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Born: Jessica Marie Alba
Date of Birth: April 28, 1981
Birth Place: Pomona, California, USA
Height; 5′ 6½” (1,69 m)
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican and distant Sephardic Jewish, roots). Her family moved to Biloxi, MS, when she was an infant.
Three years later her father’s career brought the family back to California, then to Del Rio, TX, before finally settling in Southern California when Jessica was nine. In love with the idea of becoming an actress from the age of five, she was 12 before she took her first acting class. Nine months later she was signed by an agent. She studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company with founders William H. Macy and David Mamet.
A gifted young actress, Jessica has played a variety of roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama since beginning her career. She made her feature film debut in 1993 in Hollywood Pictures’ comedy Camp Nowhere (1994). Originally hired for two weeks, she got her break when an actress in a principal role suddenly dropped out. Jessica cheerfully admits it wasn’t her prodigious talent or charm that inspired the director to tap her to take over the part–it was her hair, which matched the original performer’s.
The two-week job stretched to two months, and Jessica ended the film with an impressive first credit. Two national TV commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penney quickly followed before Jessica was featured in several independent films. She branched out into TV in 1994 with a recurring role in Nickelodeon’s popular comedy series The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994). She played an insufferable young snob, devoted to making life miserable for the the title character, played by Larisa Oleynik.
That same year, she won the role of “Maya” in Flipper (1995) and filmed the pilot for the series. She spent 1995 shooting the first season’s episodes in Australia. An avid swimmer and PADI-certified SCUBA diver, Jessica was delighted to be doing a show that allowed her to play with dolphins. The show’s success guaranteed it a second season, which she also starred in. Her involvement in the show lasted from 1995 to 1997.
In 1996 she appeared in Venus Rising (1995) as “Young Eve”. The next year she appeared on The Dini Petty Show (1989), a Canadian talk show, and spoke about her role in “Flipper” and her general acting career. She began working on P.U.N.K.S. (1999), featuring Randy Quaid, in 1998. In early 1998 she appeared in Brooklyn South (1997) as “Melissa”. That same year she was in two episodes of Evimiz Hollywood’ta (1990) as “Leanne” and in two episodes of Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998).
She appeared in “Teen Magazine” in 1995 and various European magazines over the following years. More importantly, she was featured in the February 1999 issue of “Vanity Fair” magazine. She also had major roles in two movies that year: Gerçek öpücük (1999) and Idle Hands (1999). In 2000 she had roles in Paranoid (2000) and starred in the sci-fi TV series Dark Angel (2000), gaining worldwide recognition.
Her first starring role in a major studio film was the Honey (2003), Universal Pictures’ contemporary urban drama that grossed over $60 million worldwide. She has since made over 25 feature films that have earned a combined box-office total of over $800 million, including comedies and dramas, from gritty independents to major studio blockbusters.
In 2005 she starred opposite Bruce Willis and an all-star cast in the provocative and critically acclaimed Günah sehri (2005), directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. She next starred as Sue Storm–“The Invisible Girl”–in Marvel’s action-franchise blockbuster Fantastik dörtlü (2005), which was released by 20th Century-Fox in July 2005 and became a worldwide box-office success with over $300 million in revenue.
Jessica was part of Garry Marshall’s all-star ensemble romantic comedy, Sevgililer günü (2010), which broke box-office records with the largest opening on a four-day President’s Day weekend in history. She starred opposite Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson in director Michael Winterbottom’s controversial screen adaptation of Içimdeki Katil (2010), based on Jim Thompson’s novel, as well as Robert Rodriquez’s Ustura (2010). She co-starred in the third installment of the hit “Meet the Parents” franchise Zor baba 3 (2010), as well as the 4D family adventure Çilgin Çocuklar 4 (2011), marking her third of five collaborations with Robert Rodriguez. Jessica was part of an all-star voice cast for The Weinstein Company’s animated adventure, Kahraman Uzaylilar (2013), also featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser and James Gandolfini.
She appeared in the comedy A.C.O.D. (2013), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and starred Adam Scott, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler. She made a cameo appearance in Ustura Dönüyor (2013) and co-starred in Robert Rodriquez’s highly-anticipated, star-studded sequel Günah Sehri: Ugruna Öldürülecek Kadin (2014).
That year she had a full slate of acting projects, including the period drama Dear Eleanor (2016)”; The Englishman opposite Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek; the IFC parody mini-series The Spoils of Babylon (2014), produced by Funny or Die, with a stellar cast including Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Michael Sheen and Tim Robbins; and Stretch (2014), co-starring Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, Ray Liotta, Ed Helms and Brooklyn Decker.
Jessica has received Golden Globe and People’s Choice Award nominations, was voted TV Guide readers’ Breakout Star of the Year, and won Favorite TV Actress at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards for “Dark Angel.” She won the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female Actress for her performance in “Fantastic Four” and an MTV Movie Award for Sexiest Performance in “Sin City.”
She received another Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress in a Horror/Thriller for Göz (2008) and was honored by the Young Hollywood Awards as Superstar of Tomorrow in 2005. She has received ALMA Awards for her performances in “Dark Angel” and “Machete,” as well as a Fashion Icon in 2009.
