Jessica Chastain Biography

Birthday: 1977-03-24
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California USA
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Wiki Biography: Jessica Chastain was raised in a middle-class family in a northern California suburb. She discovered dance at the age of nine. By the age of 13, she was in a dance troupe. She took her mother's maiden name and began performing in Shakespearean productions all over the Bay area. An actor in a production of "Romeo & Juliet" encouraged her to audition for Juilliard as a drama major. She became a member of "Crew 32" with the help of a scholarship from one of the school's famous alumni, Robin Williams. In her last year at Juilliard, she was offered a holding deal with TV writer/producer John Wells and she eventually worked in three of his TV shows. Jessica continues to do theatre, having played in "The Cherry Orchard", "Rodney's Wife", "Salome" and "Othello". She spends her time between New York and Los Angeles, working in theater, film and TV. In 2011, she had a prolific year in film. She was nominated for and won a number of awards, including a 2012 Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help (2011).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Majka Annabel 2009 Drama
Remembrance Week Herself - Narrator 2010 Family
The Help Celia Foote 2011 Drama
Sarah 101 Maya 2011 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Lawless Maggie Beauford 1999 Comedy
Jolene Jolene 2008 Drama
Stolen Sally Ann 2009 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Debt Young Rachel 2011 0
Help Celia Foote 2011 Drama
Help! Celia Foote 2011 Drama
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Gia 2012 Drama, 0, 0
Zero Dark Thirty Maya 2013 Drama, History, Thriller
Mama Annabel 2013 Horror, Thriller
Salomé Salome 2013 Drama
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him Eleanor Rigby 2013 Drama
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Eleanor Rigby 2013 Drama
Wilde Salome Salome 2013 Drama
Tar Mrs. Williams 2013 Drama, Romance
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Eleanor Rigby 2014 Drama
Miss Julie Miss Julie 2014 Drama
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Eleanor Rigby 2014 Drama
The Secret Scripture Roseanne McNulty 2016
The Zookeeper's Wife Antonina Zabinski 2017 0