Christina Ricci, star of 'Yellowjackets,' appeared as a guest star on 'Ally McBeal.'

The Emmy nominee's first notable TV role was as Liza Bump in the Fox series' fifth and final season.

Christina Ricci made her television debut as a guest star on David E. Kelley's legal dramedy Ally McBeal before starring on Showtime's Yellowjackets as Misty Quigley, an eager-to-please high school equipment manager turned crafty and cunning nurse.

Ricci appeared in seven episodes of the Fox show's fifth and final season as Liza Bump, a ruthless lawyer who battles the attorneys of the Cage & Fish firm in court and eventually marries Greg Germann's Richard Fish in the series finale. 

At the time, the actress already had a successful film career, thanks to her iconic role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, as well as appearances in Casper, The Opposite of Sex, and Sleepy Hollow. 

She had appeared on Malcolm in the Middle and voiced a character in one episode of The Simpsons, but Ally McBeal was her breakthrough role.

According to Ricci, her agents warned her not to turn into a character actress back in the late 1990s: 

"We have to be so careful you don't become a character actress." She continued, "I'm fine with being in the category I'm in because what it means to me is that I have made an effort in my career to do things that I feel like I haven't seen before. 

They were so afraid of me not being a leading lady." And of frequently portraying "quirky" characters in her early career.

"I was dying to play the person that was in that scene," Ricci reportedly told THR. I merely desired to follow her home and learn what she had done. I was extremely thrilled about that.