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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 & 98 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
  Seducing Ingrid Bergman (announced)
Ingrid Bergman
 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 "Anya" in "The Cherry Orchard", a play by Anton Chekhov (Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA), with Michelle Williams, Linda Emond, Ritchie Coster & Chris Messina. See more »

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

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[about her shaky reception when she first went on auditions in LA] Many people didn't know what Juilliard was or didn't care about my theatrical training. I'd hear things like, "We like Jessica, but she's not pretty enough for that part." You realize, "What does that mean?" I went from being the most unlucky actress to the luckiest actress. Some of the films took forever to come out. My very ... See more »

Trivia:

Her grandmother took her to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when she was just 7 years old, sparking the early acting bug in her. Her grandmother, Marilyn, was introduced to the world when she accompanied Jessica to the 2012 Academy Awards. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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