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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 & 92 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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Played "Salome" in "Salome", a play by Oscar Wilde (Wadsworth Theatre, LA, CA, USA), with Al Pacino. See more »

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

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I have always known I wanted to be an actress, but my New York experience made me realize that my desire had nothing to do with becoming famous or making money, I was interested in exploring the human soul, its complexity, I wanted to work to understand something about life and myself. Being an actress means being in another person's shoes and therefore understanding what the person whose role ... See more »

Trivia:

Was personally handpicked by Al Pacino to play opposite him as the title character of the play 'Salome'. Pacino later recommended her to Terrence Malick, who gave her an audition for The Tree of Life (2011). See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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