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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)
Zero Dark Thirty
(2012)
The Help
The Help Celia Foote
(2011)
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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Other Works:

Played "Salome" in "Salome", a play by Oscar Wilde (Wadsworth Theatre, LA, CA, USA), with Al Pacino. 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:

There are so many films written for and about men. There's hundreds and hundreds of scripts yet to be produced that are just sitting there. Maybe we should go back and look at those scripts and say: "Which of these characters can we actually change to a female?" That is what I'm actually starting to do. I'm like: "Send me everything where the female character's most important aspect isn't her sex... See more »

Trivia:

Director Guillermo del Toro gave her the script for Crimson Peak (2015) after working with her on Mama (2013) and thought she would play the lead role, Edith. After reading the script Chastain asked to play the character of Lucille, which she thought as more interesting and challenging which del Toro agreed to. See more »

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Red hair See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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