Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress. Chastain began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows, before making her feature film debut in Jolene (2008). She gained wide public recognition in 2011 for her starring roles in six film releases, including Take Shelter, The Tree of Life and The Help. In 2012, she made her Broadway debut in The Heiress. Chastain garnered critical acclaim in 2012 for her performance in Zero Dark Thirty. Other notable films include Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (2014), A Most Violent Year (2014), Ridley Scott’s The Martian (2015) and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (2015). Chastain’s performances in Zero Dark Thirty and in the horror-fantasy film Mama (2013) led film critic Richard Roeper to describe her as “one of the finest actors of her generation.” In 2012, Time featured her as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
Name: Jessica Michelle Chastain
Date of Birth: March 24, 1977
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, USA
Place of Residence: Los Angeles, California
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Education: El Camino High School; Sacramento City College; Juilliard School
Height: 5’4” / 162 cm
Weight: 123 lbs / 56 kg
Shoe size: 7 / 37.5 (EU)
Dress size: 4 (US)
Bra size: 34B
Measurements: 36-25-35 in / 91.5-63.5-89 cm
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Green
Facebook: Jessica Chastain
- Tom Hiddleston (2012-2013)
- Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo (2013-Present)
Awards and Honors:
- Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporing Actress for The Help
- Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty
- BAFTA Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for The Help
- BAFTA Nomination for Best Leading Actress for Zero Dark Thirty
- Critic’s Choice Movie Awards Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for The Help
- Critic’s Choice Movie Awards for Best Cast for The Help
- Critic’s Choice Movie Awards Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty
- Critic’s Choice Movie Awards Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for A Most Violent Year
- Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for The Help
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty
- Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Zero Dark Thirty
Hobbies and Interests: Playing the ukulele
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: Vegan
Favorite Music: Radiohead
Favorite Perfume: Yves Saint Laurent’s Manifesto
Favorite Book: Rabbit, Run by John Updike
Favorite Sports: Hiking
Favorite Movie: The English Patient
Favorite TV Show: The Sopranos
- She was raised by her mother and stepfather.
- In 2012 and 2013, she attended the Oscar ceremony with her grandmother, Marilyn.
- Jessica was born when her mother, Jerri was 16 and father, Michael was 17.
- She refused to attend the memorial of her biological father, Michael after his death at the age of 55.
- Jessica has a dog, named Chaplin, which is a three-legged rescue dog.
- Earlier, she was cast for the film Iron Man 3 for the role of Maya Hansen, which was later given to Rebecca Hall.
- In 2013, she was ranked at #76 in Askmen’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women”.
- She can play ukulele (a member of the guitar family of instruments).
- Chastain was actually the first person in her family to go to college.
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