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Christina Applegate might have gotten her acting career started at a young age, but the new mom insists her baby will not be a child star. In an interview with E! Online, Applegate gave a definitive "No!" when asked whether her 1-month-old daughter Sadie Grace would be following in mom's footsteps.
"She's allowed to study, and if she wants to take acting or dance classes she's allowed to," the first-time mom said. "But I have a very strong 'no' when it comes to monetary exchange for your talents until she's 18."
At just 3 months old, Applegate made her TV debut opposite her mother, Nancy Lee Priddy, on the popular soap opera Days of Our Lives. The actress continued to work through childhood, taking her first movie role (in the awesomely named Jaws of Satan) at age 7, and tackling guest-starring roles in '80s sitcoms like Charles in Charge, Silver Spoons and Family Ties. At 16, Applegate got her big break, landing the role of ditzy Kelly Bundy on Married... With Children.
Today, the 39-year-old actress says that the birth of Sadie -- whose name is part of a growing trend of Granny-chic baby names -- "healed me" and "opened my whole soul." Applegate also credits Sadie with helping her move past the trauma of being diagnosed with breast cancer and having to get a double mastectomy.
When the glowing new mom was asked whether or not she's already making plans to expand her family, she quickly answered: "No! I'm a month in. This is all I can handle right now!"