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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Jessica N. Howard

Birth Date :

March 24, 1977

Birth Place :

California, USA

Claim to fame :

As Jolene in "Jolene" (2008)

Biography


Falling for acting at 7 after watching a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", Jessica (Michelle) Chastain then attended the Juilliard School and became a member of its Drama Division's Group 32, thanks to a scholarship provided by the late Robin Williams. During her time studying in the institution, she was actively involved in several theatrical productions and student film projects. After graduating she left her hometown New York for California and started auditioning for roles. Landing her TV debut as Carolyn Stoddard on "Dark Shadows", the feature unfortunately was never aired.

Refusing to give up, Chastain next scored a guest stint on "ER", which was followed by minor parts on "Veronica Mars", "Close to Home", and "Law & Order: Trial By Jury". She began receiving the attention of several casting directors after playing on Al Pacino's new production of "Salome". In 2008, she made her film debut in drama "Jelone" and was praised for her portrayal of its title character, which at the same time also won her the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actress.

Latest News


First Look at Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain on 'The Huntsman' Set

June 04, 2015 10:18:26 GMT

The first set photos from "" have arrived. The photos feature joined by in costume as the titular character, Eric the Huntsman.
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Jessica Chastain Signs on to Act in 'The Huntsman'

February 25, 2015 04:44:27 GMT

The cast ensemble of "" are welcoming the addition of actress into the pack. The 37-year-old movie beauty has closed a deal to act in the film, a follow-up to 2012's "". Her character has not yet been disclosed.
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Golden Globes 2015: Jennifer Lopez, Dakota Johnson, Jessica Chastain Dazzle on Red Carpet

January 12, 2015 01:30:30 GMT

Hollywood celebrities flocked the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, January 11 for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Among those who glittered the red carpet were , and .
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Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain Dazzle at AFI Awards Luncheon

January 10, 2015 03:00:55 GMT

Hollywood stars stepped out to attend the 2015 AFI Awards Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on Friday, January 9. Among those who shone on the red carpet were , and .
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First Photos: Jessica Chastain in 'Crimson Peak', Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's Cold War Movie

December 19, 2014 04:49:02 GMT

The first photo from Guillermo del Toro-directed movie "" has landed online. Arriving on Thursday, December 19, the image gives the first look at wearing a gothic dress while posing on stairs. "Anyone afraid of ghosts? #CrimsonPeak #GuillermoDelToro #LadyLucilleSharpe #october," she captioned the photo she shared on Instagram.
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National Board of Review 2014 Awards Full Winners List

December 02, 2014 23:32:52 GMT

The National Board of Review has announced the winners of 2014 slate with "" taking the top spot as Best Film of the year. It was a surprise choice considering the acclaims that "" and "" have achieved among the critics awards.
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'Miss Julie' New Trailer: Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell in Hot and Cold Romance

November 15, 2014 05:58:24 GMT

"" gets a new trailer, highlighting the love-hate relationship between 's Miss Julie and 's John. One scene shows them locking lips in a passionate embrace in a secluded place, while some others see her coldly ordering him around.
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Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain Demand Respect in 'A Most Violent Year' Trailer

November 04, 2014 04:40:29 GMT

The first full trailer for crime drama "" has landed online. It shows and as a couple chasing the American Dream. They are trying to capitalize on opportunities and expand their small business into something bigger.
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Seth Rogen and Jessica Chastain in Talks to Join Christian Bale in Steve Jobs Biopic

October 30, 2014 22:08:37 GMT

and are eyed to join a new untitled Steve Jobs biopic in supporting roles. According to TheWrap, Rogen is considered to portray Steve Wozniak, who founded Apple with the late Steve Jobs.
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Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway Premiere 'Interstellar' in L.A.

October 27, 2014 06:01:31 GMT

Stars turned up at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Los Angeles, Hollywood on Sunday, October 26 to celebrate the premiere of "". Lead actor attended the event accompanied by his model wife Camila Alves.
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Jessica Chastain: 'I Was Told Every Day at School That I Was Ugly'

October 08, 2014 09:03:14 GMT

opens up about her childhood bullying in an interview with Glamour magazine for its November issue. The 37-year-old actress tells the magazine, "[As a child] I was told every day at school that I was ugly."
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'A Most Violent Year': Jessica Chastain Caught Up in Criminal Underworld

September 19, 2014 09:11:13 GMT

"" reveals a teaser trailer, poster and release date. The video gives a sneak peek at the gripping performances of Oscar nominee and Golden Globe nominee as a couple entangled in the web of lies and deceits.
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Jessica Chastain Wants to Play Superhero With 'Cool Costume'

September 09, 2014 04:57:15 GMT

would love to star in a superhero movie, but she doesn't want her role to be just any character. In a chat with The Guardian, the "" actress expressed her desire to play an a**-kicking heroine with a "cool costume."
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Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig in Talks for Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

September 04, 2014 07:05:21 GMT

and are in contention to join Ridley Scott's next project "". The two actresses are in talks to play the leading lady opposite . Rumor has it, Chastain's chance to land the role is bigger than Wiig's.
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Jessica Chastain Wants Scarlett Johansson to Get Her Own Superhero Movie

