Jessica Chastain

Biography

Jessica Chastain (born 24.03.1977)
Jessica Chastain is an American actress who has appeared in 'The Help', 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Mama'.

Jessica Chastain: Childhood
Jessica Chastain was brought up in Northern California. She lived with her vegan chef mother and fireman stepfather.
She attended El Camino High School in Sacramento, Sacramento City College and later the Juilliard School in New York City as part of the Drama Division's Group which was funded for her by a Robin Williams scholarship. She graduated with a B.F.A. degree.

Jessica Chastain: Acting career
Jessica Chastain's first TV appearance was on the pilot for the TV series 'Dark Shadows' in 2004. She has since appeared in episodes of 'ER', 'Veronica Mars', 'Law & Order: Trial By Jury' and 'Agatha Christie's Poirot'.
In 2008, she had her first film role as the titular character in 'Jolene' based on the Dolly Parton song.
2011 became a prolific year for the star as she appeared in films such as 'The Tree of Life', 'Texas Killing Fields', 'Take Shelter', 'The Debt' as well as 'The Help' which landed her with an Oscar nomination and has grossed around $205,320,611 worldwide.
In 2012 she was named on Time 100's 'most influential people in the world'. She was also selected as the ambassador for the Yves Saint Laurent fragrance Manifesto and was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2012 also saw her appear in Ralph Fiennes' 'Coriolanus', 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' as the voice of Gia the jaguar, the film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' and 'Lawless'.
She became the first actress in half a century to have the leading role in the top two box office movies when she starred in historic drama 'Zero Dark Thirty' and horror flick 'Mama'.

Jessica Chastain: Personal Life
Jessica Chastain is a vegan with strong feelings on animal rights.
She owns a three legged rescue dog named Chaplin and lives in NoHo, Manhattan.
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6th August 2014 -

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The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby

6th August 2014 -

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Conor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) play a couple who fall in love and get married, before hitting various hiccups in their relationship. However, this film is far from the clichéd love story, and...

Interstellar

1st August 2014 -

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Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With little discoveries left to be made on Earth and the development of pioneering technology ever slowing down, mankind's only chance...

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31st July 2014 -

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True Detective Snags Outstanding New Drama Nomination As Season 2 Details Are Revealed

28th May 2014 -

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The 2014 TCA awards nominations were announced yesterday (Tuesday, May 27) with True Detective picking up nods for Outstanding new program, outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials, Program of the year and Individual achievement...

'True Detective' Season 2: Nic Pizzolatto Reveals New "Psychosphere"

27th May 2014 -

 News

Nic Pizzolatto has spilled the beans on the long-awaited upcoming second season of the hit HBO crime drama, True Detective. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson memorably took the lead roles in the electric first season...

Jessica Chastain Will Not Be Appearing In 'True Detective' Season 2

22nd May 2014 -

 News

Despite numerous reports that have surfaced as of late, Jessica Chastain will not be appearing in the second season of HBO's hit crime series 'True Detective.'The Nerdist previously reported that the Academy-Award nominated actress was...

Will Jessica Chastain Be One Of The "Hard Women" in True Detective Season 2?

21st May 2014 -

 News

‘True Detective’ saw Matthew McConaughey stun as Rust Cohle – a troubled Louisiana detective struggling with the existential, philosophical nuances of life in a world in which he is charged with solving the most heinous...

Interstellar

19th May 2014 -

 Video

With the Earth facing a bleak future, pilot and engineer Cooper wants to know how it can possibly be saved from its inevitable demise. The world seems to be slowing down in terms of technological...

Jessica Chastain And Maria Bello Look Like Seasonal Opposites At The National Board Of Review Awards Gala - Part 1

14th January 2014 -

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'Zero Dark Thirty' star Jessica Chastain and 'Prisoners' actress Maria Bello are spotted arriving at the 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala in New York where they pose for photographers before the event begins.The...

In April 2015, Which Films Will "Fast & Furious 7" Have To Beat To Rule The Box Office?

24th December 2013 -

 News

Yesterday the release date for Fast & Furious 7 was announced for April 2015. As predicted, this allows for some production delays and for the cast and crew to have a mental health break following...

Interstellar

17th December 2013 -

 Video

At a time where scientists and explorers are on the verge of reaching a stalemate with making new discoveries and extending the limits of human endeavour, a group of ever-curious space explorers uncover a wormhole...

First Glimpse At 'Interstellar' Gives Very Little Away - Why Are We So Excited Then!?

15th December 2013 -

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Earlier this week we were treated to the first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar. The trailer really did put the 'teaser' back in to teaser trailer, as it consisted only of archive...

Seduced and Abandoned

8th November 2013 -

 Movie Review

Anyone interested in how movies get made will love this feisty behind-the-scenes documentary, which uses sharp comedy to explore the messy business side of cinema. Both smart and very funny, it may not tell us...

