Q: Christina Applegate has some very insightful comments as a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" -- does she have a background in dancing?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

She does indeed, though she said recently that she's had to give it up.

The 41-year-old actress, best known as dim but beautiful Kelly Bundy on the classic Fox sitcom "Married ... With Children," is actually a Tony-nominated song-and-dance star.

She received the Tony nod for best actress for her turn in the musical "Sweet Charity" in 2005, though she had a rough time getting there.

The show's debut was delayed by a couple of weeks after Applegate broke a bone in her foot in the tryout stage. When it did premiere, the "New York Times" reported that she had to wear shoes with special support to ensure it wouldn't happen again, having rushed the recovery.

However, in an interview last year with TheInsider.com, she said: "[Broadway]'s the best thing that ever happened to me. But I actually can't dance anymore. And that is sad for me because I always wanted to go back. But I probably won't be able to."

However, she has since found a way to stay on her feet, as it were. Rather than taking on grueling stage projects, she has since incorporated dancing into her career as a TV star.

On top of her stint as a guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance," she has tried to sneak dancing into whatever role she can. For example, she got huge laughs playing a dance instructor in an episode of "Saturday Night Live" last fall, and also in a video for Will Ferrell's website, FunnyOrDie.com, called "Prenatal Pole Dancing" (while pregnant, no less).


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