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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 & 67 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 Mini-Series)
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 "Desdemona" in "Othello", a play by William Shakespeare (The Public, NYC, NY, USA), with Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz in the cast. 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 didn't grow up with a lot of money, and we were evicted a couple times when I was a child. One time, I even came home from school and there was someone locking our doors. And he felt super guilty, and he asked me, "Do you want to go in and grab some things?" So that's happened to me a lot growing up. See more »

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As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Tree of Life (2011), The Help (2011) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012). See more »

Trademark:

Red hair

Star Sign:

Aries

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