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March 24, 1977

Jessica Chastain (born on March 24, 1977) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles in films such as The Help, Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Martian. Chastain has won numerous awards for her work, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She is one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation.

Early Life and Career

Jessica Chastain was born on March 24, 1977, in a small town outside of Sacramento, California. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, was a vegan chef and her father, Michael Monasterio, was a firefighter. Jessica was raised in a very creative household - her mother encouraged her to paint and sing, and her father would often take her to see live theater. When she was nine years old, her parents divorced and she moved with her mother to Sonoma County.

As a teenager, Jessica struggled with anxiety and depression. She found solace in acting, and after high school, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater. She spent several years doing Off-Broadway shows and working as a waitress before landing her first major role in the film "Jolene" (2008).

Breakthrough Role: What role gave Jessica Chastain her big break?

In 2008, Jessica Chastain made her film debut in the independent drama "Jolene" but it was her role as Maya in the 2011 blockbuster "The Help" that gave her career a major boost. Chastain won praise for her performance as the maid who stands up to racial injustice in the South during the Civil Rights movement. The role earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and helped make her one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses.

Successful Career

Since her breakout role, Jessica Chastain's career has been on the rise. She has starred in a number of successful films, including "The Help" and "Zero Dark Thirty." Chastain has also received critical acclaim for her work in theatre. In recent years, she has taken on more diverse roles, such as in the sci-fi film "Interstellar." Chastain is currently one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses.

Personal Life

Jessica Chastain is known for her roles in The Help and Zero Dark Thirty. She has won numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Critics' Choice Award. Chastain's personal life is relatively private. She has been married to Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo since June 2017. Chastain has said that she does not like to talk about her personal life in the public eye and prefers to keep it separate from her work as an actress.


Jessica Chastain is one of Hollywood’s most successful and versatile actresses. In a career spanning over two decades, she has starred in some of the most iconic films of our time. From her breakout role in “The Help” to her Oscar-nominated performances in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Molly’s Game”, Chastain has cemented her place as one of the best actresses of her generation.

Born and raised in Northern California, Chastain always knew she wanted to be an actress. After studying drama at Juilliard, she moved to New York City where she started her career on stage. It wasn’t long before she made the transition to film, and the rest is history.

Full NameJessica Michelle Chastain
Date of BirthMarch 24, 1977
Age Years
BirthplaceSonoma, California, United States
Home TownSonoma, California
Educational QualificationBachelor Of Fine Arts
SchoolEl Camino Fundamental High School
College/ UniversitySacramento City College
Zodiac SignAries ♈
ProfessionActress, Producer
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)
Weight56 kg (124 lbs)
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGreen
Hobbies Playing Guitar, Yoga
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
FatherMichael Monasterio
MotherJerri Chastain
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo ( m. 2017)
Daughter(s)Giulietta Chastain Passi di Preposulo
Brother(s)Will Chastain
Sister(s)Juliet Chastain, Nicole Monasterio, Nicole Monasterio
ProfessionActress, Producer
Net Worth$50 million
Famous forTerrence Malick's meditation The Tree of Life and the blockbuster The Help
DebutJolene (2008)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
Academy Awards,
Alliance of Women Film Journalists,
Austin Film Critics Association,
Critics' Choice Movie Awards
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Movie List

Mothers' Instinct
[ Upcoming ]
[ 2022 ]
The Good Nurse
[ 2022 ]
Armageddon Time
[ 2022 ]
The 355
[ 2022 ]
The Forgiven
[ 2021 ]
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
[ 2021 ]
Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy
[ 2020 ]
[ 2020 ]
Dark Phoenix
[ 2019 ]
It Chapter Two
[ 2019 ]
This Changes Everything
[ 2018 ]
I Am Jane Doe
[ 2017 ]
The Zookeeper's Wife
[ 2017 ]
Molly's Game
[ 2017 ]
Woman Walks Ahead
[ 2017 ]
The Huntsman: Winter's War
[ 2016 ]
Miss Sloane
[ 2016 ]
[ 2015 ]
The Martian
[ 2015 ]
Crimson Peak
[ 2015 ]
Miss Julie
[ 2014 ]
[ 2014 ]
A Most Violent Year
[ 2014 ]
[ 2013 ]
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
[ 2013 ]
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
[ 2012 ]
[ 2012 ]
The Color of Time
[ 2012 ]
Zero Dark Thirty
[ 2012 ]
Take Shelter
[ 2011 ]
[ 2011 ]
The Tree of Life
[ 2011 ]
The Help
[ 2011 ]
Wilde Salomé
[ 2011 ]
Texas Killing Fields
[ 2011 ]
The Westerner
[ 2010 ]
The Debt
[ 2010 ]
[ 2009 ]
[ 2008 ]

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