Name: Christina Ricci

Nickname : “Squant” (given to her by her siblings because of a childhood fascination with the Native American hero Squanto, who helped the first European settlers in America.)

Date of Birth: February 12th, 1980, in Santa Monica, California, USA

Residence: Los Angeles, California

Height: 5′ 1″ (1.55 m)

Hair Color: Naturally black – has sported blonde, light brown and red before.

Eye Color: Green

Family: Parents divorced when she was 13. Her mother, Sarah, was a model and her much absent father, Ralph, is a lawyer – and before that a primal scream therapist (“I definitely have a father problem…”), also has 3 siblings – Rafael (born 1971), Dante (born 1974), and Pia (born 1976).

Ancestory: Italian, Scottish and Irish (“the Italian blood has been bred out of me. There’s an Italian four or five generations back who married an Irish woman and they all had sons. So they married more Irish women, there were more sons, and more Irish women. Now I’m basically Scots-Irish.”)

Boyfriend: Actor Kick Gurry

Occupation: Actress, producer, aspiring director, owns the production company Blaspheme Films, and sometimes model

Favorite movies: My Own Private Idaho, Pulp Fiction, The Lord Of The Rings, Gangs Of New York (mainly because she got to watch Daniel Day-Lewis for three hours!) and The Hours (“This might sound kind of stupid, but I thought it was really daring. I mean, suicide? Unstable personalities? Lesbians? Last time I checked, those things weren’t so mainstream”)

Favorite actors and actresses: Amanda Plummer, Viggo Mortensen, James Woods

Favorite director: Gus Van Sant

Favorite TV shows: The X-Files, Law & Order, The Simpsons, Friends and Will & Grace

Favorite bands: The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Tom Petty, The Ramones, The White Stripes, Weezer, REM, Pixies, 80s rap

Favorites poets: Dylan Thomas, Edgar Allen Poe and Rainer Maria Rilke

Supported Causes: VOX-Voices for Planned Parenthood (a member of the national board) and RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (the national spokesperson)