Jessica Chastain, actress: Zero Dark Thirty. Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California & grew up in a medium-class family in the suburbs of Northern California. Her mother, Jerry Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is from Kansas and his stepfather is a firefighter.
JESSICA CHASTAIN’S BIOGRAPHY
|Full Born Name:||Jessica Michelle Chastain|
|NickNames:||Lady Model Worker|
|Date of Birth:||24-Mar-77|
|Birthplace:||Sacramento, California, USA|
|Father Name:||Michael Monasterio|
|Mother Name:||Jerri Chastain|
|Siblings Names:||Nicole Monasterio, Will Chastain, Juliet Chastain, Laci Smoot|
|Spouse:||Gian Luca Pasi De Preposulo|
|Height||5 ft 4 inches|
|Weight||123 pounds or [56 kg]|
|Breast Size||36 inches|
|Body Measurements||36-25-35 inches or [91.4-63.5-88.9 cm]|
|Chest Size||36 inches or [91.4 cm]|
|Waist Size||25 inches or [63.5 cm]|
|Hips Size||35 inches or [88.9 cm]|
|Dress Size||6 (UK), 2 (US), or 34 (EU)|
|Shoe Size||37.5 (EU) or 5 (UK), or 7 (US)|
|Natural Breasts or Implants||Natural|
|Favorite Food:||Vegan Food|
|Favorite Place:||Mexico,Cabo San Lucas|
|Favorite Books:||Happy Vegan, Furious Love, Clarity Cleanse|
|Favorite Song:||Eleanor Rigby|
Jessica Chastain is a talented and versatile American actress who made a dizzying career in Hollywood and by the age of forty took a worthy place among the stars of world cinema. She starred in 40 films and produced three of them. Multiple Oscar and Golden Globe nominees.
CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
The future actress was born on March 24, 1977, in Sacramento, the capital of the state of California. Chastain is her mother’s maiden name, Jerry. Jessica keeps the name of her biological father a secret, it is only known that she was born when her parents were still minors.
There is a version that the actress’ father may be rock musician Michael Monasterio, but she herself does not confirm this information. Jessica considers her only favorite father to be firefighter Michael Hasty, who became Jerry Chastain’s official husband and cared for Jess as his own daughter.
In addition to Jessica, there were four other children in the family: two sisters and two brothers. There was not enough money, so the family often had to move in search of cheap housing. The mother disappeared from morning to night in a vegan restaurant, where she worked as a cook, and the care of the children lay mainly on the shoulders of my grandmother. It was she who managed to instill in Jessica an interest in art, from an early age drove her granddaughter to the theater, and dreamed of her little red-haired favorite to become an actress.
At age 7, Jessica attended the musical “Joseph and His Amazing Cloak of Dreams.” The performance amazed her so much that she herself wanted to be at the epicenter of this magical act. The girl began to study in a choreographic studio, and at the age of thirteen, she enrolled in a theater group.
After graduating from elementary school, Jessica went to a local city college, where she continued her studies in a drama studio. She played in student plays, appeared on stage in the image of Juliet, and dreamed of studying theater at the famous Juilliard School of Arts.
After graduating, in 1999 she and her grandmother went to New York and, despite the great competition, successfully passed all the qualifying tests for Juilliard. However, she could not afford to go to school, and only thanks to a nominal Robin Williams scholarship, which Jess received as a child from a low-income family, the girl was able to become a student of this prestigious school.
In 2003, Jessica successfully graduated from Juilliard and began looking for a job. As is often the case, few young people took the young actress seriously, and the roles she was offered did not correspond to her creative ambitions. But the girl had a strong character and did not think to give up.
She worked as an animator, participated in various shows, and did not lose hope to break into the big screen. She began her acting career in 2004 with cameo appearances in TV series, and only four years later starred in the full-screen film “Jolin” (2009). Jessica got the lead role of an orphan, for which she was nominated for a prestigious award at the Seattle Film Festival.
Chastain’s next work in The Boy in the Box (2008) went almost unnoticed, but at that time she was lucky enough to work with Al Pacino himself, who invited her to play Salome in his TV movie of the same name. Jessica was talked about as a talented character actress, and the directors finally decided on the role of the red-haired beauty.
It is worth noting that Chastain’s aristocratic appearance, fiery hair color, and alabaster skin initially did not play into the hands of the young actress. It was only in 2011 that viewers and film critics were able to see her unique charisma, which was fully manifested in the film “Tree of Life”. Jessica played the protagonist’s mother and accompanied Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.
At the same time, another film was released with the participation of the actress – “Retribution” (2010), which was also warmly received by the audience. And the role of the wife of businessman Celia Foot in the drama “Servant” (2011) brought the actress Oscar and Golden Globe nominations and finally secured her the status of a rising Hollywood star. Interestingly, for one of the episodes in which Jessica appetizingly dies fried chicken, she was prepared a special model, as the girl is a vegetarian and does not eat meat.
2012 was an even more successful year in the actress’ career. Chastain voiced the jaguar in the cartoon “Madagascar-3” and received a fabulous fee for this work, equal to her total income for all previous years in cinema. For Maya’s role in the political thriller “Goal Number One”, the actress was nominated for the second time for the main prize of the Film Academy and won the Golden Globe. No less noteworthy are the works of the actress in the films “The Drunkiest District in the World” and “Color of Time”, which were also highly praised by leading film critics. In the same year, Chastain took part in the advertising campaign of the fashion house Yves Saint Laurent and became the face of the Manifesto fragrance.
