still widely remembered for today.
She continued to appear in films, playing characters with a somewhat dark edge, acting in Casper and Now and Then in 1995, and in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow in 1999, opposite Johnny Depp.
Christina Ricci – Now
In the mid-2000s, Ricci went on to act in various roles, including as a paramedic in two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Her portrayal of the troubled Rae in 2006’s Black Snake Moan opposite Samuel L. Jackson garnered her additional praise, as did her work on 2008’s Wachowskis cult film, Speed Racer.
Today, Ricci continues to be prolific. Her latest TV role was as Zelda Fitzgerald in Z: The Beginning of Everything, and her work on 2018’s film, Distorted, was recently praised.
Claire Danes – Then
Claire Danes first gained recognition at the age of 15 in the popular 1994 teen drama series, My So-Called Life. The role won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and that same year she went on to act in Little Women.
She continued to appear in many successful films including 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, The Rainmaker, Les Misérables and Brokedown Palace, before she left acting in 1998 in order to attend Tale University.
Claire Danes – Now
After two years at Yale, Danes dropped out in order to return to acting, and went on to appear in films like Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Shopgirl, Stardust, based on Neil Gaiman’s popular fantasy novel, and many more.
In 2010, she landed a leading role in HBO’s biopic, Temple Grandin, for which she won an Emmy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
Danes continues to be a successful actress today, and in recent years is perhaps best known as Carrie Mathison on Homeland, which started airing in 2011 and which will continue airing until late 2019.