Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is known as an American actress. She is most famous for her roles in films like ''The Help' and 'Zero Dark Thirty'.

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Background and Age

Jessica Howard was born on March 24, 1977, in Sacramento, California. She started performing at an early age in productions of Shakespeare's works like Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet around the San Francisco Bay region. At the encouraging of another actor in Romeo and Juliet, Chastain tried out for the Juilliard School in New York City and was accepted, assisted by the scholarship set up by Juilliard alum Robin Williams. She eventually started to perform under her mom's original surname, Chastain, so as to help evade confusion with another redheaded actress named Bryce Dallas Howard.

Career and Net Worth

Starting in 2008, Chastain started to concentrate her endeavors on big-screen roles. The year 2011 started well for the actress with the religion hit Take Shelter, for which she got an assortment of awards. After Chastain featured with Al Pacino in Wilde Salomé, he put in a good word for her to director Terrence Malick for a role in the forthcoming Tree of Life. Chastain got the part, playing a distress stricken spouse inverse Brad Pitt, and that same year, she appeared in the raving success The Help. As a demonstration of her prosperity, the actress got a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her work in The Help as the adoring Southerner Celia Foote.

In 2017, Chastain depicted Antonina Zabinskini in The Zookeeper's Wife, a motion picture based on the genuine story of a group that shielded 300 Jews in the Warsaw Zoo during the Holocaust. That year, the actress earned a Golden Globe nomination. She appeared in another true story, Molly's Game, about a first class skier who started running the world's most selective high-stakes poker game.

In 2018, Chastain featured in the true to life period drama Woman Walks Ahead, depicting picture painter Caroline Weldon who looks to meet and paint Lakota saint Sitting Bull. The next year she rejoined with McAvoy for the X-Men feature Dark Phoenix and the thriller It Chapter Two. In September 2019, the horror It: Chapter Two was released in theaters. In the film, Jessica plays the character of Beverly Marsh.

Marriage, Husband and Kids

Chastain married Italian style official Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo in June 2017. The next year they gave birth to a little girl, Giulietta, by means of surrogacy.

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Last Modified: Sep 14 2020
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