A year later, Jessica began filming in the trilogy “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”, where she starred and tried her hand as a producer for the first time. In 2013, Jess also tried her hand at music for the first time: for the role in the movie “Mom”, the actress had to learn to play the bass guitar in record time to better conquer the image of a rocker.
In 2014, the premiere of the large-scale fantasy “Interstellar” with Matthew McConaughey, brought the actress new experience in science fiction and major financial dividends. The script of the picture was kept in strict secrecy, and the production process was forbidden to discuss even with close relatives. And the result was really worth it: the audience was stunned.
The same year saw the premiere of the crime drama The Brutal Year, for which Jessica was nominated for a Golden Globe for the third time. For this role, the actress in just a couple of weeks had to master a kind of New York accent.
In 2015, Jessica’s filmography was supplemented by several other bright works. In the fall, the fantastic film “Martian” was released, in which Chastain transformed into a woman astronaut, leader of an interplanetary expedition. In preparation for this role, the actress spent several weeks at the NASA Space Center in conditions as close as possible to orbital.
Every Jess role is a test. For example, to work in the horror film “Crimson Peak” Jessica had to learn to play the piano and lose 8 pounds to look in the frame physically exhausted.
In 2016, the actress starred in the political thriller “Miss Sloan”, for the role in which she was once again nominated for a Golden Globe, which once again escaped her. Another nomination awaited Chastain for her work in the crime drama The Big Game, where she portrayed former skier Molly Bloom, who has been involved in organizing underground poker tournaments since the end of her sports career.
In 2017, the premiere of the military drama “Zookeeper’s Wife” premiered, in which the heroine Jessica saves three hundred Polish Jews from fascist persecution by hiding them in the walls of the Warsaw Zoo. This picture became Chastain’s second production project. In September 2018, the actress starred in the action film “Eve”, in which Colin Farrell will play the lead role and act as a producer.
For this role, she had to change her hair color, and at first, the audience did not even recognize Chastain-blonde. The actress herself considers this an interesting experience, because red hair has already become part of her image, and it is always interesting to change.
In the autumn of the same year, Chastain appeared in the sequel to the blood-chilling horror “It” based on the novel by Stephen King, where she was transformed into an adult Beverly Marsh, played in the first part by Sophia Lillis. The young actress herself chose the actress for the adult version of her heroine.
JESSICA CHASTAIN’S PERSONAL LIFE
Despite high creative ambitions, tight work schedules, and feminist views, the actress has never suffered from the lack of attention of the opposite sex.
For several years, Jessica met with director Ned Benson and even worked with him on the trilogy “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”, although by this time their relationship was completely exhausted. This was followed by an affair with actor Tom Hiddleston, after a breakup with which Jessica said she no longer wanted to start a love story with colleagues in the shop.
In the summer of 2017, the actress officially got married. Her choice was the designer of the fashion brand Moncler, Italian aristocrat Jean-Luc Passy de Preposulo. The wedding took place on the groom’s ancestral estate in northern Italy, which has belonged to his family since the 17th century. Prior to this happy event, the lovers had been dating for five years and were able to thoroughly test their feelings. Jessica admits that she has finally found personal happiness in the face of her husband.
Jean-Luc fully shares his wife’s interests, as well as she loves and cares for animals, practices yoga and has a positive attitude towards vegetarianism.
JESSICA CHASTAIN NOW
In September 2021, Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac came together on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival, behaving like a couple in love. They almost managed to convince viewers and tabloids that they have a stormy affair, but it turned out to be part of a PR campaign for their joint project “Scenes from married life.”
In this series, Jessica and Oscar play a couple whose relationship is in crisis. But even after a divorce, feelings remind of themselves and give a chance for reunion. There are a lot of bed scenes in the series, and the actors decided not to resort to the help of backups and filmed themselves.
Interesting facts about Jessica Chastain
At Gilliard’s school, Jessica Chastain’s classmate and student partner were Michelle Williams. Jessica is a staunch vegan. The actress loves animals, she picked up and left a three-legged dog. Jessica Chastain was nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Best Actors Guild Award for Best Actor for her role in The Servant. Shelter earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination. At the Hollywood Film Festival in 2011, she was named Best Actress in the Breakthrough of the Year category. She won the Satellite Award for her role in The Tree of Life.
Jessica Chastain filmography
2018 – Blonde;
2017 – Death and life of John F. Donovan;
2017 – Molly Game;
2017 – A woman walks first;
2017 – Wife of the zookeeper;
2016 – Miss Sloan;
2016 – Snow White and the Hunter 2;
2015 – Purple Peak;
2015 – Martian;
2014 – The most brutal year;
2014 – Interstellar;
2014 – Fröken Julia;
2013 – Salome;
2012 – Goal number one;
2012 – Color of time;
2012 – Mom;
2012 – Unity;
2012 – Tar;
2012 – Madagascar 3;
2011 – Fields;
2011 – Salome Wilde;
2011 – Servants;
2011 – Coriolanus;
2011 – Shelter;
2010 – Tree of Life;
2010 – Payment;
2009 – The boy in the box;
2008 – Jolin;
2007 – Forward, into the past !;
2006 – Evidence;
2006 – Pirates of the Seven Seas: Black Beard (TV series);
2005 – 2006 – Law and order: Jury (series);
2005 – 2007 – Near the house;
2004 – Dark Shadows;
2004 – 2007 – Veronica Mars (series);
1989 – Poirot (series);
1994 – 2009 – Ambulance (series).
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