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/OrganizationYearCategoryWorkResult
AACTA Awards2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyNominated
Academy Awards2012Best Supporting ActressThe HelpNominated
2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyNominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists2012Best Supporting ActressThe HelpNominated
2012Best Ensemble CastThe HelpNominated
2012Best Breakthrough PerformanceThe Tree of LifeNominated
2012Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film IndustryWon
2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2013Humanitarian Activism – Female Icon AwardZero Dark ThirtyWon
2013Unforgettable Moment AwardZero Dark ThirtyWon
2016Bravest Performance AwardMiss SloaneNominated
Austin Film Critics Association2011Best Supporting ActressTake ShelterWon
2011Breakthrough Artist AwardCoriolanus
The Debt
The Help
Take Shelter
Texas Killing Fields
The Tree of Life
Won
Black Reel Awards2012Outstanding EnsembleThe HelpWon
British Academy Film Awards2012Best Actress in a Supporting RoleThe HelpNominated
2013Best Actress in a Leading RoleZero Dark ThirtyNominated
Chicago Film Critics Association2011Best Supporting ActressThe Tree of LifeWon
2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2014Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards2012Best Supporting ActressThe HelpNominated
2012Best Acting EnsembleThe HelpWon
2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2015Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
2015MVP AwardThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Interstellar
Miss Julie
A Most Violent Year
Won
2018Best ActressMolly’s GameNominated
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2014Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent Year4th place
Deauville American Film Festival2011New Hollywood AwardWon
2014Career TributeWon
Detroit Film Critics Society2011Best Supporting ActressTake ShelterNominated
2011Best EnsembleThe HelpNominated
2011Breakthrough PerformanceThe Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyNominated
2017Best ActressMolly’s GameNominated
Dorian Awards2012We’re Wilde About You Rising Star AwardNominated
2013Film Performance of the Year – ActressZero Dark ThirtyNominated
Dublin Film Critics Circle2011Best ActressThe Tree of LifeWon
2011International BreakthroughThe Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
Empire Awards2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyNominated
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards2016Best Supporting ActressCrimson PeakWon
Florida Film Critics Circle2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2014Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
Golden Globe Awards2012Best Supporting Actress – Motion PictureThe HelpNominated
2013Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaZero Dark ThirtyWon
2015Best Supporting Actress – Motion PictureA Most Violent YearNominated
2017Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaMiss SloaneNominated
2018Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaMolly’s GameNominated
Georgia Film Critics Association2012Best Supporting ActressThe Tree of LifeWon
2012Breakthrough AwardsWon
2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyNominated
2015Best ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
2018Best ActressMolly’s GameNominated
Gotham Awards2011Best Ensemble PerformanceTake ShelterNominated
Hollywood Film Awards2011Ensemble of the YearThe HelpWon
Houston Film Critics Society2011Best Supporting ActressThe HelpNominated
2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyNominated
2014Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
Independent Spirit Awards2012Best Supporting FemaleTake ShelterNominated
2015Best Supporting FemaleA Most Violent YearNominated
Irish Film & Television Academy2015International ActressMiss JulieNominated
London Film Critics Circle2011Supporting Actress of the YearThe HelpNominated
2012Actress of the YearZero Dark ThirtyNominated
2014Supporting Actress of the YearA Most Violent YearNominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association2011Best Supporting ActressCoriolanus
The Debt
The Help
Take Shelter
Texas Killing Fields
The Tree of Life
Won
MTV Movie Awards2012Best CastThe HelpNominated
2013Best Scared-As-S**t PerformanceZero Dark ThirtyNominated
2014Best Scared-As-S**t PerformanceMamaNominated
National Board of Review2011Best CastThe HelpWon
2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2014Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearWon
National Society of Film Critics2012Best Supporting ActressThe Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyRunner-up
New York Film Critics Circle2011Best Supporting ActressThe Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
New York Film Critics Online2011Breakthrough PerformerThe Debt
The Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
Online Film Critics Society2012Best Supporting ActressThe Tree of LifeWon
2012Best Breakthrough PerformanceWon
2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2014Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
Palm Springs International Film Festival2011Spotlight AwardCoriolanus
The Debt
The Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
2018Chairman’s AwardMolly’s GameWon
San Diego Film Critics Society2011Body of WorkWon
2011Best Supporting ActressThe HelpNominated
2011Best EnsembleThe HelpNominated
2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyNominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle2014Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
Satellite Awards2011Best Supporting ActressThe Tree of LifeWon
2011Best Ensemble – Motion PictureThe HelpWon
2012Best Actress – Motion PictureZero Dark ThirtyNominated
2018Best Actress – Motion PictureMolly’s GameNominated
Saturn Awards2012Best ActressTake ShelterNominated
2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyNominated
2015Best Supporting ActressInterstellarNominated
2016Best ActressThe MartianNominated
2016Best Supporting ActressCrimson PeakWon
Screen Actors Guild Awards2012Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleThe HelpNominated
2012Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe HelpWon
2013Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleZero Dark ThirtyNominated
Seattle International Film Festival2008Best ActressJoleneWon
St. Louis Film Critics Association2011Best Supporting ActressThe Tree of LifeNominated
2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2014Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
Teen Choice Awards2016Choice Movie Actress: DramaThe MartianNominated
2016Choice Movie: LiplockThe Huntsman: Winter’s WarNominated
Toronto Film Critics Association2011Best Supporting ActressTake ShelterWon
2011Best Supporting ActressThe Tree of LifeRunner-up
2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyRunner-up
Vancouver Film Critics Circle2012Best Supporting ActressThe Help
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Won
2013Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2015Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
Venice Film Festival2011Gucci Award for Women in CinemaThe Tree of LifeWon
Village Voice Film Poll2011Best Supporting ActressTake Shelter3rd place
2012Best ActressZero Dark Thirty3rd place
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association2011Best EnsembleThe HelpNominated
2012Best EnsembleZero Dark ThirtyNominated
2012Best ActressZero Dark ThirtyWon
2014Best Supporting ActressA Most Violent YearNominated
Women Film Critics Circle2011Best Female EnsembleThe HelpWon
2011Best ActressThe Debt
The Help
Nominated
2014Woman’s Right To Male Roles In MoviesInterstellarWon
2017The Invisible Woman AwardThe Zookeeper’s WifeNominated

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.