Jessica Chastain


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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 85 wins & 117 nominations. See more awards »

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(2012)
Molly's Game Molly Bloom
(2017)
Interstellar Murph
(2014)
The Tree of Life Mrs. O'Brien
(2011)

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  George and Tammy (TV Series) (pre-production)
Tammy Wynette
  Losing Clementine (pre-production)
Clementine Pritchard
  The Forgiven (post-production)
Jo Henninger
 2021 Scenes from a Marriage (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2021)
 2021 The Eyes of Tammy Faye (post-production)
Tammy Faye Bakker
 2022 The 355 (completed)
Mace
 2020/IV Ava
Ava
 2019 It Chapter Two
Beverly Marsh
 2019 X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Vuk
 2018 Spheres
Narrator (segment "Spheres: Songs of Spacetime")
 2017 Jay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé (Video short)
Jessica
 2017 Woman Walks Ahead
Catherine Weldon
 2017 Molly's Game
Molly Bloom
 2017 I am Little Red (Short)
Little Red (voice)
 2017 The Zookeeper's Wife
Antonina Zabinska
 2016 Miss Sloane
Madeline Elizabeth Sloane
 2016 Animals. (TV Series)
Sarah
- Turkeys (2016) ... Sarah (voice)
 2015 Crimson Peak
Lucille Sharpe
 2015 The Martian
Melissa Lewis
 2015 Ares III: The Right Stuff (Video short)
Melissa Lewis
 2015 Ares III: Farewell (Video short)
Melissa Lewis
 2014 A Most Violent Year
Anna Morales
 2014 Interstellar
Murph
 2014 Miss Julie
Miss Julie
 2013 Salomé
Salome
 2013/I Mama
Annabel
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty
Maya
 2012/II The Color of Time
Mrs. Williams
 2012 Lawless
Maggie Beaufort
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Fire Starter
 2011 Texas Killing Fields
Pam Stall
 2011 Wilde Salomé (Documentary)
Salomé
 2011 The Help
Celia Foote
 2011 The Tree of Life
Mrs. O'Brien
 2011 Coriolanus
Virgilia
 2011 Take Shelter
Samantha
 2010 The Westerner (Short)
Daniel's Mother
 2010/I The Debt
Young Rachel
 2010 Poirot (TV Series)
Mary Debenham
- Murder on the Orient Express (2010) ... Mary Debenham
 2009 Stolen
Sally Ann
 2008 Jolene
Jolene
 2007 Journeyman (TV Series)
Tanna Bloom
- Friendly Skies (2007) ... Tanna Bloom
 2007 'Til Death (TV Series)
Hostess
- The Italian Affair (2007) ... Hostess
 2006 Blackbeard (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte Ormand
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... 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
 2005-2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
- Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
- Vigilante (2005) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
- 41 Shots (2005) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
 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 "Desdemona" in "Othello", a play by William Shakespeare (Theater Akzent, Vienna, Austria) & (Schauspielhaus Bochum Germany), with Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz in the cast. See more »

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12 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 174 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I never get recognized. I think because, in my most successful film [The Help (2011)], I look very different. But, you know, if someone does happen to recognize me, they're usually sweet, and it's never a negative experience. My favorite thing is if I'm going out to buy something embarrassing, I always think, "Oh God, I hope no one sees me buy this!" However, for the most part, it's been fine. See more »

Trivia:

After Javier Bardem left A Most Violent Year (2014) she wrote director J.C. Chandor an impassioned three page letter asking him to consider Oscar Isaac for the lead role. Chandor replied back almost immediately with an email saying he was already considering Isaac. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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