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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 72 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2018 George and Tammy (pre-production)
Tammy Wynette
 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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Played "Anya" in "The Cherry Orchard", a play by Anton Chekhov (Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA), with Michelle Williams, Linda Emond, Ritchie Coster & Chris Messina. See more »

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8 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:

If you get $100 or $1,000, you are still going to spend it. You'll just end up spending the $1,000 on a nicer house or whatever and then you'll have to keep the money at that level to sustain your lifestyle. But if you keep it at the $100 lifestyle, then you're fine. You can choose the job for the creativity and the challenges of the characters rather than the money. See more »

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Was named the Sexiest Smile by Victoria Secret's "What Is Sexy" list in 2012. See more »

Trademark:

Red hair See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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What`s her next project? fanmo6
Most talented actress around right now jamesm-irwin
Chastain as Marilyn Monroe in Dominik's Blonde theseeker234
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Jessica: How to cast for more diversity in Hollywood... sevenhorseshoes
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