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Jessica Chastain


Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and was in a dance troupe by age thirteen. She began ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 73 wins & 98 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Martian
The Martian Melissa Lewis
(2015)
Zero Dark Thirty
(2012)
The Help
The Help Celia Foote
(2011)
Mama
Mama Annabel
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 Animals. (TV Series)
Sarah
- Turkeys (2016) ... Sarah (voice)
 2016 Ares III: Farewell (Video short)
Melissa Lewis
 2013 Salomé
Salome
 2013/I Mama
Annabel
 2011 Wilde Salomé (Documentary)
Salome
 2010 The Westerner (Short)
Daniel's Mother
 2009 Stolen
Sally Ann
 2008 Jolene
Jolene
 2007 Journeyman (TV Series)
Tanna Bloom
- Friendly Skies (2007) ... Tanna Bloom
 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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Other Works:

Played "Lee" in "Rodney's Wife", a play by Richard Nelson (Playwright's Horizon, NYC, NY, USA), with David Strathairn. See more »

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9 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on preparing for her role in The Tree of Life (2011)] Emotionally and spiritually, I had to figure out what it meant to play the embodiment of grace. And how do I capture that? Okay, so I start studying paintings of the Madonna at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I start listening to music that inspires feelings of love inside me, I start reading books about cultivating joy and cultivating ... See more »

Trivia:

Jessica is of one quarter Basque and Castilian/Spanish, as well as of one eighth Greek, descent, with the remainder of her ancestry including English, German, French, Dutch, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish. Two of Jessica's paternal great-grandparents, Antonio Astoreca Monasterio and Ramona Egurrola Basañez, were emigrants from Spain (of Basque and Castilian ancestry). One of her ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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