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Jessica Chastain was raised in a middle-class family in a northern California suburb. She discovered dance at the age of nine. By the age of 13, she was in a dance troupe. She took her mother's maiden name and began performing in Shakespearean productions all over the Bay area. An actor in a production of "Romeo & Juliet" encouraged her to audition ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2013 Salomé
Salome
 2013/I Mama
Annabel
 2011 Wilde Salomé (Documentary)
Salome
 2010 The Westerner (Short)
Daniel's Mother
 2008 Jolene
Jolene
 2007 Journeyman (TV Series)
Tanna Bloom
- Friendly Skies (2007) ... Tanna Bloom
 2006 Blackbeard (TV Movie)
Charlotte Ormand
 2006 The Evidence (TV Series)
Laura Green
- Pilot (2006) ... Laura Green
 2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
Casey Wirth
- The Rapist Next Door (2006) ... Casey Wirth
 2005 Dark Shadows (TV Movie)
Carolyn Stoddard
 2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Sarah Williams
- The Girl Next Door (2004) ... Sarah Williams
 2004 ER (TV Series)
Dahlia Taslitz
- Forgive and Forget (2004) ... Dahlia Taslitz
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Played "Catherine Sloper" in the Broadway production of "The Heiress", a play by Augustus Goetz and Ruth Goetz (Walter Kerr Theatre, NYC, NY, USA), with Daniel Stevens and David Strathairn. See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on her hectic work schedule] It's exhausting but I love the films. I love being on Broadway. I don't have time to go to these Oscar dinners and stuff but perhaps that's for the best. Because I'm on stage, I'm away from the craziness of that kind of campaigning. It's really exciting. It's exciting because last year people were saying, "This is your moment". So last year I kept saying, "I'm going ... See more »

Trivia:

Jessica is of one quarter Spanish, as well as of one eighth Greek, descent, with the remainder of her ancestry including English, German, French, Dutch, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), and Scottish. Two of Jessica's paternal great-grandparents, Antonio Astoreca Monasterio and Ramona Egurrola Basañez, were Spanish immigrants. One of her paternal great-grandfathers, Ernest John Thomas (originally "... See more »

Trademark:

Red hair

Star Sign:

Aries

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