Jessica Chastain is an American actress and producer. She is known for her portrayals of strong-willed women in films with feminist themes. Chastain’s accolades include a Golden Globe Award and two Academy Award nominations. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.

Birth Name

Jessica Michelle Chastain

Nickname

Jess

Profession

Actress

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jessica Chastain was born on March 24, 1977 in Sacramento, California, United States.

Age

She is currently 42 years old.

Residence

New York City, New York, United States.

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

White

Education

Chastain attended and graduated from El Camino High School in Sacramento in 1995. Later, she enrolled herself in Sacramento City College. From 1996 to 1997, she served as a member of the debate team in the college. Afterward, she got a scholarship from Robin Williams, which made it possible to attend the Juilliard School, New York City from 1999 until 2003. She graduated from it with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in 2003. Chastain attended Juilliard School as a member of the Drama Division’s Group 32.

Family Details

  • Father – Michael Monasterio (Aspiring Rocker) (Died of complications from bronchitis on February 5, 2013. He was aged 55 at the time of death)
  • Mother – Jerri Chastain (Vegan chef)
  • Siblings – Juliet Chastain (Younger Sister) (Died by committing suicide)
  • Others – Michael Hastey (Step-father) (a fireman), Marilyn (Grandmother), Nicole Monasterio (Half-Sister), Laci Smoot (Half-Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jessica Chastain has dated –

  • Édgar Ramírez (2012) – In 2012, during the filming of Zero Dark Thirty (2012), the duo was RUMORed to be dating each other.
  • Tom Hiddleston (2012-2013) – English actor, Tom Hiddleston was RUMORed to be dating Jess in 2012. They separated in January 2013.

  • Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo (2013-Present) – An Italian-born executive who works for French fashion house Moncler, Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo started dating Jessica in 2013. They got married on June 10, 2017 in Italy. Jess Weixler, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt were present in Jessica’s wedding.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 124 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-25-35
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Red

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Winning over 35 critic awards and is regarded as a breakout star. She has acted in various films such as Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Help (2011), Tar (2012).

Theatre Play Debut

In 2012, she played the role of Catherine Sloper in the play titled “The Heiress”, organized in Walter Kerr Theatre. The Heiress is a 1947 play by American playwrights Ruth and Augustus Goetz adapted from the 1880 Henry James novel, Washington Square.

Film Debut

Jessica Chastain made her acting debut with the 2008 American drama movie, Jolene, in which she played the  titular character.

Television Debut

In 2004, Jessica appeared in an episode of the American medical drama television series, ER, playing her part as Dahlia Taslitz.

Brand Endorsements

She became the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s new women’s fragrance, Manifesto in 2012. She used this spicy Opium perfume at 12 when an aunt gave her a half-used bottle of the scent.

