stars in the new Netflix
dark comedy Dead to Me
, and her performance as the acerbic and brazen real estate agent Jen Harding is spectacular to watch as a fan of her work. The 47-year-old actress makes her return to acting in the series after taking a hiatus from TV (she last starred in the 2012 NBC
comedy Up All Night
) and pours her heart into the role; the show follows Jen as she grieves the loss of her husband with the help of her newfound friend Judy (played by Linda Cardellini
) after he's killed in a hit-and-run accident. While it isn't clear if Christina is anything like the hot-headed Jen Irl, there is one element of the character's life that she identifies with - undergoing a double mastectomy.
In the series, Jen opens up to Judy about a recent health scare. After Judy compliments her breasts, Jen retorts that they "aren't mine,