With her striking look and excellent acting, Jessica Claire Biel unmistakably would rise to be a precious jewel in Hollywood film industry. As her career keeps running smoothly and steadily, the future indeed looks bright on her. Tracing back to the past, Jessica was born on March 3, 1982 in Ely, Minnesota as the only daughter of John and Kim Biel. At a very young age, her parents decided to move to Boulder, Colorado, taking along little Jessica and her younger brother, Justin. Her interest in acting grew when she watched a musical film production entitled "Annie" (1982). This triggered her to join the local theater, starring in various plays, such as "Beauty and the Beast," "The Invisible People," "Annie," and "The Sound of Music."
Wanting to pursue a career in the entertainment field, Jessica signed to an agency in Denver which later encouraged her to enter the International Modeling & Talent Association (IMTA) convention in Los Angeles that was held in January 1994. Much to her surprise, she won the competition and was granted a scholarship to study at Young Actor's Space, a respectable acting society run by Diane Hardin and Nora Eckstein. Moving to L.A. with her family, this sparkling city apparently gave her much more opportunities to develop her skills. After being a teen print model, she successfully secured the role of Mary Camden in Aaron Spelling's "7th Heaven" (1996) through an audition. This screen debut turned out to be her career breakthrough as the series became wildly popular.
Sticking to "7th Heaven" did not mean Jessica stop looking for another vehicle to success. She made her first appearance on the big screen, starring in "Ulee's Gold" (1997) alongside Peter Fonda. Her portrayal as a rebellious teen named Casey Jackson was hugely praised by the critics, proving her brilliance on acting. Her next film entitled "I'll Be Home for Christmas" came up in the following year. Meanwhile, she gradually felt frustrated with her role in "7th Heaven" despite her increasing popularity on the show. She suspected her good-girl image in the series had prevented her to explore more different roles as she failed to join the cast of "American Beauty" (1999). Intending to break free from both the image and the contract, she made a controversial move by posing topless in Gear Magazine in the year of 2000.
Her semi-nude picture was indeed shocking for she barely turned seventeen at that time. Ultimately got what she wished for, Jessica made her last performance in "7th Heaven" by 2001. After the departure, she tried to concentrate on her study at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts in which she had attended since 2000. However, the desire to act was difficult to resist, so she finally decided to leave before completing a degree program and fully concentrated on her acting career. Appearing in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" by 2003, she afterwards performed in two well-known movies entitled "Blade: Trinity" and "Cellular" which both came up in 2004. Starring alongside Chris Evans in the latter flick, she had been romantically linked to this handsome actor since 2001 before they were reported break up in the year of 2006.
By 2005, Jessica, however, got a little bit stumbled as her vehicles released that year sadly did not turn out as expected. "Stealth" became a box office disaster while "Elizabethtown" and "London" were met with indifference. Thankfully, she later managed to soar again through 2006's "The Illusionist", which received good reviews and generated a hefty profit at the box office. Also seen in "Home of the Brave" that year, the starlet next added "Next" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" into her resume, both coming up in 2007. 2008, in the meantime, would find her appearing in titles like "Powder Blue", "Nailed", and "Die a Little", which she also produces besides a short feature entitled "Hole in the Paper Sky."
Besides being extremely busy maintaining her acting career, Jessica took deep concern on world matters, doing charities to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and PETA. She is also actively involved in Make The Difference Network (MTDN), a web portal she has established together with her father which provides information posted by nonprofit organizations to the benefit of people around the world who intend to search, find, and fund needs as well as wishes. Back to her love life, not long following her break up with Evans, Jessica was romantically linked to New York Yankees star shortstop Derek Jeter. Back to her love life, not long following her break up with Evans, Jessica was romantically linked to New York Yankees star shortstop Derek Jeter. Sadly the relationship did not last long, and she after that got linked to pop singer Justin Timberlake upon being pictured snowboarding together in January 2007.