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Jessica Chastain

1977-03-24 Southern California, California, USA

Image of Jessica Chastain


Jessica Michelle Chastain (born March 24, 1977) is an American actress and film producer. Known for her roles in films with feminist themes, she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, in addition to nominations for two British Academy Film Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Chastain developed an interest in acting from an early age. In 1998, she made her professional stage debut as Shakespeare's Juliet. After studying acting at the Juilliard School, she was signed to a talent holding deal with the television producer John Wells. She was a recurring guest star in several television series, including Law & Order: Trial by Jury. She also took on roles in the stage productions of Anton Chekhov's play The Cherry Orchard in 2004 and Oscar Wilde's tragedy Salome in 2006. Chastain made her film debut in the drama Jolene (2008), and gained wide recognition for her starring roles in the dramas Take Shelter (2011) and The Tree of Life (2011). Her performance as an aspiring socialite in The Help (2011) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2012, she won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a CIA analyst in the thriller Zero Dark Thirty. Chastain made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Heiress in the same year. Her highest-grossing releases came with the science fiction films Interstellar (2014) and The Martian (2015), and the horror film It Chapter Two (2019), and she continued to receive critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Most Violent Year (2014), Miss Sloane (2016), Molly's Game (2017). For her portrayal of Tammy Faye in the biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021), which she also produced, Chastain won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Chastain is the founder of the production company Freckle Films, which was created to promote diversity in film. She is vocal about mental health issues, as well as gender and racial equality. She is married to fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, with whom she has two children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jessica Chastain, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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The Summers of IT: Chapter Two Self 2019-12-10
This Changes Everything Herself 2019-06-28
Very Ralph Herself 2019-11-12
Dark Phoenix Vuk 2019-06-05
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It Chapter Two Beverly Marsh 2019-09-04
The Summers of IT: Chapter One Self 2019-12-10
Woman Walks Ahead Catherine Weldon 2018-04-25
Molly's Game Molly Bloom 2017-09-20
The Zookeeper's Wife Antonina Żabińska 2017-03-24
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The Huntsman: Winter's War Sara 2016-04-06
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Hand Tailored Gothic Self 2016-02-09
The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak Herself 2016-02-09
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Miss Sloane Madeline Elizabeth Sloane 2016-11-25
Unity Self - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Eleanor Rigby 2014-10-10
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Eleanor Rigby 2014-05-14
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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Gia (voice) 2012-06-06
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The Tree of Life Mrs. O'Brien 2011-05-17
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Texas Killing Fields Pam Stall 2011-10-14
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Touch of Evil The Fire Starter 2011-12-06
The Debt Young Rachel Singer 2010-09-30
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