August 28, 2014 12:50:49 GMT

weighs in on the lack of female-centric superhero movie in Hollywood. The "" actress is specifically campaigning for who plays Black Widow in Marvel Cinematic Universe to get her own movie.
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Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell Play Sex and Power Game in 'Miss Julie' Trailer

July 23, 2014 01:44:17 GMT

The first trailer of "" has been released to reveal the story about battle of sexes and classes. stars as the titular character in the film based on the 1888 Swedish play of the same name, starring opposite as a servant she's having an affair with.
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Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy Fall in Love in 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer

June 28, 2014 01:55:22 GMT

and displayed a passionate love affair in "". First trailer for the romance drama written and directed by Ned Benson has been debuted online.
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HBO and Jessica Chastain Deny 'True Detective' Season 2 Casting Rumor

May 22, 2014 01:37:14 GMT

is not coming to the small screen anytime soon. Nerdist previously reported that the Oscar-nominated actress was offered a lead role on "" season 2, but E! News begs to differ, saying that HBO and reps for Chastain have denied the story.
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Jessica Chastain Wanted for 'True Detective' Season 2

May 21, 2014 07:40:15 GMT

could step into 's shoes on "" season 2. Series creator Nic Pizzolatto has been rumored seeking a female-driven cast for the upcoming installment of the crime drama series and now Nerdist reports that the Academy Award-nominated actress has been offered the lead role.
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Jessica Chastain Courted for 'Mission: Impossible V'

April 24, 2014 04:05:28 GMT

is offered to join the upcoming fifth installment of "Mission: Impossible". Schmoes Know reports that the "" actress is wanted to play the "right hand woman" to 's IMF agent character, Ethan Hunt.
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Jessica Chastain Cast in 'Dark' Marilyn Monroe Biopic

April 23, 2014 00:05:06 GMT

will be back playing a blonde in new biopic. It has been reported that the "" star is cast as the beloved actress in Andrew Dominik's "", replacing whose casting was revealed four years ago.
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Pictures: Jessica Chastain Did Body Cast for 'Crimson Peak'

October 05, 2013 05:36:20 GMT

A sneak peek at the pre-production of Guillermo del Toro's "" is offered by one of its lead stars . A series of pictures were posted on her Facebook, showing her undergoing a full-body lifecast for the horror film before the filming starts next year.
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Jessica Chastain Slams Rumors She's Considered for Hillary Clinton Biopic

June 05, 2013 08:31:11 GMT

is apparently not up for Hillary Clinton biopic as reported before. When interviewed at the recent Sound of Change concert, the Mrs. O'Brien depicter in -starring "" has made it clear that she's not one of several Hollywood actresses that are considered to lead "".
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'Behind the Candelabra' Is HBO's Most-Watched Movie Since 2004

May 29, 2013 01:30:54 GMT

"" delivered huge ratings for HBO on Sunday, May 26. The Steven Soderbergh-directed film attracted 2.4 million viewers in its first airing, making it the most-watched HBO original film premiere in almost a decade, following "Something the Lord Made" which posted 2.6 million viewers in 2004.
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Jessica Chastain's First Film 'Wilde Salome' to Finally Be Released

May 28, 2013 08:53:33 GMT

has taken to Facebook to share good news to her fans. The Maya depicter in 2012's "" reveals that her very first film "", in which she co-starred alongside "The Godfather" star , will finally be released in theaters across the nation.
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Jessica Chastain, Heidi Klum, Sharon Stone and More Glam Up amfAR's Gala 2013

May 24, 2013 06:50:30 GMT

Hollywood celebrities gathered at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France Thursday, May 23 for amfAR's 20th annual Cinema Against Aids gala at the Cannes Film Festival. was red hot in her one-shoulder gown, opted for a Bollywood style, and turned heads with her animal-themed accessories.
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Jessica Chastain Denies Oscars Feud With Jennifer Lawrence

February 25, 2013 07:03:19 GMT

dismissed rumor she's feuding with fellow Best Actress nominee ahead of 2013 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24. "I don't (like girl fights). I think the image of women like cats, this catty thing, I don't find that to be true. So I'm not interested in keeping up the myth. Unless it's for a movie. A girl fight in a movie is fun," Jessica told MTV News on the Oscars red carpet.
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Oscars 2013: Olivia Munn, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Jessica Chastain Stun on Red Carpet

February 25, 2013 01:20:24 GMT

A bevy of beauties like , , and came flocking to the Dolby Theatre on Sunday evening, February 24 in Hollywood. Each of them commanded attention as they walked down the red carpet rolled outside the venue with their own sophisticated looks.
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Tron Might Appear in Planned 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel

February 05, 2013 04:09:30 GMT

After winning big at the 2013 Annie Awards, "" will get a sequel treatment with director Rich Moore. Weighing in on the planned follow-up pic, Moore spoke to Coming Soon that he's interested to add another famous character in gaming world to the sequel. He admitted to having set his eyes on Tron.
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Possible Details of Hulk-Centric Films in Marvel's Phase 3

February 05, 2013 03:33:53 GMT

What is Marvel Studios' plan after its Phase 2 ends? While it is already known that "" and "Dr. Strange" would be part of the next phase, Latino Review shares the words that another famous and already-familiar superhero might get his own big screen treatment in Phase 3. He is none other than The Hulk.
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