"Ladylike" Kerry Washington Best Dressed Woman This Year, Says People

18th September 2013 -

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Actress Kerry Washington has received the unique honour of being crowned this year's Best Dressed Woman, as chosen by People magazine.Kerry Washington Stunned At New York Fashion Week.People magazine Executive Editor Elizabeth Sporkin gave out...

Would Carey Mulligan Make A Good Hillary Clinton?

7th June 2013 -

 News

It has been rumoured that The Great Gatsby actress, Carey Mulligan, is favoured to play the US Secretary of State and former first lady, Hillary Clinton, in an upcoming biopic entitled Rodham, according to sources...

About-Turn: Where Did It All Go Wrong For Zero Dark Thirty At The Oscars?

25th February 2013 -

 News

The negative press surrounding Zero Dark Thirty, has slowly dragged the movie from being an Oscars favourite, to one of the evening’s biggest disappointments. Kathryn Bigelow’s political drama was nominated in the all-important Best Picture...

Oscars 2013: Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway And Jessica Chastain Among Best Dressed (Pictures)

25th February 2013 -

 News

Yeah sure, so winning the Oscars is pretty important, but don't kid yourself too much, it's what people are wearing on the Oscars red carpet that really interests the punters. This year's awards saw relatively...

Oscars 2013: Jennifer Lawrence Falls Over After Winning Best Actress

25th February 2013 -

 News

Jennifer Lawrence fended off stiff competition from Emmanuelle Riva and Jessica Chastain to win Best Actress at the Oscars on Sunday evening (February 24, 2013). The Silver Linings Playbook star was the early favourite in...

Mama

22nd February 2013 -

 Movie Review

Expanded from a sharp 3-minute short, this horror mystery is packed with clever jolts and witty freak-out moments. Argentine filmmaker Muschietti creates such an oppressively intense atmosphere that we only barely notice how thin and...

Writers Guild Win Adds To Zero Dark Thirty Momentum... But Is It In Time For The Oscars?

18th February 2013 -

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In the Oscars build-up the bulk of the attention has been on Ben Affleck and Argo, with the director and actor confounding the Academy’s decision to omit him from the best director shortlist by cleaning...

Jennifer Lawrence To Win Best Actress Oscar? Poll Voters Seem To Think So...

13th February 2013 -

 News

A poll conducted by voters reveals that the American public have got Jennifer Lawrence pegged as the winner of the Best Actress Oscar, for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence has already bagged a...

BAFTA’s Best Dressed: Who Shined Brightest On A Wet Night In London? (Pictures)

11th February 2013 -

 News

If Looks Could Kill! Gemma Arterton Eyes Up Young Actress Juno TempleThe Hollywood glitterati must have wondered why they’d bothered to turn up for the BAFTAs at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday...

Is Jennifer Lawrence's SAG Awards Malfunction A Bad Omen For The Oscars?

29th January 2013 -

 News

Jennifer Lawrence is still the odds-on favourite to win Best Actress at the Oscars next month for her turn in Silver Linings Playbook, but don't be surprised should Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain snatch the...

US Box Office Round-Up: Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters Lures Audiences In

28th January 2013 -

 News

There was a new name at the top of the US Box Office charts after the weekend, with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters taking $19 million to knock last weekend’s leader Mama off the top.In...

A Week In Movies: Sundance Buzz For Stoker Trailer, London Critics' Choose Amour, First Look At Tommy Lee Jones In Emperor

25th January 2013 -

 News

Updates From Sundance Film Festival And The London Critics' Circle Awards Plus Trailers For, Stoker, Emperor And Red 2As the Sundance Film Festival continues in Utah, buzz is emerging about the new Nicole Kidman movie...

Thinking Of Seeing 'Zero Dark Thirty', With Friends? A Controversy Cheat-Sheet!

25th January 2013 -

 News

Hey, UK readers, planning on seeing Zero Dark Thirty with a couple of friends this weekend? Of course, you'll be aware it's an Oscar frontrunner. Of course, you'll be aware it's from the director of...

Zero Dark Thirty

25th January 2013 -

 Movie Review

Blistering writing, directing and acting hold us firmly in our seats as this procedural drama snakes its way to a riveting action finale. Although it's sometimes not easy to know whether director Bigelow and writer...

US Box Office Round-Up: Mama Tops Takings; Good Weekend For Jessica Chastain

21st January 2013 -

 News

With the Oscars just a month or so away, Jessica Chastain couldn’t have asked for a much better moment to be thrust further into the public eye; the star is in the top two grossing...

Chastain Tops The Box Office in Mama

20th January 2013 -

 News

Jessica Chastain has had quite the run in the past couple of years – seven films in 2011, four in 2012 – and with her recent award run with Zero Dark Thirty, the lady can...

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