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Jessica Alba Biography

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.

Jessica Alba: 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.

Jessica Alba: 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.

Jessica Alba: 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.

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Jessica Alba: Beauty Is About Confidence

14th April 2014

Jessica Alba says beauty comes from confidence.The actress and new Braun ambassador firmly believes the most attractive women are happy...

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Toby Kebbell is in talks to play the villain in the 'Fantastic Four' reboot.The 'Dawn of the Planet of the...

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22nd March 2014

Fergie is a huge fan of Jessica Alba's organic company.The Black Eyed Peas singer, who has a seven-month-old son Axl...

Jessica Alba Wants Daughter To Act Her Age

15th March 2014

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i love you god bless me when i see your talents your brother is so cute

7 years 10 months ago
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lost family

Hi. I am a 16 year-old kid who has been trying to contact you over the last four years.My mom kept a secret from me and my other siblings for a long while. She told us the story of your mom Catherine, and how her side of the family disowned her. The funny thing is that my mom never told us until late because she was actually her sister. I always knew my mom was of French and Danish descent, but never knew she was your mom's sister. Their side of the family also disowned my mom because she married a black man. So, my mom hasn't given me any information to contact you guys, but i have tried myself and failed. If you ever read this, please contact me because me and my sisters would love to meet the rest of our family. Please don't let me down.

7 years 12 months ago
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Hope to see you in another Movie; You are appearing on a Network television show in a couple of weeks? Excellent! Write me at your convenience if you want Jess; Love to hear from you anytime. Take care, Be safe at all times doll!

3 years 5 months ago
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John Thiel

Jessica has the gift for portraying a pregnant woman. This looks simple at first thought, but is actually difficult in that it requires certain physical things such as stance, tonus and tortion, in addition to the psychic aspects of the role. Her parents got her ready for such roles by sending her to a method acting school. The only question is whether she will be able to handle the spiritual aspects of the role.

8 years 7 months ago
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Gary Washington

Hi Jessica, I've been a fan of yours since Dark Angel, and although the show was bad, I knew you had the talent to make it big. Your doing great! God bless you.Gary

8 years 6 months ago
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Ola'Vinny28, sigh... I don’t think any actresses or actor could reply to fans without some serious investment of time. Just image your in the eye of say 10 million people which is fair to say (I am in South Africa and I know of Jessica hence why I came here to find out more) that is a lot of people now say 10% are intrigued by her 1 million people are gonna look for more information 1% of them will try get in contact via email and posts. That’s 10 000 people sending letters emails and so on. Just image being on the receiving end of that, I have much respect for the person who sorts celebrity emails and post. They have a life too, I think it is important to support the people during the good times and the bad, getting fan mail while in troubled times I think is far more valuable then sending a mail with the hopes of getting a personal reply. All the best Chris

8 years 4 months ago
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Dear Jessica, How are you sweety? Hope to see you in another Movie; You are appearing on a Network television show in a couple of weeks? Excellent! Write me at your convenience if you want Jess; Love to hear from you anytime.Take care, Be safe at all times doll!Sincerely Yours,Vinny28PS. Email me if you would like my phone #.Cheers!

8 years 7 months ago
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Jessica, i love you since `Dark angel`. Jessica, you are my angel. All the best for you my love and keep doing fantastic movies.

7 years 11 months ago
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Ok i first saw Jessica Alba On "Dark Angel " on Which KICKS ASS!!! And i think she looked a lot hotter with brown hair. They should either repaly the shows or continue makeing tham.WhellLove LotsOxy

3 years 9 months ago
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True one

Hi Jessica! How are you doing? I haven't seen your movies, yet anyway, but Max got me going and I have some uh, great pics of you. Take care and much love from me always. God Bless!

8 years 2 months ago
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