Jessica Chastain

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

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.

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'.

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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Picture - Jessica Chastain - A host... London United Kingdom, Sunday 29th March 2015

Jessica Chastain - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

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Picture - Jessica Chastain - A host... London United Kingdom, Sunday 29th March 2015

Jessica Chastain - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

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Picture - Jessica Chastain - A host... London United Kingdom, Sunday 29th March 2015

Jessica Chastain - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

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Picture - Jessica Chastain - A host... London United Kingdom, Sunday 29th March 2015

Jessica Chastain - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

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Video - Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Jessica Chastain, Outside The Independent Spirit Awards - Part 4


Jessica Chastain was seen outside Santa Monica's 30th annual Independent Spirit Awards, as she posed for pictures and signed autographs for fans. The Independent Spirit Awards are a chance to celebrate the work of independent filmmakers, and takes place on 21st February 2015, on the day before the Academy Awards.

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Jessica Chastain Joins Snow White Spin-Off 'The Huntsman'


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Jessica Chastain has joined the cast of the Snow White and the Huntsman spin-off The Huntsman. The Oscar-nominated actress will line-up opposite Chris Hemsworth while Cedric Nicolas-Troyan - who was nominated by the Academy for his visual effects on the first movie - will direct.

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The sequel will expand the universe of the film movie, which starred Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. Primarily, it will focus on Eric (Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Theron) before they met Snow White. Though Theron will return, Stewart is unlikely to sign on. The British actor Nick Frost, who played a dwarf in the first film, is also expected to reprise his role.

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Picture - Jessica Chastain - 87th Annual... Los Angeles California United States, Sunday 22nd February 2015

Jessica Chastain - 87th Annual Academy Awards held at The Dolby Theatre - Press Room at Dolby Theatre, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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