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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)
Mama
Mama Annabel
(2013)
The Help
The Help Celia Foote
(2011)

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  Painkiller Jane (announced)
Jane Vasko
 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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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Whenever I approach a role, I'm the girl who will sit in my house for a month and just watch as much as I can on the time period. See more »

Trivia:

Often mistaken for Bryce Dallas Howard. In June 2015, Chastain posted a video of Howard on her Instagram account lip-syncing to the song "I am not Jessica Chastain", from a video created by YouTube user legolambs called "JESSICA CHASTAIN: The Musical (Bryce Dallas Howard)" (also released in June 2015). See more »

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