Awards & Nominations

Award/Organization Year Category Work Result
AACTA Awards 2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Academy Awards 2012 Best Supporting Actress The Help Nominated
2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2012 Best Supporting Actress The Help Nominated
2012 Best Ensemble Cast The Help Nominated
2012 Best Breakthrough Performance The Tree of Life Nominated
2012 Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry Won
2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2013 Humanitarian Activism – Female Icon Award Zero Dark Thirty Won
2013 Unforgettable Moment Award Zero Dark Thirty Won
2016 Bravest Performance Award Miss Sloane Nominated
Austin Film Critics Association 2011 Best Supporting Actress Take Shelter Won
2011 Breakthrough Artist Award Coriolanus
The Debt
The Help
Take Shelter
Texas Killing Fields
The Tree of Life
Won
Black Reel Awards 2012 Outstanding Ensemble The Help Won
British Academy Film Awards 2012 Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Help Nominated
2013 Best Actress in a Leading Role Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association 2011 Best Supporting Actress The Tree of Life Won
2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2014 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2012 Best Supporting Actress The Help Nominated
2012 Best Acting Ensemble The Help Won
2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2015 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
2015 MVP Award The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Interstellar
Miss Julie
A Most Violent Year
Won
2018 Best Actress Molly’s Game Nominated
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association 2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2014 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year 4th place
Deauville American Film Festival 2011 New Hollywood Award Won
2014 Career Tribute Won
Detroit Film Critics Society 2011 Best Supporting Actress Take Shelter Nominated
2011 Best Ensemble The Help Nominated
2011 Breakthrough Performance The Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
2017 Best Actress Molly’s Game Nominated
Dorian Awards 2012 We’re Wilde About You Rising Star Award Nominated
2013 Film Performance of the Year – Actress Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Dublin Film Critics Circle 2011 Best Actress The Tree of Life Won
2011 International Breakthrough The Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
Empire Awards 2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2016 Best Supporting Actress Crimson Peak Won
Florida Film Critics Circle 2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2014 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
Golden Globe Awards 2012 Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture The Help Nominated
2013 Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Zero Dark Thirty Won
2015 Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture A Most Violent Year Nominated
2017 Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Miss Sloane Nominated
2018 Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Molly’s Game Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association 2012 Best Supporting Actress The Tree of Life Won
2012 Breakthrough Awards Won
2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
2015 Best Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
2018 Best Actress Molly’s Game Nominated
Gotham Awards 2011 Best Ensemble Performance Take Shelter Nominated
Hollywood Film Awards 2011 Ensemble of the Year The Help Won
Houston Film Critics Society 2011 Best Supporting Actress The Help Nominated
2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
2014 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards 2012 Best Supporting Female Take Shelter Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Female A Most Violent Year Nominated
Irish Film & Television Academy 2015 International Actress Miss Julie Nominated
London Film Critics Circle 2011 Supporting Actress of the Year The Help Nominated
2012 Actress of the Year Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
2014 Supporting Actress of the Year A Most Violent Year Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association 2011 Best Supporting Actress Coriolanus
The Debt
The Help
Take Shelter
Texas Killing Fields
The Tree of Life
Won
MTV Movie Awards 2012 Best Cast The Help Nominated
2013 Best Scared-As-S**t Performance Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
2014 Best Scared-As-S**t Performance Mama Nominated
National Board of Review 2011 Best Cast The Help Won
2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2014 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Won
National Society of Film Critics 2012 Best Supporting Actress The Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Runner-up
New York Film Critics Circle 2011 Best Supporting Actress The Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
New York Film Critics Online 2011 Breakthrough Performer The Debt
The Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
Online Film Critics Society 2012 Best Supporting Actress The Tree of Life Won
2012 Best Breakthrough Performance Won
2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2014 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011 Spotlight Award Coriolanus
The Debt
The Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
2018 Chairman’s Award Molly’s Game Won
San Diego Film Critics Society 2011 Body of Work Won
2011 Best Supporting Actress The Help Nominated
2011 Best Ensemble The Help Nominated
2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2014 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
Satellite Awards 2011 Best Supporting Actress The Tree of Life Won
2011 Best Ensemble – Motion Picture The Help Won
2012 Best Actress – Motion Picture Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
2018 Best Actress – Motion Picture Molly’s Game Nominated
Saturn Awards 2012 Best Actress Take Shelter Nominated
2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Actress Interstellar Nominated
2016 Best Actress The Martian Nominated
2016 Best Supporting Actress Crimson Peak Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role The Help Nominated
2012 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Help Won
2013 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
Seattle International Film Festival 2008 Best Actress Jolene Won
St. Louis Film Critics Association 2011 Best Supporting Actress The Tree of Life Nominated
2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2014 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
Teen Choice Awards 2016 Choice Movie Actress: Drama The Martian Nominated
2016 Choice Movie: Liplock The Huntsman: Winter’s War Nominated
Toronto Film Critics Association 2011 Best Supporting Actress Take Shelter Won
2011 Best Supporting Actress The Tree of Life Runner-up
2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Runner-up
Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2012 Best Supporting Actress The Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
2013 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2015 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
Venice Film Festival 2011 Gucci Award for Women in Cinema The Tree of Life Won
Village Voice Film Poll 2011 Best Supporting Actress Take Shelter 3rd place
2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty 3rd place
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association 2011 Best Ensemble The Help Nominated
2012 Best Ensemble Zero Dark Thirty Nominated
2012 Best Actress Zero Dark Thirty Won
2014 Best Supporting Actress A Most Violent Year Nominated
Women Film Critics Circle 2011 Best Female Ensemble The Help Won
2011 Best Actress The Debt
The Help
Nominated
2014 Woman’s Right To Male Roles In Movies Interstellar Won
2017 The Invisible Woman Award The Zookeeper’s Wife Nominated

Jessica Chastain Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Ralph Fiennes
  • Favorite Movie – The English Patient (1996)
  • Favorite TV Show – The Sopranos (1999-2007)

Jessica Chastain Net worth

Jessica Chastain has a net worth of $20 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jessica Chastain

  • Her idols are Isabelle Huppert, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Emily Watson, Julianne Moore and Marion Cotillard.
  • She practices Yoga. She knows to play the ukulele.
  • She was included in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2012.
  • In 2012,  Chastain was named the Sexiest Smile by Victoria Secret’s “What Is Sexy” list.
  • Jessica has a three-legged dog named Chaplin.
  • Jessica has a dog, named Chaplin, which is a three-legged rescue dog.
  • She played the title character opposite Al Pacino in a 2006 stage production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome and also appeared in Pacino’s drama documentary Wilde Salome (2011). She was personally handpicked by Pacino  to cast her in the play.
  • She learned German and Krav Maga for her role in the movie The Debt (2010).
  • In 2013, she was ranked at #76 in AskMen’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women”.
  • Chastain is a feminist, and has often spoken against the discrimination faced by women and minorities in Hollywood.
  • She was ranked at  #77 on Vulture’s 100 Most Valuable Stars of 2014 list.
  • She was considered for the role of Annabel Richter in A Most Wanted Man (2014), but it later went to Rachel McAdams.
  • She is a huge fan of Marion Cotillard and has publicly expressed her desire to work with her.
  • she learned how to play the piano for her role in the movie Crimson Peak (2015) and performed all songs in the movie by herself.
  • In 2016, Chastain launched a production company named Freckle Films, headed by a team of female executives.
  •  In 2018, Chastain hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live and voiced the virtual reality production Spheres: Songs of Spacetime.
  • In 2019, Chastain will join the X-Men film series in the installment entitled Dark Phoenix, in which she plays an alien shapeshifter.

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