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Jessica Chastain
Occupation:Actor • Voice Cast • Producer
Born:March 24, 1977
Birthplace:California, U.S.A.
Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress and film producer known for movies like The Tree of Life (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and The Help (2011). She made her acting debut with Dan Ireland`s Jolene (2008). One of her initial big breaks came when she played a young Rachel Singer in the espionage thriller The Debt (2010). The older Rachel was played by Dame Helen Mirren. Chastain followed it up with critically acclaimed movies like Jeff Nichols` Take Shelter (2011), Ralph Fiennes` Coriolanus (2011), Tate Taylor`s The Help (2011), Terrence Malick`s The Tree of Life (2011) and John Hillcoat`s Lawless (2012).

One of Chastain`s career defining roles was in Kathryn Bigelow`s Zero Dark Thirty (2012). She played Maya, a CIA intelligence analyst tasked with locating the dreaded terrorist, Osama bin Laden. The movie won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama and also helped her receive a second nod for Oscar Best Actress, where she lost to Meryl Streep. She was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Help (2011). Chastain was also critically appreciated for her role in Christopher Nolan`s Interstellar (2014). The movie had her play Murph, Matthew McConaughey`s onscreen daughter. McConaughey played Cooper, who is sent by NASA on a planet exploration to find a planet with life sustenance. Her other acting credits include Mama (2013), The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him, Her & Them (2013), A Most Violent Year (2014), The Martian (2015), Crimson Peak (2015) and Miss Sloane (2016). Chastain is also a part of Niki Caro`s The Zookeeper`s Wife (2017). The cast also includes Johan Heldenbergh and Daniel Bruhl. She is associated with the 2017 drama movie Molly`s Game directed by Aaron Sorkin opposite Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. Her other releases includes X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) and IT: Chapter Two (2019).
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  • Oscar Isaac is close friends with fellow Juilliard alum and A Most Violent Year co-star Jessica Chastain.
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