a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actress. Ricci made her acting debut at age 10, starring with Cher and Winona Ryder in the 1990 film Mermaids, followed by a small role in 1992's The Hard Way. Her breakout role was as the dark 12-year-old Wednesday Addams in the successful The Addams Family film (1991) and its sequel, Addams Family Values (1993), where she received commercial attention and critical praise.
As an adult, Ricci began appearing in more mature roles after 1997's The Ice Storm, going on to successfully emerge out of her status as a child star, starring in a string of critically acclaimed independent films, such as The Opposite of Sex (1998), for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy) and Pumpkin (2002). She also starred in major blockbusters such as Sleepy Hollow (1999) and Monster (2004).
Ricci has endured a status as a child star, teenage idol and today has emerged as a mature leading lady, dividing roles between independent films and mainstream blockbusters, and currently holds her own production company, Blaspheme Films, responsible for Pumpkin and Prozac Nation. Ricci has recently appeared in Black Snake Moan (2007) and Penelope (2007), and has a confirmed female lead role in the upcoming The Wachowski Brothers' feature film adaptation of Speed Racer, in 2008.
I just watched the film 'Black Snake Moan', starring Christina Ricci, and it's really quite good.