Christina Hendricks is an American actress best known for her television roles as Kelly Kramer in Beggars and Choosers (2000-2001), as Nicolette Raye in Kevin Hill (2004-2005) and as Joan Holloway in Mad Men.
Hendricks' portrayal as Sterling Cooper's brash and sassy office manager has earned her critical acclaim and positioned her as one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents.
Named by Esquire as The Best Looking Woman in America, Hendricks began her career as the opportunistic, career-climbing intern on Showtime's Beggars and Choosers, which led to a production deal with John Wells.
Additional television credits include starring with Taye Diggs in the comedy Kevin Hill, the TNT original series The Big Time, and ABC's The Court, in which she starred opposite Sally Field.
Hendricks had a recurring role on ER and also recurred on Joss Whedon's Firefly, Life and Notes From the Underbelly. Additionally, Hendricks has guest starred on some of primetime's highest rated shows, including Cold Case, Without a Trace and Las Vegas.
In film, Hendricks appeared in the independent feature Leonie, for director Hisako Matsui; The Family Tree, for director Vivi Friedman; and Life as We Know It, for Warner Bros., with director Greg Berlanti. Her other film credits include La Cucina, South of Pico and Driving Lessons with Dermot Mulroney and Hope Davis.
A native of Idaho, Hendricks currently resides in Los Angeles.