Jessica Chastain

BirthDay:

24 Mar 1977

BirthPlace:

Sacramento, California, USA

BirthName:

Jessica Michelle Chastain

Bio:

Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and was in a dance troupe by age thirteen. She began performing in Shakespearean productions all over the Bay area.

An actor in a production of "Romeo & Juliet" encouraged her to audition for Juilliard as a drama major. She became a member of "Crew 32" with the help of a scholarship from one of the school's famous alumni, Robin Williams.

In her last year at Juilliard, she was offered a holding deal with TV writer/producer John Wells and she eventually worked in three of his TV shows. Jessica continues to do theatre, having played in "The Cherry Orchard", "Rodney's Wife", "Salome" and "Othello". She spends her time between New York and Los Angeles, working in theater, film and TV.

In 2011, she had a prolific year in film. She was nominated for and won a number of awards, including a 2012 Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help (2011).
Filmography

Actor ( 97 credits )

Blonde (2018) Marilyn Monroe
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)
No Show Jones (2018) Tammy Wynette (rumored)
Plus One (2018)
The Division (2018)
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Antonina Zabinski
Woman Walks Ahead (2017) Caroline Weldon
Molly's Game (2017) Molly Bloom
Miss Sloane (2016) Elizabeth Sloane
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
The Secret Scripture (2016) Roseanne McNulty
Animals. (2016)  Sarah (1 episode, 2016)
The Martian (2015) Melissa Lewis
Crimson Peak (2015) Lady Lucille Sharpe
Unity (2015) Narrator (voice)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) (rumored)
Celebrity Conversations (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
This Week in Hollywood (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
A Most Violent Year (2014) Anna Morales
Interstellar (2014) Murph
Miss Julie (2014) Miss Julie
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) Eleanor Rigby
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Hollywood Sessions (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013) Eleanor Rigby
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013) Eleanor Rigby
Seduced and Abandoned (2013) Herself
Salomé (2013) Salome
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013) Herself - Letter Reader
Mama (2013) Annabel
Revealed (2013)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013)
The Hollywood Reporter in Focus (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Ok! TV (2013)  Herself (4 episodes, 2015)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Color of Time (2012) Mrs. Williams
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Maya
Lawless (2012) Maggie Beauford
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) Gia (voice)
Katie (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Herself (2013)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Touch of Evil (2011) The Fire Starter
Coriolanus (2011) Virgilia
Texas Killing Fields (2011) Pam Stall
The Help (2011) Celia Foote
The Tree of Life (2011) Mrs. O'Brien
Take Shelter (2011) Samantha
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Big Picture (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Dish Nation (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Wilde Salomé (2011) Salome
The Westerner (2010) Daniel's Mother
The Debt (2010) Young Rachel (Berlin 1965)
Conan (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Ebert Presents: At the Movies (2010)  Herself - Jury Member (1 episode, 2011)
Film Fiend (2010)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Stolen (2009) Sally Ann
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jolene (2008) Jolene
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Journeyman (2007)  Tanna Bloom (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Evidence (2006)  Laura Green (1 episode, 2006)
El hormiguero (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Close to Home (2005)  Casey Wirth (1 episode, 2006)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)  A.D.A. Sigrun Borg (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Veronica Mars (2004)  Sarah Williams (1 episode, 2004)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself - Interstellar (2 episodes, 2014)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself - Interstellar (1 episode, 2014)
eTalk Daily (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The View (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013-2015)
Extra (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
ER (1994)  Dahlia Taslitz (1 episode, 2004)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012)
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)  Mary Debenham (1 episode, 2010)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2011-2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Today (1952)  Guest - Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Painkiller Jane (0)

Producer ( 6 credits )

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) executive producer
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) producer
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013) producer
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013) producer
The Westerner (2010) producer
Painkiller Jane (0) producer