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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 March 1982Ely, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameJessica Claire Biel
Nickname Jesse
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. Her ancestry includes Hungarian Jewish (from her paternal great-grandfather, the origin of her surname), Danish, English, German, and Swiss-German.

Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. As a child, Jessica initially pursued a career as a vocalist, performing in musical theater. Beginning at age nine, she starred in such productions as "Annie," "The Sound of Music," and "Beauty and the Beast." A natural beauty, Jessica soon turned to modeling and commercial work by competing in The International Modeling and Talent Association's Annual Conference in 1994.

Her television series acting debut, playing Mary Camden on the WB's #1-rated show, 7th Heaven (1996), helped her emerge as a breakout star. She then excited and terrified moviegoers with her portrayal of Erin, "Leatherface's" greatest nemesis to date, in New Line Cinema's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), a remake of the famous original. Having finished filming, Blade: Trinity (2004) in Vancouver with Wesley Snipes, Ryan Reynolds, and Kris Kristofferson, she has recently transported her toned and trained body of a vampire hunter/killer to Australia to fill the uniform and project the integrity of one of filmdom's first female jet-fighter pilots in Columbia/Sony Pictures new film, Stealth (2005), starring Josh Lucas, Jamie Foxx, and Sam Shepherd, for director Rob Cohen. Jessica's film career began at age 14 when she played alongside Peter Fonda in his Golden Globe-winning performance in Ulee's Gold (1997). Her other film credits include I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998), Summer Catch (2001), Roger Avary's The Rules of Attraction (2002), and the recently completed Cellular (2004), which stars Chris Evans, Kim Basinger, and William H. Macy.

In her spare time, Biel is involved with charities such as Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and PETA. Her hobbies include ballet, soccer, running, yoga and hiking with her dog "East." She resides in Los Angeles.

In 2012, Jessica Biel married actor and singer Justin Timberlake.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lori Heckman and Casey Sullivan

Spouse (1)

Justin Timberlake (19 October 2012 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (50)

Has a brother named Justin Biel.
Discovered at the 1994 IMTA Los Angeles convention.
Collects vintage glasses with no lenses.
Audtioned for a role in American Beauty (1999).
Amateur photographer.
Jessica's paternal great-grandfather, Edward Biel, was the son of Moritz Biel and Otillie Morskovitz, who were Jewish immigrants from Zilina (then in the Kingdom of Hungary, now in Slovakia). Edward's wife, Jessica's great-grandmother Carrie Rasmussen, was the daughter of Danish parents. Jessica's other ancestry includes English, German, Swiss-German, and remote Swedish and French, roots.
Attended Tufts University for three semesters.
Was voted in at #30 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition, up from #82 the previous year. [June 2002]
Is 14 months younger than Beverley Mitchell, but still plays her big sister on 7th Heaven (1996).
Formerly a vegetarian.
Was the first choice to play Abbey Chase in the television adaptation of the comic book "Danger Girl". Unfortunately, the project fell through.
Ranked #98 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.
Ranked #99 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002).
Her last name rhymes with "Deal."
Was voted "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine in 2005.
Named #18 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Has played the role of girlfriend/ex-girlfriend of real-life boyfriend Chris Evans twice by now (January 2006): once in Cellular (2004) and again in London (2005).
Named #21 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Split up with Chris Evans, her boyfriend of 2 years. [June 2006]
Studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck.
Named #16 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Won an acting scholarship to the Young Actor's Space at 11 years old.
Ranked #5 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.
The day after she was born, her parents took her to a dog-sled race where the temperature was thirty degrees below zero.
Her father ran an Outward Bound school and worked as an international business consultant.
Accompanied boyfriend Justin Timberlake on his European Tour in 2007.
Once wanted to become a musical star after winning a karaoke contest when she was aged eight.
Daughter of Kimberly (Kim) Biel (née Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, an entrepreneur.
Was named Empire Magazine's #16 in the list of 100 Sexiest Stars 2007.
Her first acting job was in a Pringles commercial when she was 11 years old.
Best friends with 7th Heaven (1996) co-star Beverley Mitchell.
Was cast in A Woman of No Importance after Lindsay Lohan dropped out, but later had to drop out herself due to scheduling conflicts.
Agreed to return for the season 10 finale of 7th Heaven (1996) (originally the series finale before the show got picked up by the CW) after Brenda Hampton begged her to. The episode had already been shot but Hampton was determined to have Biel back for one last time. Jessica filmed her brief scenes during a break from filming Next (2007).
Ranked #3 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
She was a bridesmaid at her friend, Beverley Mitchell,'s wedding to Michael Cameron in October, 2008. Their on-screen sister, Mackenzie Rosman, was also a bridesmaid.
Was considered to replace Emily Blunt in Iron Man 2 (2010), but the role went eventually to Scarlett Johansson.
Was ranked #32 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
Along with Emile Hirsch, Isabel Lucas, musician Santigold, rapper Lupe Fiasco (and many others), she hiked Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on a benefit climb called "Summit on the Summit", to bring awareness and relief to the world's clean water crisis. [January 2010]
Was in consideration for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), but Anne Hathaway was cast instead.
Ranked #78 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #31 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Her first film role was "Regrettal", the blue girl who lived in a shoe, in the fairytale film, It's a Digital World (1994). She was picked out of over 100 young girls auditioning for the part. She came out to LA in the summer of 1994 for Pilot Season, living in the Oakwood Apartments in Burbank.
Good friends with Robin Sydney; they went to the same school.
Lost 2 roles in 2012 to Anne Hathaway. She auditioned for both The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Les Misérables (2012) and both roles went to Hathaway.
Worked twice with Jason Statham: first in Cellular (2004), then in London (2005).
Has a pit-bull named Tina.
(October 19, 2012) Married her boyfriend of 5 years Justin Timberlake at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy following a 10-month-long engagement.
Named a Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon [May 4, 2009].
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a son named Silas Randall Timberlake in April 2015. Child's father is her husband, Justin Timberlake.
Was 8 months pregnant with her son Silas when she completed recording Spark (2016).

Personal Quotes (6)

I've never gotten to do romantic comedy like most of the girls. Maybe because I'm fit, people assume that I'm not funny?
There is so much pressure to look a certain way in this town. But it's nice to have a little meat on you, and I hope I inspire women to appreciate their muscular calves.
I think my parents were originally going to name me 'Snowmo Biel', so I guess in that respect 'Jessica' was a real win for me!
The first movie I remember seeing is The Goonies (1985). I never identified with girls, and the cast was all boys. Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-cats--and I wasn't into that at all. I loved the idea of being with a crew and having an adventure. I was really interested in pits full of snakes.
My brother is one of those people that I just have total, 100 percent faith in.
[on whether or not she felt she was talked into doing some of the "blockbusters" that she's starred in] It's really tough. It's so easy to be a Monday morning quarterback and say, "Oh, that was a bad idea." The thing is-you give up so much control. You do your job while you're shooting, and then that's it. I'm not in the editing room, I'm not sitting there with the director, and I'm not sitting with the producers. I don't have any of that capacity, but I'm hoping to produce my own things so I will have that capacity. It's such a gamble that everybody takes when you agree to do something. And sometimes you make a decision because you need to pay your rent, sometimes you make decisions because people are talking to you about "international value," and to do a movie that would do well internationally, even though it's not the right creative choice for you because if you can do that, then maybe you can do that small character piece that you really want to do. And usually, the ones that look right on paper are the ones where you go, "What was I thinking?!" and the ones that look crazy, you end up going, "Wow, what a great outcome that was."

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