Jessica Chastain aka Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress. She was born in Sacramento, California. She was raised by her mother Jerri Renee and her stepfather Michael Leroy Hastey.
She did her schooling from El Camino High School, where is wasn’t good in academics. She then went to Sacramento City College. In Juilliard School, she was a member of the Drama group. In 2003, she graduated with a B.F.A. degree. When she was seven, her grandmother took for a play "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", after which she developed the interest in acting.
In 1998, she was seen playing the cha Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by Theater Works and also did Much Ado About Nothing. She started her career by doing guest appearances in TV shows. One of which included
Dark Shadows. Along with this, she continued doing plays. She was seen in a play "Salome", that turned out to be a success. She made her debut with Jolene in the year 2008 and played the title role of Jolene.
Her work was appreciated, and she received the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actress. In 2009, she was seen in Stolen by Anders Anderson. She also made a guest appearance in Agatha Christie's Poirot. In 2011, Jessica experimented different role.
She acted in The Tree of Life and the crime thriller Texas Killing Fields. In 2011, she gave her biggest hit with
The Help. She received appreciation from critics and audience. She also got nominated at different award functions. She also got awards for her performance in "
Take Shelter" in her kitty. She is popular for her roles in
Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar, A Most Violent Year and
Crimson Peak. She also gave her voice for Madagascar 3: Europe's
Most Wanted, which was an animated comic film