- 10:57 AM, Apr 29
Jessica Marie Alba, born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, California, is an actress. She grew up a sports fanatic with rebellious behavior which becomes understandable as she was raised in a nomadic military family. Jessica was born to real estate agent Mark Alba and housewife Cathy. Her brother, Joshua Alba, is an actor as well. She once co-starred in one episode of "Dark Angel" with him, entitled "...And Jesus Brought a Casserole."
Jessica was 12 before she took her first acting class. She was very fond of acting and attended the David Mamet's Atlantic Theater Company after graduated from Claremont High School, Claremont, CA at the age of 16. At the Atlantic Theater Company, the 1983's "Flashdance" fan was studying with William H. Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman.
Nicknamed "Sky Angel," Jessica made her feature film debut in the 1994's "Camp Nowhere." Initially played a two-weeks role, the chance to become famous approached her when she was pointed out to fill in the principal role actress' slot who suddenly dropped out of the project. Her two-weeks then stretched to two-months with a remarkable act of hers. Widely known for her serious preparation in preparing a role, Jessica, who is a golf fanatic, has started training in dance and Tae Bo two months before the production of her 2003 movie "Honey." However, it was her role of the genetically-engineered super-soldier, Max Guevara, on the FOX sci-fi TV series "Dark Angel" that brought her to her career breakthrough despite the fact that she already rose to Hollywood's prominence with her starring role in the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy "Never Been Kissed" (1999), and as the female lead in the 1999 comedy-horror film "Idle Hands", opposite Devon Sawa.
It was this series that brought Jessica her most notable roles as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in "Sin City" (2005) and as the classic Marvel Comics character Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman in the "Fantastic Four" (2005). Kept adding more big screen projects into her acting resume, Jessica had herself explored various kinds of characters, signed on as the cast of the psychological thriller "Awake" (2007) which reunited her with famous actors, like Lena Olin, Terrence Howard, Sam Robards, and Hayden Christensen. While awaiting for the film to be released on theaters, she explored the comedy genre, starring in "The Ten" and "Good Luck Chuck" which saw her starring as Cam Wexler, a