Christina Hendricks is an American actress born on May 3, 1975 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She began her acting career in the early 2000s, with small roles in films and television shows. However, Hendricks gained mainstream recognition with her role as Joan Holloway in the critically acclaimed television series “Mad Men”. She has since appeared in several successful films, including “Drive”, “Bad Santa 2”, and “The Neon Demon”. In addition to her acting work, Hendricks is also known for her fashion sense and has been named one of the sexiest women in the world by publications such as Esquire and Complex. She is married to actor Geoffrey Arend, and is known to be an animal rights activist and supporter of the arts. Hendricks continues to be an active figure in Hollywood and is considered one of the most talented actresses of her generation.