Jessica Alba

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

28th April, 1981

Occupation

Actor

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.68

Jessica Alba (born 28.4.1981) Jessica Alba is an American actress. She began working as an actress as a teenager and has appeared in a number of high profile films, including Sin City.

Childhood: Jessica Alba was born in Pomona, California, to Catherine and Mark Alba. As a child, Jessica moved around a lot, as her father had a career in the US Air Force, though they eventually settled in California again when Jessica was nine years old.

As a child, Jessica Alba was often ill, suffering from two collapsed lungs, pneumonia, a ruptured appendix and a tonsillar cyst. At the age of 16, she graduated from high school and attended the Atlantic Theater Company, having expressed an interest in acting since the age of five. At the Company, she acted alongside William H Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman. The school was developed by Macy and the playwright and film director David Mamet.

Acting Career: When she was 11 years old, Jessica Alba asked her mother to take her to an acting competition in Beverley Hills. She won the main prize and won free acting lessons. The lessons served their purpose and Alba was signed up with an agent nine months later.

Alba's first film appearance was intended to be a small role in the 1994 film Camp Nowhere, which starred Christopher Lloyd and Jonathan Jackson. She ended up in one of the major roles, after another actress dropped out.

Also in 1994, Jessica Alba landed a role in the popular Nickelodeon youth TV series The Secret World of Alex Mack, which also starred Larisa Oleynik. In the TV series Flipper, Jessica Alba played the role of Maya for the first two series. Before being recruited to the show, Alba was already a certified scuba diver.

Jessica Alba also appeared as Melissa Hauer in an episode of Brooklyn South, as well as landing a role in two episodes of Beverley Hills 90210. She then featured as Layla in Love Boat: The Next Wave. 1999 saw Jessica Alba perform in the Randy Quaid comedy P.U.N.K.S.

In 1999, Jessica Alba's Hollywood status was raised, with a role in Drew Barrymore's romantic comedy Never Been Kissed, which also starred David Arquette and Molly Shannon. That same year, she also starred in Idle Hands, a comedy-horror with Seth Green and Devon Sawa.

It was the Oscar-winning director James Cameron that gave Jessica Alba her big break, when he chose her to star in the sci-fi television series Dark Angel. She earned herself a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. This was followed up with a role in the critically acclaimed Sin City. The film was directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and featured an all-star line up, including Elijah Wood, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Benicio del Toro and Josh Hartnett.

In 2007, Jessica Alba appeared in another comic book adaptation, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which also starred Laurence Fishburne.

In Honey, Jessica Alba played a dance-choreographer, alongside Mekhi Phifer and Missy Elliot. Good Luck Chuck was a romantic comedy in which she co-starred with Dane Cook.

Alba then starred in the 2008 horror movie The Eye, a remake of the Hong Kong original. Her performance received a mixed response, as did the film itself, with many people preferring the original version. Her other major performance of that year also failed to set to the movie world alight: a performance in The Love Guru, with Mike Myers and Justin Timberlake.

She then went on to work on The Killer Inside Me, along with Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson, as well as Valentine's Day, released in 2010 and also starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner and Anne Hathaway.

Personal Life: Jessica Alba was in a three-year relationship with the Dark Angel co-star Michael Weatherly. After meeting the actor Cash Warren on the set of Fantastic Four, she married him in May 2008. Cash and Jessica had a child together on June 2008; a daughter named Honor Marie Warren.

Jessica Alba Rings In The New Year With Newborn Son Hayes

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 02 January 2018

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She and husband Cash Warren welcome their third child into the family.

Jessica Alba has finally welcomed her third child into the world and, as could be predicted, there's another unusual baby name beginning with 'H'. She and spouse Cash Warren are visibly thrilled to kick off the 2018 New Year as a family of five.

Image caption Jessica Alba out and about with her family

The 36-year-old actress' third baby was born on New Year's Eve (December 31st 2017), and Jessica and her husband have already shared some adorable photos of their new son who they have named Hayes Alba Warren.

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Actress Jessica Alba Has Announced She Is Pregnant With Her Third Child

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 18 July 2017

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The star already shares two daughters with husband, Cash Warren

Actress Jessica Alba has revealed she is pregnant with her third child as she told her Instagram followers her and her hubby were about to be "officially outnumbered". The American star, who has appeared in films including the Fantastic Four franchise, said she was "blessed" to be able to make the announcement.

Image caption The actress is pregnant with her third child

The Hollywood star and businesswoman revealed her the news that her and husband Cash Warren, 38, were expecting again in a video post on Instagram, shared with her 11.1 million followers.

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Jessica Alba at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

Jessica Alba seen alone and with Katherine Power, Hillary Kerr at the Who What Wear 10th Anniversary (#WWW10 Experience) held at the Who What Wear Boutique, Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Jessica Alba posing alone and with her co-star Jason Statham at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Mechanic 2: Resurrection' at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 22nd August 2016

Jessica Alba - Jessica Alba goes shopping with a friend in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 20th June 2016

Jessica Alba - Celebrities at the UCLA game. The UCLA Bruins defeated the Kentucky Wildcats by the final score of 87-77 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 3rd December 2015

Kylie Jenner Attacked By Fan After Watching Tyga Perform At Chris Brown Concert

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 20 September 2015

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Kylie Jenner was attacked by a fan on Friday night (18th September).

