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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 & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I always try to play characters who are very different from what I am. If the character was a good swimmer or a diver, I'd be interested because in my real life, I am totally scared of water. I would immediately feel compelled to do it because I'm always trying to tackle any fear I have. I don't want my life to be controlled by fear, whether it's the fear of being rejected, fear of being loved; I... See more »

Trivia:

Has permanently saved a voice mail from director Kathryn Bigelow in which she learned she had been chosen to play the role of Maya in Zero Dark Thirty (2012). The message came on November 21, 2011 at 1:04 p.m. See more »

Trademark:

Red hair

Star Sign:

Aries

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