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Jessica Chastain


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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 108 nominations. See more awards »

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Zero Dark Thirty
(2012)
Interstellar
Interstellar Murph
(2014)
Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak Lucille Sharpe
(2015)

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 2018 George and Tammy (pre-production)
Tammy Wynette
  Painkiller Jane (announced)
Jane Vasko
  Seducing Ingrid Bergman (announced)
Ingrid Bergman
 2018 Spheres (Short)
Narrator
 2018 Jay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé (Video short)
 2017 Woman Walks Ahead
Catherine Weldon
 2017 Le grand jeu
Molly Bloom
 2017 La femme du gardien de zoo
Antonina Zabinska
 2016 Miss Sloane
Elizabeth Sloane
 2016 Animals. (TV Series)
Sarah
- Turkeys (2016) ... Sarah (voice)
 2016 Ares III: Farewell (Video short)
Melissa Lewis
 2016 Ares III: The Right Stuff (Video short)
Melissa Lewis
 2015 Crimson Peak
Lucille Sharpe
 2015 Seul sur Mars
Melissa Lewis
 2014 A Most Violent Year
Anna Morales
 2014 Interstellar
Murph
 2014 Mademoiselle Julie
Miss Julie
 2013 Salomé
Salome
 2013/I Mama
Annabel
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty
Maya
 2012/II The Color of Time
Mrs. Williams
 2012 Des hommes sans loi
Maggie Beaufort
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Fire Starter
 2011 Killing Fields
Pam Stall
 2011 Wilde Salomé (Documentary)
Salome
 2011 La couleur des sentiments
Celia Foote
 2011 The tree of life - l'arbre de vie
Mrs. O'Brien
 2011 Ennemis jurés
Virgilia
 2011 Take Shelter
Samantha
 2010 The Westerner (Short)
Daniel's Mother
 2010/I L'affaire Rachel Singer
Young Rachel
 2010 Hercule Poirot (TV Series)
Mary Debenham
- Murder on the Orient Express (2010) ... Mary Debenham
 2009 Stolen Lives
Sally Ann
 2008 Jolene
Jolene
 2007 Journeyman (TV Series)
Tanna Bloom
- Friendly Skies (2007) ... Tanna Bloom
 2006 Le trésor de Barbe-Noire (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte Ormand
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
 2006 The Evidence (TV Series)
Laura Green
- Pilot (2006) ... Laura Green
 2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
Casey Wirth
- The Rapist Next Door (2006) ... Casey Wirth
 2005-2006 New York, cour de justice (TV Series)
A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
- Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
- Vigilante (2005) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
- 41 Shots (2005) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
 2005 Dark Shadows (TV Movie)
Carolyn Stoddard
 2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Sarah Williams
- The Girl Next Door (2004) ... Sarah Williams
 2004 Urgences (TV Series)
Dahlia Taslitz
- Forgive and Forget (2004) ... Dahlia Taslitz
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Other Works:

Played "Desdemona" in "Othello", a play by William Shakespeare (The Public, NYC, NY, USA), with Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz in the cast. See more »

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11 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Before coming to New York, I had never had the possibility to come close to creativity of that kind. No one in my family had ever had anything to do with that environment, therefore at my audition at the Juilliard I risked a lot, especially on an emotional level. When they accepted me I found myself in another world. See more »

Trivia:

Jessica's paternal grandfather was of Basque and Castilian/Spanish descent. The rest of her ancestry is one eighth Greek, as well as English, German, French, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish. Two of Jessica's paternal great-grandparents, Antonio Astoreca Monasterio and Ramona Egurrola Basañez, were emigrants from Spain (of Basque and Castilian ancestry). One of her ... See more »

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Red hair See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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