Jessica Alba has landed on the cover of Vogue Australia’s February issue, and the actress and business mogul proves that you don’t need to wear something colorful to stand out from the crowd. Shot by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier, the full spread features Jessica in a collection of breezy white looks, appropriate since it’s currently the warm season Down Under. Each outfit sticks to the shoot’s simple color palette, but thanks to varying materials and cuts, each feels completely unique.
While here at home we’re in the throes of Winter, the tops and dresses with cutout details have us dreaming of the warmer weather headed our way ASAP. Just scroll for a look at her shoot and then to shop a few similar styles for the rising temperatures ahead.
Jessica Alba was immediately attracted by his last film, because it could not rely on its own heritage.
The 29-year-old who is Mexican-American, met with Sin City director Robert Rodriguez for the thriller Machete, where she plays a Latina character, a U.S. immigration officer determined for the first time.
“I’ve never played a Latina in a movie before … I always thought that if I’m playing a character Latina, I want it to be vibrant and strong woman, like the women I grew up, “she told Tatler magazine.
The actress also said its heritage meant she had an affair with the director of instant film.
“Robert Rodriguez’s films are so entertaining,” she said.
“I grew up Mexican-American, which he did. We were instantly like family. We cook and spend time with children. ”
Machete, which also featured an unusual combination of Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan and Steven Seagal, opens in the U.S. in September.
Jessica Alba, who welcomed her second daughter Haven in 2011, said Tuesday the idea was born after she learned that toxic chemicals are in widely used, everyday products.
“I would buy what I thought was like an eco-brand and pay out the wazoo for it and then find out that it’s made with the same ingredients as any other brand, but the packaging is a little more biodegradable and you’re like ‘But I care about the product touching my kid. Is that OK?'”
She decided the best solution was to make available the kinds of products she would buy. To launch the business, she partnered with author and environmentalist Christopher Gavigan, ShoeDazzle founder Brian Lee and PriceGrabber.com executive Sean Kane.
The 30-year-old actress said the venture is “hands down” more nerve-racking than the opening of a new movie but also more gratifying. “I came up with the idea. I had to pitch it to my partners and they came on board and together we created the company from scratch,” she said. “From the packaging to the bottles to the product that’s inside, the way that the interfacing is with the website, all of that is really from me … it’s taken three years to get here.”
To make a purchase, consumers sign up on Honest.com and choose from subscription packages for products including diapers, shampoo and laundry detergent. The products are then delivered monthly to the buyer’s door.
Alba plans to expand the line based on customer feedback. “It’s important that a brand that’s meant for families actually listens to families, and it’s not just some big corporate entity making these huge decisions,” she said.
Alba recently worked to drum up support for the proposed Safe Chemicals Act, which would require products to be tested for chemicals before they are sold and would have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency test products already on the market.
The federal legislation has been critized by the American Chemistry Council, which says the safety standards the measure proposes are “unachievable.”
The actress gives the newborn girl a name that is just as unique as big sister Honor’s.
It’s a girl! Jessica Alba gave birth to daughter Haven Garner Warren, the actress announced on Facebook Saturday.
“She was born on Saturday, weighed 7 lbs and was 19 inches long. Healthy and happy!” Alba wrote. “Big sister Honor couldn’t be more excited about the new addition to our family.”
“Thank you for all of your support during my pregnancy. It means the world to me.”
This is the actress’ second child with hubby Cash Warren. In July, the Spy Kids 4 actress told Us Weekly that Honor, 3, was “as excited as a kid can be [about becoming a big sister], even though she doesn’t really know what it means just yet.”
As of last month, Alba was still getting things ready for her family’s newest addition. “The nursery isn’t ready. It’s not even close, but I’m accumulating things,” she told Us. “In the beginning the baby stays with me in the room, so you don’t need the nursery ready so soon. We’re remodeling our house, so it’s going to take a few months. I’m really taking my time.”
The actress admits she wasn’t very “chill” during the birth of her first child, so she took “hypnobirth classes” to prepare for the delivery of baby number two. “It’s not like the clock in front of your face and you go out and you wake up and you got a baby,” she joked on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in May. “Basically my husband takes me through sort of a meditation. He’ll say, ‘You’re relaxed, and you’re floating on clouds’ while you’re going through labor and your contractions. I’m just concentrating on breathing and staying relaxed because it’s when you get tense that makes the whole labor worse and more painful. That’s all it is. It’s not like a weird thing.”
So what’s next for the new mom? She wants to lose the baby weight — even if that means “starving [herself]!”
“I have a hard time with portion control, so I have 1,200 calorie meals delivered,” she told Lucky’s September issue. “But I also work out, so basically I’m starving. It sucks. I drink a lot of water.”
Jessica Alba missed out on playing twins in Robert Rodriguez’s new movie “Machete” because she objected to the sisters’ sex play.
The modest movie star, who insists on keeping everything covered up on the big screen, balked when she saw the first draft of the script and asked pal Rodriguez to rewrite her twin characters.
She says, “In the original script, I played twins, and there was a lot more sex. I’m not very comfortable with that stuff. I get freaked out and nervous.
Robert Rodriguez said, ‘Oh, we’ll rewrite it and we’ll do what you are comfortable with,’ and I was like, ‘OK, cool.'”
Related Link: Machete Movie Full Production Notes