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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

'Bad Blood' Video: Taylor Swift Borrowed $13,000 Worth Of Clothes From Sex Shop & Kept $5,000 Worth


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Taylor Swift borrowed clothes from a sex shop for her 'Bad Blood' video. The 25-year-old singer reportedly borrowed more than $13, 000 in clothes from The Stockroom, an erotic boutique in Los Angeles. Although the majority of outfits were borrowed for the occasion, the star and her team kept around $5000 worth of clothing.

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Taylor Swift Teases 'Bad Blood' Video One Final Time


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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.

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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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American actress Jessica Alba, who has starred in movies such as 'Sin City' and 'Fantastic Four' was snapped as she left a event in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th May 2015

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American actress Jessica Alba was spotted as she arrived at The Honest Company's building on her birthday in Santa Monica, California, United States - Tuesday 28th April 2015

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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"


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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.

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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


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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.

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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 Wars icon a standing ovation Hamill joked, “I hope I pass the audition.”

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Jessica Alba Opens Up About Being "Kind Of Insecure" Until Becoming A Mother


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Jessica Alba is undoubtedly one of the hottest actresses', and mothers, in Hollywood today, she is known for her desirable physique and sexy look, but this doesn't mean she has been confident within herself since day one.

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Alba revealed that becoming a mother helped her shed her insecurities

The 33 year-old star stopped by The Meredith Vieira Show on Wednesday (Sept 10th), and opened up about battling her insecurities until becoming a mother, as well as growing up feeling she "wasn't smart enough."

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Jessica Alba Opens Up About Motherhood Making Her "Fearless"


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Jessica Alba reprises her role as stripper Nancy Callahan in the hotly anticipated sequel 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,' which opened today, and she undoubtedly fits the role of a sexy, strong willed woman physically, but being mother has also helped her relate to her character mentally.

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Alba as stripper Nancy Callahan in 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

The 33 year-old actress and her husband Cash Warren, 35, who have been married for six years, are the proud parents of two daughters, Honor, 6, and Haven, 3. And according to Alba, experiencing motherhood has left her feeling "fearless."

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Review


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It's taken nearly 10 years for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller to get around to making this sequel, but it was worth the wait because the technical advancements make this second triptych of stories even more visually stunning, and the emotional resonance is even stronger. This is a lean, mean noir thriller that doesn't waste a single moment as it rips through three interlocking plots that centre on revenge for the events of the first movie.

Two people are out to get even with the ruthlessly nasty politician Roark (Powers Booth). Watched over by the hulking Marv (Mickey Rourke), gun-toting stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba) is still heartbroken after Roark killed her beloved Hartigan (Bruce Willis), who appears to her as a ghostly apparition. And Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is determined to bring Roark down by humiliating him at his own high-stakes poker game, even though merely having uncanny good luck might not be enough. But the main story centres on private eye Dwight (Josh Brolin), who is stopped in his tracks when he encounters his old flame Ava (Eva Green), a bombshell who has power over most men she meets. She asks for help with a domestic problem, and Dwight is powerless to walk away even though he knows something is fishy.

As before, these stories unfold exactly as they would in a graphic novel, with blunt dialogue and strikingly visual imagery black and white that's spotted with flashes of colour. Aside from Ava's blue coat, that colour is usually red: hair, nails, lips, but not blood, which splashes in glaring white. It looks fantastic in (ahem) eye-popping 3D. And it's fiercely violent as death hovers around the residents of Basin City, especially the lawless Old Town district. But there's just as much emphasis on surging passion, including some surprisingly graphic sexuality that plays up how helpless men are around a scantily clad woman. Indeed, it's rare to see an action film in which the women are so resolutely in charge.

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"Sin City" Stars Talk A Big Game Of Female Empowerment, But Will The Movie Deliver?


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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For isn’t out until this coming Thursday, August 21, but promotion has been going on for months. Maybe you’ve noticed that this time around, it’s mostly (if not all) focused on the ladies – from Jessica Alba’s no-longer damsel-in-distress Nancy, to Rosario Dawson’s dominatrix with a deadly attitude Gail, to the Dame herself – Eva Green as Ava Lord. These are no-nonsense, cliché-free female characters. Well, technically they’re all cliché, but that’s the point – it’s all very post-modern and ironic and noir-inspired, etc.

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Yes, ok, the women are still strutting around in their underwear. But this time they are empowered, apparently.

 

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Beyonce And Jay Z Have A Lot Of Famous Fans [Pictures]


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They might struggle to behave themselves in an elevator but put Beyoncé and Jay Z up on a stage in front of thousands of fans and they know exactly what to do. The power couple once again shrugged off relentless rumours about their marriage troubles to perform the latest set of their On The Run Tour in Los Angeles.

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Natalie Portman was one of many famous guests who watched the Carters in action over the weekend

Impressing thousands of fans, the duo staged another perfect routine to a star-studded audience that included David and Victoria Beckham, Salma Hayek and Natalie Portman, among others. 

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