Kylie Jenner was attacked by a fan on Friday (18th September). Kylie and her boyfriend Tyga were leaving a Chris Brown concert in Anaheim, CA when a fan grabbed hold of Jenner’s hair. Footage, shot by an onlooker, shows what appears to be a male fan reach out and catch Jenner’s hair as she walks past.

Image caption Kylie Jenner at the  Grand Opening of the Sugar Factory American Brasserie in New York, September 2015.

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Jessica Alba On Being “Shoved” By Kylie Jenner’s Bodyguards: “I Was Just Really Shocked”

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 17 September 2015

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Kylie Jenner’s bodyguards were prepared to use force to protect their charge from all the dangers of New York Fashion Week – including Jessica Alba!

Jessica Alba was left a little bit shaken when she was “body checked” by Kylie Jenner’s bodyguards. Alba, the 34-year-old actor best known for her roles in Dark Angel and Sin City, was attending the opening night fashion show of New York Fashion Week on Monday (14th September) when the incident occurred. According to reports, it appears Alba was forcibly “shoved” out of the way so 18-year-old Jenner could make her way through.

Image caption Jessica Alba photographed in Manhattan in September 2015.

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Lessons In Love Trailer

Richard Haig is a remarkably intelligent, charming, ageing poetry professor, whose life away from the classroom at Cambridge is one of constant hedonism and an unquenchable lust for women. He thinks nothing of sleeping with his attractive grad student Kate and even shamelessly makes a move on her hardlined older sister Olivia, much to her displeasure. Richard is forced to confront the consequences of his over-indulgent behaviour when Kate announces she's pregnant with his child. While fatherhood has never appealed to him much, he is ready to settle down, get married and experience family life, but when Kate falls in love with somebody else, it becomes clear that he's still got a long way to go before he can be considered a responsible person. Kate allows their son to stay with Richard, but only under the supervision of Olivia, who's about to teach Richard more about life and romance than he's ever taught about poetry.

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Jessica Alba Named America’s Richest Self-Made Woman By Forbes

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 30 May 2015

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Jessica Alba is not only a successful actress but now she’s turned her considerably talents to business and, with a fortune of $200 million, she has been named America’s richest self-made woman.

Jessica Alba has been named America’s richest self-made woman by Forbes. The 34-year-old actress was the cover of Forbes magazine but she was featured for her business acumen rather than her acting talent. Alba has a personal fortune of over $200 million and she owns between 15-20% of The Honest Company. The company produces and sells eco-friendly, organic baby products including diapers, formula, feeding equipment and bath and body products.

Image caption Jessica Alba co-founded The Honest Company.

Read More: Jessica Alba Would Rather Drink Wine Than Work Out.

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Taylor Swift Teases 'Bad Blood' Video One Final Time

By Gary Roberts in Music / Festivals on 17 May 2015

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Taylor Swift tweets to reveal the final character in the hotly awaited video for her new single.

It's not often a simple music video receives this much hype before anyone has even seen it - but the video for Taylor Swift's new single 'Bad Blood' looks to be anything but simple. It's a celebrity-packed spectacle with a Sin City-like visual style, and Swift has just revealed the lead actress at the centre of all the drama is Selena Gomez, playing a femme fatale named Arsyn.

Image caption Girl power: Swift teams up with other female stars in Bad Blood

Selena Gomez joins Swift (who plays Catastrophe) and a long list of other female stars in the video, including Gigi Hadid (as Slay-Z), Hayley Williams (The Crimson Curse), Ellie Goulding (Destructa X), Lena Dunham (Lucky Fiori) and Jessica Alba (Domino).

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Video - Jessica Alba Boards A Plane At LAX

Jessica Alba was videoed and photographed arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on her way to board a plane. While there, she was asked questions by members of the paparazzi about her new products.

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Jessica Alba Talks Important Message She Teaches Daughters: "Beauty Is Being Kind"

By Nick Hill in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 29 December 2014

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The Hollywood star recently revealed the important lesson she wants to instil into her two daughters, 6-year-old Honor, and 3-year-old Haven.

Although it will be fairly obvious Jessica Alba's children will grow up to be as stunning as their mother, the Hollywood actress still believes it is important to teach them the true meaning of being beautiful.

Image caption Alba wants her children to know the real definition of beauty

Alba recently opened up to Natural Health about the life lesson she aims to instil into her two daughters, 6-year-old Honor, and 3-year-old Haven, whom she shares with her husband of six years , Cash Warren, 35.

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Mark Hamill Joins Jessica Alba, Aaron Paul And Ellen Page For 'Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back' Live Reading

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 December 2014

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The Luke Skywalker actor ventured to the dark side for the star studded event in Los Angeles.

Mark Hamill surprised and delighted Star Wars diehards on Thursday evening in Los Angeles, when he appeared at a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back at the Ace Hotel Theatre. Hamill joined stars including Jessica Alba, Aaron Paul and Ellen Page at the reading, which was hosted by director Jason Reitman as part of Film Independent’s Live Read series.

Mark Hamill took on a different role during a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back

But Hamill wasn't in his familiar role of Luke Skywalker, instead he joined the dark side for the evening, reading the role The Emperor as well as mimicking Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. As the audience gave the _Star War_s icon a standing ovation Hamill joked, “I hope I pass the audition.”

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