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Jessica Alba
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Also known as:Jessica Marie Alba
Occupation:Actor
Born:April 28, 1981
Birthplace:California, United States Of America
Spouse:Cash Warren
Children:1
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Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress, businesswoman, and model who is best known for her role as Sue Storm in the Marvels comics based super-hero movie, Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The talented actress began her acting career at a very early age, her first movie appearance was in Camp Nowhere at the age of 13. She rose to fame when she played the lead role in James Cameroon's TV series, Dark Angel.

To her credit, the actress has been part of some of the hit movies like the Honey (2003) , Sin City (2005), Into the Blue (2005), Good Luck Chuck (2007) and along the way she has won several awards like Choice Actress Teen Choice Award, Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television and a nomination at the Golden Globe Awards. Apart from her acting career, the actress is also a co-founder of a consumer good company named The Honest Company that sells non-toxic household products.

Early Life
Jessica Alba was born in Pomona, California to Mark David Alba and Catherine Louisa. Owing to Alba's father's career in the Air Force, the family had to move to different places; they lived in Mississippi, Texas, Biloxi and Del Rio, before eventually settling down in Claremont, California. Alba who grew up with her brother, Joshua Alba, describes her family as a very conservative and traditional Latin American catholic family. The actress graduated from the Claremont High School and subsequently went to Atlantic Theater Company.

Personal Life
In January 2000 while working on her film Dark Angel, she began dating her co-star, Micheal Weatherly who was 12 years older to her. Weatherly proposed Alba and she accepted, however, after three years of dating, in August 2003, Alba announced that she has ended their relationship. In 2004, while filming for Fantastic Four, Alba met Cash Warren, the son of veteran actor Micheal Warren and soon the two began dating. Four years later in May 2007, the duo tied the knot and they have two daughters named Honor Marie Warren and Haven Garner Warren.

Movie Career
Alba was interested in acting right from her childhood, her first appearance on the big screen was a small role in the 1994 movie, Camp Nowhere. Post her first tryst with acting in the movies, the actress appeared in various TV commercials for J.C Penney and Nintendo. She also worked in many independent movies before venturing out into the TV series like The Secret of World of Alex Mack, which was broadcast on Nickelodeon and Flipper where she essayed the role of Maya in the first two episodes. Her other work in TV series' include The Love Boat: The Next Wave, Brooklyn South, and P.U.N.K.S.

After having done a significant amount on work in the TV industry, the actress focused her attention in Hollywood and in 1999 she got her first role as an adult in the Drew Barrymore starring romantic-comedy, Never Been Kissed. In the same year, she played the lead role in Idle Hands alongside Devon Sawa. She got her big break when she was cast in the James Cameroon's sci-fi TV series, Dark Angel. Her stellar performance in the series won her a lot of critical acclaims as well as a nomination at the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress In A Television Series and went on to win the Saturn Award for Best Actress.

While she was praised for her acting in Dark Angel, she also received a lot of flak from the critics and was nominated for the Razzie Awards for Worst Actress for her performances as Sue Storm in the 2005 movie Fantastic Four and its sequel, Into the Blue (2005) , Good Luck Chuck (2007) and Awake. In 2008, the actress ventured out to act in the horror film, The Eye, which opened to negative reviews but Alba praised for her role in the movie. In the same year, she starred alongside Justin Timberlake in the box-office flop, The Love Guru. In late 2008, the actress signed up to play the lead role in An Invisible Sign of My Own. The movie was premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival and released in May 2011.

The year 2010 was quite a successful year for the actress as she starred in five films in the same year. Her first film of the year was The Killer Inside Me, which was the adaptation of a book of the same name. The movie directed by Micheal Winterbottom and co-starring Kate Hudson and Casey Affleck saw Alba essaying the role of a prostitute, Joyce Lakeland. The film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and it was criticized for its depiction of violence towards women. Her second film of the year was Garry Marshall's Valentine's Day starring Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Bradly Cooper and Jennifer Garner. Other movies of the year were Machete, Little Fockers with Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller and Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World.

In 2013, the actress appeared in Stu Zicherman's comedy movie, A.C.O.D and made her debut as a voice artist in the animated film, Escape from Planet Earth where she lent her voice to the character Lena. The following year, Alba reprised her role as Santana in Machete Kills, the sequel to the 2005 movie Machete and played the role of Nancy Callahan in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. In 2015 the actress appeared in Barely Lethal, which received mixed reviews. Her 2016 films include The Veil and Mechanic Resurrection.
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Family
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Spouse
Honor Marie Warren
Daughter
Catherine Jensen
Mother
Mark Alba
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Did You Know? (8)

  • Alba was rated in the top 3 of the FHM Magazine's annual list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World for three consecutive years in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
  • Jessica Alba who is known for being a health conscious person has been on a diet since she was 12 years old.
  • In 2006, Jessica Alba was ranked No.1 in the "Most Desirable Women" poll held by an online magazine, AskMen.com
  • Jessica Alba is an avid swimmer and she a PADI-certified scuba diver.
  • While growing up, jessica Alba suffered a lot of health issues. As a kid she suffered from partially collapsed lungs twice, she suffered from pneumonia, had a ruptured appendix and also had asthma.
  • At the age of 11, Alba persuaded her mom to take her to an acting competition held in Beverly Hills and won the competition.
  • During the production of Flippers, where Jessica Alba appeared as a 15-year-old teenager, she received threats and was even kidnapped. However, she was found unharmed in a car trunk.
  • Rachel McAdams was initially considered for the role of Sue Strom in Fantastic Four (2005). However, the role eventually went to Jessica Alba.
  • Personal Quotes (15)

  • "There is no such thing as a perfect guy. I think it would be strange if somebody was absolutely everything you always wanted because then there would be no challenge. Also, you would feel inferior."
  • "You have to be the best of whatever you are, but successful, cool actresses come in all shapes and sizes."
  • "I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss."
  • "Movies are the shadiest business in the world."
  • "I wish I could speak Spanish because it would be a lot easier to play more interesting roles."
  • "I love acting because it's this space where dreams can be realized, fantasy comes to life, and there are no limitations on what's possible."
  • "Movies are the shadiest business in the world."
  • "The films I do always have a happy ending. I hope it reflects back to real life."
  • "A parent knows better than any book or "expert" what their kid really needs."
  • "My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing. "
  • "I'm all about supporting anyone whose art is also the way they make their living. "
  • "Being perfect is being flawed, accepting it, and never letting it make you feel less than your best. "
  • "It's hard for people to take anyone seriously who's never done this before. But that just gave me fire to move forward. "
  • "It's so much better to promote what you love than to bash what you hate "
  • "The only way you can measure your success is by reflecting and seeing what you want out of the experience. And the journey is just as much a part of the success you seek out. "
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